IAS Prelims History (Prelims)/ quiz

 1. The Mughal emperor taken prisoner by
Nadir Shah was
a. Bahadur Shah
b. Jahandar Shah
c. Farrukh Siyar
d. Muhammad Shah
2. Who among the following were among
those who caused major uprisings against
Murshid Quil Khan?
1. Sitaram Ray
2. Udai narayan
3. Chulam Muhammad
4. Saadat Khan
a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 4
c. 1, 2 and 3
d. 1 and 4
3. Haidar Ali established a modern arsenal at
a. Mysore
b. Srirangappattanam
c. Dindigal
d. Arcot
4. Fakir Azizudding and Dewan Dina Nath
were ministers under
a. Muhammad Shah
b. Suraj mal
c. Muhammad Khan Bangash
d. Ranjit Singh
5. The Bental Nawab who collected revenue
directly from the ryots through his agents
called ijaradars was
a. Aliwardi Khan
b. Murshid quli Khan
c. Shujauddin
d. Sarfaraz Khan
6. Who among the following were the allies
of Mr Qusim in the battle of Buxar in
a. Muzaffar Jung and Muhammad Khan
b. Shuja-ud Dulah and Muhammad Ali
c. Shuja-ud Daulah and Shah Alam II
d. Shah Alam II and Muhammad Ali.
7. Which one of the following is correctly
a. Orissa famine of 1866: Sir John
b. Agricultural Research Institute: Lord
Hardinge at Pusa
c. Development of Irrigation: Lord
d. Bengal Famine of 1943: Lord Irwin
8. Which one of the following pairs is not
correctly matched
a. Rytwari Settlement: Madras
b. Permanent Settlement: Bengal
c. Mahalwari Settlement: North Western
d. Talukdari System: Bombay
9. What is the correct sequence of the
1. arms Act
2. Ilbert Bill Controversy
3. First Census in India
4. Partition of Bengal
a. 3, 1, 2, 4
b. 3, 2, 1, 4
c. 2, 1, 3, 4
d. 1, 3, 4, 2
10. The chief organizer of the Revolt of 1857
in Bihar was
a. Khan Bahadur Khan
b. Maulavi Ahmadullah
c. Kunwal Singh
d. Rao Sahib
11. What is the correct Chronological
sequence of the following events in the
Revolt of 1857
1. Declaration of Delhi as the
independent capital of the Mughal
empire once again.
2. Revolt in Kanpur and the declaration
of Nana Saheb as Raja under the
Mughal emperor.
3. Hanging of Tantia tope to death
4. The marching of sepoys toDelhi and
their entry is the Red Fort.
a. 4, 1, 2. 3
b. 4. 1. 3. 2
c. 3, 4, 1, 2
d. 2, 3, 4, 1
12. Zeliongrong Movement was organized in
a. Nagaland
b. Manipur
c. Tripura
d. Mizoram
13. Match List-I with List-II and select the
correct answer
A. Buddhu Bhagat
B. Sido and Knhu’
C. Titu Mir
D. Ganganarayan
E. Shariatullah
1. Santal rebellion (1855)
2. Bhumij rebellion (1833)
3. Farazi Movement (1831-37)
4. Kol insurrection (1831-32)
5. Barasat Vidroha (1831)
Codes: A B C D E
a. 4 5 2 1 3
b. 2 1 3 2 4
c. 4 1 5 2 3
d. 3 2 5 4 1
14. With a view to encouraging the spread of
western education among the Muslims, the
Muhammadan Literary Society was found
in 1863 at
a. Calcutta
b. Aligarh
c. Delhi
d. Karachi
15. Pagal Panthis sect was founded by
a. Syed Ahmad of Rae Bareli
b. Haji Shariatullah
c. Karam Shah
d. Shah Waliullah
16. What is the correct chronological sequence
of the following event significant in the
history of modern education inIndia?
