Medieval Indian History MCQ

Medieval Indian History MCQ for General Studies and GK Preparation of SSC, NDA, CDS, UPSC, UPPSC and State PSC Examinations.

1. Who was Dilawar Khan?

[A] Founder of Jaunpur
[B] Founder of Kashmir
[C] Founder of Khandesh
[D] Founder of Malwa

D [Founder of Malwa]


The kingdom of Malwa founded by Hussain Ghuri, whom Firuz Tughluq had made a noble, giving him the title Dilawar Khan.

2. What was the title given to Sultan Alp Khan?

[A] Baadshah
[B] Hushang Shah
[C] Sher Shah
[D] None of the above

B [Hushang Shah]


After Dilawar Khan’s death in 1406-07, his son, Alp Khan, became the Sultan of Malwa with the title Hushang Shah (1406-35).

3. What was the capital of Malwa during Dilawar Khan?

[A] Dhar
[B] Birha
[C] Munad
[D] Kakkubina

A [Dhar]


After Taimur’s departure from India, Dilawar proclaimed himself the independent ruler of Malwa with his capital at Dhar.

4. Who got constructed ‘Grand Trunk Road’?

[A] Ashoka
[B] Shershah Suri
[C] Akbar
[D] Samudra Gupta

B [Shershah Suri ]


The Grand Trunk Road was built by Sher Shah Suri, a 16th-century ruler. It was known as “Sadak – e – Azam”. The road ran from sonargaon in Bengal to Lahore in the Punjab and thence to Multan. The road was constructed for good governance and smooth and efficient administration. The intention of the sultan was to connect the outlying provinces with his capital.

5. Who translated Ramayana into Persian?

[A] Badauni
[B] Abul Fazl
[C] Abdul Latif
[D] Isar Das

A [Badauni]


Ramayana was translated by Mulla Abdul Qadir Badayuni. Badayuni also took up the task of Singhasan Batisi into Persian , which was later titled Khurd Afza in Persian.

6. Who was founder of Mughal Empire in India?

[A] Babur
[B] Akbar
[C] Humayun
[D] Jahangir

A [Babur]


Babur founded the Mughal Empire in India after defeating Ibrahim Lodhi in the Battle of Panipat in 1526. At the age of 14, Babur ascended the throne of the Central Asian kingdom of Farghana .Panipat was merely the beginning of the Mughal rule. Akbar laid its real foundation in 1556.

7. Who is also known by the name of ‘Tiger of Mysore’?

[A] Tipu Sultan
[B] Haidar Ali
[C] Yaduraya Wodeyar
[D] Krishna Devaraya

A [Tipu Sultan]


Tipu Sultan, a ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore, was also known as the Tiger of Mysore. Evidences show that Tipu had a strong liking for the animal tiger. He in fact considered tiger as his personal symbol. When he ascended the throne in the year 1782, he made tiger the official symbol of the Mysore state. In all his armour, the image of tiger was engraved or embossed or at least printed.

8. During whose reign did Timur invaded India?

[A] Bahlol Lodi
[B] Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah
[C] Firoz Shah Tughlaq
[D] Allauddin Khilji

B [Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah]


In 1398, Timur invaded northern India, attacking the Delhi Sultanate ruled by Sultan Nasir-ud-Din Mahmud Shah Tughluq of the Tughlaq Dynasty. Timur carried away with him a large booty from Delhi and the surrounding area. Soon after the invasion, the Tughlaq dynasty came to an end.

9. The Suri king _____ was defeated by Humayun to regain his kingdom:

[A] Sikander Suri
[B] Sher Shah Suri
[C] Mahmood Suri
[D] Bahalol Suri

B [Sher Shah Suri ]


In December 1530, Humayun succeeded his father to the throne of Delhi as ruler of the Mughal territories in the Indian subcontinent. Huma-yun lost Mughal territories to Sher Shah Suri, but regained them 15 years later with Safavid aid. At the Battle of Sirhind on 22 June 1555, the armies of Sikandar Shah Suri were decisively defeated and the Mughal Empire was re-established in India.

10. Which emperor’s army did Maharana Pratap fight in the Battle of Haldighati?

[A] Humayun
[B] Ibrahim Lodi
[C] Akbar
[D] Mahmud Shah

C [Akbar]


The Battle of Haldighati was a battle fought on 18 June 1576 between cavalry and archers supporting the Rana of Mewar, Maharana Pratap, and the Mughal emperor Akbar’s forces, led by Man Singh I of Amber. The Siege of Chittorgarh in 1568 had led to the loss of the fertile eastern belt of Mewar to the Mughals.

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