Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 32 of 130)

  1. Consider the following features associated with temples:

    1. Gopuram

    2. Kalyanmandapa

    3. Ornamental pillars and cellings.

    4. Placement of Corbel below the pillars.

    Which of the above features are found in the Vijayanagar temples?

    1. 1, 2 and 3 only

    2. 3 and 4 only

    3. 1, 2 and 4 only

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  2. In which language did Srivara compile an anthology of extracts from three hundreds and fifty works?

    1. Telugu

    2. Marathi

    3. Sanskrit

    4. Kashmiri

  3. Who among the following brought the European mechanical clock to South India and when was it brought?

    1. French in the 17th century

    2. Portuguese in the 16th century

    3. Dutch in the 18th century

    4. English in the 15th century

  4. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

    List-I (Author) List-II (Work)
    1. Mahalingadeva

    2. Nachana Somanatha

    3. Rama Raj Bhushan

    4. Virupaksa Pandita

    1. Channa Basava Purana

    2. Ekottara Satshala

    3. Uttara Harivamsamu

    4. Vasu Charitamu

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
  5. Whose painting style was an immediate inspiration at the time of Babur's conquest of Delhi?

    1. Mansur

    2. Sayyid Ali

    3. Bihzad

    4. Miskin

  6. Consider the following statements:

    1. Itimad khan, one of the nobles of Muhammad Shah-III of Gujarat invited Akbar to interfere in the affairs of Gujarat.

    2. When Hakim Mirza died, the ovince of

    Kabul was annexed to the Mughal

    Empire and Man Singh was appointed as its Governor.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  7. Which one of the following statements about Marathas is not correct?

    1. The development of Maratha movement initiated Shahji's establishment of a de facto independent kingdom in Orissa

    2. Baji Rao's accession to the post of Peshwas took place in 1720

    3. Marathas made a bid for domination of Rajasthan, parts of Doab and Punjab in 1741

    4. Maratha movement was a movement led by Maratha Sardars

  8. Consider the following statements:

    1. Lord Dalhoulie's Government passed the General Service Enlistment Act which made the sepoys to serve anywhere as required by the Government.

    2. The Post Office Act passed by the

    Government of Lord Canning withdrew the sepoys'privilege of fee postage.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  9. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

      • Humayunnamah
      • Gulbadan Begum
      • Tabqat-i-Akbari
      • Nizamuddin Ahmad
      • Padshahnamah
      • Abdul Hamid Lahori
      • Futuhat-I Alamgri
      • Mirza Muhammad

    Kazim

  10. In which language was the famous text Hamza Nama which was illustrated on an unprecedented large canvas under the orders of Akbar originally written?

    1. Arabic

    2. Chaghtai Turkish

    3. Persian

    4. Ottoman Turkish

  11. Which Mughal emperor prohibited the use of tobacco?

    1. Babur

    2. Jahangir

    3. Aurangzeb

    4. Muhammad Shah

  12. Match List-I (Coinage) with List-II (Principle Area of Circulation) and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Pagoda

    2. Mahmudi

    3. Muzaffari

    4. Sikandari

    1. Gujarat

    2. Vijayanagar

    3. North India

    4. Malwa

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
  13. Which one of the following kingdoms replaced the kingdom of Kamata which declined in the fifteenth century?

    1. Khasis

    2. Garos

    3. Ahoms

    4. Cooch Bihar

  14. Khwand Mir's Humayunnamah refers to ahl-I murad as a category of people comprising which one of the following groups?

    1. The royal family and the nobility

    2. Men of learning and men of letters

    3. Artisans, money-lenders and cultivators

    4. Musicians, dancers and minstrels

  15. Consider the following statements in respect of the jajmani system in India:

    1. Bulk of the rural manufacturing in Maharashtra in medieval period was provided by artisan castes bound to agricultural castes by ties of clientpatron relationship.

    2. In Maharashtra and Gujarat, the jajmani system did not include only those kinds of work of the community artisans which were directly complimentary to agricultural production.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2