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MCQs on Medieval Indian History -10

1. Which of the following statements is not correct?
(A) Horses constituted a very large item of India’s overland import.
(B) VirjiVohra was one of the prominent merchants of Suratduring the 17thcentury.
(C) The Portuguese dominated India’s maritime trade during the 17thcentury.
(D) Many Mughal nobles participated in trade and commerce during the 17thcentury.


2. Which of the following statements is not correct?
(A) Monetary system of the Mughals was largely based on silver rupaiya.
(B) The Mughal rulers from Babur to Shah Jahan continued to harbour territorial ambitions in Central Asia.
(C) There was no middle class in Mughal India.
(D) The period 1605-1658 witnessed significant changes in the Mansab and Jagir systems.


3. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): With the acquisition of Diwani of Bengal the Company directly organized the ‘drain of wealth’.
Reason (R): The Company began to send to England the revenue of Bengal through what were called “Investment”.

In the context of the above statements, which one of the following is correct?
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.



4. Which of the following statements are not correct?
(i) After Balban’s death his son Bughra Khan assumed sovereignty in Lakhnauti
(ii) Alauddin Khalji extended his authority to Bengal
(iii) Ghiyasuddin Tughluq made Bengal part of the Delhi sultanate in 1324
(iv) Firuz Shah Tughluq invaded Bengal twice during the reign of Shamsuddin Iliyas Shah. 

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) (ii) (iii) (iv)
(B) (ii) (iv)
(C) (ii) (iii)
(D) (iii) (iv)


5. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                                   List – II
(a) Shaikh Moinuddin Chishti              (i) Delhi
(b) Shaikh Bahauddin Zakariya          (ii) Ajodhan
(c) Shaikh Farid-ud-din Masud 
Ganj-i- Shakar                                    (iii) Multan
(d) Shaikh Nizamuddin Auliya            (iv) Ajmer

Codes :
       (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (iii) (iv) (ii) (i)
(B) (iii) (ii) (iv) (i)
(C) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)
(D) (iv) (ii) (iii) (i)


6. Who termed the dominion of Sultan Muhammad Tughlaq as ‘Hind and Sind’?
(A) Ziyauddin Barani
(B) Abdal Malik Isami
(C) Ibn Battuta
(D) Yahia-bin Ahmad Sirhindi


7. Name the English Officer who obtained Madras on lease in 1639 from the ruler of Chandragiri.
(A) Sir Thomas Roe
(B) Francis Day
(C) Sir George Oxenden
(D) Sir John Child


8. Consider the following statements and point out the incorrect one:
(A) Babur’s Memoirs provide a flood of light on contemporary affairs.
(B) It exhibits Babur’s interest in nature.
(C) It provides no information about Farghana, Samarqand and Kabul where he spent time.
(D) He throws light on his contemporaries, their good and bad points, including himself.


9. Tulsidas was the author of which book?
(A) Kavitawali
(B) Ramacharitamanas
(C) Gitawali
(D) All of the above


10. Who among the following is considered as the founder of ‘Varkari’ sect?
(A) Eknath
(B) Tukaram
(C) Namdeva
(D) Jnanesvara


11. Consider the following statements in the context of organization of Mughal ruling class during the 17thcentury and select the correct answer from the options given below:
(A) An aspect of the composite ruling class was the steady promotion of a small number of members belonging to the administrative services.
(B) These members were generally drawn from Khatri and Kayastha castes.
(C) A few Brahmins could also be found amongst this ruling class.
(D) All of the above.


12. Which one of the following Mughal painters was a caricaturist?
(A) Basawan
(B) Manohar
(C) Miskin
(D) Abul Hasan


13. Shah Jahan fought the Battle of Kartarpur against
(A) Guru Hargovind Singh
(B) Guru HarKishan
(C) Guru Har  Rai
(D) Guru Tegh Bahadur


14. Given below are two statements labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): Recurring peasant revolts in the late 17th and early 18th centuries are believed to have been a major cause of the decline of Mughal Empire.
Reason (R): Regional sentiments against a centralized Mughal State had not been there.

In the context of the above statements, which one of the following is correct?
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true.


15. Which one of the following centre was not a Dutch commercial establishment in India?
(A) Masulipatam
(B) Karikal
(C) Hugli
(D) Balasore

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