NTSE - Scholastic Aptitude Test - Social Science - History - Medieval India

Question - 1

The main object of the invasions of Mahmud of Ghazni to India was

  • A Propagation of Islam
  • B To build up a large empire
  • C To acquire the wealth of India
  • D To capture Punjab and Delhi

Question - 2

The Arab traveller to India whose work is called the "Mirror of the Eleventh Century India" was

  • A Almashar
  • B Alberuni
  • C Al Hajjaj
  • D Almansur

Question - 3

Sher Shah defeated Humayun in the battle of

  • A Chausa
  • B Karnal
  • C Agra
  • D Panipat

Question - 4

A work known as an "Encyclopedia of social life in the Eleventh Century" is

  • A Katha Sarit Sagara by Somadeva
  • B Brihat Kathamanjari of Kshemendra
  • C Prithviraj Raso by Chand Bardai
  • D Rajatarangini by Kalhana

Question - 5

The only ruling power in the history of South India to have undertaken overseas naval campaigns were the

  • A Pallavas
  • B Cholas
  • C Pandyas
  • D Rashtrakutas

Question - 6

Which of the following pairs is not matching correct?

  • A Abolition of Jaziya - 1564
  • B Abolition of Pilgrim tax - 1563
  • C Abolition of the Practice of enslavement of Prisoners - 1562
  • D Abolition of Sati - 1560

Question - 7

The most learned medieval muslim ruler who was well versed in various branches of learning - including astronomy, mathematics and medicine was

  • A Iltutmish
  • B Alauddin Khilji
  • C Mohammed bin Tuqhlaq
  • D Sikandar Lodi

Question - 8

Assertion (A) : Razia was the first woman who ruled Delhi Sultanate.
Reasoning (R) : Razia had all the pre-requisites of an ideal ruler and was very talented.

  • A Both A and R are true and R correctly explains A
  • B Both Aand R are true but R does not explain A
  • C A is true but R is false
  • D A is false but R is true

Question - 9

Nadir Shah invaded India in

  • A 1735
  • B 1749
  • C 1739
  • D 1779

Question - 10

Assertion (A): Alauddin Khilji ordered that the merchants should sell the commodities in the allotted markets
Reasoning (R): Alauddin Khilji wanted to check black marketing and hoarding

  • A Both A and R are true and R correctly explains A
  • B Both Aand R are true but R does not explain A
  • C A is true but R is false
  • D A is false but R is true
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