Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 61 of 130)

  1. The nimbus formed a special feature of Mughal portraiture

    1. Akbar

    2. Jahanjir

    3. Shah Jahan

    4. Aurangzeb

  2. The manuscript of Dastan-i-Amir Hamza was illustrated by

    1. Abdus Samad of shiraz

    2. Faruq Qalmaq

    3. Mir Sayyid Ali of Tabrez

    4. Miskin

  3. Which one of the following statements is correct regarding the mode of payment of land revenue during the Mughal period?

    1. The peasants paid revenue in metallic currency

    2. The peasants paid revenue in cowry

    3. The peasants paid revenue in the form of crops

    4. There was no uniform mode of payment of revenue throughout the

    Mughal Empire.

  4. During Akbar's reign, land which was cultivated every year and was never left fallow was known as

    1. Polaj

    2. Parauti

    3. Chachar

    4. Banjar

  5. Consider the map given below: The map above shows the Mughal empire in

    1. 1525

    2. 1607

    3. 1707

    4. 1761

  6. Which one of the following was written by Dara Shikoh?

    1. Padshahnamah

    2. Majma-ul-Baharain

    3. Shahanamah

    4. Muntakhaul-Lubab

  7. Which one of the following was a new cash crop introduced in India during the 17th century?

    1. Indigo

    2. Red chilly

    3. Groundnut

    4. Tobacco

  8. Before his coming to Akabar's court Miyan Tansen was in the Service of

    1. Raja of Jodhpur

    2. Raja of Jaipur

    3. Raja Ramchandra Baghel of Bhatha

    4. Rani of Gondwana

  9. In the late 17th and early 18th centuries, the export of Indian opium to the Indonesian archipelagos was dominated by the

    1. Gujarati and Marwari mercantile groups

    2. Portuguese

    3. Dutch East India Company

    4. English East India Company

  10. The Mughal emperor who drove away the Portuguese from Hughli, the premier port of Bengal, was

    1. Akbar

    2. Jahangir

    3. Shah Jahan

    4. Aurangzeb

  11. What is the correct chronological sequence of the following events relating to Shivaji?

    1. Visit to Agra

    2. Attack on Poona

    3. Coronation

    4. Signing of the Treaty of Purandar

      1. 1, 4, 3, 2

      2. 2, 4, 1, 3

      3. 2, 1, 4, 3

      4. 2, 1, 2, 4

  12. In the early decades of Maratha rule the most popular unit of land revenue measurement was

    1. Gaj

    2. Kathi

    3. Jarib

    4. Janjir

  13. Who was the British Governor General, who inflicted a decisive defeat on the Maratha confederation?

    1. Warren Hastings

    2. Lord Wellesley

    3. Lord Hastings

    4. Lord Minto

  14. Which one of the following correctly describes the function of the Amatya in the Ashtapradhan system?

    1. The prime Minister

    2. The Finance minister

    3. The minister who preserved a daily record of the kings acts and the proceedings of his court

    4. The Minister for ecclesiastical matters

  15. During the decline of the Mughal empire, the Jats were organized into a political force by

    1. Rajaram

    2. Churaman

    3. Adan Singh

    4. Suraj Mal