Ch – 1 Tracing Changes Through A Thousand Years

Q.1: Al-Idrisi was a/an ______________ cartographer.

Ans: Arab

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.

Ans: 600

Q.6: ____________ was a thirteenth century chronicler.

Ans: Minhaj-i-Siraj

Q.7: __________ used the term “Hindustan” to describe the geography, fauna and culture of the subcontinent.

Ans: Babur

Q.8: _____________ word is used today to mean someone who is not an Indian.

Ans: Foreigner

Q.9: What is the Persian term for the word “foreigner” ?

Ans: Ajnabi

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.

Ans: Scribes

Q.13: _____________ paintings were used to illustrate the text of manuscripts.

Ans: Miniature

Q.14: Ziyauddin Barani wrote his first chronicle in ________.

Ans: 1356

Q.15: The term “Rajput” is derived from ____________.

Ans: Rajaputra

Q.16: Rajput is a term applied more generally to a body of warriors who claimed _____________ caste status.

Ans: Kshatriya

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.

Ans: Kayasthas

Q.19: _______________ refers to the environment of a region and social and economic lifestyle of its residents.

Ans: Habitat

Q.20: ____________ framed their own rules and regulations to manage the conduct of their members.

Ans: Jatis

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”.

Ans: Sanskrit

Q.23: Mughal empire declined in the ______________ century.

Ans: eighteenth

Q.24: _____________ was often closely connected with the social and economic organisation of local communities.

Ans: Religion

Q.25: The idea of _____________ involved loving and personal deity that devotees could reach without the aid of priests or elaborate rituals.

Ans: Bhakti

Q.26: Muslims regard ______________ as their holy book.

Ans: Quran

Q.27: ___________ Muslims believed that the prophet’s son-in-law Ali was the legitimate leader of the Muslim community.

Ans: Shia

Q.28: ____________ Muslims accepted the authority of khalifas.

Ans: Sunni

Q.29: ___________ means learned theologians and jurists.

Ans: Ullama

Q.30: ____________ reflects changes in social and economic organisation, in the persistence and transformation of ideas and beliefs.

Ans: Time

Q.31: British divided Indian history into three periods in _____________ century.

Ans: Middle of nineteenth

Published by Priya Prakash

In the midst of winter, i found there was within me an invincible summer ~ Albert Camus

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