Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 54 of 130)

  1. The Nijayanagara king who employed skilled archers of Turkistan clan and raised the fighting capacity of his bowmen was

    1. Bukka I

    2. Devaraya I

    3. Krishnadevaraya

    4. Ramaray

  2. Which one of the following statements is not correct regarding the state of commerce in the Vijaynagara kingdom?

    1. The Chettis used to go to Malaya Archipelago for trade

    2. The Malabari merchants dealt in slave trade also and carried shiploads of slaves from Vijayanagara kingdom.

    3. Overseas trade was largely in the hands of foreigners

    4. The Muslim merchants were to pay higher taxes

  3. The Kalyana-mandapa was a notable feature of temp architectural in the kingdom of

    1. Pallavas

    2. Cholas

    3. Kadambas

    4. Vijayanagara

  4. The statement that ‘if by worshipping stones one can find god, I hall worship a mountain’ was made by

    1. Ramanand

    2. Namdev

    3. Guru nanak

    4. Kabir

  5. the theory of Sulh-I Kul was propounded by

    1. Nasamudding Auldya

    2. Akabar

    3. Zainu Abidin

    4. Shaikh nasiruddin Chiragh

  6. The first surviving true dome in India is

    1. The alai Darwaza

    2. Sultan Firuz's madrasa

    3. Balban's tomb

    4. Arhi-din ka Jhopra

  7. The use of spinning wheel (Charkha) became common during the

    1. 7th Century AD

    2. 10 Century AD

    3. 12th entury AD

    4. 14th Century AD

  8. The office of the wakil-us-saltanat was held during the first four years of Akbar's reign by

    1. Tradi Beg

    2. Bairam Khan

    3. Munim Khan

    4. Shamsuddin Alka

  9. The term Khalisa in Mughal administration signified the

    1. Land owned by the Emperor himself

    2. Entire imperial establishment

    3. Land from where revenue was collected for the imperial reasury

    4. Religious land grants

  10. The land revenue in Mughal India was a

    1. Tax on land

    2. Share in the produce

    3. Tax on cultivator

    4. Tax on the owner of the land

  11. the greatest painter of birds at Jahangir Court was

    1. Khwaja Abdus Samad

    2. Syed Ali Tabrizi

    3. Basawan

    4. Mansur

  12. Which one of the following is not correct about the painters attached to the imperial establishment during the Mughal period?

    1. They did not depict the common man and his life

    2. They never over made paintings as joint work hawed any technological devices in their paintings

    3. They over made painting as joint work

    4. They never made self portraits.

  13. Akbar's buildings at Fatehpur Sikri are famous for

    1. Synthesis of trabeate and arcuated styles

    2. Construction of the first bulbous dome in India

    3. The use of marble on a extensive scale

    4. Frequent employment of pietra dura

  14. The first Mughal building with complete marble facing was

    1. Humayun's tomb

    2. Imad-ud-daulah's tomb

    3. Taj Mahal

    4. Moti Masjid at the Re Fort, Delhi.

  15. Who among the following is credited with the authorship Majmu-al-Bahrain?

    1. Akabar

    2. Dara Shikoh

    3. Jahangir

    4. Humayun