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Define history and its components mentioned in the text.

History is the systematic study and documentation of the human past. It comprises past events, memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of events.

What sources do historians use to seek knowledge of the past?

Historians use historical sources such as written documents, oral accounts, art and material artifacts, and ecological markers to seek knowledge of the past.

What is the difference between history and myth according to the text?

History is supported by verifiable evidence, while myth is not supported by external sources and is usually classified as cultural heritage or legends.

What is considered as prehistory, according to the text?

The period of events before the invention of writing systems is considered prehistory.

How does history as an academic discipline seek to analyze past events?

History as an academic discipline uses a narrative to describe, examine, question, and analyze past events, and investigate their patterns of cause and effect.

Who laid the foundation of the Delhi Sultanate?

Muhammad Ghori

Which dynasty ruled over the Delhi Sultanate sequentially after the Mamluk dynasty?

Khalji dynasty

Who led the Rajput Confederacy defeated by Muhammad Ghori near Tarain in 1192?

Prithviraj Chauhan

During which dynasty did the Delhi Sultanate reach the peak of its geographical reach?

Tughlaq dynasty

Which Turkic slave-general inherited and divided the Ghurid territories amongst themselves?

Qutb al-Din Aibak

Test your knowledge of historical events and sources with this quiz on history. Explore the systematic study of the human past and the significance of historical sources in understanding prehistory and the evolution of civilizations.

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