Test: Maratha Kingdom And Confederacy - 2


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QUESTION: 1

The priest who presided  over Shivaji’s coronation ceremony was

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QUESTION: 2

Which  of the following was not alive at the time of Shivaji’s coronation in 1674?

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QUESTION: 3

How was Shivaji’s coronation significant?

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QUESTION: 4

 The last major expedition of Shivaji in 1676  was against

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QUESTION: 5

Shivaji compelled his brother, the ruler of Tanjor, to surrneder  half of his territory in  1667.Identify   him.

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QUESTION: 6

What  correctly explains the Maratha dream of Hindu-pad-pad-Shahi?

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QUESTION: 7

Shivaji was assisted by a council of eight ministers called the Ashta Pradhan . Match the follwing four minister with their respective functions:

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QUESTION: 8

Match the following four ministers  of Shivaji’s Ashta Pradhan council with their respective functions:

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QUESTION: 9

Which two ministers in the Ashta Pradhan council were not required to command armies and lead expeditions?

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QUESTION: 10

Shivaji’s kingdom was divided into four  provinces. Each province was  under  the charge of a

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QUESTION: 11

Under  the Marathas the administration of a village was run by a headman who was known  as

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QUESTION: 12

What was Saranjams ?

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QUESTION: 13

Match the following

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Chakali ailamma was a revolutionary leader during Telangana Rebellion. She fought against the atrocities of feudal lord, Zamindar Ramachandra Reddy, known as Visnoor Deshmukh, to save her four acres of land. Chityala Ailamma was born at Krishnapuram village in Rayaparthi Mandal Warangal district of Telangana State. She joined Andhra Maha Sabha and Communist party.
The regular army was called paga, while the loose auxiliaries called silahdars were supervised by havaldars who received fixed salaries. The forts were carefully supervised, Mavali foot soldiers and gunners being appointed there.
Thalkari or Mirasdars: Thalkari or Mirasdar paid land revenue, but were not officials and formed a large part of the village community, and were hereditary owners of the land.
 

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Shivaji’s revenue system seems to have been patterned on the system of Malik Ambar. In 1679 a new revenue assessment was  completed by

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QUESTION: 15

What was Paga ?

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QUESTION: 16

What was Mokasa ?

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QUESTION: 17

What was Chauth?

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QUESTION: 18

What was Kurja-Pati or Tasti-Patti ?

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QUESTION: 19

In 1680 the Marathas obtained a naval victory over

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QUESTION: 20

Each Maratha fort was in the charge of three officers of equal rank, viz. the Havildar , the Sabnis and theSarnaubat. Why was this done?

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QUESTION: 21

It is believed that Shivaji obtained cannons and ammunition from an European power. Identify it.

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QUESTION: 22

Referring to Shivaji, who wrote “He made it a rule that his followers do not harm the mosques, the book of God or anyone’s women”?

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QUESTION: 23

What was Shivaji’s greatest achievement?

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QUESTION: 24

What was the most important factor that ensured good results for Shivaji’s army?

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QUESTION: 25

Shivaji was succeeded by Sambhaji who gave shelter to a son of Aurangzeb. Identify him.

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QUESTION: 26

After Sambhaji, the Marathas continued their national war against the Mughal under the leadership of

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QUESTION: 27

Tara Bai was the widow of

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QUESTION: 28

Shivaji’s capital Raigarh was captured by the Mughal when the Marathas were fighting under

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QUESTION: 29

Kavi Kalash was the Brahmin advisor of

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QUESTION: 30

Which of t he fol lowing wa s e xe cut ed by Aurangzeb?

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