Qutb Shahi Rule 1518 to 1687 | Preparation Guide for Exams

Golconda Sultanate Qutb Shahi Dynasty Rule 1518 to 1687

Chronology of Qutab Shahi Sultan Rulers

a) Quli-Qutub-ul-Mulk (1518 to 1543 C.E)

b) Jamsheed- Quli (1543 to 1550 C.E)

c) Subhan- Quli (1550 C.E)

d) Ibrahimi-Quli-Qutub Shah (1550 to 1580 C.E)

e) Muhammad-Quli-Qutub-Shah (1580 to 1612 C.E)

f) Muhammad- Quli Shah (1612 to 1626 C.E)

g) Abdullah-Qutub Shah (1626-1676 C.E)

h) Abul Hassan Tana Shah (1676 – 1687 C.E)

Study Material of Qutab Shahi Dynasty 1518 to 1687

1) Hyderabad City founded by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah in 1590-1591 A.D

2) Quli-Qutub-ul-Mulk is popularly known as Sultan Quli Qutb ul Mulk, founder of Qutb Shahi Kingdom

3) Sultan Quli had an ancestral home in Iraq(Persia), migrated to India after losing power in Persia.

4) Sultan Quli joined service in Muhammad Shah (1463-1482), later he was appointed as Tarfdar of Telangana region by Bhamani Sultan in 1492 AD

5) Sultan Quli declared Independence in 1518 AD. Qutbshahi’s ruled more than 175 years

6) During the Qutbshahi period, the Telugu language had great progress.

7)  Qutb shahi kingdom captured by Aurangzeb in 1687 AD

Inscriptions found

Issued RulerInscription Name Remarks
ShitabkhamWarangal(1504-1506 AD)Details about Restoration of Hindu temples
Ibrahim Quli Qutub ShahNalgonda, Ghazinagar
(1576-1577 AD)
Muhammad Quli Qutub ShahBadshah-e-Ashur Khana
(1592-1596 AD)
Muhammad Quli Qutub ShahDaru – Shaif(1595 AD)
Abul Hasan TanashahMiyam- Misq (1681 AD)
Musunuri ProlayanayakaVilasa -Copper Plate
(1323 -1324 AD)
Details about oppressive Muslim rule in Telugu country


Book/Work NameName of AuthorRemarks
Khazain-ul-Futuh and Nuh SipihrAmir KhusravDetails about conditions of Deccan region in 14th CE
Tariq-e-Ferishta or Gulshan-e-Ibrahimi(Persian)Muhammad Qasim- FerishtaDetails About Political Conditions of Deccan

Note: Muhammad Qasim- Ferishta born in 1552 at Astrabadi in Iran. He joined the Ibrahim-Adilshah court of Bijapur, dedicated his life to Sultan Ibrahim. He used Telang to describe Modern Telangana in his work Tariq-e-Ferishta

Qutab Shahi Sultan Rulers 1518-1687

a) Quli-Qutub-ul-Mulk(1518 to 1543 C.E)

He was the founder of the Qutub Shahi Dynasty, ruled with Golconda as capital. He was contemporary to Srikrishna Devearaya, Achuyutadevaraya of Vijayanagara, Babur(founder of Mughal) and Sher Shah-Suri

b) Jamsheed- Quli (1543 to 1550 C.E)

He killed his father and became king of Golconda. He was very Greedy for power. He died with Cancer.

c) Subhan-Quli – 1550

He was the son of Jamsheed. At the young age of 7 yrs, ascended the throne of Golconda but ruled for a few months

d) Ibrahimi-Quli-Qutub Shah (1550 to 1580 C.E)

He was 6th son of Sultan Quli. Due to life threat from his elder brother Jamsheed, he escaped to Vijayanagar Court where Ramaraya has given shelter.

e) Muhammad-Quli-Qutub-Shah  (1580 to 1612 C.E)

He was 3rd son of Ibrahim-Quli-Qutub Shah. He ascended the throne at the age of 14 yrs. He built Hyderabad and Charminar. He had good relations with Iran rulers. He was a good friend of Akbar.

