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


3. 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]


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


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


6. 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]


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


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


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


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


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