Medieval History – WBCS Preliminary Question Paper (Yearwise)

WBCS Preliminary Question Paper – 2022

1. Which Chola king was known as Arumolivarman before his coronation?

(A) Vira Rajendra
(B) Rajaraja I
(C) Kulottunga I
(D) None of them

(B) Rajaraja I

2. Who among the following was the contemporary ruler of Bengal during Chaitanyadeva’s time?

(A) Nusrat Shah
(B) Fatheh Shah
(C) Husein Shah Sharqi
(D) Alauddin Hussein Shah

(D) Alauddin Hussein Shah

3. Which of the following dynasties was designated as ‘Balhar’ by the Arab travellers ?

(A) Chalukya
(B) Chola
(C) Rashtrakuta
(D) Pandya

(C) Rashtrakuta

4. Who among the Mughal Emperors/ Courtiers made arrangement for translation of Upanisadas into Farsi?

(A) Babur
(B) Akbar
(C) Shah Jahan
(D) Dara Sukoh

(D) Dara Sukoh

5. 174. Who among the following Sultans organized Iqta, army, currency and other most important organs of Delhi Sultanate?

(A) Shamsuddin Iltutmish
(B) Giyasuddin Balban
(C) Muhammad bin Tughluq
(D) Alauddin Khilji

(A) Shamsuddin Iltutmish

6. Chand Bibi ruled over which of the Deccan Sultanates?

(A) Bijapur
(B) Berar
(C) Ahmednagar
(D) Golkonda

(C) Ahmednagar

7. Who used ‘Tulghumah’ as a military tactic for the first time in India?
(21 April 1526, Haryana)

(A) Alauddin Khilji
(B) Muhammad bin Tughluq
(C) Babur
(D) Akbar

(C) Babur

8. Who wrote Humayunnamah?

(A) Gulbadan Begum
(B) Humayun
(C) Birbal
(D) Abul Fazl

(A) Gulbadan Begum

9. Which of the following pair do not match?

(A) Jaunpur – Atala Masjid
(B) Malwa – Jahaz Mahal
(C) Ajmer – Kubbatul Islam
(D) Gaur – Bara Sona Masjid

(C) Ajmer – Kubbatul Islam

10. Which among the Mughal princes assassinated Abul Fazl?

(A) Khasru
(B) Selim
(C) Azimushhan
(D) Khurram

(B) Selim

11. Choose the correct chronological order of the following dynasties of Delhi Sultanate:

(A) Lodi, Ilbari Turks, Tughluq, Khilji
(B) Ilbari Turks, Khilji, Tughluq, Lodi
(C) Tughluq, Khilji, Lodi, Ilbari Turks
(D) Khilji, Lodi, Tughluq, Ilbari Turks

(B) Ilbari Turks, Khilji, Tughluq, Lodi

12. Who built Buland Darwaza?

(A) Humayun
(B) Akbar
(C) Shah Jahan
(D) Aurangzeb

(B) Akbar

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13. Ibn Batuta came to India during which rulers’ reign ?

(A) Akbar
(B) Sher Shah
(C) Muhammad Bin Tughlaq
(D) Alauddin Khilji

(C) Muhammad Bin Tughlaq

14. Which Sultan was not a slave before he ascended the throne ?

(A) Qutub-ud-din Aibak
(B) Iltutmish
(C) Alauddin Khilji
(D) Balban

(C) Alauddin Khilji

15. Mansab means

(A) A rank or office
(B) A military general
(C) A grant of revenue free land
(D) A religious text

(A) A rank or office

16. Which Turkish Sultan introduced the Iqta system ?

(A) Alauddin Khilji
(B) Balban
(C) Iltutmish
(D) Muhammad Bin Tughlaq

(C) Iltutmish

17. Which Muslim general conquered Bengal in the thirteenth century ?
(1203)

(A) Timur
(B) Iqtiaruddin Bin Baktiar Khilji
(C) Chenges Khan
(D) Abdur Rahim Khan i Khanan

(B) Iqtiaruddin Bin Baktiar Khilji

18. Who wrote Ramcharitmanas ?
(16th-century)

(A) Harisena
(B) Harshavardhana
(C) Tulsidas
(D) Joydev

(C) Tulsidas

19. Khutba was

(A) a sermon read in the name of the ruler at Friday prayers.
(B) a royal order.
(C) a religious decree.
(D) a tax.

(A) a sermon read in the name of the ruler at Friday prayers.

20. Khajuraho,’the City of the Gods’ a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the name of which was first referred in the 11th century CE by

(A) Ibn Battuta
(B) Ibn Sina
(C) Abu Rihan Alberuni
(D) Omar Khayyam

(C) Abu Rihan Alberuni

21. Which Medieval ruler introduced Ain-i-Dahsala ?
(1580)

(A) Balban
(B) Feroz Tughlaq
(C) Sher Shah
(D) Akbar

(D) Akbar

22. Sandhyakar Nandi was the court poet of the
(1084-1155, Ramacharitam)

(A) Mauryas
(B) Senas
(C) Hussain Shahis
(D) Palas

(D) Palas

23. Vikramsila Bihara was founded by

(A) Devapala
(B) Dharmapala
(C) Rampala
(D) Sasanka

(B) Dharmapala

24. Who wrote Amuktamalyada ?
(Telugu language)

(A) Rajaraja Chola
(B) Harshavardhana
(C) Deva Raya
(D) Krishnadeva Raya

(D) Krishnadeva Raya

25. The Nayankara system is associated with
(military feudalism)

(A) The Bahmani Kingdom
(B) The Chola Empire
(C) The Maratha Kingdom
(D) The Vijayanagara Empire

(D) The Vijayanagara Empire

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