1. The establishment of the women
university at Poona
2. Carlyle circular
3. Hunter commission
4. Establishment of the Aligarh Muslim
a. 1, 2, 3, 4
b. 4, 3, 2, 1
c. 3, 2, 1, 4
d. 1, 3, 4, 2
17. The Central Hindu School at Banaras
which served as a nucleus of the Banaras
Hindu University was established by
a. Madan Mohan Malviya
b. Mrs. Annie Besant
c. Bhagawan Das
d. Swami Shradhananda
18. The Theosophists advocated the revival
and strengthening of
a. Hindusm Zoroastrianism and
b. Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam
c. Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism
d. Hinduism and Buddhism only
19. Who among the following were associated
with the starting of the Reumai
1. Naoroji Furdenji
2. Dadabhai Naoroji
3. S.S. Bangalee
a. 1 and 2
b. 1 and 3
c. 2 and
d. 1, 2 and 3
20. Rand was killed by the militant nationalist
a. Damodar Chapekar
b. Barindra Ghosh
c. Jatindranath Banerjee
d. Prafulla chaki
21. The Swaraj Party decided to take part in
the Reforms Scheme under the
Government of India Act, 1919 because.
a. It wanted to gain political experience
by forming government.
b. It wanted to expose the hollowness of
the reforms provided in the Act.
c. It wanted to cooperate with the
d. It wanted to curtail the influence of ‘no
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22. The Congress Ministries in the seven
provinces British India resigned in October
1939 because
a. Linlithgow declared emergency in
India at the outbreak of the Second
World War on 3rd September 1939.
b. Gandhi did not want involvement of
India with the violence of war.
c. India as a British colony was
automatically committed to
belligerency by Linlithgow without
bothering to consult the Provincial
congress Ministries or any Indian
d. The congress working Committee
which met immediately after the
outbreak of the war failed to elicit a
satisfactory reply from Linlithgow
about the war aims of Britain and how
these were going to affect Indiaduring
and after the war
23. Mahatma Gandhi undertook fast unto
death in September, 1932 because.
a. He wanted to expedite the declaration
of complete independence forIndia.
b. There was dissidence in the Congress
c. There was a communal riot
d. He disapproved of the provision of
separate electorates for the depressed
classes in the British Prime Minister
communal Award.
24. As part of the Civil disobedience
Movement there was defiance of forest
laws in.
a. The Madras Presidency and Orissa
b. Maharashtra, Karnataka and the
Central provinces
c. Kerala, Gujarat and Assam
d. Bengal and Orissa
25. Which of the following newspapers
advocated revolutionary terrorism during
the freedom struggle?
1. The Sandhya
2. The Yugantar
3. The Kal
Select the correct answer from the codes
a. 1 and 2
b. 1 and 3
c. 2 and 3
d. 1, 2 and3
26. Match List-I with List-II and select the
correct answer.
List-I (Congress sessions)
A. Lucknow session, 1916
B. Lahore session, 1929
C. Karachi session, 931
D. Faizpur session, 1936
List-II (Ideological formulations)
1. Full democracy
2. congress-Legue pact
3. Purna Swaraj resolution
4. Adoption of fundamental Rights
Codes: A B C D
a. 3 2 4 1
b. 2 3 4 1
c. 2 4 1 3
d. 4 3 2 1
27. The Hindustan Republican Association
founded for organizing and armed
revolution was renamed as theHindustan
Socialist Republican Association under the
leadership of
a. Acharya Narendra Dev
b. Ram Prasad Bismil
c. Chandra Shekhar Azad
d. S. A. Dange
28. The coalition government formed in
Bengal in 1937 consisted of
a. The Muslim League and the Congress
b. The Unionist Party and the Muslim
c. The Krashak Praja Party and the
Muslim league
d. The Krashak Praja Party and the
29. The Cabinet Delegation consisted of
a. Lord Pethic Lawrence, Sir Stafford
Cripps and Mr. Alexander
b. Lord Wavel, Sir Stafford Cripps and
Mr. Alexander
c. Lord Wavell, Lord Pethic Lawrence
and Mr. Alexander.
d. Sir Stafford Cripps, Lord Wavell and
Lord Pethic Lawrence
30. The first session of the All India Trade
Union congress held in Bombaywas
presided over by.