f) Muhammad- Quli Shah  (1612 to 1626 C.E)

Invasion from Mughal’s started in his period.

g) Abdullah-Qutub Shah (1626-1676 C.E)

In his period several Mughal Invasions happened. He was Contemporary to Jahangir and Shahjahan

h) Abul Hassan Tanashah (1676 – 1687 C.E)

He was the last ruler of Qutb shah, Sultan. He defeated by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in 1687 C.E.  He was captured and imprisoned at Daulatabad fortress, died there in 1699 C.E

8) Quli-Qutub-ul-Mulk ancestors were from Hamdam in Centra Asia ie., Southern Iran

9) Quli-Qutub-ul-Mulk born at Hamdam in 1451 C.E to Sher-Quli and Malik Swalch, his father belongs to Qara Quyunlu tribe.

10). Quli-Qutub-ul-Mulk migrated to India after lost their power to Akunve tribe. He accompanied by his uncle Ali Quli

11) Quli-Qutub-ul-Mulk with his uncle Ali Quli reached Gulbarga, the Head Quarters of Bhamani Kingdom. It was the period of Muhammad Shah III(1463-1482 C.E)

12) Execution of Prime Minister Muhammad Gawan of Bhamani in 1481 pushed Bhamani Kingdom in chaos. Sultan Shihabuddin Mahmood was not efficient king. The attempt to kill Sultan by his rival was spoiled cleverly by Quli-Qutub-ul-Mulki.

13) Dare act by Quli-Qutub-ul-Mulk impressed Sultan and he was appointed as Tarafdar of Telangana in 1492 C.E

14) Quli-Qutub-ul-Mulk declared Independence in 1518 C.E at age of 67 yrs after  death of last Bhamani Sultan Quli

15) Quli-Qutub-ul-Mulk attacked on territories Reddi, Vijayanagara and Gajapati rulers

16) Quli-Qutub-ul-Mulk build new city ‘Muhammad Nagar’ near Golconda fort

17) Quli-Qutub-ul-Mulk was murdered by his son Jamsheed in Mosque inside Golconda fort. He died at age of 99 yrs

18) Jamsheed, 3rd son of Quli-Qutub-ul-Mulk ascended throne by murdering his father in mosque.

19)He ruled for 7 yrs. He was contemporary of Deccani sultans of Ahmendnagar and Bijapur

20) In Jamsheed period Kamaludin Ardstani was most capable(efficient) minister and Vakil, Peswa and Mir-Jumla were other important ministers

21) Jamsheed died with Cancer in 1550 CE

22) After Jamsheed death, Quli-Qutub-ul-Mulk’s 7th son Subhan Quli became new king.

23) After Jamsheed death political situations changed, taking advantage of these situations , Quli-Qutub-ul-Mulk’s youngest son Ibrham Quli Qutub Shah returned to Golconda with the help of Aliya Ramaraya, defecto ruler of Vijayanagara and ascended throne in 1550 C.E

24) Ibrham Quli Qutub Shah ruled from 1550 to 1580 C.E, during his period Qutb kingdom gone to heights. These details are mentioned by Haroon Khan Sherwani in his work ‘History of Qutb Shahi Dyansty'(1947).

25) Ibrham Quli Qutub Shah was contemporary of Akbar

26) Combine armies of Golconda, Ahemdnagr and Bijapur attacked Vijayanagara forces led by Aliya Ramaraya and his brother. This battle is known as Raksasi-Tangadi battle. In this Battle Aliya Ramaraya was killed.

