Khalji Dynasty– Old Year Questions and Answers

1. “When he attained Kingship, he was fully independent of from rules and orders of Shariat.” For which Sultan Barani made this statement?

(a) Iltutmish
(b) Balban
(c) Alauddin Khalji
(d) Muhammad Tughluq

[46th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2004]


2. Which dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate ruled for the shortest period?

(a) Khalji
(b) Tughluq
(c) Sayyid
(d) Lodi

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


3. Which Sultan wanted to launch a new religion but Ulemas opposed the move?

(a) Balban
(b) Alauddin
(c) Muhammad Tughluq
(d) Iltutmish

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


4. Which Sultan of Delhi assumed the title of Alexander the Great –

(a) Balban
(b) Alauddin Khalji
(c) Muhammad-Bin-Tughluq
(d) Sikandar Lodi

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


5. Who among the army commanders of Alauddin Khalji died fighting against the Mongols?

(a) Zafar Khan
(b) Nusrat Khan
(c) Alp Khan
(d) Ulugh Khan

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


6. Padmini is associated with Ala-ud-Din’s conquest of Chittor. She was the wife of

(a) Maharana Pratap Singh
(b) Ranjit Singh
(c) Raja Man Singh
(d) Rana Ratan Singh

[43rd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1999]


7. Assertion (A): Alauddin’s Deccan expeditions were financial ventures.
Reason (R): He wanted to annex the Deccan States.

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1997]


8. Who was the ruler of Devagiri at the time of Alauddin Khalji’s invasion?

(a) Ramachandra Dev
(b) Prataprudra Dev
(c) Malik Kafur
(d) Rana Ratan Singh

[53rd to 55th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2011, 47th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2005]


9. Whose army was defeated by the army of Kakatiya rulers in 1303 at Warangal?

(a) of Iltutmish
(b) of Balban
(c) of Alauddin Khalji
(d) of Muhammad Tughluq

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


10. During the regime of the Sultan was the Khalisa land developed on a large scale?

(a) Ghiyasuddin Balban
(b) Alauddin Khalji
(c) Muhammad-Bin-Tughluq
(d) Firuz Shah Tughluq

[39th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1994]


11. The Sultan who is said to have raised the land revenue to one-half of the produce was

(a) Balban
(b) Alauddin Khalji
(c) Muhammad-Bin-Tughluq
(d) Firuz Tughluq

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


12. The Sultan who raised the land revenue to fifty percent of the produce was

(a) Muhammad-bin-Tughluq
(b) Alauddin Khalji
(c) Firuz Shah Tughluq
(d) Balban

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


13. Consider the following statement connected with Alauddin Khalji :
I. He collected revenue by measuring the cultivated land.
II. He enforced revenue measures in his entire empire.
III. He abolished the powers of provincial Governors.
Select the correct answer from the coding scheme given below :

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

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1994]


14. Assertion (A): Alauddin Khalji introduced price control in Delhi.
Reason (R): He wanted to pay lower wages to the artisans building his palaces in Delhi.
Select the correct answer from the code given below :
Code :

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not a correct explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2005]


15. Which of the following Sultans introduced “Market Reforms”?

(a) Jalaluddin Khalji
(b) Alauddin Khalji
(c) Muhammad Tughluq
(d) Balban

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2014]


16. Who of the following Muslim rulers enforced a strict price control system during his time?

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

[U.P. P.S.C. (GIC) 2010, U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2004, U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 1998]


17. The attempt of Alauddin Khalji to control the market prices

(a) led to agricultural progress
(b) benefitted only Nobles/Courtiers
(c) was highly successful
(d) the alienated ruler from the masses

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2017]


18. The market control system was introduced by

(a) Ghiyasuddin Tughluq
(b) Jalaluddin Khalji
(c) Alauddin Khalji
(d) Balban

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1992]


19. Which one of the following Kings of medieval India began the ‘Public Distribution System’?

(a) Alauddin Khalji
(b) Balban
(c) Firuz Shah Tughluq
(d) Muhammad-Bin-Tughluq

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2010]


20. Who started the Public Distribution System in the Sultanate period?

(a) Ala-ud-din Khalji
(b) Sikandar Lodhi
(c) Muhammad bin Tughlaq
(d) Firuz Shah Tughluq
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[66th B.P.S.C. Re-Exam (Pre) 2020]


21. Which Sultan of Delhi was the first to charge ‘Ghari’ or house tax?

(a) Balban
(b) Alauddin Khalji
(c) Muhammad-Bin-Tughluq
(d) Firuz Shah Tughluq

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2011]


22. What was the boundary between the Delhi Sultan and Mongols during the period of Alauddin Khalji after 1306 A.D.?

(a) Byas
(b) Ravi
(c) Indus
(d) Sutlej

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2014]


23. Which of the following Sultan appointed a special army to protect the boundaries of the empire?

(a) Iltutmish
(b) Nasiruddin Mahmud
(c) Balban
(d) Alauddin Khilji

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Pre.) 2021]


24. Which Ruler of the Delhi Sultanate declared himself as “Khalifa”?

(a) Balban
(b) Alauddin Khilji
(c) Mubarak Khilji
(d) Muhammad bin Tuglaq

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O (Re-Exam) (Pre) 2016]