Medieval history miscellaneous


  1. The first Sultan of Delhi to issue regular currency and declare Delhi as the capital of his empire was :









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    Iltutmish was the first to issue regular currency and declare Delhi as the capital of his empire. He introduced the silver tanka and the copper jital - the two basic coins of the Sultanate period, with a standard weight of 175 grains.

    Correct Option: A

    Iltutmish was the first to issue regular currency and declare Delhi as the capital of his empire. He introduced the silver tanka and the copper jital - the two basic coins of the Sultanate period, with a standard weight of 175 grains.


  1. Who of the following became a member of the “Din–i–Ilahi”?









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    According to Badaoni, Birbal (Mahesh Das), Abul Fazl and Faizi joined the Din-i-Ilahi. Many leading nobles, including all the great Hindu nobles except Birbal declined to join Din-i-Ilahi that was promulgated in 1582.

    Correct Option: B

    According to Badaoni, Birbal (Mahesh Das), Abul Fazl and Faizi joined the Din-i-Ilahi. Many leading nobles, including all the great Hindu nobles except Birbal declined to join Din-i-Ilahi that was promulgated in 1582.



  1. Who was the founder of Lodhidynasty ?









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    Bahlul Lodi, chief of the Pashtun Lodi tribe, founded the Lodi dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate in 1451 A.D. He did so upon the abdication of the last claimant from the previous Sayyid rule. The Lodi dynasty ruled for seventy five years from 1451-1526 till their
    last ruler Ibrahim Lodi was defeated and killed by Babur in the First battle of Panipat in 1526.

    Correct Option: C

    Bahlul Lodi, chief of the Pashtun Lodi tribe, founded the Lodi dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate in 1451 A.D. He did so upon the abdication of the last claimant from the previous Sayyid rule. The Lodi dynasty ruled for seventy five years from 1451-1526 till their
    last ruler Ibrahim Lodi was defeated and killed by Babur in the First battle of Panipat in 1526.


  1. How many times Shivaji plundered Surat ?









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    Attracted by the prosperity of Surat, Shivaji plundered it twice in January 1664 and October 1670. By attacking Surat twice he sent a strong message to Aurangzeb. Being an important commercial city, it enjoyed great prosperity between the 16th and 18th centuries.

    Correct Option: D

    Attracted by the prosperity of Surat, Shivaji plundered it twice in January 1664 and October 1670. By attacking Surat twice he sent a strong message to Aurangzeb. Being an important commercial city, it enjoyed great prosperity between the 16th and 18th centuries.



  1. How many times Shivaji plundered Surat ?









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    Attracted by the prosperity of Surat, Shivaji plundered it twice in January 1664 and October 1670. By attacking Surat twice he sent a strong message to Aurangzeb. Being an important commercial city, it enjoyed great prosperity between the 16th and 18th centuries.

    Correct Option: D

    Attracted by the prosperity of Surat, Shivaji plundered it twice in January 1664 and October 1670. By attacking Surat twice he sent a strong message to Aurangzeb. Being an important commercial city, it enjoyed great prosperity between the 16th and 18th centuries.