27) Victory of  Raksasi-Tangadi battle enhanced golry of Golconda and Ibrahim Quli

28) In Ibrham Quli Qutub Shah period, Mustafa Khan was most efficient minister of military affair  and others like Amir Shah, Muhammad Anju, Hussian Baig

29) In Ibrham Quli Qutub Shah period,  Hussian Sagar, Ibrahimnpatanam lake were build

30) Ibrham Quli Qutub Shah maintained good relations with Safavid Dynasty rulers of Persia

31) Court poets of Ibrham Quli Qutub Shah are Addanki Gangadhara Kavi and Kandukuri Rudra Kavi

32) Addanki Gangadhara Kavi wrote Thapathi Samvaranophakhyanam and Kandukuri Rudra Kavi wrote Nirankushophkhyanam

33)  Ibrham Quli Qutub Shah praised by scholars like Malkibhirama. He died in 1580 C.E

34) Muhammad-Quli-Qutub-Shah was next ruler after the death of his Ibrham Quli Qutub Shah. He was great scholar in Deccani Urdu.

35) H.K. Sherwani opined, Muhammad-Quli-Qutub-Shah period has a cultural uplift

36) Muhammad-Quli-Qutub-Shah had friendly relations with Mughal Ruler Akbar

37) Muhammad-Quli-Qutub-Shah had wars with Ibrahim Adilshah II of Adilshah Dynasty between 1580 to 1627 C.E and also had wars between Venkatapatirya II of Araviti dynasty

38) In Muhammad-Quli-Qutub-Shah period Queen Elizabeth granted permission to London traders to found East India Company

39) Hyderabad city was build by Muhammad-Quli-Qutub-Shah

40) Muhammad-Quli-Qutub-Shah’s Minister Peshwa Mir-Momin-Astrabadi designed the plan for city and Charminar

41) In 1581 C.E, Peace treaty was concluded between Golconda sultan and Bijapur Sultan’s

42) In Muhammad-Quli-Qutub-Shah’s period, Alikhan Loor one of the commander revolted against sultan, he received support from Ventajapathiraya II of vijayanagara

43) First attempt to capture territories from Vijayanagara ruler were failed due to heavy floods to Krishna river. In Second attempt, it was successful under the leadership of Amin-ul-Mulk and captured Kurnool, Gutti, Udayagiri, Gandikota and Penugonda

44)  Muhammad-Quli-Qutub-Shah’s commander Amin-ul-Mulk suppressed many revolts like revolts of Bhalevar, Elor Revolt, Rajahmundry sardar revolts and etc

45) Envoy of Akbar, Masood Baid was greatly received by Muhammad-Quli-Qutub-Shah and offered costly gift to Mughal emperors

46) Sultan Muhammad Qutb Shah son of Mirza Muhammad Amin, nephew of  Muhammad-Quli became sultan of Golconda in Nov 1612

47) Sultan Muhammad Qutb Shah married to Hayat Baksh Begum, daughter of Muhammad-Quli-Qutub-Shah

48) Muhammad Qutb Shah’s mother, ‘Khanam Agha’. She belongs to family of Imam Musakhajim, head of Shia sect

49) Muhammad Qutb Shah’s Peshwa Meer Monin Astrabadi and his successor Allam Ibn-i-Khatan managed the state affairs between 1612 to 1626

50) Peace treaty was concluded between Qutb Shahi Sultan and Jahingir

51) Meer Monin Astrabadi  wrote ‘Risala-e-Mikdaria’ work on weights and measurements in Persian language

52) In Muhammad Qutb Shah period, Masab tank and Khairatabad Mosque were constructed and foundation stone was laid for Mecca Masjid

53) Muhammad Qutb Shah was good scholar in Persian language. Hassain Baig Khifaqui, Persian ambassador spend 2 yrs in his court

54) Muhammad Qutb Shah died at age of 34 yrs

55) Abdullah Qutb Shah ascended throne of Golconda after Muhammad Qtub Shah at age of satyrs, his mother Hayat Baksh Begum managed state affairs 

56) J.N.Shankar  opined, Abdullah Qutb Shah lived his life with pleasure and ease(inefficient king)

57) Abdullah Qutb Shah’s Peshwa  Allama-Ibn-Khatun managed state affairs.  Prime Minister Allama-Ibn-Khatun removed Muhammad Raza, native Deccani from the position of Dabir and appointed Persian Afquis Moulana Bawain, Hakim Nizamuddin Ahmed, Ikalskhan etc in higher positions.

