MCQs on Medieval Indian History -4

1. Arrange the following in chronological order and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(i) Conquest of Orissa by Akbar.
(ii) Introduction of Dagh system.
(iii) Creation of the twelve Subahs (provinces)
(iv) Introduction of the dual rank (the Zat and the Sawar)

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

2. Who among the following painters were considered by Jahangir as masters without rival in their particular spheres?
(i) Abul Hasan
(ii) Bishan Das
(iii) Ustad Mansur
(iv) Manohar

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

3. Which of the following States of North-East India was/were invaded by the Mughals?
(i) The Dimasa
(ii) The Meitei
(iii) The Ahom
(iv) The Koch

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

4. Consider the following statements:
Assertion (A): Balban’s Theory of Kingship was based on the policy of ‘Blood and Iron’.
Reason (R): The prestige of the crown was undermined under the successors of Iltutmish.
Answer the question from the codes given below:
(A) (A) is correct and (R) is wrong.
(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct. (R)i s the correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is incorrect and (R) is correct. (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(D) (A) is correct and (R) is incorrect. (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

5. Who amongst the following legalised corruption in the land revenue department?
(A) Firozshah Tughlaq
(B) Sher Shah
(C) Malik Ambar
(D) None of the above

6. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): There is no reliable chronology of events concerning the reign of Humayun, including his own movements.
Reason (R): The proper study of the chronology of events indicates that the so-called periods of Humayun’s inactivity were much briefer than have been visualized.

Read the above statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct and(R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(B) (A) is correct, but (R) is false.
(C) Both (A) and (R) are correct and(R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(D) Both (A) and (R) are false.

7. Why was the ‘Double Dome’ used in the Indo-Islamic architecture?
(A) To strengthen the buildings.
(B) To give cooling effect inside the building.
(C) To provide height to the buildings.
(D) For the purpose of beauty.

8. What is the main contribution of ‘Tasawwuf’ in India?
(A) Service to Islam
(B) Service to humanity
(C) Influencing the Medieval Bhakti Movement
(D) Propagate the theory of ‘Wahadat-ul-Wajud’.

9. What was ‘Shahrukhi’ coin in circulation during the Muslim period?
(A) A gold coin
(B) A silver coin
(C) A copper coin
(D) None of the above

10. Which one of the following is not the characteristic of Mughal painting?
(A) Inclusion of spiritual and mystic elements.
(B) Basically for the propagation of Islam.
(C) Portrait and miniature.
(D) Courtly and aristocratic

11. Find out the statement from below which is not correct?
(A) The Maratha polity under Peshwas got transformed into a close confederacy.
(B) The Peshwa created a new class of Sardars in the Swaraj area.
(C) The office of Peshwa became hereditary.
(D) Originally the Peshwa did not belong to the royal council.

12. In the context of the cultural and Ideological framework of the Mughal State which one of the following statements is not correct?
(A) Throughout the Mughal period there had been a constant process of reconciliation and adjustment between the central power and the regional elite.
(B) Because of decentralization during the 18th century a group of ‘upstarts’ came up to monopolize the resources of the empire.
(C) The Mughal process of centralisation left no space for existence of rival principles of organisation.
(D) Possibilities for diffusion of power had always been there in Mughal India.

13. Which one of the following statements regarding Abul Fazl’s Akbarnāma is not true?
(A) He usually does not refer to his sources.
(B) He makes some crude observations.
(C) He does not make generalizations.
(D) He is never secular.

14. What was the title of the British Museum Baburnāma manuscript translated into English by Mrs. A.S.Beveridge?
(A) Baburnāma
(B) Waqyāt-i-Baburi
(C) Tuzuk-i-Baburi
(D) None of the above

15. Who was the Governor of Madras in 1661?
(A) Fox Croft
(B) Streynsham
(C) Gerald Aungier
(D) Charles Boone



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