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MCQs on Medieval Indian History -3

1. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
       List – I                                List – II
       (Book)                                (Author)
a. Gulshan-i- Ibrahimi      i. GulamMurtaza
b. Basatin-us- Salatin     ii. FuzuniAstrabadi
c. Futuhat-i- Adilshahi    iii. Bhimsen
d. Nuskha-i- Dilkusha     iv. Muhammad QasimFirishta

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


2. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists:
List – I                                                                    List – II
          (Book)                                                          (Author)
a. Early Mughal Painting                               i. Somprakash Verma
b. A History of Sultanate Architecture          ii. Ebba Koch
c. Mughal Painters and their works              iii. Milo Cleveland Beach
d. Mughal Architecture: An Outline of its 
History and Development (1526-1858)        iv. R. Nath

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


3. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and other is labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): Many Sanskrit works on music were translated into Persian during the medieval period.
Reason (R): The early Chishti Sufis were fond of musical assemblies called Sama.

Consider the above statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below.
(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. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): It was in Shah Jahan’s reign that the arts of dance and music reached its highest watermark.
Reason (R): He was a patron of arts and literature.

Consider the above statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below.
(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.


5. Who amongst the following by using‘ Psycho-History’ had proved that Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq was not‘mad’ as commented for the first time by Elphinston?
(A) Agha Mahdi Hussain
(B) R.C. Jauhari
(C) Ishwari Prasad
(D) Shafat Ahmad Khan


6. Abwab refers to
(A) Land revenue claimed by the Muslim authorities.
(B) A system of revenue farming.
(C) A revenue paying State.
(D) Extra legal charges exacted by nobles.


7. What is the correct chronological sequence of the following Sufi Saints?
(i) Khwaja Ali Hujjwiri
(ii) Shaikh Badruddin Samarkhandi
(iii) Shah Nayamatullah Qadiri
(iv) Khwaja Baqi Billah

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


8. Consider the names of the following cities of Delhi:
(i) Jahanpanah
(ii) Siri
(iii) Tughluqabad
(iv) Khizarabad

Which among the following sequences represent the correct chronological order of foundation?
(A) (ii), (i), (iii), (iv)
(B) (iii), (iv), (ii), (i)
(C) (iii), (ii), (iv), (i)
(D) (ii), (iii), (i), (iv)


9. What is not to be considered as the nature of the Pre-Mughal Persian Historiography?
(A) Spiritual
(B) Didactic
(C) Impressionistic
(D) Provincial


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


11. Find out the correct sequence of the rate of land revenue under Alaudd in Khilji, Firoz Tughlaq, Akbar and Aurangzeb:
(A) 1/2, ½, 1/3, 1/2
(B) 1/3, 1/4, 1/4, 1/2
(C) 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 1/2
(D) 1/2, 1/4, 1/3, 1/2


12. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                        List – II
a. Zabt                 i. Mughal system of land measurement
b. Deshmukh      ii. Hereditary land right
c. Vatan             iii. Revenue officer
d. Ijaradari         iv. Revenue farming system
Codes:
      a b c d
(A) i ii iii iv
(B) i iii ii iv
(C) ii i iv iii
(D) ii iv iii i


13. Which one of the following historical works of Amir Khusrau is in prose?
(A) Qiranussadain
(B) Nuh Sipihr
(C) Ashiqa
(D) Khazain-ul-Futuh


14. Babur assumed the title of “Ghazi” after the
(A) Battle of Panipat
(B) Battle of Khanwah
(C) Battle of Ghagra
(D) None of the above


15. Who amongst the following commented for the first time that Kabir tried to undermine the common people’s pessimism in his Bhakti?
(A) Savitri Chandra
(B) Yusuf Hussain
(C) J.N. Farquihar
(D) Romilla Thapar

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