Early-Medieval Period (650-1206)
I.North India (Rajput Period)
1.Who built the Khajuraho temples ?
(a) Holkars sinta (b) Scindias (c) Bundela (d) Chandela [SSC Grad. 2001, NDA 2008]
2.Arabs were defeated in 738 AD by
(a) Pratiharas (b) Rashtrakutas (c) Palas (d) Chalukyas [SSC Sec. Off.(Aud.) 2007]
3.Who among the following Rajputa kings defeated Muhammad Ghori for the first time?
(a) Prithviraj III (b) Baghel Bhim (c) Jaichanda (d) Kumarpal [SSC Mat. 2008]
4.Who constructed the world famous Jagannath Temple at Puri?
(a) Krishnavarman (b) Anantvarman (c) Devavarman (d) None of these Bihar SSC LDC 2005
5.The Dilwara Temple is located at –
(a) Bhubaneswar (b) Aurangabad (c) Khajuraho (d) Mout Abu [SCRA 2000]
6.Assertion (A): The success of the Turks against the Indian rulers at the end of the 12th century was an event that exposed the weakness of the Indian armies. Reason (R) : Large scale conversions to Islam had depleted the numerical strength of the Indian armies.
(a) Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A (b) BothAand Rare 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
7.Alberuni lived during the period of which one of the following?
(a) Mahmud Ghaznavi (b) Mohammad Ghori (c) Alauddin Khalji d) Firuzshah Tughlaq [SCRA 2005]
8.Jaideva, the famous author of ‘Gita Gobinda’, was the court poet of
(a) Harsha (b) Prithviraj Chauhan (c) Lakshmanasena – (d) None of these [RRB Mumbai Supervisor /IESM 2006]
9.Who founded four mathas in the four corners of India ?
(a) Shankaracharya (b) Ramanujacharya (c) Bhaskaracharya (d) Madhvacharya
[RRB Mumbai Supervisor/IESM 2006]
10.The Lingaraja Temple built during the medieval period is at
(a) Bhubaneswar (b) Khajuraho (c) Madurai (d) Mount Abu • [NDA 2004, UPSC 2001]zajputa rerioa)
11.Who fought the battle of Waihind (1009 AD) ?
(a) Anandpala and Mahmud Ghazanavi (b) Jayapala and Muhmmad Ghori (c) Prithviraj Chauhan and Muhammad Ghori 6) (d) Jaichandra and Bakhtiyar Khalji DE[NDA 2006
12.The temple of Somnath which was destroyed by Mahmud of Ghazni (Mahmud Ghazanavi)was dedicated to Lord
(a) SivaOS (b) Vishnu (c) Surya (d) Ganapati [CDS 2000
13.Assertion (A): Alberuni, who visited India at the time of Mahmud of Ghazni, criticised the Hindus for their exclusiveness which kept them away from the rest of the world. Reason (R) : He believed that the caste system was responsible for this.
(a) Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A (b) Both Aand Rare 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[CDS 2001]
14.In India, the first to put forward the theory that the eart revolves round the sun was
(a) Aryabhatta (b) Brahmagupta (c) Bana (d) Kalhana [CDS 2003 ]
15.The Sun Temple of Konark was built by Narasimhadeva I. To which dynasty he belong to?
(a) Somvansi dynasty (b) Gang dynasty (c) Suryavansi dynasty (d) Bhoi dynasty [CDS 200
16.Which one of the following is NOT a feature of Nort Indian temple architecture ?
(a) Shikhara (b) Garbha Griha (c) Gopuram (d) Pradakshina-path [CDS 200
17.Who among the following is well known for his contribution in the field of Algebra ?
(a) Aryabhatta (b) Brahmagupta (c) Bhaskara (d) Lalla [UP PCS (P) 2000
18.The presiding deity of Bhojshala Temple is
(a) Goddess Durga (b) Goddess Laxmi (c) Goddess Saraswati (d) Goddess Parvati
19.Vikramsila Mahavihara was established by the ruler of
(a) Pushyabhuti Dynasty (b) Barman Dynasty (c) Sen Dyanasty (d) Pal Dynasty [UP PCS (M) 2005
20.’Daskumar Charitam’ was composed by
(a) Surdas (b) Dandin (c) Tulsidas (d) Kalidas [UP PCS (M) 2005
21.The Laxman Era was started (in 1119 AD) by which of or the following dynasty ?
(a) Pratiharas s (b) Palas (c) Chauhansalat (d) Sens (UP PCS (M) 2005]
22.Sun Temple is situated at – 5
(a) Puri CA (b) Khajuraho (c) Konark (d) Gaya (UP PCS (P) 2007]
23………. was one of the famous philosophers and scholars of the Pala period.
(a)Atish Dipankar (b) Dibyok (c) Ravikriti (d) Aryabhatta [WB PSC Kolkata Police Exam. 2007]
24.Who wrote ‘Ramcharita’ ?
(a) Banabhatta (b) Kalidas (c) Sandhyakar Nandi (d) Tulsidas (WB PSC 2008]
25.The Vikramsila Vihara was founded by
(a) Mahipala I (b) Devapala (c) Dharmapala (d) Surapala [WB PSC 2008]
26.Who among the following was not a part of tripartite struggle?
(a) Palas (b) Pratiharas (c) Rashtrakutas (d) Cholas [UPPCS 2014]
27.Who was the founder of Pala Dynasty ?
(a) Dharmapala (b) Deopala (c) Gopala (d) Rampala [UPPCS (M) 2015)