The Delhi Sultanate MCQ Questions and Answers



#1. Who among the Sultans is credited with having introduced a purely Arabic currency of gold and silver?

#2. Which Turkish general destroyed the universities of Nalanda and Vikramsila?

#3. After consolidating his power, Balban assumed the grand title of :

#4. ‘The king was freed from his people and they from their king’. On whose death did Badauni comment on this?

#5. With reference to medieval Indian rulers, which one of the following statements is correct?

#6. About whose kingdom is it said “the dominion of the lord of the universe extended from Delhi to Palam.”?

#7. Who among the following Delhi Sultans was known for introducing market control mechanisms ?

#8. During the reign of Alauddin Khilji, who were the amils ?

#9. Which one of the following statements cannot be attributed to Firoz Tughlaq?

#10. With reference to Delhi Sultanate, who was the founder of Sayyid Dynasty?

#11. Fawazil in the Sultanate period meant:

#12. In whose reign did the sultanate reach its farthest extent ?

#13. Who wrote the book called Kitab-i-Nauras ?

#14. Which dynasty rules for the longest period of time in the Delhi sultanate?

#15. Which Sultan introduced the practices of Sijda, Paibos and Nawroz in the Delhi Sultanate?

#16. Which of the following are true?

#17. The Bahmani Sultanate came into being during the reign of which Sultan?

#18. Which sultan had a dispute with Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya?

#19. Shashgani was a small silver coin equal to

#20. Which Sultan was the first to proclaim that the state in India of the Delhi Sultanate cannot be a truly Islamic state?

#21. Which of the dynasties ruled for the shortest period of time during of course of the Delhi Sultanate?

#22. Which Jain saint was patronized by Mohammed-binTughluq?

#23. Which Lodhi ruler was originally named as Nizam Khan?

#24. With which Sultan of Delhi do you associate the compilation of Kingship theory and principles of administration called ‘Vassayya” ?

#25. Who abolished the Iqta system?

#26. Why did Mohammad-bin Tughlaq shift his capital from Delhi to Deogiri?

#27. The statement. “India is not Arabia, it is not practically feasible to convert it into Qarul Islam.” is associated with

#28. Who was the Governor of Kara-Manikpur to have revolted against Sultan Jalaluddin Firoz Khilji?

#29. Which sultan of Delhi made a rule that, in any given year, the land revenue can be increased only nominally, viz. one-tenth or one-eleventh of the fixed revenue?

#30. What was Iqta in the sultanate period?

#31. Who of the following was responsible for the murder of his father?

#32. Who among the following Amirs was the one publicly flogged by the orders of Sultan Balban?

#33. Who among the following foreign historians is considered an authority on the history of the Delhi Sultanate?

#34. Who was the only converted Indian muslim to become the head of the Delhi Sultanate?

#35. During the time of Alauddin’s invasion, Warangal was ruled by

#36. Who among the following Sultans received the title of ‘Syed-us-Salatin’ from the Caliph?

#37. According to historian Ziauddin Barani, the ideal Sultan of Delhi was

#38. Which one of the following works of Amir Khusror deals with the military expeditions of Alauddin Khilji?

#39. The chief achievement of Balban was

#40. Which one of the following is an octagonal tomb?

#41. Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the Afghan rulers to the throne of Delhi?

#42. Who established Diwan-i-Mustakharaj?

#43. Which Sultan of Delhi categorized the Ulema into ‘Ulmai-Akhiral’ and ‘Ulma-i-Duniya’ and praised the former?

#44. Who of the following Sultans of Delhi had abolished the tax on grain (also called Zakat on grain)?

#45. With which Sufi saint of Delhi is associated the famous saying ‘Hanooz Dilli Door Ast’ ?

#46. What was Arghatta?

#47. Which of the following statements are true with regard to Alauddin Khilji?

#48. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

#49. Give one reason why the description of the Qutb-ud-din Aibak’s dynasty as a “slave dynasty” is regarded as inaccurate.

#50. When Ala-ud-din Khilji forbade his nobles the use of wine, intimate relations and abundance of wealth, and confiscated their endowments and inams, he aimed at

#51. Which Sultan declared himself as Sikandar-i-Sani, the second Alexander?

#52. Which is not a correct pair?

#53. Which type of work was looked after by the department of Diwan-i-Kohi under Muhammad Tughlaq?

#54. Which of the following is wrongly matched?

#55. During the reign of Alauddin Khilji, who were the amils ?

#56. Who among the following was the author of Tarikh-iAlai, which contains the details of the first few years of Sultan Alauddin Khilji ?

#57. Consider the following statements on the reform of Ala-ud-din Khilji -

#58. Muhammad bin Tughlaq’s experiment of introducing token currency could not succeed on account of

#59. What was the name of Jain saint with whom Muhammad Tughlaq held discussions?

#60. Which one of the following sultans is credited with the appointment of ‘Amir - Sadah’ in the provinces?

#61. What was the main cause of the defeat of the Rajputs by the Turks?

#62. Who among the following Sultans of Delhi was the first to have paid to his soldiers in cash ?

#63. Why is the term ‘Slave Dynasty’ regarded as misnomer? Consider the following statements :

#64. Consider the following statements :

#65. Which of the following are true about Sikandar Lodi?

#66. With reference to the travelers, consider the following statements -

#67. Name the Delhi Sultans born of Hindu mothers:

#68. Which of the Sultans measured the land for fixing land revenue?

#69. Consider the following:

#70. Arrange the following programmes of Mohammad bin Tughlaq in their chronological order.

#71. Which crops were not cultivated in India during the Sultanate period?

#72. Which of the following new techniques in the cotton textile industry was/were introduced in India by the Turks in the Medieval period?

#73. Bring out the correct statements about Raziya Sultana.

#74. Arrange in proper chronological order of the experiments of Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq,

#75. What is the descending order of the ranks of nobility under Delhi Sultanate?

#76. Consider the following statements: Alberuni’s Kitab-ul-Hind is

#77. Which of the following measures were taken by Balban for re-establishing the prestige and power of the crown?

#78. The main difficulties of Iltutmish when he ascended the throne were

#79. In which order did the following dynasties rule Delhi?

#80. Consider the following pairs:

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#84. Which one of the following agrarian measures was NOT adopted by Ghiyasudding Tughlaq?

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#96. Match the last rulers with their dynasties

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