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a. Lala Lajpat Rai
b. S.A. Dange
c. N.M.Joshi
d. B.Shiva Rao
31. Which one of the following statements is
a. The Indian Independence Act. 1947
gave unlimited powers to the
Constituent Assembly of each
Dominion frame and adopt any
Constitution and to repeal any Act of
the British Parliament
b. The Indian Independence Act, 19478
came into force the 15th August, 1947.
c. The Indian Independence Acts, 1947
provided that the district of Sylhet in
Assam would form part of India
d. The Indian independence Act, 1947
made it mandatory that the Constituent
Assembly’s of India and Pakistan
should consist of members directly
elected by the people.
32. Which one of the following is a site of the
Harappan civilization wherein aPersian
Gulf seal has been unearthed
a. Mohenjodaro
b. Dholavira
c. Lothal
d. Kalibangan
33. Agriculture flourished in
a. The Kutch region
b. Afghansitan
c. Baluchistan
d. Sind
34. The crop which does not seem to have
been known to people of the Harappan
Culture is
a. Rice
b. Cotton
c. Ragi
d. barley
35. Which one of the following is correctly
a. Surkotada : : Ploughed field
b. Harappa : Horse remains
c. Rangpur : Rice husk
d. Chanhudaro : Citadel
36. The largest number of seals of the Harppan
culture are made of
a. Terracotta
b. Faience
c. Agate
d. Steatite
37. Which of the following were exported
from Meluhha, sometimes identified as a
Harappan area?
1. Black wood
2. 2 Ivory
3. gold
4. lead
a. 1, 2 and 3
b. 1, 2 and 4
c. 1, 3 and 4
d. 2, 3 and 4
38. Who among the following was a
philosopher king of Kekaya Janapada
mentioned in the Upanishads?
a. Jabali Pravahana
b. Jamadagni
c. Srutasena
d. Asvapati
39. Early Indian religious texts refer to
conflict between Krishna and
a. Brahma
b. Rudra
c. Indra
d. Veruna
40. The famous conversation between
Uddalaka Aruni and his son Svetaketu
regarding the identity of the Brahaman and
the Atman figures in the
a. Svetasvatara Upanishad
b. Chandogya Upanishad
c. Mundaka Upanishad
d. Mandukya Upanishad
41. Nilalohita, a type of earthenware
mentioned in the Vedic texts, may be
identified with
a. Painted greyware
b. Redware
c. Black and Redware
d. Northern black Polished ware
42. The term used to refer to barren land in the
Vedic texts in
a. Vraja
b. Kulya
c. Suyavas
d. Khilva
43. Yadu and Turvasa referred to the Rigveda
a. Two generals
b. Two brothers
c. Two kings
d. Two tribes
44. What is the correct sequence of the
following in the history of South India?
1. Expansion of the Mauryan rule
2. beginnings of the megalithic culture
3. Sangam age
4. Pallava ascendancy
a. 2, 3, 1 , 4
b. 2, 1, 3, 4
c. 2, 1, 4, 3
d. 1, 2, 3, 4
45. Which one of the following is a toll tax
mentioned in early Tamil literature?
a. Paduporul
b. Iduporul
c. Ulgu
d. Uruporal 
46. Upsatha was practiced
a. By windows of the
b. By Buddhist monks in an assembly
c. By the Kapalikas as symbolic
renunciation of pleasure in external
d. By the Tantriks as part of their worship
of Shakti
47. Which of the following believed in the
worship of the Yakshas and Yakshinis?
1. Brahmanism
2. The Kalamukha sect
3. Buddhism
4. Jainism
48. The doctrine that the human personality
consists of five skandhas is associated with
a. Buddha
b. Mahavira
c. Parsvanatha
d. Maskariputra Gosla
49. The concept of the Eight-fold path forms
the theme of
a. Dharma Chakra Pravartana Sutta
b. Divyavadana
c. Dipavamsa
d. Mahaparinibban Sutta
50. Nagarjuna’s Sunjavada is expounded in
a. Yogachara
b. Vaibhashika
c. Madhyamika
d. Sautrantika
51. Purvasailas were a branch of
a. The Sthaviravada sect of Buddhism
b. The Mahasanghika sect of Buddhism
c. The Svetambara sct of Jainism
d. Purva-mimamsakas
52. Which among the following accepts only
Pratyaksha Pramana?
a. Mimamsa
b. Nyaya
c. Samkhya
d. Lokayata
53. biographies of jaina Tirthankaras are found
a. Bhagavati sutra
b. Kalpa sutra
c. Niryavali sutra
d. Uvasagadasao
54. Which of the following hills is/are sacred
to the jains?
