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MCQs on Medieval Indian History -9

1. What measures were adopted by Mahmud Gawan to curb the power of the Bahmani Nobles?
(i) He reduced the size of their estate
(ii) He increased the amount of land classified as royal domain
(iii) He forbade governors from controlling more than a single fort
(iv) He enhanced the rate of land revenue demand.

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


2. Arrange the following in correct chronological order:
(i) Chaitanya                                       
(ii) Eknath
(iii) Surdas                                           
(iv) Tulsidas

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


3. Given below are two statements, one labelled Assertion (A) and other labelled Reason (R).
Assertion (A): In military terms Firuz Shah Tughluq’s reign was undistinguished
Reason (R): He could not subjugate the ruler of Nagarkot 

In the context of the above two 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. Who described the Mughal imperial Harem as the ‘Pavilion of chartity’?
(A) Nizamuddin Ahmad
(B) Abul Fazl
(C) Gulbadan Begum
(D) Abdul Hamid Lahori


5. 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


6. 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


7. Which of the following statements is true?
(A) In Mughal India, cultivation of indigo was confined to the provinces of Delhi and Agra
(B) Madad-i-Maash grants were made hereditary by Aurangzeb
(C) Altamgha Jagirs were made transferable by Jahangir
(D) Kashmir was brought under the zabti system of land revenue assessment.


8. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                                List – II
(a) Maasir-i- Jahangiri                         (i) Motmid Khan
(b) Iqbalnama-i- Jahangiri                   (ii) Saqi Mustaid Khan
(c) Maasir-i- Alamgiri                          (iii) Khwaza Kamgar Ghairat Khan
(d) Futuhat-i- Alamgiri                       (iv) Isardas Nagar

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


9. Arrange the following events in chronological order:
(i) Mughal occupation of Balkh
(ii) Introduction of the system of month proportion
(iii) Extinction of Nizamshahi
(iv) Treaty of the Mughals with Bijapur and Golkunda

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


10. Arrange the following in chronological order:
(i) Prince Akbar’s flight to the Deccan
(ii) Conquest of Golkunda by Aurangzeb
(iii) Capture of Chitagong by Shaista Khan
(iv) The institution of Khalsa by Guru Gobind Singh Select the correct answer from the 

codes given below:
(A) (i) (iii) (ii) (iv)
(B) (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)
(C) (ii) (iv) (iii) (i)
(D) (i) (iii) (iv) (ii)


11. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): The English East India Company eliminated their Portuguese and Dutch trade rivals by the end of the Seventeenth century.
Reason (R): The English traders sold goods of superior quality at cheaper rates.

Read 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


12. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): The number of Rajput Mansabdars declined in the Mughal nobility during the second half of Aurangzeb’s reign.
Reason (R): Aurangzeb assigned large number of Jagirs to nobles from the Deccan.

Read 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


13. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I (Book)                                                     List – II (Author)
(a) Indian Painting under the Mughals         (i) Ashok kumar Das
(b) Architecture of Mughal India                   (ii) Moti Chandra
(c) The Technique of Mughal Painting          (iii) Percy Brown
(d) Mughal Painting during Jahangir’s Time (iv) Catherine B. Asher

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


14. Consider the names of the following Mughal Emperors of the Eighteenth century:
(i) Alamgir II
(ii) Ahmad Shah
(iii) Jahandar Shah
(iv) Muhammad Shah

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



15. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I                                                List – II
(Rulers of Delhi Sultanate)       (Measure or event)
(a) Jalaluddin Khalji              (i) Conquest of Bengal
(b) Alauddin Khalji               (ii) Establishment of the Department of Public Works
(c) Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq     (iii) Execution of Sidi Maula
(d) Firuz Shah Tughlaq       (iv) Conquest of Malwa and Gujarat

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

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