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class VII

Key Concepts

iqta, tarikh, garrison, Mongols, gender, kharaj

essential questions

1. What would have happened if the Indian subcontinent would not have been attacked by invaders in the early 12th century?
2. How did Delhi gain prominence as an important trade center and important city?
3. How did the Sultanate gain control over the larger parts of the sub continent?


  1. Delhiwala means: a) coins minted in Delhi  b) one of the city in Delhi  c) People living in Delhi d) Rulers of Delhi
  2. Qutab Minar was part of which city in Delhi. a) Siri  b) Delhi- I- Kunha  c) Jahanpanah  d) Tughlaqabad
  3. Razia Sultana and Rudramadevi were famous women rulers of India. Apart from them famous women rulers of the times were: a) Nurjahan  b) Mumtaz  c) Didda  d) none
  4. Moth ki masjid was bult by : a) Akbar  b) Sikander Lodhi  c) Iltutmish  d) I brahim Lodhi
  5. Kharaj a tax during Sultanate period on: a) cattle  b) houses  c) Agriculture  d) pottery
  6. Ibn Battuta is a traveller from: a) Morroco  b) Greece  c) Italy  d) Turkey
  7. Ruler who issued token currency and went on to campaign to kashmir a) Allauddin Khilji   b) Ibrahim Lodhi  c) Raziya Sultan  d) Mohammad Tughluq
  8. Choose the correct option indicating order of rulers who ruled Delhi: a) Turkish, Khalji, Tughluq, Sayyid   b) Turkish, Tughluq, Khalji, Sayyid  c) Turkish, Khalji, Sayidd, Tughluq  d) Tughluq, Khalji, Sayyid, Turkish
  9. Which of the following was NOT the king of Rajput dynasty: a) Tomaras   b) Ananga   Pala  c) Prithviraj Chauhan  d) Bahlul Lodhi
  10. Which ruler first establish his capital at Delhi: a) Chauhans rulers  b) Tomara Rajput ruler c) Turkish ruler  d) Khalji dynasty
  11. Who was the first slave king of Delhi Sultanate: a) Qutabuddin Aibak  b) Iltutmish  c) Raziya Sultan  d) Alauddin Khalji
  12. Who was successor of Muhammud bin Tughlaq: a) Ghiyasuddin Tughluq  b) Firuz Shah Tughluq  c) Ibn Batuta  d) None
  13. In whose reign did the Sultanate reach its farthest extent: a) Tomara Rajput  b) Raziya Sultan  c) Alauddin Khilji  d) Muhammad bin Tughluq
  14. Who was Ulema: a) A slave purchased for military service  b) a ruler  c) a scholar of islamic learning  d) an invader
  15. A fortified settlement with soldiers was: a) Hinterland  b) garrison town  c) jagir  d) none
  16. Which was not the kind of taxes during Delhi Sultanate: a) Kharaj  b) Tax on cattle  c) Tax on houses  d) Bandagans
  17. Kharaj was a type of tax on: a) houses  b) cattles  c) trade  d) cultivation
  18. Which Mughal emperor followed Sher Shah Suri’s idea of administration: a) Humanyun  b) Akbar  c) Babur  d) Aurangzeb
  19. Fill in the blanks:

a) ____ dynasty ruled Delhi before the Tughluqs

b) Tarikh or Tawarikh were written in _____

c) ___ was built by two rulers Qutubuddin Aybak and Iltutmish

d)____is  a sermon during friday prayer in the Mosque

e) Leader of the Namaz is___

f) Raziya Sultan ruled from ____ to 1240 AD

20.  Match the following:

Column A                                                        Column B

Delhiwal                                                       a) Traveller from Morroco

Shamsuddin Iltutmish                              b) coins minted in Delhi

Sanctuary of  the world                            c) Mongol invader

Ibn Batuta                                                   d) Jahanpanah

Genghis Khan                                              e) Early Turkish ruler


  1. Qibla associated with Islam is: a) Sermon delivered by leader on Friday   b) Prayer  c) Leader d) Direction muslim stand during prayer
  2. Bandagan in Delhi Sultanate period were: a) Military wheel  b) Special slaves  c) Revenue minister  d) Zamindar
  3. What was the language of admin under the Delhi Sultans: a) Urdu  b) Persian  c) Hindi  d) English
  4. The position of standing facing Mecca during namaz: a) Khutba  b) Qilba  c) Sijdah  d) Kharaj
  5. State whether the given statement are true or false:

a) Delhi became an important city under the rule of Tomaras and Chauhans

b) Minhaj-i-Siraj was in favor of Queen’s rule in Delhi

c) Delhi’s authority was challenged by Mongols invasions.

d) The iqtadars were called Samantas

e) Jalaluddin established the Lodhi dynasty

f) Delhi – i- Kunha was oldest of four cities of Delhi and was established by Muhammad Bin Tughluq



  1. Consider the following statements. Statement 1: Bandagans have resulted in political instability. Statement 2: Mongols attacks have decreased during reign of Allaudin Khilji. Choose the correct statement. a) Only 1  b) Only 2 c) Both  d) None
  2. Choose the incorrect statements: Statement 1: Shershah borrowed admin model from Alauddin Khilji       Statement 2: Akbar borrowed from Sher Shah Suri. choose the correct option: a) Only 1  b) Only 2  c) Both 1 and 2  d) None
  3. Choose the correct statements about Tawarikh: a) Authors were learned men  b) lives in villages  c) their ideas were not shared by everyone.  a) Only 1,2  b) Only 1, 3  c) only 2,3  d) Only 1,2,3
  4. Consider the following statements: Statement 1: Large parts of Sub continent remained outside control of Delhi Sultans  Statement 2: Forested areas of gangetic plain and Bengal became independent. choose the incorrect statement: a) Only 1   b) Only 2  c) Both 1 and 2 d) None