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    • The Delhi Sultans 

      Q1. True/False

                                i.        Coins minted in Delhi, called dehliwal. True

                               ii.        Raziyya is from the Rajput dynasty. False

                              iii.        Kharaj was a tax on cultivation. True

                              iv.        Ibn Battuta, a fourteenth-century traveller was from Morocco, Africa. True

                              v.        Alauddin used a “token” currency, somewhat like present-day paper currency. False


      Q2. Fill in the blanks

                              i.        Raziyya was removed from the throne in 1240.

                             ii.        In 1236 Sultan Iltutmish’s daughter, Raziyya, became Sultan.

                            iii.        Delhi first became the capital of a kingdom under the Tomara Rajputs.

                            iv.        Kakatiya dynasty of Warangal is a part of modern Andhra Pradesh.

                             v.        Delhi became an important city only in the twelfth century.

                           vi.        Mughal emperor Humayun, was defeated by Sher Shah.

      Q3. What is the time of rule of Ananga Pala?

      Ans. 1130 -1145


      Q4. What was the other name for Iqtadar?

      Ans. The other name for Iqtadar is muqti.


      Q5. Who abolished the Iqta System?

      Ans.  Alauddin Khalji abolished the Iqta System.


      Q6. What was the language of administration under the Delhi Sultans?

      Ans. Persian was the language of administration under the Delhi Sultans.


      Q7. From which country did Ibn Battuta travel to India?

      Ans. Ibn Battuta travelled to India from Morocco, Africa.


      Q8. When was Moth ki Masjid built?

      Ans. Moth ki Masjid was built in the reign of Sikandar Lodi by his minister.

      Q9. For how many years Suri dynasty ruled?

      Ans. The Suri dynasty ruled for only fifteen years (1540-1555).


      Q10. Who made the plan to capture Mongol territory?

      Ans.  Muhammad Tughluq planned a campaign to capture Mongol territory.


      Q11. Which ruler first established his or her capital at Delhi?

      Ans. Tomara Rajputs were the first rulers who established their capital at Delhi.


      Q12. What does the word mosque literally mean?

      Ans. A mosque is literally a place where a Muslim prostrates in reverence to Allah.


      Q13. In whose reign did the Sultanate reach its farthest extent?

      Ans. The Sultanate reached its farthest extent during the reign of Muhammad Tughluq.


      Q14. When and where the idea of "Three orders" was first formulated?

      Ans.  The idea of the “Three Orders” was first formulated in France in the early eleventh century.

      Q15. What is a mosque called in Arabic?

      Ans. A mosque is called a masjid in Arabic, literally a place where a Muslim prostrates in reverence to Allah.


      Q16. What was the duty of muqtis?

      Ans. The duty of the muqtis was to lead military campaigns and maintain law and order in their iqtas.


      Q17. Why did the authors of Persian tawarikh criticise the Delhi Sultans?

      Ans. The authors of Persian tawarikh criticised the Delhi Sultans for appointing the “low and base-born” to high offices.


      Q18. What is called qibla?

      Ans. During prayer, Muslims stand facing Mecca. In India this is to the west. This is called the qibla.


      Q19. Name the main mosque of Jahanpanah.

      Ans.  Begumpuri mosque, built in the reign of Muhammad Tughluq, was the main mosque of Jahanpanah.


      Q20. Who defeated the Tomara Rajputs and when?

      Ans. Tomara Rajputs were defeated in the middle of the twelfth century by the Chauhans (also referred to as Chahamanas) of Ajmer.

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