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Satish Chandra Test: Consolidation of Mughal Empire - Question 1

Match the following:

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The correct answer is A as all the given match statements are true in option A.

Satish Chandra Test: Consolidation of Mughal Empire - Question 2

The dual rank of ‘Zat’ and ‘Sawar’ was for the first time mentioned in which of the following contemporary sources?

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The correct answer is option (B), Akbar Namah. During later years of his reign, Akbar introduced the rank of ‘Zat’ and ‘Sawar’ in the Mansabdari system. Different views have been expressed regarding these terms. According to Blochmann, every mansabdar had to maintain as many soldiers as were indicated by his rank of Zat’ while the rank of ‘sawar’ indicated the number of horsemen among them. Irvin expressed the view that Zat indicated the actual number of cavalry under a mansabdar besides other soldiers while sawar was an additional honour.

Satish Chandra Test: Consolidation of Mughal Empire - Question 3

In which language did Babur wrote his memoirs, called “Tuzuk-i-Baburi”?

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Tuzuk-i-Baburi (Baburanamah) is the autobiography of Zahiruddin Muhammad babur, the founder of the Mughal empire in India. Babur wrote it in Turkish language; Mughal imperial officer Abdur Rahim Khan Khan-i-Khanan, son of Bairam Khan Khan-i-Khanan, translated it into Persian.

Satish Chandra Test: Consolidation of Mughal Empire - Question 4

During the reign of which great Mughal was tobacco introduced in India?

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Akbar (Abu'l-Fath Jalal ud-din Muhammad Akbar, 15 October 1542 – 1605) was the third Mughal Emperor. He was born in Umerkot, India. He was the son of Emperor Humayun. He became emperor at age 13. He is considered to be one of the greatest rulers of India. He was known as much for his inclusive leadership style as for his war mongering. He began a time of religious tolerance and appreciation for the arts. Akbar had great respect for the Rajputs.He realised that with their support, he could consolidate his empire.
Tobacco in India is introduced by Portuguese during the reign of Akbar.
Jahangir prohibited/banned the use of tobacco.

Satish Chandra Test: Consolidation of Mughal Empire - Question 5

Who among the following murdered Abul Fazl, the official historian of Akbar, at the instigation of Prince Salim in 1602?

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Abu'l Fazl was assassinated while he was returning from the Deccan by Vir Singh Bundela (who later became the ruler of Orchha) between Sarai Vir and Antri (near Narwar) in a plot contrived by Akbar's eldest son Prince Salim (who later became the Emperor Jahangir)[16] in 1602, because Abu'l Fazl was known to oppose the accession of Prince Salim to the throne. His severed head was sent to Salim at Allahabad. Abu'l Fazl was buried at Antri.[17][18] Abu'l Fazl's son Shaikh Afzal Khan (29 December 1571 – 1613) was later appointed governor of Bihar in 1608 by Jahangir.

Satish Chandra Test: Consolidation of Mughal Empire - Question 6

Which great Mughal is credited with prohibiting ‘Sati’ unless the widow herself, of her own free will, persistently desired it?

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Firstly, the sati system was banned by the Humayun emperor but strict laws were not implemented. Afterwards, the sati system was banned by Akbar with law enforcement.

Satish Chandra Test: Consolidation of Mughal Empire - Question 7

‘Jagir’ of the Mughals is equal to which of the following Sultanate period?

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A jagir, also spelled as jageer, was a type of feudal land grant in the Indian subcontinent at the foundation of its Jagirdar (Zamindar) system. Iqta means land or land revenue assigned to an individual on certain conditions. The holders of these Iqtas were the trustful agents of the Sultan. There were two kinds of Iqtas viz. Large Iqtas and Small Iqtas.

Satish Chandra Test: Consolidation of Mughal Empire - Question 8

Who wrote the history of Aurangazeb’s reign in total secrecy because of the emperor’s oppositon to it?

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The correct answer is option (A). During Aurangzeb's reign, Muntakhab-ul-Lubab was written by Khafi Khan, a historical writer. The book covers the history of Mughal period till the reign of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.

Satish Chandra Test: Consolidation of Mughal Empire - Question 9

What is the correct sequence of the following battles?

I. Battlee of Haldighati
II. Battle of Chausa
III. Battle of Samel
IV. Second Battle of the Panipat
V. Battle of Bilgram

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The correct answer is B as the correct sequence of the battles is B

Satish Chandra Test: Consolidation of Mughal Empire - Question 10

What is the correct chronology of the following events of Akbar’s reign?

I. Abolition of Pilgrim tax
II. Abolition of Jaziya
III. Introduction of Dagh
IV. Issue of Mahjar
V. Proclamation of Tauhit-i-Ilahi

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