Test: Important Question (Medieval India) - 3


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QUESTION: 1

Given below are two statements — one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R)

Assertion (A) : There was a significant growth of urban centres under the Delhi Sultans
Reason (R) : According to Ibn Batuta who visited India in the first half of the 14th century, Delhi was the largest town in the Islamic East.

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

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QUESTION: 2

There were several meeting points in Sufi and Bhakti thought. Which of the following was not one of them?    

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QUESTION: 3

Consider List  I and List II

Which of the above are correctly matched?  Choose the answer from the codes given below

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QUESTION: 4

What is the chronological order of the visit of the following foreign travellers?

I. Marco Polo
II. Nikitin
III. Ibn Battutah
IV. Nicolo de Conti
V. Abdur Razzak
VI. Barbosa

Select the answer from the codes below

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QUESTION: 5

 The so-called “War of the Goldsmith's daughter” took place between    

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QUESTION: 6

Match List I with List II and select the answer from the codes given below


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QUESTION: 7

Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of Shah Jehan, was the author of which of the following works?

I. Safinat-ul-Auliya
II. Sakinat-ul-Auliya
III. Hasanat-ul-Arifin
IV. Majama-ul-Bahrain

Select the answer from the codes below

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QUESTION: 8

Which of the following revenue system were Akbar's own innovations?

I. Batai
II. Kankut
III. Nasaq
IV Zabti
V. Dahsala

Select the answer from the codes below

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QUESTION: 9

What is the correct chronological order or the following events of Akbar's reign?

I. Introduction of dagh and chahra
II. Introduction of the zat and sawar ranks
III. Issue of Mahajar
IV. Abolition of Jizya
V. Proclamation of Tauhit-i-IIIahi

Choose the answer from the codes below

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QUESTION: 10

The number of provinces under Akbar and Aurangzeb were respectively    

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QUESTION: 11

Given below are two statements — one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R)

Assertion (A) : The month-scale introduced by Shah Jahan in the mansab system, was a device to express the ratio between jam and hasil
Reason (R) : The month scale along with the rule of one-third and onefifth doubled the military obligation of the mansabdars of the state.

In the context of the above two sentences which of the following is correct?

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QUESTION: 12

Mugh al architecture was marked by

I. Combination of the Persian elements of grandeur and originality with Indian element of grace and decoration
II. Uniformity in the structural principles and architectural character all over the empire
III. Construction of tombs in the centre of large parks on high platforms
IV. Construction of double dome

Select the answer from the codes below

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QUESTION: 13

Consider the following map

The shaded areas shown

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QUESTION: 14

Match List I with List II and select the answer using the code given below


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QUESTION: 15

Which of the following places in Bihar and Bengal had English factories?

I. Hugli 
II. Chinsura
III. Patna
IV. Dacca
V. Munghyr
VI. Kasimbazar

Select the answer from  the codes below

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QUESTION: 16

Which of the following statements about the Danes in Indian are correct?

I. They set up a factory at Tranquebar in Tamil Nadu in 1620
II. They established a settlement at Serampore in Bengal in 1676
III. The Danes came to India after the English but before the French
IV. They sold all their settlements to the English in 1845

Select the answer from the codes below

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QUESTION: 17

Given below are two statements — one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R)

Assertion (A) : Shivaji refused to share the newly conquered territories of Bijapur (1676-79) with Outb Shahi of Golconda

Reason (R) : Maduna Pandit, the Wazir of Qutb Shah, gave protection to Shivaji's rebellious son Sambhaji

In the context of the above two statements which of the following is correct

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QUESTION: 18

What is the historical sequence of the following Peshwas

I. Baji Rao
II. Balaji Baji Rao
III. Madhav Rao
IV. Sawai Madhav Rao
V. Balaji Viswanath
VI. Narayan Rao

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QUESTION: 19

The names of the famous ‘Sayyid Brothers’ were

I. Zulfiqar Khan
II. Abdullah Khan
III. Hussain All Khan
IV. Shariatullah Khan

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QUESTION: 20

The Bengal Nawab who collected revenue directly from the ryots through his agents called ijaradars was    

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QUESTION: 21

The Mughal firman of free trade in Bengal was granted to the English in    

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QUESTION: 22

Match List I with List II and select the corr ect answer from the codes given below the lists

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QUESTION: 23

Which is the correct chronological sequence of the following events?

I. Occupation of Sikhapur by the British
II. Occupation of Ferozpur by the British
III. Succession of Dalip Singh as the ruler of Punjab
IV. Appointment of a British Resident at Ludhiana

Choose the answer from the codes given below

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QUESTION: 24

Who was the Governor General who remarked: “What a man is this Lord Macaluay ! I yet believe that in spite of the peace he will effect the loss of the Carnatic”    

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QUESTION: 25

Who confessed: “The defeat of many Baillies and Braithwaites will not destroy them. I can ruin their resources by land, but I cannot dry up the sea”

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QUESTION: 26

Given below are two statements — one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R)

Assertion (A) : The Charter Act of 1853 deprived the court of Directors of its right to appoint and recall officials in India.

Reason (R) : The Charter empowered the Governor General to appoint and dismiss the high officials in India

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

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QUESTION: 27

Laissez Faire policy of the British in India aimed at

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QUESTION: 28

What is the correct historical order of the following social and humanitarian events of British period?

I. Prohibition of human sacrifice
II. Prohibition of Sati
III. Prohibition of female infanticide
IV. Passage of Native Marriage Act
V. Passage of Widow Remarriage Act

Choose the answer from the codes given below

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QUESTION: 29

Match List I with List II and select the answers from the codes given below:


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QUESTION: 30

What is the correct chronological order of the following sepoy mutinies in  India

I. Velore Mutiny
II. First mutiny of sepoys in Bengal
III. Mutiny of the 19th Regiment at Barrackpur
IV. Mutiny of the 47th Regiment at Barrackpur

Choose the answer from the code given below

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