Q.1: Al-Idrisi was a/an ______________ cartographer.
Q.2: Kanauj is situated in the state of _______________.
Ans: Uttar Pradesh
Q.3: _______________ was a French cartographer.
Ans: Guillaume de l’Isle
Q.4: _______________ was used by European sailors and merchants on their voyages.
Ans: Atlas Nouveau
Q.5: Atlas Nouveau was made nearly __________ years ago.
Q.6: ____________ was a thirteenth century chronicler.
Q.7: __________ used the term “Hindustan” to describe the geography, fauna and culture of the subcontinent.
Q.8: _____________ word is used today to mean someone who is not an Indian.
Q.9: What is the Persian term for the word “foreigner” ?
Q.10: Historians depend upon ________, _________, ___________ and _____________ for information.
Ans: coins, inscriptions, architecture and textual records
Q.11: Manuscripts were placed in _________ and __________.
Ans: libraries and archives
Q.12: ____________ copied manuscripts by hand.
Q.13: _____________ paintings were used to illustrate the text of manuscripts.
Q.14: Ziyauddin Barani wrote his first chronicle in ________.
Q.15: The term “Rajput” is derived from ____________.
Q.16: Rajput is a term applied more generally to a body of warriors who claimed _____________ caste status.
Q.17: ___________ and ______________ were the qualities attributed to Rajputs by their poets and bards.
Ans: Extreme valour and loyalty
Q.18: ______________ is a caste of scribes and secretaries.
Q.19: _______________ refers to the environment of a region and social and economic lifestyle of its residents.
Q.20: ____________ framed their own rules and regulations to manage the conduct of their members.
Q.21: ________________ was a ruler of vast empire that stretched from Bengal in the east to Ghazni in Afghanistan in the west and included all of South India.
Ans: Sultan Ghiyasuddin Balban
Q.22: According to Amir Khusrau, _____________ was an old language and “common people do not know it, only the Brahmanas do”.
Q.23: Mughal empire declined in the ______________ century.
Q.24: _____________ was often closely connected with the social and economic organisation of local communities.
Q.25: The idea of _____________ involved loving and personal deity that devotees could reach without the aid of priests or elaborate rituals.
Q.26: Muslims regard ______________ as their holy book.
Q.27: ___________ Muslims believed that the prophet’s son-in-law Ali was the legitimate leader of the Muslim community.
Q.28: ____________ Muslims accepted the authority of khalifas.
Q.29: ___________ means learned theologians and jurists.
Q.30: ____________ reflects changes in social and economic organisation, in the persistence and transformation of ideas and beliefs.
Q.31: British divided Indian history into three periods in _____________ century.
Ans: Middle of nineteenth