Medieval history miscellaneous


  1. In the battle of Panipat, Babar faced the armies of









  1. View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum

    The First Battle of Panipat, on 21 April, 1526, was fought between the invading forces of Babur and Ibrahim Lodi. It resulted in a victory of Mughals that laid the foundation for the establishment of the Mughal empire in India.

    Correct Option: D

    The First Battle of Panipat, on 21 April, 1526, was fought between the invading forces of Babur and Ibrahim Lodi. It resulted in a victory of Mughals that laid the foundation for the establishment of the Mughal empire in India.


  1. What was the immediate aim of the Treaty of Purander in 1665?









  1. View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum

    Under the terms of the Treaty of Purandar, signed between Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Raja Jai Singh in 1665, the Maratha ruler was required to fight on behalf of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb whenever demanded. There were some secret clauses in the treaty as well, which provided for Sivaji’s participation in the war against Bijapur on behalf of the Emperor.

    Correct Option: B

    Under the terms of the Treaty of Purandar, signed between Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Raja Jai Singh in 1665, the Maratha ruler was required to fight on behalf of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb whenever demanded. There were some secret clauses in the treaty as well, which provided for Sivaji’s participation in the war against Bijapur on behalf of the Emperor.



  1. The earliest reference to sati custom is made in which of the following inscriptions?









  1. View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum

    The earliest historical evidence of Sati system is an inscription engraved in A.D. 510 (191 of the Gupta era) on a pillar found at Eran near Sagar in Madhya Pradesh, i.e., the Eran posthumous inscription of Goparaja. Ascribed to Bhanugupta, the inscription mentions that his wife followed him on the pyre after his death in the battle against the Hunas.

    Correct Option: B

    The earliest historical evidence of Sati system is an inscription engraved in A.D. 510 (191 of the Gupta era) on a pillar found at Eran near Sagar in Madhya Pradesh, i.e., the Eran posthumous inscription of Goparaja. Ascribed to Bhanugupta, the inscription mentions that his wife followed him on the pyre after his death in the battle against the Hunas.


  1. Which dynasty was started by Khizr Khan ?









  1. View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum

    Khizr Khan founded the Sayyid dynasty, the fourth dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate, in 1414 A.D. The dynasty was founded soon after the invasion of Timur and the fall of the Tughluq dynasty. Khan was the governor of Multan under theTughluq ruler, Firoz Shah Tughluq.

    Correct Option: A

    Khizr Khan founded the Sayyid dynasty, the fourth dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate, in 1414 A.D. The dynasty was founded soon after the invasion of Timur and the fall of the Tughluq dynasty. Khan was the governor of Multan under theTughluq ruler, Firoz Shah Tughluq.



  1. Akbar’s tomb is located at which of the following places?









  1. View Hint View Answer Discuss in Forum

    Akbar’s tombis situated in 119 acres of grounds in Sikandra, a suburb of Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Considered as an important Mughal architectural masterpiece, it was built in 1605–1613. The other Mughal monuments that are located in the vicinity of Akbar’s tomb are: Mariam’s Tomb, the tomb of Mariam-uz-Zamani, wife of the Akbar and the mother of Jahangir.

    Correct Option: A

    Akbar’s tombis situated in 119 acres of grounds in Sikandra, a suburb of Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Considered as an important Mughal architectural masterpiece, it was built in 1605–1613. The other Mughal monuments that are located in the vicinity of Akbar’s tomb are: Mariam’s Tomb, the tomb of Mariam-uz-Zamani, wife of the Akbar and the mother of Jahangir.