Test: Political And Social Conditions (800-1200 A.D) - 2


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QUESTION: 1

What was the name of the Pratihara king who was defeated by Dhruva II of the Rashtrakuta dynasty?

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QUESTION: 2

Which one of the following was the first to wrest the control of Kanauj from Dharmapala?

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A is the correct option.

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QUESTION: 3

Which one of the following was the second Pratihara king to defeat Dharmapala and drive away his protege from Kanauj?

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QUESTION: 4

Match the early medieval Indian rulers with their ruling dynasties:

(A)  Gahadvala                (I) Nagabhatta I
(B) Paramaras                (II) Chandradeva
(C) Guvara Pratiharas    (III) Yasovarman
(D) Chandelas                (IV) Upendra

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Correct Answer :- B

Explanation : a) Chandradeva, who belonged to Rathore clan of Rajput warriors, established the Gahadavala dynasty. He was the founder of the Gahadwala dynasty at Kannauj.

b) The Paramara Dynasty was founded by a chief called Upendra (Krishanaraja) at the beginning of the 9th century. The capital of Paramaras initially was Ujjain which later was replaced by Dhara. They were able to rule till 1305 when Malwa was conquered finally by Alauddin Khilji.

c) The Gurjara Pratihara dynasty (or Pratihara Dynasty) was founded by Nagabhata I who was the ruler of the kingdom of Avanti in between 730-760 AD. His capital was Ujjain. He defeated an invasion by the Arabs from Sindh and captured Kathiawar, Malwa, Gujarat and many parts of Rajaputana.

d) The Chandelas initially ruled as feudatories of the Gurjara-Pratiharas of Kanyakubja (Kannauj). The 10th century Chandela ruler Yashovarman became practically independent, although he continued to acknowledge the Pratihara suzerainty. By the time of his successor Dhanga, the Chandelas had become a sovereign power.

QUESTION: 5

When Mahmud of Ghazni attacked Somnath, the Chalukya or Solanki ruler of Gujarat was

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QUESTION: 6

Whose kingdom was visited by Al-Masudi, an Arab traveller of the early 10th century A.D.?

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A is the correct option.The Arab traveller, al Masudi, visited Kannauj in the early tenth century and wrote that "the king of Kannauj was the natural enemy of the king of the Deccan : that he kept a large army and was surrounded by smaller kings always ready to go to war." 

QUESTION: 7

Which one of the following was the greatest ruler of the Pratihara dynasty?

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QUESTION: 8

Which one of the following was the last Pratihara ruler, who surrendered before Mahmud of Ghazni and was finally defeated and killed by the Chandela king Vidyadhara?

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QUESTION: 9

What was the name of the Pratihara king who defeated the Pala king Dharmapala of Bengal in the battle of Monghyr?

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B is the correct option.Dharmapala the second and considered to be the greatest ruler of the Pala. Subsequently Nagabhatta II also defeated Dharmapala in a battle near Munger.

QUESTION: 10

Who of the following destroyed the Pala supremacy in Bengal?

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QUESTION: 11

Bengal passed from Palas to the control of a new dynasty, the Senas. Where did the Senas come from?

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D is the correct option.Sena Dynasty ruled Bengal for little over a century (c 1097-1225).  Sena rule in Bengal is that the whole of Bengal was brought under a single rule .Senas came to Bengal along with some invaders from the Deccan.

QUESTION: 12

Which fact regarding the Senas of Bengal is not correct?

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QUESTION: 13

Which statement on Lakshmana Sena is not correct?

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QUESTION: 14

Between the 9th and 11th centuries A.D., the most important ruling dynasty in the northernwestern India was the Hindu Shahis. Who was the founder of this dynasty?

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QUESTION: 15

Which one of the following did not rule over Kashmir between 800 A.D. and 1200 A.D.?

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QUESTION: 16

What was the name of the Gurjara Pratihara king whose court was adorned by Raja Sekhar?

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QUESTION: 17

Why did Jaychandra not help Prithviraja Chauhan on his war against Gori?

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QUESTION: 18

What was the name of Hindu Shahi king who was first defeated by Subuktbin and then by Mahmud of Ghazni?

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QUESTION: 19

To which of the following dynasties did Gangeyadeva belong? 

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Gangeyadeva was a ruler of the Kalachuri dynasty of Tripuri in central India. His kingdom was centered around the Chedi or Dahala region in present-day Madhya Pradesh. During the early part of his reign, Gangeyadeva seems to have ruled as a vassal, possibly that of the Paramara king Bhoja.

QUESTION: 20

It is said that Vakpati Munja defeated a Chalukya king six times. What was his name?

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QUESTION: 21

Which of the following books was written by Bhoja Paramara?

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QUESTION: 22

What was the name of the Chandela king who joined the coalition formed by Andapala Shahi in 1008 A.D. to repeal the invasion of Mahmud of Ghazni?

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QUESTION: 23

Which one of the following offered the most successful resistance against Mahmud of Ghazni?

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QUESTION: 24

What was the name of the Kashmir king who defeated and dethroned a king of Kanauj belonging to the Ayudha family?

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QUESTION: 25

Who was the builder of the Martanda temple in Kashmir ?

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QUESTION: 26

Which one of the following statements about the role of Jayachandra Gahadavala during Muhammad Gori’s invasion of India is correct?

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QUESTION: 27

Match the following dynasties with their seat when Mahmud of Ghazni invaded India:

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QUESTION: 28

Who of the following Rashtrakuta king invaded north India?

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QUESTION: 29

Match the following :

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QUESTION: 30

Who of the following established a kingdom for the Hoysala dynasty?

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