Delhi Sultans

Extra Questions

Match Columns

Column IColumn II
(i) Circle of justice(a) Tarikh/Tawarikh
(ii) Gender distinction(b) Fakhr-i-Mudabbir
(iii) Valuable sources of informationRaziya

Answer: i – b, ii – c, iii – a

Fill in the blanks

  1. The use of _____ was continued by the Khaljis and Tughluqs.

    Answer: Bandagan
  2. Military expeditions to southern India were started during the reign of ____.

    Answer: Alauddin Khalji
  3. Delhi first became the capital of a kingdom under the ____.

    Answer:Tomara Rajputs
  4. Coins minted in Delhi called ____ had wide circulation.

    Answer: Dehliwal

Multiple Choice Questions

Special slaves purchased for military service by the early Delhi Sultans were called

  1. Ghulams
  2. Bandagans
  3. Bonded labour
  4. Either a or b

    Answer: (b) Bandagan

The Sultans were dependent on ____for supplies.

  1. Trade
  2. Tribute
  3. Plunder
  4. All of the above

    Answer: (d) All of the above

Military expeditions to southern India culminated during the reign of____

  1. Alauddin Khalji
  2. Sher Shah Suri
  3. Muhammad Tughluq
  4. Lodhi dynasty

    Answer: (c) Muhammad Tughluq

Delhi became an important commercial centre under the

  1. Tomaras
  2. Chauhans
  3. Both a and b
  4. None of the above

    Answer: (c) Both a and b

Very Short Answer Questions

What were the three types of taxes during the Khalji and Tughluq reign?

Answer: Taxes on cultivation (called kharaj), cattle and houses.

Define hinterland.

Answer: It is a land adjacent to a city or port that supplies it with goods and services.

During whose reigns was the Sultanate expanded?

Answer: Ghiyasuddin Balban, Alauddin Khalji and Muhammad Tughluq.

What is a garrison town?

Answer: It is a fortified settlement with soldiers.

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