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MCQs on Medieval Indian History -8

1. The names of the three successors of Khizr Khan, the founder of the Saiyyid dynasty, are given below:
(i) Mabarak Shah
(ii) Alauddin Alam Shah
(iii) Muhammad Shah

Which of the following sequences represents the correct chronological order?
(A) (i), (ii), (iii)
(B) (i), (iii), (ii)
(C) (iii), (ii), (i)
(D) (ii), (iii), (i)


2. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                              List – II
(Sufi terminology)       (Meaning)
(a) Futuh                 (i) Sufi musical gathering
(b) Sama                (ii) Conversations of Sufi saints
(c) Barkat               (iii) Unasked for charity
(d) Malfuz              (iv) Spiritual grace acquired by a Sufi

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


3. Who calls the political economy of the Vijayanagara regime of the sixteenth century as feudal?
(A) N. Karashima
(B) Burton Stein
(C) K.V. Ramesh
(D) N. Venkataramanyya


4. Consider the following statements:
(i) Guru Nanak was interested in all the major forms of contemporary religious beliefs and practices whether “Hindu” or “Muslim”.
(ii) Guru Nanak was soft on the Jain monks.
(iii) He considered ritual reading of scriptures as waste of time.
(iv) During the last fifteen years of his life Guru Nanak settled at Kiratpur.

Which of the above statements are not correct? Select your answer from the codes given below:
(A) (i) and (ii)
(B) (i) and (iv)
(C) (ii) and (iii)
(D) (ii) and (iv)


5. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): Like his father and Surs, Humayan was not willing to recognize any power politically superior to him.
Reason (R): He himself assumed the title of Khalifa.

In the context of the above statements, which one of the followings 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.


6. Who stated that the ‘best place for a woman is the purdah or the grave?
(A) Amir Khusrau
(B) Isami
(C) Badauni
(D) Shaikh Ahmad Sirhindi


7. Who justified Mughal attack on Malwa by saying that Baz Bahadur occupied himself with “unlawful and vicious practices”?
(A) Nizamuddin Ahmad
(B) Abdul Qadir Badauni
(C) Arif Qandhari
(D) Abul Fazl


8. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): The art of painting reached its highest watermark during Jahanagir’s reign.
Reason (R): He was not interested in other forms of art.

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.


9. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and other labelled as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): The advent of the European trading companies in India adversely affected India’s export trade during the seventeenth century.
Reason (R): Large quantities of silver found its way into India due to the trading activities of the English East India Company in the seventeenth century.

In the context of the above statements, which one of the following is correct? 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.


10. Which of the following officers was not associated with the administration of cities in the Mughal Empire?
(A) Nazim
(B) Qazi
(C) Mir-i-adl
(D) Kotwal


11. Consider the following statements:
(i) Shah Jahan discontinued Jharokhadarshan and tuladana.
(ii) Shah Jahan refused to grant land to Shanti Das, the leading Jain Jeweller and banker of Ahmedabad to build a resting place for Jain saints.
(iii) Shah Jahan banned mixed marriages between Hindus and Muslims in Kashmir.
(iv) Shah Jahan exempted the theologians from offering Sijda.

Which of the above statements are not correct? Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) (i) and (ii)
(B) (ii) and (iii)
(C) (ii) and (iv)
(D) (i) and (iv)


12. Which Mughal Court Chronicle given an account of the Ahom Kingdom of Assam?
(A) Padshahnama
(B) Alamgirnama
(C) Futuhat-i-Alamgiri
(D) Maasir-i-Alamgiri


13. Which historian has spoken of tripartite relationship between zamindars, jagirdars and peasants as the reason for the crisis of the Mughal Empire and its decline?
(A) Stephan P. Blake
(B) M. Athar Ali
(C) Satish Chandra
(D) C.A. Bayly


14. Consider the following statements:
(i)Shivaji could check the Deccan power from intruding into his swaraj territory.
(ii) He could plunder Surat in 1664.
(iii) He could withstand the attacks of Shaista Khan and MirzaRaja Jai Singh.
(iv) Bijapur and Golconda were annexed by the Mughals to undermine the position of Shivaji.

Which of the above statements are not correct? Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) (i) and (iii)
(B) (i) and (iv)
(C) (ii) and (iii)
(D) (iii) and (iv)


15. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(A) Ahdi Gentleman trooper
(B) Ashraf A person of noble birth
(C) Jama-i-Kamil Assessment of revenue at normal rate
(D) SiwanahNigar News reporter

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