What was khidamati?
(a) One-fifth of the spoils of wars
(b) A tax on purchase and sale of commodities
(c) A tribute realised from the subjugated Indian chiefs
(d) A house tax demanded from the Hindus
Who were valiyul kharaj and muqta-gir during the Tughluq period?
(a) They were revenue collectors and revenue farmers respectively who were
given the fiscal responsibility of iqtas by Muhammad Tughluq.
(b) They were military officers in charge of paraganas.
(c) They acted as spies for the king.
(d) They were officers in charge of state farms.
Which of the following statements about the army of the Delhi Sultans is
(a) A sawar was a trooper who had one horse.
(b) A murattab was an artillery man.
(c) A sar-i-khail during the sultanate period was the head of a cavalry unit of
(d) All the above are true.
Who were the munhias during the reign of Ala-ud-din Khalji?
(a) They were the revenue officers.
(b) These were special officers who used to give reports about the rates and
working of markets.
(c) They were the heads of the market control organisation.
(d) They were the bodyguards of the king.
The most lasting contribution of Sultan Firoz Tughluq on account of which
he has been compared by a historian with the Roman emperor Augustus was
(a) Construction of public and irrigation works
(b) Construction of religious places (mosques)
(c) Imposition of jizya upon the