Early Medieval Period (800-1200 CE) MCQs : History GK Objective questions in English for the preparation of UPSC, SSC, Competitive exams.
Early Medieval Period : GK MCQs
Qns 1 : Who was the real founder of Pratihara Empire?
(b) Mahendrapala I
(c) Mahendrapala II
Qns 2 : Al-Masudi, an Arabian traveller, came to India, in the reign of which of the following ruler?
(a) Nagabhatta III
(d) Mahipala I
Qns 3 : Which of the following was the greatest ruler of Gahadavala dynasty?
(d) None of the above
Qns 4 : Dhangdev was the ruler of which dynasty?
(a) Chandelas of Jejakabhukti
(b) Parmar of Malwa
(c) Kalchuri of Mahishmati
(d) Kalchuri of Tripuri
Qns 5 : Which ruler has been called as ‘Kaviraja’ in one of his inscription?
(a) Pratihara Ruler Mihirbhoj
(b) Paramara Ruler Bhoj
(c) Pala Ruler Dharmpal
(d) Chalukya Ruler Kumarpa
Qns 6 : The great Jain scholar Hemchandra adorned the court of
(c) Jaysimha Siddharaja
Qns 7 : ‘Rajatarangini’ written by Kalhana is associated with which of the following?
(a) Chandragupta’s reign
(b) Anthology of Lyrics
(c) History of Kashmir
(d) Reign of Krishna Deva Raya
Qns 8 : One consistent feature found in the history of Southern India was the growth of small regional kingdoms rather than large empires because of
(a) The absence of minerals like iron.
(b) Too many divisions in the social structure.
(c) The absence of vast areas of fertile land.
(d) The scarcity of manpower.
Qns 9 : Consider the following statements about the Rashtrakuta Empire.
I. It was founded by Dantidurga by overthrowing the Chalukyas of Vatapi (Badami) and the capital was fixed at Manyakheta.
II. The Rashtrakuta kings, Dhruva, Govinda III and Indra III invaded North India.
III. The king Amoghvarsha, wrote ‘Kavirajamaraga’, the earliest Kannada book on poetics.
IV. The king Krishna I, built the Kailash (Shiva) temple at Ellora.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) Only I
(b) II and III
(c) I and IV
(d) All of these
Qns 10 : The Sanskrit poet and dramatist Kalidasa finds a mention in
(a) Aihole inscription of Pulkeshin II.
(b) Gwalior inscription of Mihir Bhoja.
(c) Karmadanda Sivalinga inscription of Kumaragupta I.
(d) Mathura Pillar inscription of Chandragupta II
Qns 11 : Who was the founder of Chalukyas of Vengi?
(c) Vijayaditya I
(d) Pulkeshin IV
Qns 12 : The Chola Era was famous for
(a) Religious development
(b) Village assemblies
(c) Warfare with Rashtrakutas
(d) Trade from Sri Lanka
Qns 13 : Who assumed the title of ‘Gangaikondachola’?
(a) Rajendra I
(b) Rajaraja I
(c) Rajadhiraja I
(d) Kulotunga I
Qns 14 : What was the occasion for the building of a new capital near the mouth of the Cauveri called Gangaikonda Cholapuram by Rajendra I ?
(a) His victory over the Western Gangas.
(b) Successful conclusion of his campaign against the Eastern Gangas of Odisha.
(c) The performance of an Ashvamedha yajna after his all round victories.
(d) The successful campaign of his armies in North India.
Qns 15 : Which one of the following is a special feature of the Chola Polity?
(a) Autonomous village panchayats.
(b) Division of kingdom into the mandalas.
(c) Monarchical system.
(d) Enlightened Council of Ministers.
Qns 16 : What was the administrative innovation introduced by Rajaraja?
(a) He abolished tolls, control and local taxes on merchandise.
(b) He made it a practice to send only the members of the royal household as viceroys of the provinces.
(c) He introduced the system of associating the yuvaraja with the administration of the country.
(d) He abolished the Council of Ministers and replaced it with a body consisting of representatives of village assemblies.
Qns 17 : Consider the following statements about Rajaraja.
I. The economic motive behind his conquest of Cheras, Pandyas and Sri Lanka was to bring the trade with South-East Asian countries under his control and open the sea routes to China.
II. His greatest historical contribution was that he introduced the tradition of beginning the Chola epigraphs with historical introductions.
III. In the field of agrarian and fiscal administration, he introduced the system of auditing of the accounts of the village assemblies and other local bodies.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) I and II
(b) II and III
(c) I and III
(d) All of these
Qns 18 : The Pala, Pratiharas and the Rashtrakutas fought for control over which city?
Qns 19 : Which of the following was not one of the feudal obligations of the feudatories to the overlord?
(a) Attendance at court and payment of tribute to the overlord.
(b) For smaller feudatories, permission from the king for any changes in the administration of their property.
(c) Maintenance of a specified number of troops and payment of tribute of the king.
(d) Permission of the king for matrimonial alliances.
Qns 20 : Consider the following statements :
I. Bhukti was one of the administrative unit during early medieval period.
II. Vishyas were the topmost administrative unit in hierarchy.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
(a) Only I
(b) Only II
(c) Both I and II
(d) Neither I nor II
Qns 21 : Which one of the following is not true about the Varna/Caste situation during the early medieval India?
(a) The number of castes increased manifold.
(b) The guilds of artisans were gradually hardened into castes for lack of mobility post Gupta times.
(c) The absorption of the tribal people added to the variety of the Shudras and so called mixed castes.
(d) The distance between the Vaishyas and Shudras increased during this period.
Qns 22 : Match the following.
|List I (Types of Tax)||List II (Description of|
|A. Hiranya||1. King’s share of produce|
|B. Bhaga||2. Tax on special produce taken in cash|
|C. Pratya||3. Toll tax|
|D. Uparnik||4. Tax taken from border areas|
Codes A B C D (a) 1 2 3 4 (b) 2 1 3 4 (c) 1 3 2 4 (d) 4 3 2 1
Qns 23 : Which of the following did not form a part of the donations made to the temple?
Qns 24 : Which of the following statements is true in the early medieval period?
(a) There was expansion of Buddhism.
(b) There was a revival and expansion of Hinduism.
(c) Islam made major inroads.
(d) Jainism disappeared completely.
Qns 25 : Assertion (A) Jainism in early medieval India received a setback.
Reason (R) The decline of internal trade in early medieval India hit the trading community hard.
(a) A and R both are true and R is the correct explanation of A
(b) A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A
(c) A is true, but R is false
(d) A is false, but R is true
Qns 26 : Where is the famous Virupakasha temple located?
Qns 27 : The tallest among all early medieval temple of India is
(a) Nataraja temple at Chidambaram.
(b) Brihadeswara temple at Tanjore.
(c) Vithalswamy temple at Hampi.
(d) The great temple at Sriangam.
Qns 28 : Sun temple is situated at
Qns 29 : Who among the following were famous jurists of medieval India?
Select the correct answer from the codes given below.
(a) I, II and III
(b) II, III and IV
(c) I, II and IV
(d) I and IV
Qns 30 : Match the following.
|List I||List II|
|A. Gahadavalas||1. Bundelkhand|
|B. Chauhanas||2. Gujarat|
|C. Chalukyas||3. Kannauj|
|D. Chandelas||4. Ajmer|
Codes A B C D (a) 1 2 3 4 (b) 3 2 4 1 (c) 1 3 2 4 (d) 3 4 2 1