Medieval history miscellaneous


  1. What is Gol Gumbadh ?









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    Gol Gumbaz is the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur. The tomb, located in Bijapur, Karnataka in India, was completed in 1656 by the architect Yaqut of Dabul. It is constructed as per the Deccan architecture.

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    Gol Gumbaz is the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur. The tomb, located in Bijapur, Karnataka in India, was completed in 1656 by the architect Yaqut of Dabul. It is constructed as per the Deccan architecture.


  1. The famous poet Amir Khusrau was contemporary of all except following :









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    Amir Khusrau(1253–1325) was contemporary of Balban, Jalaluddin Khilji and Alauddin Khilji. he began his career as court poet with King Balban’s nephew Malik Chhajju and then served under Balban. He then went on to chronicle the reigns of Jalaluddin Khilji and Alauddin Khilji.

    Correct Option: C

    Amir Khusrau(1253–1325) was contemporary of Balban, Jalaluddin Khilji and Alauddin Khilji. he began his career as court poet with King Balban’s nephew Malik Chhajju and then served under Balban. He then went on to chronicle the reigns of Jalaluddin Khilji and Alauddin Khilji.



  1. Who was the first Englishman to appear in the Mughal Court during Jahangir’s reign?









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    Captain William Hawkins was the first Englishman to appear in the Mughal court during the reign of Jehangir in April 1609. He was well received by Jehangir in spite of the opposition of the Jesuit Fr. Pinheiro who represented the Portuguese interests at the Mughal court. Jahangir called him “English Khan” who was able to persuade the emperor to grant a commission for an English factory at Surat.

    Correct Option: B

    Captain William Hawkins was the first Englishman to appear in the Mughal court during the reign of Jehangir in April 1609. He was well received by Jehangir in spite of the opposition of the Jesuit Fr. Pinheiro who represented the Portuguese interests at the Mughal court. Jahangir called him “English Khan” who was able to persuade the emperor to grant a commission for an English factory at Surat.


  1. The silver coin ‘tanka’ was introduced by __________.









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    Iltutmish introduced Silver Tanka and Copper Jital, the two coins of the Delhi Sultanate. Iltutmish was the first to introduce a “Pure Arabic Coin” in India.The Tanka held its place until it was succeeded by the Rupia of Sher Shah Suri and Akbar and the Rupee of the present day.

    Correct Option: B

    Iltutmish introduced Silver Tanka and Copper Jital, the two coins of the Delhi Sultanate. Iltutmish was the first to introduce a “Pure Arabic Coin” in India.The Tanka held its place until it was succeeded by the Rupia of Sher Shah Suri and Akbar and the Rupee of the present day.



  1. Where in India was the first French factory established?









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    In 1667, under Francis Caron, the French East India Company sent out an expedition, under the command of François Caron which reached Surat in 1668 and established the first French factory in India. The second French factory was established at Masulipattanam in 1668.

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    In 1667, under Francis Caron, the French East India Company sent out an expedition, under the command of François Caron which reached Surat in 1668 and established the first French factory in India. The second French factory was established at Masulipattanam in 1668.