Sultan Period (1206-1526)

I.The Delhi Sultanate


1.Which one of the following Sultans of Delhi introduced 5 measures for improving the quality of fruits ?

(a) Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq (b) Firoz Tughlaq (c) Sikandar Lodi (d) Sher Shah Suri [44th BPSC 2001]

Ans. b

2.Which one of the following dynasties ruled over India after the invasion of Timur ?

(a) Lodi dynasty (b) Sayyid dynasty (c) Tughlaq dynasty (d) Khalji dynasty 145th BPSC 2002)


3.Which of the following Sultans had greatest number of slaves in his court ?

(a) Balban (b) Alauddin Khalji (c) Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq (d) Firoz Tughlaq, [45th BPSC 2002]


4.Which of the following Sultans provided employment to unemployeds ?

(a) Alauddin Khalji (b) Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq (c) Firoz Tughlaq (d) Sher Shah Suri [45th BPSC 2002]


5.’When he attained kingship, he was quite independent of rules and orders of Shariat’. For which Sultan Barani made this statement ?

(a) Iltutmish (b) Balban (c) Alauddin Khalji (d) Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq [46th BPSC 2004]


6.In the Sultanate period, the highest rural authority for land revenue was

(a) Chowdhary (b) Rawat (c) Malik (d) Patwari [46th BPSC 2004]


7.Who was the first ruler of the slave dynasty ?

(a) Qutubuddin Aibak (b) Iltutmish (c) Razia (d) Balban [47th BPSC 2005]


8.Who was the ruler of Deogiri at the time of Alauddin Khalji’s invasion ?

(a) Ramchandra Dev (b) Prataprudra Dev (c) Malik Kafur (d) Rana Ratan Singh [47th BPSC 2005]


9.Which of the following Sultans of Delhi was known as Lakh Bakhsh (giver of Lakhs) ?

(a) Iltutmish (b) Balban (c) Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq (d) Qutubuddin Aibak [JPSC 2003]


10.Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq shifted his capital from Delhi to

(a) Daulatabad (b) Kalinjar (c) Kannauj (d) Lahore [UP PCS (P) 2002, (P) 2004]


11.Timur, the Lame invaded India during the reign of,

(a) Alauddin Khalji (b) Mohammad – bin – Tughlaq (c) Firoz Tughlaq (d) Muhammad Shah Tughlaq [UP PCS (P) 2004


12.Who was the first Muslim ruler of Delhi ?

(a) Qutubuddin Aibak (b) Iltutmish (c) Razia (d) Balbant [UP PCS (P) 2002, SSC (CGL) 2011


13.Who amongst the following Sultans built the fifth stores of Qutub Minar?

(a) Qutubuddin Aibak (b) Iltutmish (c) Firoz Shah Tughlaq (d) Sikandar Lodi [UPPCS Combined States Lower Subordinate Special (P) 2004


14.Which one of the following rulers from Central Asia conquered North India in 1192 ?

(a) Jalaluddin Mangbarni (b) Mahmud Ghazanvi (c) Shihabuddin Muhammad Gori (d) Chingiz Khan [UPPCS (M) 2004


15.Who of the following was the first woman ruler medieval India ?

(a) Razia Sultan (b) Chand Bibi (c) Durgavati vati (d) Noorjahan [UP PCS (M) 2000


16.The city of Jaunpur was founded in the memory of—

(a) Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq (b) Mohammd-bin-Tughlaq (c) Firoz Shah Tughlaq (d) Akbar

[UP PCS (M) 2004


17.Who among the following witnessed the reign of seve Sultans of Delhi ?

(a) Amir Khusarau (b) Shaikh Nizamuddin Auliya (c) Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti (d) None of these [UP PCS (M) 2005


18.Amir Khusarau, the ‘Parrot of India’, was born at

(a) Patiali (b) Patti (c) Patli (d) Patiala [UP PCS (M) 2005


19.Consider the following statementsAssertion (A): Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq’s scheme token currency was a failure. Reason (R) : Mohammd-bin-Tughlaq had no prope

control over the issuance of coins. Select the correct answer using the code given below : Code:

(a) Both A and R is true and R is the correct explanation of A (b) Both A and R is true but Ris not a correct explanation of A (c) A is true but R is false (d) A is false but R is true [UP PCS (P) 2005


20.The Delhi Sultan who wrote his memoir was

(a) Iltutmish (b) Balban (c) Alauddin Khalji (d) Firoz Tughlaq [UP PCS Special (P) 2008


21.The famous poet Amir Khusarau was associated with the court of

(a) Nawab Asafuddaula (b) Alauddin Khalji (c) Muhammad Shah Rangi (d) Qutubuddin Aibak [Utt. PSC (P) 2005]


22.Coins of which Muslim ruler been image of Devi Lakshmi

(a) Muhammad Gori (b) Alauddin Khalji (c) Akbar (d) None of these [Utt. PSC (P) 2008]


22.Who established Diwan-i-Mustakharaj (Department of Arrears)?

