Mughal Dynasty : Humayun and Sher Shah– Old Year Questions and Answers

1. From the following names identify the one who was not the brother of Humayun.

(a) Kamran
(b) Usman
(c) Askari
(d) Hindal

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2008]


2. Which of the following two rulers fought the battle near Kannauj on 17th May 1540?

(a) Humayun and Sultan Mohammad Nuhani
(b) Shershah and Humayun
(c) Shershah and Mirza Kamran
(d) Mohammad Shah and Humayun

[U.P.B.E.O. (Pre) 2019]


3. Arrange properly as per the dates of four important battles fought by Humayun, the names of battlefields are given below –

(a) Chausa, Devara, Kanauj, Sirhind
(b) Devara, Kanauj, Chausa, Sirhind
(c) Sirhind, Devara, Chausa, Kanauj
(d) Devara, Chausa, Kanauj, Sirhind

[41st B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1996]


4. Consider the following events and arrange them in chronological order
I. Battle of Daurah
II. Battle of Kanauj
III. Battle of Samugarh
IV. Battle of Chausa
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) II, III, I, IV
(b) I, IV, II, III
(c) I, II, IV, III
(d) II, I, IV, III

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Mains) 2017]


5. From where did Fareed, who later on became Sher Shah Suri get his education :

(a) Sasaram
(b) Patna
(c) Jaunpur
(d) Lahore

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2013]


6. Which one of the following medieval era rulers mentioned below was highly educated?

(a) Balban
(b) Alauddin Khalji
(c) Ibrahim Lodi
(d) Sher Shah

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2010]


7. Which of the following rulers at first assumed the title of ‘Hazrat-e-Ala’ and afterward ‘Sultan’?

(a) Bahlul Lodi
(b) Sikandar Lodi
(c) Sher Shah Suri
(d) Islam Shah Suri

[44th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2000]


 8. Who of the following rulers constructed a road from East Bengal to Peshawar called Sadak-e-Azam?

(a) Akbar
(b) Jahangir
(c) Islamshah
(d) Sher Shah

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2018]


9. Which improvements among these were made by Sher Shah Suri?

(1) Revenue reforms
(2) Administrative reforms
(3) Military reforms
(4) Currency system reforms
Select the right answer by using the code given below –

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1,2 and 3
(c) 2,3 and 4
(d) all the above

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


10. After the downfall of the Delhi Sultanate, who was the first ruler to issue the gold coin?

(a) Akbar
(b) Humayun
(c) Shah Jahan
(d) Sher Shah

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2012]


11. When did Humayun invade Chunar Fort the first time?

(a) 1532
(b) 1531
(c) 1533
(d) 1536

[48th to 52ndB.P.S.C. (Pre) 2008]


12. Who among the following has constructed a mausoleum for his emperor husband?

(a) Shah Begum
(b) Haji Begum
(c) Mumtaz Mahal Begum
(d) Nurnissa Begum

[48th to 52nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2008]


13. Who introduced the coin of silver?

(a) Akbar
(b) Sher Shah
(c) Alauddin Khalji
(d) Bakhtiyar Khalji

[M.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 1991]


14. What was the exchange rate of silver’s rupiya?

(a) 16:1
(b) 32:1
(c) 48:1
(d) 64:1

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2006]


15. The pure silver “rupiya” was issued by

(a) Akbar
(b) Sher Shah
(c) Jahangir
(d) Aurangzeb

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


16. The death of Sher Shah Suri occurred in:-

(a) Agra
(b) Kalinjar
(c) Rohtas
(d) Sasaram

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 1993]


17. The last expedition of Sher Shah Suri was against which of the following States?

(a) Kalanjar
(b) Malwa
(c) Kannauj
(d) Gaur

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Mains) 2016]


18. The successor of Sher Shah was

(a) Shujaat Khan
(b) Islam Shah
(c) Firuz Shah
(d) Muhammad Shah Adil

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2018]


19. With which medieval ruler would you associate the statement ‘I would have lost the empire just for a handful of millet’?

(a) Alauddin Khalji
(b) Muhammad Tughluq
(c) Sher Shah
(d) Aurangzeb

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2007]


20. Where is the Mausoleum of Sher Shah?

(a) Sasaram
(b) Delhi
(c) Kalinjar
(d) Sonargaon

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2016, U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2002]


21. Sher Shah was buried at –

(a) Kalinjar
(b) Sasaram
(c) Jaunpur
(d) Patna

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2015]


22. Which one of the following is a monument constructed by Shershah?

(a) Qila-i-Kuhna at Delhi
(b) Atala Masjid at Jaunpur
(c) Bara Sona Masjid at Gaur
(d) Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque in Delhi

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1993]


23. Building ‘’Purana Qila’’ was constructed in Delhi by–

(a) Firuz Tughluq
(b) Ibrahim Lodi
(c) Sher Shah
(d) Babur

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2009]


24. Who amongst the following got the ‘Purana Quila’ of Delhi built in the present form?

(a) Sher Shah Suri
(b) Akbar
(c) Babur
(d) Shahjahan

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2016]


25. Which medieval ruler introduced the system of “patta” and “fabulist” to help the peasants?

(a) Alauddin Khalji
(b) Muhammad-Bin-Tughluq
(c) Sher Shah
(d) Akbar

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2009, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2008, U. P. P. C. S. (Spl) (Mains) 2004]