58) Selfish deed acts of Allama-Ibn-Khatun caused great lose to Qutb shahi Stability 

59) Adul Hasan Tanashah was the last ruler of Qutb Shahi Dynasty, he was son in law of Abdullah Qutb Shah

60) Adul Hasan Tanashah was contemporary to Arungazed and Shivaji

61) The gates of Golconda were opened by disloyal officer of Qutb shahi dyansty, Abdullah Phani by which Aurangzeb’s forces entered and captured Golconda in 1687 and took Adul Hasan Tanashah as prisoner

62) Adul Hasan Tanashah imprisoned at Bidar fort and later shifted to Daulatabad fortress. He died in prison in 1699 AD. Thus Golconda became the part of Mughal empire

63) Mirza Ibhrahim Zubari work Basatin-us-salatin(Dastur-ul-Amal) provides great information about Qutb Shahi Policies, Rule and structure 

64) H.K.Sherwani opined, Mirza Ibhrahim Zubari was a contemporary of Abdullah Qutbshah(1626-1672). He wrote book of Basatin-us-salatin(Dastur-ul-Amal) on the model of Siasat Nama written by Nizam-ul-Mulk-Tusi, court poet of Sultan Malik Shah Selijuki, ruler of central Asia

65) According to book Basatin-us-salatin(Dastur-ul-Amal), we got to know that, authored advised king to appoint Quzis, Muftis, Judges and pay their salary in cash

66) Even Author Advised king to grant Jagirs to ministers for 3 yrs

67) Qutb Shahi Sultans claimed themselves as Zillullah, “Image of God”

68) Envoy of Shah Abbas of Persia who lived in court of Abdullah Qutb Shah in 1636-1637 detailed sultans Palace, dresses, headgear and costly diamonds which he wore

69) In Ibrahim Quli Qutb shah period, Council became popular and it was known as Majlis-i-Kingash

70) Abdullah Qutb Shah made his minister Ain-ul-mulk, ‘Yusufshah’ as Qutb Shahi ambassador at the court of Jahangir in 1630

71) In Qutb Shahi rule, Peshwa or Diwan or Prime minster is second most important person after sultan

72) By time of Adbul Hassan Tanashah, Peshwa post was converted into Diwan, Madanna was the last Diwan of Golconda

73) In Qutb Shahi rule, Meer-Jumla was head of Finance Department, he was also known mas Jumla-Tul-Mulk

74) Some of the famous Meer-Jumla are Mir-Momin, Mansur Khan Habashi and Muhammad-Said-Ardistani

75) In Qutb Shahi rule, Ain-ul-Mulk were in-charge of Military affairs. Some of famous Ain-ul-Mulk were Saif Khan, Mansoor Khan

76) Nazir is post in Qutb Shahi rule, main duty of Nazir is to inculcate in people and maintained law and order sometimes. Abu Talib held post of Nazir in Muhammad Quli’s period and Meer Qasim in Abdullah Qutb Shah

77) Majumdar, chief Controller General of Adult in Qutb Shahi rule. Narayan Rao was Abdullah Qutb Shah’s Majumdar

78) Dabir known as Diwan-e-Inshan. His job is to translate of Farmans issued by sultans and send them to Tarafdars and other heads. Some of them are Qazi-Muzaffar Ali, Moulana- Owaisi

79) Kotwal, Known as Commissioner of Police, head of Police department.

80) Sarkel, Chief Revenue officer in capital

81)Hawaldar, person to in-charge of government Godowns, stables of horses and elephants.

82) Kingdom were divided into number of Tarafs or Smits. During Abdullah Qutb Shah, there are 6 tarafs.

83) During Last Sultan, Abul Hasan Tanashah kingdom divided into 37 sarkars and 517 parganas

84) Shah Bandhar, head of Port town

85) In Qutb Shahi rule, Provinces and smits were divided to small units. In Sultan Farmans, name such as Deshpande, Deshmukj, Tanedar, Sthalakarni etc are mentioned.

