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UPPSC Medieval History PYQ [ 2013-2014]

1. What was "Dar-ul-Shafa" established by Feroz Tughlaq? ( UPPSC 2013)

a) An Arm house

b) A free hospital

c) A Library

d) A Guesthouse of pilgrims

Answer. B:

A free hospital.

Feroz Tughlaw also built the biggest network of canals in India.

During Iltumis Changes Khan raided India

Muhammad Tughlaq shifted the capital from Delhi to Daulatabad.

2. Who was the medieval king responsible for introducing the silver coin called "tanka" in North India. ( UPPSC 2013)

a) Iltutmish

b) Razia

c) Alauddin Khalji

d) Mohammad Tughlaq

Answer. a; Iltutmis;

Iltumish introduced two types of coins: Silver(Tanka) and jital (copper coin).

3. Who among the following was the envoy of the British King James I at Jahangir's court? ( UPPSC 2013)

a) William Hawkins

b) William Finch

c) Pietra Della Vella

d) Edward Terry

Answer: a; 1609

4. Who translated Ramayana into Persian in accordance with the wishes of Akbar? ( UPPSC 2013)

a) Abul Fazl

b) Abdul Qadir Badauni

c) Faizi

d) Abdur Rahim Khan i khana

Answer. B;

 Abdul Qadir Badauni translated Ramayan and Mahabharata into the Persian language.

Abul Fazl: Akbarnama

5. Of the following who had rebelled against the Mughal Emperor Jahangir? ( UPPSC 2013)

1.  Asaf Khan

2. Khurram

3. Mahabat Khan

4. Khusrau

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 2 and 4 only

d) 2,3, and 4 only

Answer. d;

6. Who was called 'Dastar-Bandana? ( UPPSC 2014)

a) Sufi saints

b) Khan

c) Malik

d) Ulema

Answer.  d.

The collective of Ulema was called "Dastar-Bandana"  during the Sultanate period.

Ulema is a respected Muslim man having specialist knowledge of Islamic sacred law.

Sufi Saints or Pir: Mystic people in Islam.

Khan: Muslim ruler or Pashtun people.

Malik or Ghatwala: Tribe in Pakistan of Arab origin.

7. To whom was Aurangzeb bestowed upon the title of 'Sahibat-uz-Zarnani'? ( UPPSC 2014)

a) Shaista Khan

b) Amin Khan

c) Jahan Ara

d) Roshan Ara


Answer. c. Jahan Ara.

8. What was the boundary between the Delhi Sultan and Mongols during the period of Alauddin Khilji after 1306 A.D.? ( UPPSC 2014)

a) Beas

b) Ravi

c) Indus

d) Sutlaj

Answer. b. Ravi River was the boundary between the Delhi Sultan and Mongols during the period of Alauddin Khilji after 1306 A.D.

9. Which Sufi Saint was called 'Mahbub-i-Ilahi'? ( UPPSC 2014)

a) Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti

b) Baba Farid

c) Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki

d) Sheikh Nizamuddin Auliya

Answer. d.

Sheikh Nizamuddin Auliya was called 'Mahbub-i-Ilahi'.

10. Whose disciple was Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti?( UPPSC 2014)

a) Khwaja Abdal Chisti

b) Shah Wali Ullah

c) Mir Dard

d) Khwaja Usman Haruni

Answer. d. Khwaja Usman Haruni disciple was Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.

11. The Lieutenant Governor of Bengal at the time of the Partition of Bengal was ( UPPSC 2014)

a) Sir Andrews Fraser

b) H.H. Risley

c) Brodrick

d) A.T. Arundel

Answer. a. Sir Andrews Fraser.

12. Akbarnama was completed by Abul Fazl in ( UPPSC 2014)

a) Seven years

b) Eight years

c) Nine years

d) Ten years

Answer. a. Seven years. from 1589 to 1596.


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