1. Arbudagiri
2. Satrunjayagiri
3. Chandragiri
4. Urjayantagiri
a. 1 only
b. 1 and 3
c. 2 and 4
d. 1, 2, 3 and 4
55. Among the Panchaviras who belonged to
the Vrishni clan, Samba was the son of
a. Rohini
b. Rukmini
c. Jambavati
d. Devaki
56. Which of the following were ruling
powers in whose records the worship of
Skanda is found mentioned?
1. Stavahanas
2. Yaudheyas
3. Ikshvakus
4. Chedis
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a. 1 and 2
b. 1 and 3
c. 2 and 3
d. 3 and 4
57. The term Satvata Vidhi denotes
a. Tantrik practices
b. Bhagavata ritual
c. Mahayana philosophy
d. Mode of Lakulisa worship
58. Who among the following were the
Kushna rulers whose coins bear either
Siva, Siva and bull or one of the emblems
of siva?
1. Huvishka
2. Kanishka 1
3. Kujula Kadphises
4. Wima Kadphises
a. 1, 2 and 3
b. 2, 3 and 4
c. 1, 3 and 4
d. 1, 2 and 4
59. Periyapuranam is a work on
a. Bengal Vaishnavism
b. Tamil Saivism
c. Kashmir Salvism
d. Post-Gupta Saktism
60. Gopis (cowherd girls) became and
important par of the Krishnalegend in art
and literature in
a. the Sunga period
b. the Kushana period
c. the Gupta period
d. the early medieval period
61. Match List – I with II and select the
correct answer
List-I: sources mentioned
A. Greak source
B. Jain source chief
C. Buddhist source
D. Brahamanical source
List–II information about
Chandragupta Maurya, correct or
incorrect, given in source in List I
1. He was born in a humble family
2. he was the son of a Kshatriya
3. he was a Sudra
4. he was the son of a village headman’s
5. he was a Jain
Codes: A B C D
a. 4 5 3 1
b. 1 3 4 2
c. 1 4 2 3
d. 3 5 2 4
62. Ashoka has been mentioned by name in
his inscriptions at
a. Maski and Gujarra only
b. Dhauli and Raupnath only
c. Nittur, Udegolam, Maski and Gujarra
d. Kandhar, Bairat, Yerragudi and Maski.
63. Which one of the following mentions
Chandragupta Sabha, the council of
Chandragupta Maurya?
a. Arthasastra
b. Mudrarakshasa
c. Mahabhashya
d. Parisistaparvan
64. Which of the following were meant by
Ashoka by the term?
1. Firm attachment to only one’s own
2. Taking care of mother and father
3. No-violence to living beings
4. Moderation in both spending and
a. 1 only
b. 1 and 3
c. 2, 3 and 4
d. 1, 2, 3 and 4
65. The Mauryan ruler who was also known
by the name Amitraghta was
a. Bindusara
b. Dasaratha
c. Sailisuka
d. Brihadratha
66. The official credited with the construction
of the Sudarshan lake in Saurashtra during
the reign of Chandragupta Maurya was
a. Yavfanaraga tusaspha
b. Parnadatta
c. Pahlava Suvisakha
d. Vaisya Pusyagupta
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67. Which of speak of the state granaries
instituted to combat the ravages of famine
in pre-Christian times?
a. Rampurva and Lauriya nandangarh
pillar inscriptions
b. Girmar and Jugada rock inscriptions
c. Maski and Bairat minor rock
d. Sohgaura and Mahasthangarh plaque
68. The Cholas, the Pandays, the Keralaputras
and the Satyaputras are mentioned as his
neighbouring powers by Asoka in
a. Rock Edict II
b. Rock Edict XIII
c. Pillar Edict VII
d. Minor rock Edicts
69. Who among the following are the
Hinsippas mentioned in the Jatakas?
