Muslim Invasion on India– Old Year Questions and Answers

1. Hazrat Muhammad, the prophet, was born in the year:

(a) 570 A.D.
(b) 622 A.D.
(c) 642 A.D.
(d) 670 A.D.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1996]


2. Where is Mecca?

(a) Syria
(b) Iran
(c) Iraq
(d) Saudi Arab

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1995]


3. The word ‘Hindu’ as a reference to the people of Hind (India) was first used by:

(a) The Greeks
(b) The Romans
(c) The Chinese
(d) The Arabs

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1995]


4. According to Chachnama, what was the Capital of the Indu Country in the 6th and 7th centuries?

(a) Deval
(b) Arod
(c) Lodawa
(d) Barmer

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre.) 2020]


5. The first Muslim attack on India occurred in the year

(a) 674
(b) 1013
(c) 711
(d) None of these

[M.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 1995]


6. When Muhammad-Bin-Qasim conquered Sindh

(a) 173 A.D.
(b) 716 A.D.
(c) 712 A.D.
(d) 719 A.D.

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


Q 7. Given below are two statements, one is labeled as
Assertion (A) and the other as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): Turkish invasions on India were successful.
Reason (R): There was no political unity in North India.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(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) 2018]


8. The first Muslim invader in India was

(a) Qutbuddin Aybak
(b) Muhammad Ghazni
(c) Muhammad-Bin-Qasim
(d) Muhammad Ghori

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2002]


9. The first Muslim invaders of India were –

(a) The Ghaznavids
(b) The Ghurids
(c) The Arabs
(d) None of the above

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2015]


10. Muhammad-Bin-Qasim was a –

(a) Turk
(b) Mongol
(c) Arab
(d) Turk-Afghan

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


11. Who among the following was the founder of the Ghaznavid dynasty?

(a) Alptigin
(b) Mahmud
(c) Sebuktigin
(d) Ismail

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2015]


12. Which of the following Chandela Kings was not defeated by Mahmud Ghaznavi –

(a) Dhnaga
(b) Vidyadhar
(c) Jaishakti
(d) Danga

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


Q 13. Assertion (A): Mohd. Ghazni invaded India seventeen times.
Reason (R): He wanted to establish a permanent Muslim Empire in India.
Select the correct answer from the given codes :
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 the correct explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl) (Pre) 2004]


14. Who was the court historian of Mahmud of Ghazni –

(a) Hassan Nizami
(b) Utbi
(c) Firdausi
(d) Chand Bardai

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


15. Farista, the author of Shah-name was associated with the Court of

(a) Subuktagin
(b) Mahmud Ghazanavi
(c) Muhammad Ghori
(d) Alaptegin

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Mains) 2013]


16. Who was the author of ‘Shahnama’?

(a) Utbi
(b) Firdausi
(c) Al-Beruni
(d) Barani

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2015]


Q 17. The famous historian who visited India with Mahmud of Ghazni was –

(a) Ferishta
(b) Al-Beruni
(c) Afif
(d) Ibn Battuta

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2010]


18. Al-Beruni came to India in –

(a) 9th century A.D.
(b) 10th century A.D.
(c) 11th century A.D.
(d) 12th Century A.D.

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


19. Which scholar came to India with Mahmud Ghazni –

(a) Ibn Battuta
(b) Al-Beruni
(c) Amir Khusrau
(d) Ferishta

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2011]


20. Which one of the following statements about Al-biruni is not correct?

(a) He was a secular author
(b) His writing was influenced by India
(c) He was a Sanskrit Scholar
(d) He was an expert in trigonometry

[U.P.P.S.C. (R.I.) 2014]


21. The first Muslim who studied Puranas was –

(a) Abul Fazal
(b) Abdul Qadir Badayuni
(c) Al-Biruni
(d) Dara Shikoh

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl) (Pre) 2002]


22. Who among the following issued silver coins with Sanskrit legend on one side:

(a) Muhammad-Bin-Qasim
(b) Mahmud of Ghazni
(c) Sher Shah
(d) Akbar

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2000]


23. Which one of the following rulers from Central Asia conquered North India in 1192?

(a) Jalaluddin Mankbarni
(b) Mahmud of Ghazni
(c) Shihabuddin Muhammad Ghori
(d) Genghis Khan

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004]


24. Who defeated Muhammad Ghori for the first time?

(a) Bhima- II
(b) Prithviraj Chauhan
(c) Jai Chand
(d) Prithviraj-II

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 1990]


25. In which battle Muhammad Ghori defeated Jayachandra-

(a) Battle of Tarain (1191 A.D.)
(b) Battle of Tarain (1192 A.D.)
(c) Battle of Chandawar (1194 A.D.)
(d) Battle of Kannauj (1194 A.D.)

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2008]


26. Which one of the following kings was defeated by Muhammad Ghori in the battle of Chandawar?

(a) Prithviraj Chauhan
(b) Jayachandra
(c) Kumarpala
(d) Bhima- II

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


27. Who had Muhammad Ghori defeated in 1194 in the Battle of Chandawar?

(a) Kumarpal
(b) Jaichand
(c) Govindraj
(d) Bhim II

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


28. The battle that laid the foundation of Muslim domination in India was :

(a) First Battle of Tarain
(b) Second Battle of Tarain
(c) First Battle of Panipat
(d) Second Battle of Panipat

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1995]


29. Arrange the following names chronologically and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
1. Genghis Khan
2. Mahmud Ghaznavi

3. Muhammad Ghori
4. Taimur

Code :

(a) 1, 2, 3, 4
(b) 2, 3, 1, 4
(c) 3, 4, 1, 2
(d) 4, 1, 2, 3

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl) (Mains) 2008]


30. Coins of which Muslim ruler bears an image of Devi Lakshmi?

(a) Muhammad Ghori
(b) Alauddin Khalji
(c) Akbar
(d) None of the above

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2006]


31. Muhammad Ghori granted the first Iqta in India to –

(a) Tajuddin Yalduj
(b) Qutbuddin Aybak
(c) Shamsuddin Iltutmish
(d) Nazir-ud-din Qubacha

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


32. Which slave of Muhammad Ghori conquered Bengal and Bihar –

(a) Qutbudin Aybak
(b) Iltutmish
(c) Bakhtiyar Khalji
(d) Yaldauj

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