(d) Abolition of a number of duties on trade and commerce
‘There should be left only so much to the Hindus that neither on the one hand
should they become intoxicated on account of their wealth, nor on the other
should they become so destitute as to leave their lands and cultivation in
despair.’ Whose doctrine was this?
(a) Ala-ud-din Khalji
(b) Muhammad Tughluq
(c) Balban
(d) Ibrahim Lodhi
Which Sultan wanted to found a new religion, but was advised against it by
the ulema?
(a) Balban
(b) Ala-ud-din Khalji
(c) Muhammad Tughluq
(d) Iltutmish
Which of the following statements is not correct about the iqta system?
(a) The iqtas of the Delhi sultanate were similar to the amarams of the
Vijayanagar period.
(b) The iqta holders had to maintain a prescribed number of troops for
sending to the Sultan whenever required.
(c) The iqtas were hereditary, but transferable.
(d) Iqtas were given not only to Muslims but also to Hindus.
Which one of the following was not one of the popular methods of land
revenue assessment under the Delhi Sultans?
(a) Sharing the crop
(b) Method of measurement
(c) Kankut
(d) Qabuliat or contract
Which of the following measures taken by Firoz Tughluq did not help in
improving agriculture?
(a) He lowered the demand of the state as far as land revenue was concerned.
(b) He brought about improved methods of cultivation and superior crops.
(c) He laid out 1,200 fruit gardens in the neighbourhood of Delhi, which
promoted horticulture.