 (a) Qutubuddin Aibak (b) Razia (c) Alauddin Khalji (d) Balban [MP PSC 2009]


23.Which one of the following statements is NOT true about Balban ?

(a) He propounded the theory of Niyabat-i-Khudai (b) He introduced the Iqtadari System (c) He eliminated the power of Turkan-i-Chahalgani (d) He quelled the down the revolt of Bengal (CPSC 2008]


24.Who abolished Iqta system?

(a) Babur (b) Iltutmish SASVISS (c) Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq (d) Alauddin Khalji [WB PSC (P) 2007]


25.Who was the Muslim General to have conquered Bengal in 13th century AD ?

(a) Afzal Khan (b) Ikhtiarudddin-bin-Bakhtiar Khalji (c) Chinghiz Khan (d) Temuchin 09109 W WB PSC 2007]


26.Who has been described by Elliot as the ‘Akbar of the Sultanate’? SVOGS

(a) Iltutmish , (b) Firoz Tughlaq (c) Alauddin Khalji) (d) Balban [WB PSC 2007]


27.Who was the first real king of Sultanate ?

(a) Qutubuddin Aibak (b) Iltutmish (c) Alauddin Khalji (d) Balban [WB PCS 2007]


28..Name one famous poet of the Delhi Sultanate,  .who was adorned with the titlle Tuti -e- Hindustan (The parrot of India)

(a) Ziauddin Barani (b) Utbig bo (c) Alberuni (d) Amir Khusarau [WB PCS (P) 2007, (P) 2008] a.


29. The battle of Tarain (1191 AD) was fought between Muhammad Gori and

(a) Rana Sanga (b) Rana Pratap (c) Prithviraj Chauhan (d) Rana Hammirdeva [WB PCS (P) 2008]


30.Who introduced the Iqta system?

(a) Muhammad Gori (b) Qutubuddin Aibak (c) Iltutmish (d) Ghiyasuddin Balban [WB PCS (P) 2008]


31.Name the Sultan who introduced Rationing system in India

(a) Ghiyasuddin Balban (b) Alauddin Khalji (c) Mohammad – bin – Tughlaq (d) Firoz Tughlaq [WB PCS (P) 2008]


32.When did Ikhtiyaruddin – bin – Bakhtiyar Khalji invade Bengal ?

(a) 1194 AD (b) 1199 AD (c) 1202 AD (d) 1206 AD[WB PCS (P) 2008/


33.Assertion (A): Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq left Delhi, and, for two years dived in a camp called swarga-dwari. Reason (R) : At that time, Delhi was raveged by a

form of plague and many pleople died. Code:

(a) Both A and R is true and R is the correct explanation of A (b) Both A and R is true but Ris not a correct explanation of A (c) A is true but R is false (d) A is false but R is true [UP PCS 2002]


34.How did Sultan Qutubuddin Aibak die ?

(a) He died after a fall from his horse while playing Chaugan (Polo) (b) He was treacherously slabbed to death by one of his

ambitious nobles. (c) He was killed in a battle with Tajuddin Yildiz, the ruler of Ghazni who entered into a contest with him over the capture of Punjab (d) He sustained injuries while besieging the fortress of Kalinjar in Bundelkhand and succumbed to them later (UPSC 2003]


35.Who was the last ruler of the Tughlaq dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate ?

(a) Firoz Shah Tughlaq (b) Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq II (c) Mahmud Shah Tughlaq (d) Nasarat Shah [UPSC 2004, Bihar SSC 2005]


36.The original name of Changez (Genghis) Khan was

(a) Khasul Khan (b) Yesugai (c) Temuchin (Temujin) (d) Ogudi [UPPCS 2014]

Ans. c

37.Who among the following composed poems with the pen-name ‘Gulrukhi’ ?

(a) Firoz Shah Tughlaq (b) Bahlol Lodi (c) Sikandar Lodi (d) Ibrahim Lodi [UPPCS (M) 2015]


38.Which ruler founded the city of Agra ?

(a) Sikandar Lodi (b) Akbar (c) Firoz Tughlaq (d) Shahjahan [Cg PSC CS 2018]



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