Mughal Empire of India Quiz

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What was the capital of the loose empire of Turkish warlords in India during the 13th - 16th centuries?

Delhi

Who devastated Indian cities and temples in 17 brutal campaigns around 1000 AD?

Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni

Which group of people were descendants of Timur the Lame and Genghis Khan, and eventually became known as the Mughals?

Muslim tribes from central Asia

During which period did the Hindus and Muslims battle each other for almost 300 years in India?

10th - 13th centuries

Who was the founder of the Mughal Empire?

Babur

Which ruler of the Mughal Empire is known for ruling with wisdom, tolerance, and expansion?

Akbar

Who built the Taj Mahal in memory of his wife?

Shah Jahan

Which Mughal ruler expanded the empire to its greatest size but also oppressed his people and enforced Islamic laws?

Aurangzeb

Which language became the official language of Pakistan as a result of cultural blending during the Mughal period?

Urdu

Who was the wife of Jahangir known for ruling with an iron glove and essentially ruling alongside her husband?

Nur Jahan

Study Notes

Mughal Empire

  • The capital of the loose empire of Turkish warlords in India during the 13th-16th centuries was Delhi.

Mahmud of Ghazni

  • Mahmud of Ghazni devastated Indian cities and temples in 17 brutal campaigns around 1000 AD.

Origins of the Mughals

  • The Mughals were descendants of Timur the Lame and Genghis Khan.

Hindu-Muslim Battles

  • Hindus and Muslims battled each other for almost 300 years in India during the 12th-15th centuries.

Founding of the Mughal Empire

  • Babur, a Central Asian ruler, founded the Mughal Empire in 1526.

Notable Mughal Rulers

  • Akbar was the Mughal ruler known for ruling with wisdom, tolerance, and expansion.
  • Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
  • Aurangzeb expanded the empire to its greatest size but also oppressed his people and enforced Islamic laws.

Cultural Blending

  • Urdu became the official language of Pakistan as a result of cultural blending during the Mughal period.

Female Influence

  • Nur Jahan, the wife of Jahangir, was known for ruling with an iron glove and essentially ruling alongside her husband.

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