1. wood workers
2. Hunters and trappers
3. Bucher
4. Ivory workers
a. 1 and 2
b. 1 and 3
c. 2 and 3
d. 3 and 4
70. Among the four dynasties listed below
which ones minted coins made of lead?
1. Mauryas
2. Satavahanas
3. Western Kshatrapas
4. Guptas
a. 1 and 2
b. 1, 2 and 4
c. 2, 3 and 4
d. 3 and 4
71. Paloura, mentioned as a port in the early
sources was located on the coast of
a. Kerala
b. Vanga
c. Kalinga
d. Andhra
72. According to the Periplus, sea voyages to
India were undertaken in the month of
Epiphi or
a. October
b. July
c. June
d. December
73. Which of the following wee used for
drawing water irrigation during the post-
Gupta period?
1. Araghtta
2. Vapi
3. Tadaga
4. Pranali
a. 1,2 and 3
b. 1 and 3
c. 2 and 4
d. 1, 2, and 4
74. Coconut cultivation in India was know
from the period
a. Mauryas
b. Satavahanas and Kshtrapas
c. Guptas
d. Pallavas and Western Gangas
75. Which one of the following is not matched
a. Angula : Unit of linear measure
b. Veli : Unit for measuring space
c. Kamal : Unit for liquid measure
d. Kalanju : Unit of weight 
76. Which of the following terms mentioned
in early source denote land-measure?
1. Nivartana
2. Kulyavapa
3. Dronavapa
4. Rathya
a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1, 2 and 3
d. 3 and 4
77. In which one of the following forms of
marriage bride-price was paid by the
a. Brahma
b. Rakshasa
c. Paisacha
d. Asura
78. Which of the following were considered
untouchable in early India?
1. Charmakara
2. Swarnakara
3. Paraiyar
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4. Rathakara
a. 1 and 2
b. 1 and 3
c. 1 and 4
d. 3 and 4
79. Which one of the following is the oldest
a. Vishnu Dharmasastra
b. Manu smriti
c. Yajnavalkya smriti
d. Narada smriti
80. Given below are tow statements, one
labeled as Assertion (A) and the other
labeled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): Gautamiputra Satakami was
proposed to the system of four varnas.
Reason (R): Gautamiputra Satakarni
extended patronage to Buddhist monks.
In the context of the above two statements,
which one of the following is correct?
a. Both A and R are true and R is the
correct explanation of A.
b. Both A and R are true but R is not a
correct explanation of A
c. A is true but R is false
d. A is false but R is true.
81. The Chola ruler who wrested
Tondaimandalam from the Rashtrakutas
a. Parantaka I
b. Sundarachola
c. Rajaraja I
d. Kulottunga I
82. In the Cholla administrative system the
Sabha was
a. The village court of justice
b. An assembly of adult men in agraharas
c. A committee of people from all castes
for the management of temple
d. A committee of nattars Temple
83. The famous temple of Kailasa, hewn out
of the rock, is at
a. Elephanta
b. Ellora
c. Badami
d. Mahabalipuram
84. Match List I with list II and select the
correct answer.
A. Pratiharas
B. Chaulukyas
C. Chahamanas
D. Paramaras
1. Suvamagiri
2. Chandravati
3. Anahailapataka
4. Kanyakubja
5. Kalyani
Codes: A B C D
a. 2 3 4 1
b. 4 3 1 2
c. 1 2 4 5
d. 3 5 2 4
85. Which one of the following was known as
a. The quarters for jewelers
b. The principal seat of the worship of
Yaksh Manibhadra
c. An association of traders
d. Villages granted tax tree to Brahmins
in the Chola
86. The name of Ekanta Ramayya is
associated with
a. Srivaishnavism
b. Kalamukha sect
c. Virasaivism
d. Jainism
87. Grant of land to the Buddhist monastery
Sailendra Chudamani vihara was made by
a. Pala king Devapala
b. Chola king Kulottunga
c. Pandyaq king Sundra Pandya
d. Pallava king Narasimha Varman
88. Which one of the following regions is
known for paintings that re manuscript
illustrations in miniature executed on
palm-leaf during the period A.D. 1100-
a. Kerala
b. Deccan
c. The Chola kingdom
d. Western Bihar
89. Somapura, the site of a great Buddhist
monastery was located in.
