Tuesday, July 13, 2010

History: Political History







History: Political History- The Mughals and The Sikhs




Who united all the sikhs and founded a kingdom in the punjab ?
(a) Guru Teg Bahadur
(b) Maharaja Ranjit Singh
(c) Guru Nanak
(d) Guru Gobind Singh


Answer: Maharaja Ranjit Singh


The Mansabdri system introduced by akbar was borrowed from the system in
(a) Mongolia
(b) Afghanistan
(c) Turkey
(d) Persia


Answer: Mongolia


Who among the following was the first Mughal Emperor to allow Britishers to establish trade links with India ?
(a) Akbar
(b) Aurangzeb
(c) Shahjehan
(d) Jehangir


Answer: Jehangir


Which of the following is wrongly matched with his contemporary Mughal King ?
(a) Jujhar Singh-Shahjehan
(b) Jaswant Singh-Aurangzeb
(c) Prithvi Raj Chauhan-Akbar
(d) Rana Sanga-Babar


Answer: Prithvi Raj Chauhan-Akbar


The capital of the Mughal Empire was shifted from Agra to Delhi by
(a) Jehangir
(b) Humayun
(c) Aurangzeb
(d) Shahjehan


Answer: Shahjehan


The Peacock Throne was made for
(a) Aurangzeb
(b) Akbar
(c) Shahjehan
(d) Jehangir


Answer: Shahjehan


In 1662 A.D., Mirjumla, the Mughal Viceroy of Bengal led a succesful expedition to
(a) Orissa
(b) Avadh
(c) Assam
(d) Tibet


Answer: Assam


During the Mughal period, the incharge of law and order in the villages was
(a) Qanungo
(b) Muqaddam
(c) Patwari
(d) Karkun


Answer: Muqaddam


The dee-aspah sih-aspah system was introduced by
(a) Shahjehan
(b) Aurangzeb
(c) Akbar
(d) Jehangir


Answer: Akbar


Which of the following Rajput dynasties did not surrender to Akbar ?
(a) Sisodiya
(b) Pratihara
(c) Parmar
(d) Rathore


Answer: Pratihara


The East India Company was founded in India during the region of
(a) Jehangir
(b) Aurangzeb
(c) Shahjehan
(d) Akbar


Answer: Akbar


The capital of the kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was
(a) Amritsar
(b) Kapurthala
(c) Lahore
(d) Patiala


Answer; Lahore


The Sikh Guru was fought Mughals was
(a) Guru Arjun Dev
(b) Guru Teg Bahadur
(c) Guru Gobind Singh
(d) Guru Nanak


Answer: Guru Gobind Singh


The Mughal Empire in India was founded by
(a) Aurangzeb
(b) Zahir-ud-din Babar
(c) Akbar the Great
(d) Shahjehan


Answer: Zahir-ud-din Babar


When Akbar was young, his guardian was
(a) Bairam Khan
(b) Abul Fazal
(c) Hemu
(d) Faizi


Answer: Bairam Khan


During the decline of Mughal empire the Jats were organised into a political force by
(a) Badan Singh
(b) Rajaram
(c) Suraj Mal
(d) Churaman


Answer; Badan Singh


The two great Mughal rulers who wrote their own memories are
(a) Babar and Humayun
(b) Jehangir and Shahjehan
(c) Humayun and Akbar
(d) Babar and Jahengir


Answer: Babar and Jahengir


Whi initiated Din-I-Ilahi ?
(a) Akbar
(b) Jahangir
(c) Shahjehan
(d) Aurangzeb


Answer: Akbar


During Sher Shah's reign, the document containing the information of the tax that the farmer had to pay was called
(a) Jaribana
(b) Patta
(c) Muhaslana
(d) Quabuliat


Answer: Patta


Revenue system during Akbar's riegn was in the hands of
(a) Todar Mal
(b) Birbal
(c) Bairam Khan
(d) Man Singh


Answer: Todar Mal


Akbar assumed actual control over the administration of his empire in
(a) 1560
(b) 1556
(c) 1562
(d) 1558


