Medieval history miscellaneous


  1. Which one of the following are correctly matched?
    PersonsEvents
    a. Sultan Mahmud Sack of Somnath
    b. Mohammad GhoriConquest of Sind
    c. Alauddin KhiljiRevolt in Bengal
    d. Mohammad Bin TughlaqChengiz Khan’s invasion










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    Mahmud of Ghazni sacked the Somnath temple in 1024 AD and is reported to have personally hammered the temple's gilded Lingam to pieces and the stone fragments were carted back to Ghazni, where they were incorporated into the steps of the city's new Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque) in 1026. The temple and citadel were sacked, and most of its defenders massacred.

    Correct Option: C

    Mahmud of Ghazni sacked the Somnath temple in 1024 AD and is reported to have personally hammered the temple's gilded Lingam to pieces and the stone fragments were carted back to Ghazni, where they were incorporated into the steps of the city's new Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque) in 1026. The temple and citadel were sacked, and most of its defenders massacred.


  1. Find out the correct match of the following :









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    Bairam Khan was an important military commander, general of the Mughal army, a powerful statesman and regent at the court of the Mughal emperors Hum- ayun and Akbar. As Akbar’s regent, he consolidated Mughal authority in northern India and most notably led Mughal forces at the Second Battle of Panipat, which was fought between Akbar and the Hindu king Hemu in 1556.

    Correct Option: C

    Bairam Khan was an important military commander, general of the Mughal army, a powerful statesman and regent at the court of the Mughal emperors Hum- ayun and Akbar. As Akbar’s regent, he consolidated Mughal authority in northern India and most notably led Mughal forces at the Second Battle of Panipat, which was fought between Akbar and the Hindu king Hemu in 1556.



  1. Mohammad-bin- Tughlaq was a failure 7 because









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    Mohammad-bin- Tughlaq was a highly experimentative ruler of the Delhi Sultanate. Though sincere in his approach, he lacked far-sightedness required for administration. His plans were far-fetched from realities and he was not a practical ruler.

    Correct Option: B

    Mohammad-bin- Tughlaq was a highly experimentative ruler of the Delhi Sultanate. Though sincere in his approach, he lacked far-sightedness required for administration. His plans were far-fetched from realities and he was not a practical ruler.


  1. Which of the following pairs is incorrect ?









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    Chengiz Khan was the founder and Great Khan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his demise. His period of reign was 1206 A.D-1227 A.D. Iltutmish was his contemporary and he had to face his frequent incursions.

    Correct Option: C

    Chengiz Khan was the founder and Great Khan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his demise. His period of reign was 1206 A.D-1227 A.D. Iltutmish was his contemporary and he had to face his frequent incursions.



  1. Iltutmish established a centre of learning at :









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    During the reign of Iltutmish, Delhi gradually became the greatest centre of learning and culture in the East. He established a famous seat of learning at Azimabad in Patna.

    Correct Option: D

    During the reign of Iltutmish, Delhi gradually became the greatest centre of learning and culture in the East. He established a famous seat of learning at Azimabad in Patna.