a. Eastern Bihar
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b. Northern Bihar
c. Northern Bengal
d. Southern Bengal
90. Dahala in the early medieval period was
the territory of the
a. Paramaras
b. Chandellas
c. Kalachuris
d. Bhanjas
91. In the Delhi Sultanate one silver tanker
was the equivalent of
a. 52 jitals
b. 48 jitals
c. 45 jitals
d. 38 jitals
92. “I issue such orders to the people as I
consider to be beneficial for them and the
State. I do not know whether they are
permitted by the shariat or not “These was
said by
a. Jalaludding Khalji
b. Alaudding Khalji
c. Ghiasudding tughlaq
d. Muhammad Tughlaq
93. Given below are tow statements, one
labeled as Assertion (A) and the other
labeled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): The lqta system went a
long way in establishing Islam in north
Reason (R): the sultans, through the
institution, wanted to control the Turkish
In the context of the above two statements,
which one of the following is correct.
a. Both A and R are true and R is the
correct explanation of A
b. Both A and R are true but R is not a
correct explanation of A
c. A is true but R is false
d. A is false but R is true.
94. Match List I with list II and select the
correct answer.
List-I: Years
A. 1296 A.D.
B. 1336 A.D.
C. 1398 A.D.
D. 1504 A.D.
List-II: Event
1. The Mongols invaded Delhi.
2. Harihara founded the kingdomof
3. Timur’s invasion
4. The city of Agra founded by sultan
Sikandar Lodi.
5. Transfer of the capital to Daulatabad
from Delhi.
Codes: A B C D
a. 2 3 5 4
b. 4 2 1 3
c. 3 1 5 4
d. 1 2 3 4
95. The main feature that distinguished the
Saqiya (Persian Wheel from other waterlifting
services during the DelhiSultanate
was the use of
a. Lever- principle
b. Pulleys
c. Gear mechanism
d. Leather bucket
96. During the thirteenth century the term
fawazil denoted
a. The surplus revenue remitted to the
b. A headman of a pargana
c. A military rank
d. The crown land
97. What was the total Jama of the delhi
Sultanate as estimated by Husamudding
Junaidi in the reign of Sultan Feroze Shah
a. Four crore and fifty lakhs
b. Five crore and thirty lakhs
c. Six crore and seventy – five lakhs
d. Seven crore and forty lakhs
98. The change of the capital of the bahamani
Kingdom from Gulbarga to Bidar took
place during the reign of
a. Shihabudding Ahmad I
b. Ghiyasudding Tahamtan
c. Shamsudding Daud
d. Tajuddin Firoz
99. Which one of the following pairs is not
correctly matched?
a. Baz Bahadur : Malwa
b. Sultan Muzaffar Shah : Gujarat
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c. Yusuf Adil Shah : Ahmednagar
d. Qutb Shah : Golkunda
100. The central administration of the
Vijayanagara kingdom maintained contact
with the village through and officer called
a. Naik
b. Mahanayakacharyya
c. Mahapratihara
d. dandapasika
101. Match List I with list II and select the
correct answer.