86) In Qutb Shahi rule, Head of Village were called as Maqadum.  Kulkarni was Village Account and Deshpande were Pargana level Accounts officer

87) According Historians, During period of Abul Hassan Tanashah, amount of 8,84,4770 Hons were spent to pay salaries for Armies every year

88) Special Courts were established in Qutb Shahi period. Sultan-Muhammad-Quli-Qutb Shah founded Dadmahal and Aman-Mahal was founded by Abdullah Qutb Shah

89) French Traveler Tavernier and Bernier appreciated Qutb Shahi’s Judicial System

90) Works which details about Qutb Shahi’s social conditions are Tariq-e-Ferishta, Tariq-e-Qutub Shah, Burhan-e-Masir, Thapathi Samvaranophskyanam, Yayathi Charitha, Vaijayanthi Vilasam, Sukasapthati, Hamsavimsathi and etc

91) Women position in Qutb Shahi’s period was not so good, women condition in those period where explained by contemporary Telugu writer Ponnaganti Telaganarya in his work Yayathi Chairtha

92) In Qutb Shahi’s period, Purdah system were followed by Hindu and Muslim Womens

93) Royal families like Hayat Bakshi Begum, Chand Bibi were expelled from fine arts and politics 

94) Qutb Shahi’s kingdom was one the richest kingdom in Deccan because of Diamond mines of Golconda States and fertile Coastal Land

95) Agriculture land were divided into two categorizes, Zamindari Lands and Haveli Lands

96) Water Supply: Ma-Saheb tank was build by Khanam Aga(Maseha) near Saifabad for local public and tank ‘Durg’ near Golconda fort for royal families 

97) In an Inscrpition of 1551 C.E, stated Ibrahim-Quli-Qutb Shah repaired Pangal tank and Udaya Samudram tank during his period

98) Some of Telugu books/Works details about trade and Commerce of Qutb Shahi’s are Sukasapthati, Hamsavimsati

99) Masulipatanam Port is one the best Port, where best quality textiles were exported 

100) Nirmal and Indur were one the famous Iron Industry,  where best quality of swords were produced

101) Main Currency of Qutb Shahi’s were Honnu, gold coin. Foreigners mentioned details like Pagoda, Panam, Thaar, Kasu were also other units of Qutb Shahi’s Currency.

102) Kharkhanas were established by sultans to produce clothes and other need articles for royal families

103) In Qutb Shahi’s  period, Kollur near Krishna river and Ramalla-Kota were famous for Diamonds

104) World Famous Kohinoor Diamond was found at Kollur Mine in 1656 AD during reign of Sultan Abdullah-Qutb Shah

105) In Deccan, Warangal Carpets are known for best quality. Sir George Watt in his book Indian Art at Delhi, Calcutta praised great quality of Warangal Carpets

106) In Qutb Shahi’s  period, Narsapuram, Bheemunipatnam, Machilipatnam were refereed as important Ship Building Centers

107) In Qutb Shahi’s  period, Saltpeter Industry were flourished, it is about preparation of powder which uses in Guns. Masulipatanam, Pulicat were famous for Saltpeter Industry

108) Hayat Begum daughter of Muhammad-Quli-Qutub-Shah, constructed Ma-Saheba tank in 1625 and built Khairatabad Mosque in memory of her tutor/teacher Ak-hund-mula-Abdulmailk

109) Hayat Begum also build a village Hayatnagar in 1626

110) Mecca Masjid foundation was laid by Sultan Muhammad Qutb shah (1612-1626) under the guidance of Darga Mir Faizullah Baig and Chowdary Rajaiah

111) Hussain Sagar was constructed by Hussain Shah Wali, famous Sufi Saint and son-in-law of Ibrahim-Quli-Qutb Shah in 1562

112) Paranapul old bridge was constructed by Ibrahim-Quli-Qutb Shah on Musi River in 1578

113) Muhammad-Quli-Qutb Shah, founder of Hyderabad City constructed Darush-Shifa, Unani Hospital in 1595AD for poor people

114) Mir-Momin Astrabadi Planned Hyderabad on the model of Isfahan of Iran.

