Medieval history miscellaneous


  1. Which one of the following monuments in Delhi is not included as a World Heritage Site?









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    Red Fort (2007); Humayun’s Tomb (1993); Qutab Minar (1993). Jantar Mantar of Jaipur was included as World Heritage Site in 2010.

    Correct Option: D

    Red Fort (2007); Humayun’s Tomb (1993); Qutab Minar (1993). Jantar Mantar of Jaipur was included as World Heritage Site in 2010.


  1. Who discovered the sea-route to India ?









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    Portuguese sailor Vasco da Gama discovered the sea-route to India.

    Correct Option: A

    Portuguese sailor Vasco da Gama discovered the sea-route to India.



  1. Who is regarded as the second Alexander ?









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    Considered one of the greatest of the Sultans of Delhi, Ala-ud-din Khalji came to power in a bloody coup. He prefixed the title of Sikandar Sani which means the Second Alexander.

    Correct Option: D

    Considered one of the greatest of the Sultans of Delhi, Ala-ud-din Khalji came to power in a bloody coup. He prefixed the title of Sikandar Sani which means the Second Alexander.


  1. Rajatarangini was written by









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    Kalhan, a Kashmiri, was the author of Rajatarangini (Chronicle of Kings), an account of the history of Kashmir. He wrote the work in Sanskrit between 1148 and 1149.

    Correct Option: A

    Kalhan, a Kashmiri, was the author of Rajatarangini (Chronicle of Kings), an account of the history of Kashmir. He wrote the work in Sanskrit between 1148 and 1149.



  1. Babur was succeeded to the Mughal throne by :









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    Babur (1526–30) was succeeded by his son Humayun (1530–40 and 1555–56).

    Correct Option: C

    Babur (1526–30) was succeeded by his son Humayun (1530–40 and 1555–56).