A. Appayya Dikshita
B. Kasivilasa Kriya Sakti
C. Vedanta Desika
D. Vyasaraya
1. Dwaita’
2. Adwaita
3. Kalamukha
4. Visishtadwaita
5. Kapalika
Codes: A B C D
a. 2 3 5 4
b. 4 2 1 3
c. 3 4 2 5
d. 2 3 4 1
102. To which one of the following sufi Orders
did Shaikh bahaudding Zakaria ofMultan
a. Chishti
b. Suhrawardi
c. Qadiri
d. Naqshbandi
103. Who among the following was/were in the
First Jesuit Mission that came to Akbar’s
1. Francis Xavier
2. Rudolph Aquaviva
3. Antony monserrate
4. St. Augustine
a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 4
d. 2 only
104. The founder of the Roshnal sect was
a. Abdullh Jaunpuri’baqi billah
b. Bayazid
c. Sheikh Nurul Haq
105. The Rajput clan to which Jhujhar singh
(who rebelled against the Mughals during
Shah Jahan’s reign) belonged was
a. Rathor
b. Sisodia
c. Chauhan
d. bundela 
106. Shahjahan’s rebellion in 1622 was
connected with Emperor Jahangir’s order
a. go to Bengal as Governor
b. surrender Prince Khusrau
c. attack Malik Ambar
d. lead an expedition to Qandahar
107. In the Mughal administration, Muhtasib
a. A military officer
b. An eccliciastical officer
c. An officer in charge of public morals
d. The head of the department of
108. Who among the following Mughal rulers
introduced the doaspah sih-aspath rank in
the mansab system?
a. Akbar
b. Kajamgor
c. Sjag Kajam
d. Aurangzeb
109. According to the estimate of W.H.
Moreland the population of Indiain A.D.
1600 was.
a. 80 million
b. 100 million
c. 120 million
d. 125 million
110. The three methods of land revenue
assessment-batai, khetbatai and lang batai
were related to
a. Ghallabakshi
b. Nasaq
c. Kankut
d. Zabt
111. The number of the zamindar’s retainers in
Akbar’s reign according to Abul Fazl was
a. About 44 lakhs
b. About 48 lakhs
11 of 11
c. About 52 lakhs
d. About 55 lakhs
112. The court painter sent by Jahangir along
with his envoy to the Shag of Persia was
a. Bishandas
b. Abul Hasan
c. Mansur
d. Goverdhan
113. Who among the following was the painter
who was given the title nadir-uz-Zaman by
a. Abul Hasan
b. Mansur
c. Bichiti
d. bishandas
114. Match List I with list II and select the
correct answer.
List-I: Royal Personages
A. Babur
B. Prince Khusrau
C. Nur Jahan
D. Rabia-ud-Dauran
List-II: Tombs at
1. Lahore
2. Kabul
3. Allahabad
4. Aurangabad
Codes: A B C D
a. 2 3 1 4
b. 2 1 4 3
c. 4 2 3 1
d. 1 4 2 3
115. The term pictra dura refers to
a. Wall painting
b. Inlay work
c. Sculptures in Italian style
d. A special type of turrets
116. The Razmnama is a Persian translation of
a. Panchtantra
b. Ramayana
c. Mahabharata
d. Kathasaritsagara
117. Which of the following is/are correctly
1. Portugal : Estado da India
2. France : Vereenigde Ost-Indische
3. Holland : Gcompagnic des Indes
a. 1 only
b. 1 and 2
c. 1 and 3
d. 2 and 3
118. The Mughal emperor who issued a fireman
to the English East India company in 1717
to trade freely in Bengal was
a. Bahadur Shah
b. Shah Alam
c. Farrukh Siyar
d. Jahandir Shah
119. Match List I with list II and select the
correct answer.
List-I: Posts in the Maratha
A. Peshwa
B. Panditrao
C. Pant Amatya
D. Samant
List-II: Functions
1. Foreign affairs
2. Audit and accounts
3. Providing grants to scholars
4. General supervision
5. Military affairs
Codes: A B C D
a. 2 3 4 5
b. 4 1 2 3
c. 4 1 2 3
d. 3 1 4 2
120. Which of the following is true regarding
the treaty Purandar?
1. The treaty was concluded in June 1665
2. The treaty was concluded after the
official coronation of Shivaji.
3. As a result of the treaty Sambhaji was
granted the mansab of Five Thousand.
4. As a result of the treaty Shivaji handed
over 23 forts the Mughals.
5. As a result of the treaty Shivaji
Accepted the Mughal suzerainty.
a. 1 and 2
b. 1, 2, 3 and 4
c. 1, 3 4
d. 3, 4 and 5

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