115) Charminar was constructed by Muhammad-Quli-Qutub-Shah in 1590-91 

116) Qutb Shahi Tombs of sultans were very popular for their architectural beauty

117) Qutb Shahi Tombs were constructed 1km ways from Golconda fort located near Banjara Darwaza

118) Sultan-Quli-Qutb Shah tomb is of 9.5mtrs and around 30.5 sq.meter

119) Tomb of Muhammad-Quli-Qutub-Shah was a wonder architectural construction, its about 42.5 mts high and dome of 18.2 mts

120) Tomb of Muhammad-Qutb Shah, Abdullah-Qutb Shah and Hayat Bakshi Begum were also seen in same complex

Qutb Shahi Dynasty MCQ Questions

MCQ Qutb Shahi’s Multiple Choice Questions For Competitive Exams

1. Who was the founder of Hyderabad city?

a) Sultan -Quli

b) Ibrahim-Quli Qutb Shah

c) Muhammad Quli-Qutb Shah

d) Abul Hasan – Tanashah

c) Muhammad Quli-Qutb Shah

2. South India was ruled by Qutb Shahi’s for the period of _________ years?

a) 152 years

b) Less than 100 years

c) 125 years

d) More than 175 years.

c) More than 175 years

3. The ancestors home of Qutb shahi’s was Hamdam in _________ place?

a) Iran

b) Bangladesh

c) Iraq

d) None of the above


4. Qutb Shah kingdom was captured by mughal emperor Aurangzeb in _____________ period ?

a) 1687 A.D.

b) 1492 A.D.

c) 1482 A.D.

d) 1518 A.D.

a)1687 A.D.

5) The Telangana region was all round development by __________________ dynasty ?

a) Chalukya’s dynasty

b) Qutb shahi dynasty

c) Vakatakes dynasty

d) None of the above

b) Qutb shahi dynasty

6) Sultan Quli was appointed as ‘ Tarfdar ‘ of Telangana by ______________ sultan ?

a) Abul Hasan

b) Muhammad Shah III

c) Bahmani

d) None of the above

c) Bahmani

7. Sultan -Quli declared the independence in ____________ period ?

a) 1558 A.D.

b) 1518 A.D

c) 1492 A.D

d) 1681 A.D

b) 1518 A.D

8) The Warangal Inscription was issued by ______________ in the period 1504-1506 A.D ?

a) Ibrahim

b) Abul hasan

c) Shitabkham

d) Sultan Quli

c) Shitabkham

9) The Khazain-ul-Futuh and Nuh Sipihr books was written by _______________ Author ?

a) Amir Khusrav

b) Jmasheed

c) Abul Hasan

d) None of the above

a) Amir Khusrav

10. Quli-Qutb-ul-Mulk sultan was ruled between ____________ period ?

a) 1550-1580 A.D.

b) 1543-1550 A.D.

c) 1518-1543 A.D.

d) 1580-1610 A.D.

c) 1518-1543 A.D

11. Who was the son of Jamsheed sultan?

a) Ibrahim

b) Subham-Quli

c) Abdullah

d) None of the above

b) Subham-Quli

12. Who gave Shelter to Ibrahim-Quli-Qutb shahi in Vijayanagar?

a) Aliya Ramaraya

b) Krishnadevaraya

c) Srikrishna

d) None of the above

a) Aliya Ramaraya

13. Muhammad -Qutb Shah king was ruled between ___________ period ?

a) 1550-1580 C.E.

b) 1580-1612 C.E.

c) 1612-1626 C.E.

d) 1626-1676 C.E.

