delhi sultanate Practice Questions Answers Test with Solutions

Question : 1

The difference between Gaz-i-Sikandari and Gazi-Ilahi was

a) 42 : 45

b) 43 : 47

c) 40 : 43

d) 39 : 41

Answer: (d)

Question : 2

Who was the founder of the Sufi order in India?

a) Sheikh Nizamuddin Auliya

b) Sheikh Nasiruddin Mahmud

c) Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki

d) Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti

Answer: (d)

Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti was the founder of the Sufi order in India. The Chist? order was founded by Abu Ishaq Shami (“the Syrian”) in Chisht, some 95 miles east of Herat in present-day western Afghanistan. Moinuddin Chisti established the order in India, in the city of Ajmer in North India.

Question : 3

Which one of the following represented the royal secretariat during the Sultanate period?

a) Diwan-i-Wizarat

b) Diwan-i-Barid

c) Diwan-i-Insha

d) Diwan-i-Arz

Answer: (c)

Question : 4

Consider the following statements:

  1. Muhammad bin Tughlaq created a separate agricultural department, Diwani-i-Khalwat.
  2. Gold coins or dinars became popular during the reign of Alauddin Khalji after his South Indian conquests.
  3. The Indian classical work Ragadarpan was translated into Persian during the reign of Firoz Tughlaq.
Select the answer from the codes given below:

a) 1 and 3

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 3

d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: (c)

Muhammad bin Tughlaq created a separate agricultural department, Diwani Kohi. Muhammad bin Tughlaq and Firoz Tughlaq took efforts to enhance agricultural production by providing irrigational facilities and by providing takkavi loans.

They also encouraged the farmers to cultivate superior crop like wheat instead of barley. Firoz encouraged the growth of horticulture.

Question : 5

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

  1. a sympathetic study of Indian Civilisation.
  2. mainly a political history of India.
  3. critical of Mahmud Ghaznavi’s plundering raids of India.
  4. mainly a study of Indian’s cultural, social and intellectual history
Which of the above statements(s) is/are correct?

a) 1 and 4

b) 4 alone

c) 1, 3 and 4

d) 2 and 3

Answer: (c)

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