MCQs on Medieval Indian History -14

1. Consider the following statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
i The provinces of the Gangetic plain, during the 17th century showed substantial rise in the lands classified as zabt.
ii The zabt expansion increased the ability of the administration to deal directly with village elite.
iii Steady growth in the measured area helped the Mughal State to keep pace with rising agricultural production over the country.
iv The cultivators turned to more valuable cash crops such as sugarcane or cotton.

(A) i and ii
(B) ii and iii
(C) ii, iii and iv
(D) i, ii, iii and iv

2. Abdur Rahim Khan-i-khanan made important architectural contributions at
(A) Burhanpur
(B) Kabul
(C) Lahore
(D) Agra

3. Match the List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                              List – II
(Monument)                                    (Place)
a. Tomb of Rabia Daurani             i. Agra
b. Tomb of Safdar Jung                ii. Sikandra
c. Tomb of Akbar                          iii. Delhi
d. Tomb of Fatehpuri Begum       iv. Aurangabad

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

4. Arrange the following monuments in chronological order of construction and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
i Jama Masjid, Delhi
ii Tomb of Humayun, Delhi
iii Badshahi Masjid, Lahore
iv Taj Mahal, Agra

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

5. Regarding the nature of the late medieval rural society of India which one of the following is correct?
(A) The rural society of the medieval period was highly stratified in nature.
(B) Natural calamities, wars and local oppression often contributed to the shifting of rural people from one village to the other.
(C) The social structure of the village, old or new, reflected almost the same nature.
(D) All of the above

6. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): The focal points in the Maratha political system was the institution of hereditary Peshwas.
Reason (R): Baji Rao changed the character of Maratha movement from struggle for national survival to empire building.

In the context of the above statements, which one of the following codes 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.

7. Which one of the following was the leader of Wahabi Movement?
(A) Syed Ahmad of Rai Bareilly
(B) Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
(C) Muhammad Abdul Wahab
(D) Waliulla

8. The Blue Water Policy was associated with:
(A) Vasco Da Gama
(B) De Almeida
(C) Albuquerque
(D) Alfonso de Souza

9. Which one of the following statements is correct concerning the Mughal theory of kingship?
(A) The Mughal theory of kingship was an admixture of Turkish, Mongol and Islamic ideals.
(B) There was a conceptual change in the theory of kingship advocated by the Delhi sultans and the Mughals.
(C) The Mughal theory of kingship evolved gradually and obtained final shape during the reign of Akbar.
(D) All of the above.

10. Match the List – I with List – II and select the right answer from the codes given below:
       List – I                            List – II
Founder                               Theories
a. Bhandarkar                i. Origin of Rajputs from Kshatriyas
b. Chandabardai            ii. Foreign origin of Rajputs
c. Colonel Tod               iii. Origin of Rajputs from Agni-Kunda
d. GaurishankarOjha     iv. Huna origin of Rajputs
       a b c d
(A) iv iii ii i
(B) i ii iii iv
(C) i iii iv ii
(D) i ii iv iii

11. Which of the following social reforms was not introduced by Akbar?
(A) Legalization of widows remarriage
(B) Registration of marriage
(C) Total ban on the practice of sati
(D) The age of circumcision was raised to twelve

12. Who separated the office of the Wali and Amir?
(A) Balban
(B) AlauddinKhalji
(C) Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq
(D) Muhammad Tughlaq

13. In the Mughal System of administration, Mir Bakshi was
(A) Commandar-in-chief of the Mughal army
(B) Incharge of the imperial mint
(C) Minister-in-charge of Treasury
(D) Paymaster General

14. Cannon and muskets in warfare in India were introduced by
(A) Balban
(B) Alauddin Khalji
(C) Babur
(D) Akbar

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


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