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History : Practice Quiz 4 For Civil Service Examinations 2018 (UPSC Prelims 2018)
                                                                                                    August 6, 2017


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