Admission Tests: History MCQs (Practice Test 1 of 130)

  1. Babur established Mughal rule in India through his victory in 1526, over

    1. Rana Sanga

    2. Sikandar Lodi

    3. Daulat Khan Lodi

    4. Ibrahim Lodi

  2. Consider the following statements:

    1. Minister and general of Adil Shah.

    2. trader or Baniya by birth.

    3. governor of Agra.

    4. general of Sikandar Shah.

    Which of the above statement (s) is/are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 1 alone

  3. In the Mughal empire, the unit of land revenue assessment was

    1. Individual peasant

    2. Village

    3. Pargana

    4. Zamindar

  4. The painter of the Mughal school particularly celebrated for his paintings of birds, animals and flowers was

    1. Bichitr

    2. Miskin

    3. Abdus Samad

    4. Mansur

  5. Babur introduced in India

    1. The art of Persian painting

    2. Royal court poetry

    3. Four-square gardens

    4. Building with sloping walls

  6. The earliest surviving building in India containing a true dome is the

    1. Gol Gumbad

    2. Arhai Din Ka Jhopra

    3. Tomb of Sultan Garhi

    4. Alai Darwaza

  7. The largest Mughal period bridge in India was built in Akbar's time at

    1. Delhi (Barapula)

    2. Jaunpur

    3. Jaju

    4. Nurpur

  8. The Turks brought with them musical instruments

    1. Rabab and Sarangi

    2. Sitar and Flute

    3. Veena and Tabla

    4. Tanpura and Mridanga

  9. Consider the following professions:

    1. Spinning

    2. Weaving

    3. Weeding and transplanting

    4. Rubble making and carrying bricks and plaster materials.

    Which of the above professions were largely carried on by women workers in

    Mughal India, as is evident from the

    Mughal miniatures and glossaries?

    1. 1, 3 and 4

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 3 and 4

  10. The contemporary source that provides statistical data immensely valuable to the study of economy of the Mughal Empire is the

    1. Tabaqat-i-Akbari

    2. Ain-i-Akbari

    3. Tuhfah-i-Akbarshahi

    4. Badshahnama

  11. Match the places mared as A, B, C and D on the given map with the descriptions given below:

    1. Buddhist University functioning until the 13th century.

    2. Site of famous temple built in the form of a chariot.

    3. Site of important diamond mines.

    4. Site of battle of Samugarh where Dara

    Shikoh was defeated by Aurangzeb.

    Select the correct answer using the following codes:

    1. 43 1 2

    2. 31 4 2

    3. 42 3 1

    4. 23 1 4

  12. The cavalry of Shivaji was known as

    1. Risala

    2. Sir-i-Naubat

    3. Bergir

    4. Paga

  13. Bahadur Shah I did not

    1. Abolish Jazia

    2. Release Shahu

    3. Restart playing Holi at the court

    4. Support the practice of sati

  14. Zakat under the Mughals signified

    1. A tax on trade amounting to 2 ½ % of value

    2. War booty

    3. Land tax on Muslims amounting to 10% of produce

    4. Tax imposed on non-Muslims

  15. The complaint that lakhs had been collected under Jaziya but hardly anything reached the imperial treasury was made by which one of the following historians of Aurangzeb's reign?

    1. Muhammad Kazim

    2. Isardas Nagar

    3. Khafi Khan

    4. Bhim Sen

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