c) 1612-1626 C.E

14. Who was the last Qutb Shah Sultan?

a) Abdullah

b) Malik

c) Abul Hassan Tanashah

d) None of the above

c) Abul Hassan Tanashah

15. Sultan-Quli-Qutb-ul-Mulk was the founder of independent ____________________kingdom in 1518 C.E ?

a) Golconda

b) bahamanis

c) Chalukya

d) None of the above

a) Golconda

16. The Gajapati officer at Warangal Shitabkham was defeated in the battle of Khammammet by _____________?

a) Mustafa-Khan

b) Sultan Quli

c) Both (a) and (b)

d) None of the above

b) Sultan Quli

17. Sultan_Quli built a new city _____________________ near Golconda fort?

a) Muhammad Nagar

b) Ahmednagar

c) Bijapur

d) None of the above

a) Muhammad Nagar

18. Sultan-Quli attacked the Vijayanagar territories after the death of  ___________king ?

a) Srikrishnadevaraya

b) Kandukuri

c) Venkatapatiraya

d) None of the above

a) Srikrishnadevaraya

19. Who was the most capable minister to Jamsheed Quli king?

a) Vakil

b) Kamaluddin-Ardistani

c) Peshwa

d) None of the above

b) Kamaluddin-Ardistani

20. Jamsheed-Quli died with cancer in __________ year ?

a) 1540 C.E.

b) 1542 C.E.

c) 1546 C.E.

d) 1550 C.E.

d) 1550 C.E

21. Ibrahim-Quli-Qutb Shah was ruled between ____ __period?

a) 1543- 1550 C.E

b) 1550-1580 C.E.

c) 1580-1618 C.E.

d) None of the above

b) 1550-1580 C.E

22. Who was the most experienced minister for military affairs?

a) Amir-shah

b) Hussain Baig

c) Mustafa-Khan

d) None of the above

c) Mustafa-Khan

23. Ibrahim-Quli-Qutb shah constructed many tanks to supply water to agriculture are _______________?

a) Hussain Sagar

b) Ibrahimpatnam tank

c) Both (a) and (b)

d) None of the above

c) Both (a) and (b)

24. Who described Muhammad-Quli-Qutb Shah period as ‘Cultural uplift’?

a) H.K. Sherwani

b) Ghangadhara

c) Mukundaraj

d) Alam Khan

a) H.K. Sherwani

25. Who designed the plan for Hyderabad city and Charminar?

a) Mir-Momin-Astrabadi

b) Shah-abbas

c) Ibun-Khatun

d) None of the above

a) Mir-Momin-Astrabadi

26. Muhammad-Quli-Qutb Shah died in the ___ __period?

a) 1624 C.E.

b) 1612 C.E.

c) 1636 C.E.

d) 1626 C.E.

b) 1612 C.E

27. Sultan-Muhammad-Qutb Shah was son of ______________ king ?

a) Iqbal-Nama Sultan

b) Hassan-baig

c) Abdullah_Qutb Shah

d) Mirza_Muhammad-Amin

d) Mirza_Muhammad-Amin

28. ___________________ work on weights and measurements was written in Persian by Mir-Momin_Astrabadi ?

a) Risala-e-Mildaria

b) Mildaria

c) Both (a) and (b)

d) None of the answer

a) Risala-e-Mildaria

29. Who was appointed in responsible positions by the sultan?

a) Akkanna

b) Madanna

c) Kancharla Gopanna

d) All the above

d) All the above

30. Aurangzeb’s forces captured Golconda in ________________ period ?

a) 1657 C.E.

b) 1687 C.E.

c) 1672 C.E.

d) None of the above.

b) 1687 C.E

31. Who was the head of the Central Government in the Qutb Shahi administration?

a) Sultan

b) Yusufshah

c) Sheik-Muhammad

d) None of the above

a) Sultan

32. Sultan claimed divine right, calling himself as _____________ , the image of God ?

a) Zillullah

b) Zubari

c) Sardar

d) None of the above

a) Zillullah

33. During Ibraham-Quli-Qutb shah,the Council became popularly known as_________________?

a) Majlis-i-Kingash

b) Majlis-i-Diwandari

c) Both (a) and (b)

d) None of the above

c) Both (a) and (b)