Answer: 1556


Babar laid the foundation of Mughal empirein 1562 by defeating
(a) Daulat Khan Lodi
(b) Ala-ud-din Khilji
(c) Rana Sanga
(d) Ibrahim Lodi


Answer: Ibrahim Lodi


During the reign of which of the following emperors was the artillery most perfect and numerous ?
(a) Shahjehan
(b) Jahangir
(c) Aurangzeb
(d) Akbar


Answer: Aurangzeb


Who consolited the Mughal empire and gave it a unique multi-religious culture ?
(a) Aurangzeb
(b) Akbar
(c) Humayun
(d) Jehangir


Answer: Akbar


The Sikh Guru was killed by the orders of Aurangzeb was
(a) Guru Ram Das
(b) Guru Gobind Singh
(c) Guru Arjun Dev
(d) Guru Teg Bahadur


Answer: Guru Teg Bahadur


Who among the following Mughals rulers introduced Rajput's patrons in the administration of his empire ?
(a) Babar
(b) Aurangzeb
(c) Jehangir
(d) Akbar


Answer: Akbar


Akbar founded the Din-I-Ilahi primarily to
(a) Establish a national religion which would be acceptable to the Muslims and the Hindus
(b) Form a religious club
(c) Put an end to differences between the Hindus and the Muslims
(d) Ensure racial and communal harmony


Answer: Establish a national religion which would be acceptable to the Muslims and the Hindus


The Sikh Khalsa was founded by
(a) Guru Teg Bahadur
(b) Guru Hargobind
(c) Guru Nanak
(d) Guru Gobind Singh


Answer: Guru Gobind Singh


During the Mughal Period, under the Zabti system, land revenue was assessed and was required to be paid
(a) In cash or kind
(b) By the zamindar on the behalf of the peasants
(c) Only in cash
(d) Only in kind


Answer: In cash or kind


The British allowed Ranjit Singh to rule over the territories west of the Satluj because
(a) He proved to be a faithful ally
(b) They needed his help in conquering Afghanistan
(c) He was amenable to British pressure
(d) They were afraid of his French trend army


Answer: They were afraid of his French trend army


Who was the last Mughal Emperor to sit on the peacock throne ?
(a) Muhammad Shah
(b) Shah Alam II
(c) Bahadur Shah Zafar
(d) Aurangzeb


Answer: Muhammad Shah


Akbar's land revenue system was known as
(a) All of these
(b) Zabti System
(c) Bandobast system
(d) Todarmal's revenue system


Answer; Zabti System


Who among the following Mughal rulers was ignorant of the art of reading and writing ?
(a) Humayun
(b) Jehangir
(c) Akbar
(d) Barber


Answer: Akbar


Which of the following statements about Akbar is incorrect ?
(a) None of these
(b) He maintained goods relations with Rajputs
(c) He was a benavolent ruler
(d) He founded a new religion Din-I-Ilahi


Answer: None of these


The birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh is
(a) Patna
(b) Fatehgarh Sahib
(c) Amritsar
(d) Anandpur Sahib


Answer: Patna


The Mughal ruler Bahadur Shah II was exiled by British and sent to
(a) Hyderabad
(b) Rangoon
(c) Mandalay
(d) Andaman and Nicobar


Answer: Rangoon


Din-I-Ilahi was accepted by
(a) Raja Mansingh
(b) Todarmal
(c) Birbal
(d) Tansen


Answer: Birbal


The first Mughal Emperor to issue a firman in favour of the british to open a factory at Surat was
(a) Shahjehan
(b) Akbar
(c) Jehangir
(d) Aurangzeb


Answer: Jehangir


Barbar won the Battle of Panipat mainly because of
(a) Tulughma system
(b) Afghan's disunity
(c) His Military skill
(d) His cavalry


Answer: His Military skill


The Jaziya was abolished by
(a) Akbar
(b) Sher Shah
(c) Muhammad bin Tughlaq
(d) Barbar


Answer: Akbar


The bitterest war of succession under the great Mughals was fought among the sons of
(a) Babur
(b) Aurangzeb
(c) Jehangir
(d) Shahjehan


