Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 89 of 130)

  1. Consider the following statements: In the 1560's Akbar began to patronize the formation of the Mughal School of painting with the illustration of Datan-i-Amir Hamza, because:

    1. Akbar inherited Humyun's taste for painting.

    2. Akbar was especially interested in book illustration.

    3. Akbar was persuaded to take interest in painting by Abul Fazl.

    Of these statements

    1. 1, 2 and 3 are correct

    2. 2 and 3 are correct

    3. 1 and 2 are correct

    4. 1 and 3 are correct

  2. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Monuments) List-II (Features)
    1. Taj Mahal

    2. Fatehpur Sikri palace complex

    3. Gold Gumbad

    4. Sher Shah's tomb

    1. Extensive use of trabeate forms

    2. Largest dome built in pre-modern India

    3. surrounded by water

    4. Bulbous dome

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
  3. The founding Charter of the English East India Company was granted by

    1. Henry VIII

    2. Elizabeth I

    3. James I

    4. Charles I

  4. The first Danish settlement of trade at Tranquebar was established in the year

    1. 1620

    2. 1630

    3. 1660

    4. 1616

  5. Marathi chronicles were known as

    1. Khyat

    2. Bakhar

    3. Burunji

    4. Bahi

  6. During the second Mratha invasion of Bengal, at the following came to support the Bengal Nawab against Raghjuji Bhonsle's forces?

    1. Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao

    2. Nizamul Mulk

    3. Holkar

    4. Jai Singh Sawai

  7. Match the places marked A, B, C and D on the given map with the descriptions given:

    1. Capital of he Sharqi kingdom

    2. Important centre of production of indigo

    3. Site of first true dome

    4. Capital of Adil Shahis

    5. The place to which Muhammad

    Tughluq transferred his capital

    A B C D

    1. 4 1 3 2

    2. 2 3 4 1

    3. 2 1 3 5

    4. 4 3 1 2

  8. The founder of the autonomous kingdom of Avadh was

    1. Ahmed Shah Abdali

    2. Safdarjung

    3. Saadat Khan Burhan-ul-Mulk

    4. Zulfiqar Khan

  9. A modern arsenal was established in 1765 with French assistance at

    1. Bidnur

    2. Sera

    3. Sunda

    4. Dindigul

  10. Who planted the Tree of Liberty at Srirangapatnam?

    1. Hyder Ali

    2. Chikka Krishna Raj

    3. Tiput Sultan

    4. Devraj

  11. Who among the following rulers of the Travancore kingdom extend his dominion, organized a standing army and a rational administration and encouraged foreign trade in the middle of 18th century?

    1. Rama Varma

    2. Zamorin of Calicut

    3. Martanda Verma

    4. Nanjaraj

  12. The jat State of Bharatpur was set up by

    1. Churaman

    2. Surajmal

    3. Boi Singh

    4. Sawai Raja jai singh

  13. Which of the following are associated with Ranjit Singh?

    1. Sukerchakia misl and the capture of Lahore

    2. Battle of Ambala and the defeat of Lord Lake

    3. Signing subsidiary alliance with East India company

    4. Employing Faqir Azizuddin

    Dinanath

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 4

    4. 3 and 4

  14. Who was the woman leader of the Marathas who carried on struggle against the Mughal Empire from 1700 AD onwards following the death of Raja Ram?

    1. Ahalyabi

    2. Miktabai

    3. Tarabai

    4. Rukminibai

  15. The Maratha who helped the Sayyad brothers in over throwing Farukh Siyar in 1719 was

    1. Shivaji II

    2. Sahuji

    3. Balaji Vishwanath

    4. Baji Rao I