Indian History MCQ-3

During Muhammad Ghori’s absence on account of engagements with the Turks in Central Asia, who principally looked after the affairs of India?

(A) Bakhtiyar Khalji
(B) Ikhtiyar-ud-din Muhammad ”
(C) Qutub-ud-din-Aibak
(D) Muin-ud-din-Muhammad bin Sam

Which one of the following dynasties built the Khajuraho temples?

(A) Chandeilas
(B) Chauhans
(C) Paramars
(D) Tomars

The Rajputs were repeatedly defeated by the Turks because of

(A) failure on the part of Indian rulers to grasp the true significance of the earlier raids of Sultan Mahmud
(B) reinforcement of good Central Asian horses provided a better livestock for the Afghan cavalry
(C) the Central Asian military tactics used by the Afghans were superior to Indian military tactics
(D) All of the above

Which of the following Rajput clans was not one of the so called Agnikula origin?

(A) Chandeilas
(B) Pariharas
(C) Chahamans
(D) Chalukyas or Solankis

Which one of the following was the official language of Gupta period?

(A) Pali
(B) Magadhi
(C) Prakrit
(D) Sanskrit

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

(A) The city of Dhiiika (Delhi) was founded by the Tomara’s in AD 736 but Chauhans overthrew them and occupied it in the twelfth century
(B) Chandela was the first early medieval dynasty to use Hindi in Devanagari script in its epigraphs
(C) The Sena King, Ballala Sena, is credited with the founding of Kulinism, a system of superiority of higher castes
(D) All of the above

It is said that the” real cause for the defeat of the Rajputs against the Turks lay in the prevalent social system”, because

(A) in the caste-ridden society the defence of the country was the sole concern of the Rajputs
(B) it rendered all other people psychologically unfit for military service
(C) it killed the national will to put a common front against the Turks
(D) All of the above

A popular Hindi film based on thefamous Sanskritplay ‘Mrichhkatika’was titled

(A) Meghdoot
(B) Amrapaii
(C) Utsav
(D) Shakuntala

One consistent feature found in the history of Southern India was the growth of small regional kingdoms rather than large empires because of

(A) the absence of minerals like iron
(B) too many divisions in the social structure
(C) the absence of vast areas of fertile land
(D) the scarcity of manpower

Consider the following statements
1. The Ikshvaku rulers of Southern India were antagonistic towards Buddhism.
2. The Pala rulers of Eastern India were patrons of Buddhism.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?
1. Dipankara Srijnana was a Buddhist monk who went to Tibet in the eleventh century to propogate Buddhism.
2. Kumarapala (Chalukya) was the greatest royal patron of Jainism in the seventh century.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Which of the following was not one of the feudal obligations of the feudatories to the overlord?

(A) Attendance at court and payment of tribute to the overlord
(B) For smaller feudatories, permission from the king for any changes in the administration of their property
(C) IVtSiritenance of a specified number of troops and payment of tribute to the king
(D) Permission of the king for matrimonial alliances

Who among the following gave asylum to Zoroastrians who fled by sea and by the coastal route from Persia to Western India in the early 8th century?

(A) Chalukyas
(B) Cholas
(C) Hoysalas
(D) Rashtrakutas

With an Increase in the number of intermediaries, the peasant was forced to pay taxes in addition to the basic land tax. Which of the following was not one of these additional levies?

(A) Separate taxes levied by the feudal tenants for the maintenance of public works
(B) Taxes on goods produced by the craftsmen
(C) The levies imposed by the temples
(D) The caste levies by the caste panchayats

In early medieval India, what did the term ‘Jital’ refer to?

(A) Weight
(B) Diet
(C) Coin
(D) Game

Why has AI-Beruni written that there was little difference between the Vaishyas and Shudras?

(A) Vaishyas joined the fold of agriculturists
(B) With the decline of trade and commerce, the Vaishyas lost their economic status
(C) Vaishyas came to marry freely with the Shudra castes
(D) Both (a) and (b)

The famous Kailasa temple, cut out of solid rock at Ellora, was built under the patronage of the

(A) Cholas
(B) Kadambas
(C) Pal lavas
(D) Rashtrakutas

Which of the following explains the change in the traditional six-fold duty of the Brahmins during this period?

(A) Agriculture could be practised by a Brahmin in distress in addition to his six-fold duty
(B) Agriculture was viewed more or less as a regular vocation of the Brahmin, and not as an occupation to be adopted only in distress
(C) Agriculture which involved injury to beings and was dependent on others, could not be practised by a Brahmin
(D) The status of the Brahmin was known by his profession