Answer: Shahjehan


Which of the following contemporary sources of the Mughal period is especially useful for obtaining the information on the agrarian condition ?
(a) Ain-i-Akbari
(b) Tuzuk-i-Baburi
(c) Akbarnamah
(d) Tariksh-i-Firishta


Answer: Ain-i-Akbari


He left behind him an enemy still unsubdued, a minor son and a mercenary army. This descriptiongiven by Kennedy fits
(a) Sher shah
(b) Jehangir
(c) Humayun
(d) Barbar


Answer: Humayun


Which Mughal ruler had the Chain of Justice fastened up which could be shaken by his subjects to bring their grievances to his notice ?
(a) Jehangir
(b) Shahjehan
(c) Humayun
(d) Akbar


Answer: Jehangir


Sher Shah is created for introducing for the first time the following measure except
(a) Currency system
(b) Kland revenue system based on scientific principles.
(c) Postal system
(d) Spy system


Answer: Currency system


Which of the following statements about Ranjit Singh is incorrect ?
(a) He organised an excellent fighting army
(b) He posed a great challenge and resistance to the british
(c) He was a succesful administrator
(d) He wanted to form a separate Sikh state


Answer: He posed a great challenge and resistance to the british


Sikh Guru Arjun Dev was killed during the reign of
(a) Humayun
(b) Shah Jahan
(c) Akbar
(d) Jehangir


Answer: Jehangir


The Mughal Emperor, who died due to a sudden fall from the staircase, was
(a) Humayun
(b) Aurangzeb
(c) Babar
(d) Jehangir


Answer: Humayun


Which Mughal ruler was the most secular in outlook ?
(a) Babar
(b) Aurangzeb
(c) Humayun
(d) Akbar


Answer: Akbar


Which Mughal emperor gave land for the construction of the Golden Temple at Amritsar ?
(a) Aurangzeb
(b) Akbar
(c) Jehangir
(d) Shahjehan


Answer: Akbar


Who among the following was regarded as Zinda Pir ?
(a) Akbar
(b) Jehangir
(c) Aurangzeb
(d) Babar


Answer: Aurangzeb


Before the rise of Ranjit Singh, Punjab was under the control of
(a) Sikh Misls
(b) Maratha Commanders
(c) Raider Groups
(d) Tribal Chief


Answer: Maratha Commanders


During Aurangzeb's reign, which of the following were not included in the Government ?
(a) Marathas
(b) All of the above
(c) Rajputs
(d) Pathans


Answer: Marathas


Din-e-Ilahi of Akbar was not a succes because
(a) All the Above
(b) Through it was a collection of good principles in different religions, it was not suitably projected to the masses
(c) After Akbar, it was not patronised
(d) The Muslim did not accept other religious practise


Answer: Through it was a collection of good principles in different religions, it was not suitably projected to the masses
Chand Bibi who ceeded Berar to Akbar was the ruler of
(a) Ahmednagar
(b) Bijapur
(c) Golconda
(d) Bahmani


Answer: Ahmednagar


Which of the following pairs was incorrect ?
(a) Bairam Khan - Akbar
(b) Amir Khusrau - Jahangir
(c) Jaswant Singh - Aurangzeb
(d) Ambar Malik - Humayun


Answer: Ambar Malik - Humayun


Which Sikh Guru laid the foundation of the city of Amritsar ?
(a) Guru Nanak
(b) Guru Gobind Singh
(c) Guru Arjun Dev
(d) Guru Ramdas


Answer: Guru Ramdas


Which of the following statements about Din-I-Ilahi is not correct ?
(a) It was a synthesis of all various religion known to Akbar
(b) None of these
(c) It was designed to cement the diverse communities in India
(d) It was patronised by other Mongol rulers


Answer: It was patronised by other Mongol rulers


Mansabdari was introduced in India by
(a) Humayun
(b) Babar
(c) Shahjehan
(d) Akbar


Answer: Akbar


In 1809, Maharaja Ranjit Singh signed a treaty with
(a) Shah Alam
(b) Ruler of Sindh
(c) King of Kashmir
(d) East India Company


