UPSC medieval history PYQ quiz 09

1. With reference to the religious history of medieval India, the Sufi mystics were known to pursue which of the following practices? [2012 – I] 1. Meditation and control of breath 2. Severe ascetic exercises in a lonely place 3. Recitation of holy songs to arouse a state of ecstasy in their audience Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

 
 
 
 

2. After consolidating his power, Balban assumed the grand title of : [1997]

 
 
 
 

3. The medieval Indian writer who refers to the discovery of America is : [1997]

 
 
 
 

4. With reference to medieval Indian rulers, which one of the following statement is correct? [2002]

 
 
 
 

5. Assertion : During the time of Akbar, for every ten cavalrymen, the mansabdars had to maintain twenty horses. Reason (R): Horses had to be rested while on march and replacements’ were necessary in times of war. [1999]

 
 
 
 

6. Where is the famous Vijaya Vittala temple having its 56 carved pillars emitting musical notes located?

 
 
 
 

7. Who of the following founded a new city on the south bank of a tributary to river Krishna and undertook to rule his new kingdom as the agent of a deity to whom all the land south of the river Krishna was supposed to belong? [2015-I]

 
 
 
 

8. With reference to the economic history of medieval India, the term Araghatta’ refers to [2016-I]

 
 
 
 

9. In the year 1613, where was the English East India Company given permission to set up a factory (trading post)? [2006]

 
 
 
 

10. Historian Barani refused to consider the state in India under Delhi Sultans as truly Islamic because: [2002]

 
 
 
 


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