34. Who was the second important person after the sultan in the central government?

a) Peshwa

b) Diwan

c) Both(a) and (b)

d) None of the above

c) Both(a) and (b)

35. Who was the person held for Peshwa post under the period of ‘ Ibrahim-Quli-Qutb Shah’s ‘ and did great services to people?

a) Mustafa Khan -Arbistani

b) Sheik-Muhammad-Ibnkhatoon

c) Basatin-us-Salttan

d)None of the above

a) Mustafa Khan -Arbistani

36. What was the salary paid to Peshwa by the government?

a) Ten thousand Hons

b) Twelve thousand Hons

c) Five hundred Hons

d) None of the above

b) Twelve thousand Hons

37. Who was the last Diwan of the Golconda kingdom?

a) Kancharla Gopanna

b) Akkanna

c) Madanna

d) None of the above

c) Madanna

38. Who was the Financial department in Qutb Shahi administration?

a) Meerjumla

b) Nazir

c) Diwan-e-Insha

d) Muzaffar Ali

a) Meerjumla

39. Who was the Minister-in-charge of military affairs?

a) Abdullah

b) Mansur Khan

c) Mansur-Ali

d) Ain-ul-Mulk

d) Ain-ul-Mulk

40. Who held the post of Nazir during Muhammad-Quli’s period?

a) Abu-Talib

b) Muzaffar

c) Owaisi

d) None of the above

a) Abu-Talib

41. Who as the person-in-charge of government godowns, stables of horses and Elephants?

a) Hawaldar

b) Kotwal

c) Sarkhel

d) Majumdar

a) Hawaldar

42. During the period of Golconda Sultan, Abul-Hasan-Tanashah,the entire kingdom was divided into ____________ sarkars and_________ parganas ?

a) 32 , 52

b) 37 , 517

c) 33 , 510

d) none of the above

b) 37 , 517

43. Who was the Sarkar with the largest number of Parganas in the entire Qutb Shahi kingdom?

a) Kaulas

b) Sikkol

c) Elluru

d) Melangur

b) Sikkol

44. The chief currency of the Qutb Shahi kingdom was known as?

a) Honnu

b) Kasu

c) Thaar

d) None of the above

a) Honnu

45. The diamonds of Golconda enjoyed great demand in _______________market?

a) Persia

b) Iraq

c) European

d) None of the above

c) European

46. World-famous diamonds like Kohinoor, Hope, Pigot etc., are found in  _____________kingdom ?

a) Golconda

b) Vakatakes

c) Both(a) and (b)

d) None of the above

a) Golconda

47. The world famous Kohinoor diamond was found at ____________________Place ?

a) Palampur

b) Kollur

c) Salempuri

d) None of the above

b) Kollur

48. ________________ places are important shipbuilding centers?

a) Narsapuram

b) machilipatnam

c) Bheemunipatnam

d) All of the above

d) All of the above

49. Who was the poet, who dedicated his work to the sultan?

a) Yayati Charitam

b) Thapathi Samvarnopokhyanam

c) Vaijayanthi vilasam

d) None of the above

b) Thapathi Samvarnopokhyanam

50. Kancharla Gopanna the Revenue officer of Khammam, constructed a temple to Lord Sri Rama at ______________Place?

a) Vemulavada

b) Tirupati

c) Bhadrachalam

d) Yadadri

c) Bhadrachalam

51 Muhammad -Quli-Qutb Shah was the founder of Hyderabad city constructed a Unnai Hospital in the _____________year?

a) 1589 C.E.

b) 1595 C.E.

c) 1532 C.E.

d) None of the above

b) 1595 C.E.

52. Hayat Baksh Begum was the daughter of ____________ Qutb Shah ?

a) Muhammad-Quli-Qutb Shah

b) Ibrahim-Quli-Qutb shah

c) Abdullah-Qutb Shah

d) None of the above

a) Muhammad-Quli-Qutb Shah


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