Test: Indo Islamic Culture - 1


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QUESTION: 1

What led to the growth of a composite or IndoIslamic culture?

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Islam and Hinduism coexisted together since the Muslims used peaceful means to try and convert the Hindus. After they discovered that the Hindus were many and thus could not be easily converted, they adopted to tolerate them. It contributed to its growth intermixing and assimilation of the cultural traditions.
 

QUESTION: 2

What exposed some of the evils of Hinduism?

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QUESTION: 3

The neo-technology brought by the Turks led to the rise of a new social group. Identify it.

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QUESTION: 4

The most important factor for the growth of purdah, in all probability, was that

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Historians say that purdah in India started much before Babur heralded the Mughal rule in 1526 AD. They say that purdah was a status symbol of the higher classes in medieval India. According to historians, during the Delhi Sultanate Period, the practice of keeping women in seclusion and asking them to veil their faces in the presence of outsiders became widespread among the upper class women. Perhaps, the most important factor for the growth of purdah was social- it became a symbol of the higher classes in society. And all those who wanted to be considered respectable tried to copy it.

QUESTION: 5

Which statement/s is/are correct?

I. The Hindu and Muslim upper classes did not have much social intercourse between them in the Sultanate period.
II. The Hindu upper castes applied to the Muslims the restrictions they applied to the Shudras.
III. Caste restrictions had not closed social intercourse between the Muslims and the upper caste Hindus and the Shudras.

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QUESTION: 6

Which of the following customs was followed by both Hindus and Muslims?

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QUESTION: 7

Indo-Islam culture is best represented by what aspect of the Sultanate period?

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QUESTION: 8

Which statement/s is/are correct?

I. The ceremonies connected with the worship of Muslim saints are more Indian than Islamic in details.
II. Casteism began appearing in Muslim society.
III. Some aristocratic Muslim families adopted the Hindu custom of sati and jauhar.

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QUESTION: 9

The highest caste among the Turks was

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Although Islam does not recognize any castes, Muslim communities in South Asia apply a system of social stratification. It developed as a result of ethnic segregation between the foreign conquerors (Ashraf) and the local converts (Ajlaf). The Muslims who came to the subcontinent during the 12th century Muslim conquests on the Indian subcontinent were already divided into social classes such as priests, nobles and others. Further, a racial segregation demarcated the local Muslim converts from those of foreign origin. The foreigners claimed a superior status as they were associated with the conquerors, and categorized themselves as Ashraf ("noble").

QUESTION: 10

Most of the Islamic architecture in India is composed of masonry formed of

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QUESTION: 11

The mosque and the tomb belong to which conventional style of architecture?

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QUESTION: 12

Many temples were converted into mosques.One such was a Jain temple first and it is the earliest known mosque in India. Identify

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QUESTION: 13

Which of the following architectural works was formerly a monastery?

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QUESTION: 14

Which of the following began to be used on a large scale in architecture in India with the coming of the Turks?

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QUESTION: 15

The Qutb Minar was completed by Iltutmish. It was dedicated to

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QUESTION: 16

The entrance door to the Qutb Minar called the Alai Darwaza was built by

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QUESTION: 17

A structure contains a dome which, for the first time, was built on correct scientific lines. Identify it.

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QUESTION: 18

The fortress of Adilabad and the city of Jahanpanah were built by

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QUESTION: 19

The tomb of a Tughlaq ruler marked a new trend in architecture. To have a good skyline, the tomb was put up on a high platform. Its beauty was heightened by a marble dome. Identity the ruler.

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QUESTION: 20

Match the dynasties of Sultanates with the cities they built:

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QUESTION: 21

Match the following:

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QUESTION: 22

Horse shoe arch is distinctive feature of one of the following buildings. Identify it.

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QUESTION: 23

Match the dynasties or kings with the coins they issued:

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C is the correct option. Iltutmish - He introduced the silver tanka and the copper jital - the two basic coins of the Sultanate period, with a standard weight of 175 grains.
Mohammed-bin-Tughlaq introduced the "token currency system". Since money is merely a medium of exchange, token currencies do not have to depend on the supply of gold and silver. 
The  silver rupee was issued by Sher Shah Suri from the mint Ujjain during the Hijri Year 949.
The Vijayanagara kings issued a large number of coins in gold, silver and copper. 

QUESTION: 24

Match the building with their location:

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QUESTION: 25

An Arabic inscription on the walls of one of the following buildings states that the material of twenty seven temples was used in its contruction. Identify the structure.

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QUESTION: 26

Sloping walls (batter) was a striking feature of Tughlaq architecture. It was absent in the buildings of

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QUESTION: 27

Most Tughlaq buildings used:

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QUESTION: 28

A feature of Tughlaq architecture was the deliberate attempt to combine the principles of the arch and the lintel and beam in their buildings.This is found in a marked manner in the buildings of

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QUESTION: 29

The decorative design found in all the buildings of Firuz Tughlaq is

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QUESTION: 30

Balconies, kiosk and caves of the Rajasthani-Gujarati style are used in the building of

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The Lodhis used the Rajasthani-Gujarati style in their balconies, kiosk and caves.
 

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