Provincial Dynasty of Medieval India– Old Year Questions and Answers

1. The city of Jaunpur was founded in the memory of :

(a) Ghiyasuddin Tughluq
(b) Muhammad-Bin-Tughluq
(c) Firuz Shah Tughluq
(d) Akbar

[U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2004, U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2003, U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2002]


2. Who established Jaunpur?

(a) Muhammad-Bin-Tughluq
(b) Firuz Shah Tughluq
(c) Ibrahim Shah Sharqi
(d) Sikandar Lodi

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


3. Which one of the following places was known as ‘Shiraz of East’ during the regime of Sharqi Rulers?

(a) Agra
(b) Delhi
(c) Jaunpur
(d) Varanasi

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2004, U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2001]


4. Which one of the following places was called the “Shiraz of India”?

(a) Agra
(b) Allahabad
(c) Jaunpur
(d) Lucknow

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


5. Who was the last ruler of the ‘Jaunpur’ state?

(a) Mohammad Shah
(b) Hussain Shah
(c) Mubarak Shah
(d) Ibrahim Shah

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


6. The ruler of Kashmir who was also known as “Akbar of Kashmir’ was-

(a) Shamshuddin Shah
(b) Sikandar Butshikan
(c) Haidar Shah
(d) Zain-ul-Abidin

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1993]


7. What was the real name of Zain-ul-Abidin, the ruler of Kashmir?

(a) Alishah
(b) Hasan Shah
(c) Haider Shah
(d) Shahi Khan

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


8. Which among the following Rulers abolished Jizya the first time?

(a) Zain-ul-Abidin
(b) Muhammad-Bin-Tughluq
(c) Hussain Shah Sharqi
(d) Akbar

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Mains) 2006]


9. Consider the following statements: The striking feature of the Jama Masjid in Kashmir completed by Zain-ul-Abidin include(s) :
1. Turret
2. Similarity with Buddhist pagodas
3. Persian style
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 alone
(b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1 and 3

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1999]


10. Who amongst the following scholars was not in the Court of Kumbha?

(a) Muni Sunder Suri
(b) Natha
(c) Tilla Bhatt
(d) Muni Jin Vijay Suri

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2016]


11. Consider the following pairs :
Medieval Indian State  Present Region
1. Champaka – Central India
2. Durgara – Jammu
3. Kuluta – Malabar
Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 3 only

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2015]


12. Bahmani State was established by –

(a) Alauddin Hasan
(b) Ali Abid Shah
(c) Hussain Nizam Shah
(d) Mujahid Shah

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2002]


13. The Bahmani Kingdom was founded in the year

(a) 1336
(b) 1338
(c) 1347
(d) 1361

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


14. Which of the following was the first capital of the Bahamani Kingdom?

(a) Bidar
(b) Gulbarga
(c) Daulatabad
(d) Hussainabad
(e) None of these

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


15. Who among the following was the founder of the Bahamani Kingdom in Deccan :

(a) Malik Ambar
(b) Hasan Gangu
(c) Muhammad Diwan
(d) Sikandar Shah

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


16. Bahmani kingdom was founded in –

(a) 15th century A.D.
(b) 14th century A.D.
(c) 13th century A.D.
(d) 16th century A.D.

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


17. Who was the founder of the Bahamani Kingdom?

(a) Alauddin Hasan
(b) Firuz Shah
(c) Mahmud Gaonwa
(d) Asaf Khan
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[60th to 62nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2016]


18. Match List- I with List- II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below :
             List- I                     List- II 

A. Adil Shahi 1. Ahmednagar
B. Qutb Shahi 2. Bijapur
C. Nizam Shahi 3. Golconda
D. Sharqi Shahi 4. Jaunpur


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

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2003, U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2002]


19. Which one of the following Muslim rulers was hailed as the ‘Jagadguru’ by his Muslim subject because of his belief in secularism?

(a) Hussain Shah
(b) Zain-ul -Abidin
(c) Ibrahim Adil Shah
(d) Mahmud II

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2000]


20. Who among the following was the author of the book ‘Kitab-i-Nauras’?

(a) Ibrahim Adil Shah II
(b) Ali Adil Shah
(c) Quli Qutab Shah
(d) Akbar II

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


21. How did the dynasty of Nizam Shahi of Ahmadnagar come to an end?

(a) Ahmadnagar was annexed to the Mughal empire and Hussain Shah was consigned to life imprisonment
(b) Mughal troops destroyed Daulatabad fort and killed Nizam-ul-Mulk of Ahmadnagar
(c) Fateh Khan usurped the throne from Nizam-ul-Mulk
(d) Malik Ambar was defeated in a battle with the Mughals in 1631 and the entire royal family was killed by the Mughal troops

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2004]


22. Name the pair which is not correctly matched:

(a) Baz Bahadur – Malwa
(b) Qutb Shah – Golconda
(c) Sultan Muzaff ar Shah – Gujarat
(d) Yusuf Adil Shah – Ahmadnagar

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


23. What is Golconda called at present :

(a) Hyderabad
(b) Karnataka
(c) Bijapur
(d) Banglore

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


24. Which one of the following is correctly matched?

(a) Kakatiya : Devgiri
(b) Hoysala : Dwarasamudra
(c) Yadava : Warangal
(d) Pandya: Madurai

[U.P. Lower Sub (Pre) 2008, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2003]


25. “Dwarasamudra’ was the capital of which dynastic power?

(a) Ganga
(b) Kakatiya
(c) Hoysala
(d) Kadamba

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2014]


26. Hoysala monuments are found in :

(a) Hampi and Hospet
(b) Halebid and Belur
(c) Mysore and Bangalore
(d) Sringeri and Dharwar

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2001]


27. What is the modern name of Hoysaleswara ancient capital of Dwarasamudra?

(a) Sringeri
(b) Belur
(c) Halebid
(d) Somnathpur

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2003]


28. Which one of the following monuments has a dome which is said to be one of the largest in the world?

(a) Tomb of Sher Shah, Sasaram
(b) Jama Masjid, Delhi
(c) Tomb of Ghiyasuddin Tughluq, Delhi
(d) Gol Gumbad, Bijapur

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


29. Match the following monuments with their concerned ruler and select the correct codes given below :

A. Double Dome i. Sher Shah
B. Octagonal Tomb ii. Muhammad Adil Shah
C. True Arch Tomb iii. Balban
D. Gol Gumbad iv. Sikandar Lodi

Code :

(a) iv iii i ii
(b) iv i iii ii
(c) i iii iv ii
(d) ii iii i iv

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


30. Who built the Gujari Mahal?

(a) Suraj Sen
(b) Man Singh
(c) Tej Karan
(d) Akbar

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


31. Who were the Polygars of South India?

(a) Ordinary Zamindars
(b) Mahajans
(c) Territorial Administrative and Military Governors
(d) Newly enriched traders

[U.P.P.C.S. (Re. Exam) (Pre) 2015]