MCQs for Class 7 History Chapter 1 “Tracing Changes through a Thousand Years”



MCQs for Class 7 History Chapter 1 “Tracing Changes through a Thousand Years

NCERT Class 7 History Chapter 1 “Tracing Changes through a Thousand Years” Multiple Choice Questions with Answers

Tracing Changes through a Thousand Years MCQs – Here is a compilation of Free MCQs of Class 7 History Book Chapter 1 Tracing Changes through a Thousand Years. Students can practice free MCQs as have been added by CBSE in the new exam pattern. At the end of Multiple Choice Questions, the answer key has also been provided for your reference.


Q1. When did Arab geographer Al-Idrisi make the map of the world?

A. 1177 CE
B. 1154 CE
C. 1274 CE
D. 1264 CE

Q2. Who is a cartographer?

A. A person who studies detail of geography
B. A person who studies maps
C. A person who makes maps
D. A person who studies typography

Q3. How is Medieval Persian different from modern Persian?

A. In terms of spelling
B. In meanings
C. In script
D. In grammar and vocabulary

Q4. The thirteenth century by Minhaj-i-Siraj, a chronicler wrote in ….?

A. Urdu
B. Arabic
C. Persian
D. Sanskrit

Q5. What was Hindustan according to Minhaj-i-Siraj?

A. Indian subcontinent
B. Himalayas to Nilgiris
C. Coastal belt line of India
D. areas of Punjab, Haryana and the lands between the Ganga and Yamuna

Q6. Areas of Punjab, Haryana and the lands between the Ganga and Yamuna – these lands came under ……?

A. Turks
B. Delhi Sultan
C. Sultan of Mysore
D. Moghuls

Q7. Which emperor used the term Hindustan to describe the geography, the fauna and the culture of the inhabitants of the subcontinent?

A. Babur
B. Humayun
C. Akbar
D. Jahangir

Q8. Fourteenth-century poet Amir Khusrau used the word …….?

A. Hindustan
B. Hind
C. Bharat
D. India

Q9. The medieval period a “foreigner” was……?

A. Someone from another another country
B. Anybody who was not a Hindustani
C. any stranger who appeared say in a given village, someone who was not a part of that society or culture
D. Someone from another continent

Q10. A place where documents and manuscripts are stored -……..?

A. Library
B. Archive
C. Temple
D. Museum

Q11. The fourteenth-century chronicler Ziyauddin Barani wrote his chronicle first in …….?

A. 1356
B. 1420
C. 1234
D. 1435

Q12. Between 700 and 1750, one group of people who became important in this period were the ………?

A. Marathas
B. Rajputs
C. Mughals
D. British

Q13. A group of warriors who claimed …………..caste status?

A. Brahmans
B. Vaishyas
C. Kshatriya
D. Shudra

Q14. The environment of a region and the social and economic lifestyle of its residents is termed as …….?

A. Haven
B. Territory
C. Habitat
D. Abode

Q15. Why do historians today have to be careful about the terms in the past?

A. Because they do not know the meaning of terms
B. Because the terms may have more than one meaning
C. Because the terms meant different in the past
D. None of the above

Q16. Which of the following is not the meaning of ‘foreigner’ in the past?

A. Stranger
B. Pardesi
C. Ajnabi
D. Indigenous

Q17. In which period did the number and variety of textual records increase dramatically?

A. 600 to 700
B. 700 to 800
C. 800 to 1000
D. 700 to 1750

Q18. Which type of people collected Manuscripts?

A. Poor people
B. Wealthy people
C. Local people
D. None of these

Q19. In which centuries was the term ‘Kshatriya’ applied more generally to a group of warriors?

A. Between the eighth and fourteenth centuries
B. Between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
C. Between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries
D. None of the above

Q20. Which language was spoken during the 14th century in the present Bengal region?

A. Awadhi
B. Gauri
C. Telangani
D. Lahori

Q21. Which is the holy book of Muslims?

A. Gita
B. Adi-Puran
C. Quran
D. Ramayana

Q22. Who had accepted the authority of the early Muslim leaders?

A. Sunnis
B. Shias
C. Khalifas
D. None of these

Q23. Prosperity in the subcontinent attracted trading companies of which region?

A. European
B. Australian
C. Russian
D. None of these

Q24. The word Rajput was derived from …..?

A. Rajasthan
B. Rajputra
C. Rajputana
D. Rajya

Q25. Who used to copy down scripts?

A. Scribes
B. Archeologists
C. Cartographers
D. Historians

Q26. When did the medieval period begin in India?

A. 9th century AD
B. 8th century AD
C. 12th Century AD
D. 18th century AD

Q27. What were the new crops and beverages that arrived in the Indian Subcontinent in the medieval period?

A. Coffee
B. Corn
C. Tea
D. All

Q28. Their knowledge of Sanskrit texts earned the Brahmanas a lot of respect in society. Their dominant position was consolidated by the support of the………?

A. People
B. Patrons
C. Students
D. Historians

Q29. What is the idea of bhakti –

A. of a loving, personal deity that devotees could reach without the aid of priests or elaborate rituals.
B. Worshipping the king
C. Idol worship
D. Preaching from scriptures

Q30. In the middle of the nineteenth century British historians divided the history of India into three periods: “Hindu”, “Muslim” and “British”.

A. 18th century
B. Middle of 19th century
C. 17th century
D. 20th century

Answer key for Class 7 History Book Chapter 1 “Tracing Changes through a Thousand YearsMCQs

Question No.AnswerQuestion No.Answer
1B16D
2C17D
3D18B
4C19A
5D20B
6B21C
7A22A
8B23A
9C24B
10B25A
11A26B
12B27D
13C28B
14A29A
15C30B
Tracing Changes through a Thousand Years Chapter 1 New Kings and Kingdom Chapter 2 The Delhi Sultans Chapter 3
The Mughal Empire Chapter 4Rulers and Building Chapter 5Towns, Traders and CraftPersons Chapter 6
Tribes, Nomads and Settled Communities Chapter 7Devotional Paths to the Divine Chapter 8The Making of Regional Cultures Chapter 9
Eighteenth-Century Political Formations Chapter 10