MCQs Medieval History NCERT Class 7

MCQs Medieval History NCERT Class 7

(MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS RELEVANT FOR UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION & OTHER COMPETITIVE EXAMS)

NCERT Books are the backbone of UPSC preparation. Here, we present a set of MCQs based on Key NCERT Books to enable you to revise and test your knowledge of NCERT Books.

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Q1. Consider the following Statements regarding Islam:

  1. Sunni Muslims believe that the Prophet’s son-in-law, Ali, was the legitimate leader of the Muslim community.
  2. Shia Muslims accept the authority of the early leaders (khalifas) of the community, and the succeeding Khalifas.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q2. Consider the following Statements regarding Rashtrakutas in the Deccan:

  1. Initially they were subordinate to the Chalukyas of Karnataka.
  2. In the mid-eighth century, Dantidurga, a Rashtrakuta chief, overthrew his Chalukya overlord and performed a ritual called hiranya-garbha (golden womb).

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q3. Consider the following Statements regarding Prashastis:

  1. They were composed by learned Brahmanas in praise of rulers.
  2. Prashastis are known for their accuracy and correctness.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q4. Consider the following Statements regarding Arabic work, known as the Kitab-al Hind:

  1. It was composed by a scholar named al-Biruni.
  2. It was composed on behalf of Mahmud of Ghori.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q5. The big temples of Thanjavur and Gangaikondacholapuram, built by Rajaraja and Rajendra, are architectural and sculptural marvels of rule of ____________.

a) Cholas

b) Palas

c) Rashtrakutas

d) Pandyas

Q6. Consider the following Statements regarding “tripartite struggle”.

  1. It was fought for control over Kalinga.
  2. Rulers belonging to the Gurjara-Pratihara, Rashtrakuta and Pala dynasties were involved in the struggle.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q7. Consider the following Statements:

DynastyRegion
1PalasBengal
2RashtrakutasWestern Deccan
3Gurjara PratiharasGujarat & Rajasthan

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) All are correct

d) 1 & 3 only

Q8. Consider the following Statements regarding Tomara Rajputs:

  1. Delhi first became the capital of a kingdom under the Tomara Rajputs.
  2. They were defeated in the middle of the twelfth century by the Chauhans (also referred to as Chahamanas) of Ajmer.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q9. Consider the following Statements regarding tawarikh:

  1. They were written in Persian.
  2. They provide useful information about the rule of Delhi Sultans.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q10. Consider the following Statements regarding iqtas:

  1. Delhi Sultans appointed military commanders as governors of territories of varying sizes called iqtas.
  2. Holder of iqtas was iqtadar or muqti who were responsible for maintaining law & order in their territory and providing military services to sultans in lieu of which they were permitted to collect revenue from the iqtas.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q11. Tax imposed on cultivation during Sultanate period was called:

a) Kharaj

b) Jharokha

c) Wizarat

d) Jiziya

Q12. Which of following measures were taken by Mohd Tughlaq which failed miserably:

  1. Shifting of capital to Daultabad in south.
  2. Introduction of token currency.
  3. Kashmir campaign.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) All are correct

d) 1 & 3 only

Q13. Consider the following Statements regarding Sher Shah Sur:

  1. He defeated Humayun and established his own empire.
  2. Sher Shah’s administration became the model followed by the great emperor Akbar.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q14. Consider the following Statements regarding Mughals:

  1. From their mother’s side they were descendants of Genghis Khan and from their father’s side they were the successors of Timur.
  2. The Mughals believed in the rule of primogeniture, where the eldest son inherited his father’s estate.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q15. Which Mughal emperor’s half brother Mirza Hakim revolted against him and complicated the emperor’s reign?

a) Akbar

b) Humayun

c) Jahangir

d) Shah Jahan

Q16. Consider the following Statements regarding mansabdar:

  1. The term mansabdar refers to an individual who holds a mansab, meaning a position or rank.
  2. Their rank and salary were determined by a numerical value called zat.
  3. Mansabdars received their salaries as revenue assignments called jagirs which were somewhat like iqtas.
  4. At the time of aurengzeb’s reign, there was huge increase in the number of mansabdars who tried to extract as much revenue as possible leading to sufferings for peasants.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1,2 & 3 only

b) 1 & 2 only

c) All are correct

d) 1 & 3 only

Q17. Consider the following Statements regarding zabti system:

  1. It was revenue system during time of mughals.
  2. It was prevalent in those areas where Mughal administrators could not survey the land and keep very careful accounts.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q18. Consider the following Statements regarding sulh-i kul:

  1. Abul Fazl helped Akbar in framing a vision of governance around this idea of universal peace and religious tolerance.
  2. This principle of governance got neglected during reign of Jahangir and Shah Jahan.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q19. Consider the following Statements regarding architecture of Delhi Sultans:

  1. Between the eighth and thirteenth centuries the trabeate style was used in the construction of
    temples, mosques, tombs.
  2. In the twelfth century arcuate style of architecture became prominent in which weight of
    the superstructure above the doors and windows was carried by arches.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q20. Consider the following Statements:

Assertion(A): Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni and Rajendra I attacked and looted temples of defeated kings.

Reason(R): In the political culture of that time most rulers displayed their political might and military success by attacking and looting the places of worship of defeated rulers.

Identify the correct statements:

a) Both A & R are correct and R is correct explanation of A.

b) Both A & R are correct but R is incorrect explanation of A.

c) A is correct & R is incorrect.

d) A is incorrect & R is correct.

Q21. Consider the following Statements regarding Sufism:

  1. The Sufis often rejected the elaborate rituals and codes of behaviour demanded by Muslim religious scholars.
  2. They developed elaborate methods of training under the guidance of a master or pir leading to emergence of silsilas.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q22. Consider the following Statements regarding Bhakti Saints:

  1. Shankara was an advocate of Advaita or the doctrine of the oneness of the individual soul and the Supreme God.
  2. Ramanuja propounded the doctrine of Vishishtadvaita or qualified oneness in that the soul even when united with the Supreme God remained distinct.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q23. Consider the following Statements regarding Nayanars and Alvars of south India:

  1. Nayanars  were saints devoted to Vishnu and Alvars were saints devoted to Shiva.
  2. They were Brahmins who came from upper castes of the society.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) All are correct

d) None

Q24. Consider the following Statements regarding Hampi:

  1. It formed the nucleus of the Vijayanagara Empire, founded in 1336.
  2. The Mahanavami festival, known today as Navaratri in the south, was one of the most important festivals celebrated at Hampi.
  3. Hampi fell into ruin following the defeat of Vijayanagara in 1565 by the Mughals.

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) All are correct

d) 1 only

Q25. Which of the following were peculiar features of Mughal architecture:

  1. Chabagh style of Gardens.
  2. Central towering dome and the tall gateway (pishtaq).
  3. “eight paradises” or hasht bihisht – a central hall surrounded by eight rooms.
  4. pietra dura

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1,2 & 3 only

b) 1 & 2 only

c) All are correct

d) 1 & 3 only

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