Delhi Sultanate: Slave Dynasty– Old Year Questions and Answers

1. Who was the founder of the Slave Dynasty?

(a) Iltutmish
(b) Alauddin Khalji
(c) Balban
(d) Qutbuddin Aybak

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


2. Who was the first ruler of the Slave Dynasty?

(a) Iltutmish
(b) Qutbuddin Aybak
(c) Raziyya
(d) Balban

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


3. Which Sultan of Delhi Sultanate is known as “Lakh Baksh”?

(a) Iltutmish
(b) Balban
(c) Muhammad-Bin-Tughluq
(d) Qutbuddin Aybak

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


4. What is ‘Adhai Din ka Zhonpda’?

(a) Mosque
(b) Temple
(c) Saint’s hut
(d) Tower

[56th to 59th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2015]


5. Who among the following did not contribute to building the famous ‘Qutb-Minar’?

(a) Qutbuddin Aybak
(b) Iltutmish
(c) Ghiyasuddin Tughluq
(d) Firuz Shah Tughluq

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013]


6. The capital of Qutbuddin Aybak was

(a) Lahore
(b) Delhi
(c) Ajmer
(d) Lakhnauti

[41st B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1996, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1990]


7. How did Sultan Qutbuddin Aybak die?

(a) He was treacherously stabbed to death by one of his ambitious nobles
(b) He was killed in a battle with Taj-u-din Yilduz the ruler of Ghazni who entered into a contest with him over the capture of Punjab
(c) He sustained injuries while besieging the fortress of Kalinjar in Bundelkhand and succumbed to them later
(d) He died after a fall from his horse while playing Chaugan

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2003]


8. Who among the following established Delhi as the capital of the Sultanate?

(a) Qutbuddin Aybak
(b) Iltutmish
(c) Raziyya
(d) Muizzuddin Ghori

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012, U.P.P.C.S. (Spl) (Mains) 2004]


9. Who was the first Sultan of Delhi who introduced regular coins and declared Delhi the capital of his empire?

(a) Nasiruddin Mahmud
(b) Iltutmish
(c) Aram Shah
(d) Balban

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


10. Which one of the following was the capital of the Sultanate during the reign of Iltutmish?

(a) Agra
(b) Lahore
(c) Badaun
(d) Delhi

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


11. Who amongst the following Sultans of the Sultanate was the first to shift his capital to Delhi?

(a) Aram Shah
(b) Balban
(c) Iltutmish
(d) Qutbuddin Aybak

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


12. Who was the first Muslim ruler of Delhi?

(a) Qutbuddin Aybak
(b) Iltutmish
(c) Raziyya
(d) Balban

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


13. Who was called a slave of a slave?

(a) Mohd. Ghori
(b) Qutbuddin Aybak
(c) Balban
(d) Iltutmish

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


14. Who of the following was the first woman ruler of medieval India?

(a) Raziyya Sultan
(b) Chand Bibi
(c) Durgavati
(d) Noorjahan

[U.P.P.S.C. (GIC) 2010, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004]


15. During whose reign Mongol invader Genghis Khan came through the North-West Frontier of India?

(a) Alauddin Khalji
(b) Iltutmish
(c) Balban
(d) Aybak

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


16. Which Sultan of Delhi was a contemporary of the Mongol Leader Genghis Khan?

(a) Iltutmish
(b) Raziyya
(c) Balban
(d) Alauddin Khalji

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


17. In whose reign Mongols were seen on the bank of the Indus river for the first time?

(a) Balban
(b) Iltutmish
(c) Qutbuddin Aybak
(d) Raziyya

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


18. The Mongols under Genghis Khan invaded India during the reign of :

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

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2013, I.A.S. (Pre) 2001]


19. The original name of Changez (Genghis) Khan was

(a) Khasul Khan
(b) Yesugai
(c) Temuchin (Temujin)
(d) Ogadi

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


20. Iltutmish appointed his first Subedar in Bihar too:

(a) Aivaj
(b) Nasiruddin Mahmud
(c) Alimardan
(d) Malik – Jani

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


21. Who was behind the dethroning of Raziyya Begum?

(a) Afghans
(b) Mongols
(c) Turks
(d) Arabs

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


22. The full name of Sultan of Delhi Balban was?

(a) Jalaluddin
(b) Iltutmish
(c) Ghiyasuddin
(d) Qutbuddin

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


23. Which Sultan of Delhi is said to have followed the policy of “blood and iron”?

(a) Iltutmish
(b) Balban
(c) Jalaluddin Firuz Khalji
(d) Firuz Shah Tughluq

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2009]


24. Who was the first Muslim ruler to formulate the ‘theory of kingship’ similar to the ‘theory of the divine right of the kings’?

(a) Aibak
(b) Iltutmish
(c) Balban
(d) Alauddin
(e) None of the above/ More than one of the above

[63rd B.P.S.C (Pre.) 2017]


25. Which Delhi Sultan is known for adopting the ‘blood and iron’ policy?

(a) Iltutmish
(b) Balban
(c) Ala-ud-din Khalji
(d) Muhammad bin Tughluq
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

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


26. Given below are two statements, one labeled as Assertion (A) and the other as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): Balban made his government firm stable and centralized all authority in his hands.
Reason (R): He wanted to protect the North-West frontier against Mongol invasions.
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.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013]


27. After consolidating his power, Balban assumed the grand title of

(a) Tuti-e-Hind
(b) Kaiser-e-Hind
(c) Zil-e-Ilahi
(d) Din-e-Ilahi

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1997]


28. Who among the following introduced the famous Persian festival ‘Navroz’ in India?

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

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


29. Which one of the following statements is not true about Balban?

(a) He propounded the theory of Niyabat-e-Khudai.
(b) He introduced the Iqtadari System.
(c) He eliminated the power of Turkan-e-Chahalgani.
(d) He quelled down the revolt of Bengal.

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


30. Which of the following Sultans has called himself the ‘Helper of a Caliph’ in his inscription on the walls of the Mosque at Garhmukteshwar?

(a) Balban
(b) Kaiqubad
(c) Jalaluddin Khalji
(d) None of the above

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