General Studies: Important for Exam: Studies Indian History MCQ Part 5

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Q. After the devastation of the city of Vijayanagara in 1561, the capital of the empire was shifted to:

(a) Penukonda

(b) Chandragiri

(c) Mysore

(d) Gingered

Q. The Nay akas of Vijayanagara were:

(a) Military commanders

(b) Ministers heading different departments

(c) Hereditary and military governors

(d) In charge of the districts

Q. The Portuguese under the leadership of Vasco da Gama in 1498 first landed at:

(a) Cochin

(b) Calicut

(c) Quilling

(d) Polycot

Q. From the Point of view of maritime activities and India’s trade, the greatest significance of Vasco digamma’s voyage to India was that:

(a) India’s foreign trade with Europe increased

(b) Arabs were ousted from India’s foreign trade

(c) Direct sea route between India and Europe was established

(d) Shortly after the Portuguese, the Dutch, the English and the French also landed in India

Q. The Portuguese gained a stronghold in India after defeating the Zamora of Calicut. The word’ Zamora’ stands for:

(a) King

(b) Warlord

(c) Sea lord

(d) Admiral

Q. Who of the following g Portuguese is regarded as a muster in human disguise and the one who had no bowels of compassion?

(a) Vasco da Game

(b) Albuquerque

(c) Almeida

(d) Joao da Castro

Q. Who of the following Portuguese Viceroys in India captured Goa (in 1510) from the Adel Shah Sultan of Bijapur and made tithe headquarters of the Portuguese government in India?

(a) Albuquerque

(b) Alameda

(c) Joao da castor

(d) Dom Luis da Assayed

Q. The Portuguese naval monopoly in the Indian waters was shattered by the:

(a) Dutch

(b) English

(c) French

(d) Both (a) and (b) above

Q. The worst feature of the Portuguese rule in India was:

(a) Control of the high seas and piracy

(b) Encouraging the Portuguese to take to Indian wives

(c) Encouraging conversions

(d) Committing great brutalities on the Indian people

(e) Monopolization of the spice trade from India

Q. Which of the following is the correct chronological sequence of Babur’s conquests in India:

(a) Capture of Lahore, battles of Pan Pat, Khanwach, Chancery and Ghaghara

(b) Battle of Pain Pat, captures of Lahore, battles of Kanawha, Ghaghara and Chancery

(c) Battle of Kanawha, Pan Pat, Ghaghara Chancery

(d) Capture of Lahore, battles of Pan Pat, Chancery, Kanawha and Ghaghara

Q. Babur’s autobiography, called Tusk – I – Babur or Baburnama, which is reckoned among ‘the most enthralling and romantic works in the literature of all times’ is written in:

(a) Arabic

(b) Persian

(c) Turkic

(d) Urdu

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