Answer: East India Company


Babar won the Battle of Panipat mainly because of
(a) Afghan's disunity
(b) His Military skill
(c) His cavalry
(d) Tulughma system


Answer: His Military skill


Which of the following causes was not responsible for the downfall of Mughal Empire ?
(a) Religious policy of Aurangzeb
(b) Revolts in various provinces of the empire
(c) Mansabdari system
(d) Deccan policy of Aurangzeb


AnswerMansabdari system


Who installed the Chain of Justice?
(a) Jehangir
(b) Akbar
(c) Babar
(d) Humayun


Answer: Jehangir


In the Mughal administration, military recruitment was being looked after by
(a) Bakhshi
(b) Wazir
(c) Kotwal
(d) Diwan


Answer: Bakhshi


Where did Babar die ?
(a) Delhi
(b) Agra
(c) Kabul
(d) Lahore


Answer: Agra


Babar entered India for the first time from the west through
(a) Punjab
(b) Rajasthan
(c) Kashmir
(d) Sind


Answer: Punjab


The bone of contention between the Shah of persia and the Mughals was the control of
(a) Kabul
(b) Kunduz
(c) Ghazni
(d) Kandhar


Answer: Kandhar


Maharaja Ranjit Singh signed a treaty of perpetual friendship with the british in the year 1809 at
(a) Ferozpur
(b) Ludhiana
(c) Faridkot
(d) Amritsar


Answer; Amritsar


Akbar has been called the First national King, mainly because of
(a) Was highly tolerant and secular in his outlook
(b) Provided an efficient government to the people
(c) Was a great administrator
(d) Established a new religion Din-i-Ilahi.


Answer: Was highly tolerant and secular in his outlook


Sher Shah made revenue settlement with
(a) Zamindars
(b) Jagirdars
(c) Cultivators
(d) Mansabdars


Answer: Cultivators


Sher Shah's real name was
(a) Bahadur
(b) Farid
(c) Hemu
(d) Faizi


Answer: Farid


The designation Amil in Akbar's time meant
(a) Scared Law
(b) Sacred book
(c) Revenue officers
(d) Custom officers


Answer; Revenue officers


The king generally considered to be the greatest ruler of Kashmir in the 15th century was
(a) Shah Mirza
(b) Zain-ul-Abidin
(c) Yusuf Shah
(d) Haider Shah


Answer: Zain-ul-Abidin


All of the following Rajput ruler acknowledged the Mughal sway in the second half of 16th century, except the ruler of
(a) Bikaner
(b) Jaisalmer
(c) Amber
(d) Mewar


Answer: Mewar


The Misl of which Ranjit Singh was the leader, was
(a) Ramgarhia
(b) Sukerchakia
(c) Ahluwalia
(d) Phulkia


Answer:Sukerchakia


Aurangzeb attack Bijapur and Golconda because
(a) Aurangzeb was an orthodox Sunni and the ruler of Bijapur and Golconda were siha muslim
(b) Ruler of Bijapur and Golconda were weak and as such if offered easy takeover
(c) Bijapur and Golconda were supporting Marathas
(d) Of Aurangzeb's policy of expansion and to consolidate his supremacy


Answer: Of Aurangzeb's policy of expansion and to consolidate his supremacy


In the Mughal administration, military recruitment was being looked after by
(a) Kotwal
(b) Diwan
(c) Bakshi
(d) Wazir


Answer: Bakshi


Which of the following Rajput dynasties did not surrender to Akbar ?
(a) Parmar
(b) Sisodiya
(c) Rathore
(d) Pratihara


Answer: Pratihara


Which of the following pairs is incorrect ?
(a) Amir Khusrau - Jahangir
(b) Ambar Malik - Humayun
(c) Jaswant Singh - Aurangzeb
(d) Bairam Khan - Akbar


Answer: Bairam Khan - Akbar


Who among the following Hindu courtiers of Akbar accepted Din-i-Ilahi ?
(a) Todar Mal
(b) Raja Man Singh
(c) Birbal
(d) Bhagwan Das


Answer: Birbal

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