General Studies: Important for Exam: Indian History MCQ Part 34

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Q. From 1543 to 1565 Sedative Raya was the king of Vijayanagara, but actual power during these two decades was in the hands of:

(a) Tirumalisai

(b) Venkata

(c) Rama Raya or Rama Raja

(d) Range

Q. In 1565, in one of the most decisive and historic battles fought in Indian history the battle of Rashes – Tanged (so-called Tailcoat) – The Vijayanagara forces were routed by the combined forces of the Deccan Muslim states, who after their victory, ruthlessly sacked the city of Vijayanagara. The main cause of the defeat of Vijayanagara in this battle was:

(a) The confederacy of the Deccan states against Vijayanagara

(b) Deceit of the Muslim Commanders of Vijayanagara

(c) Rama Raya’s interference in the inter – state politics of the Deccan states

(d) Tactical blunder of Rama Raya and his brother in the battle

(e) Both (c) and (d) above

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) Ginger

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) Qulin

(d) Piulicut

Q. From the point of view of maritime activities and Indi’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 Indi’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 Morin of Calicut. The word ‘Morin’ stands for:

(a) King

(b) Warlord

(c) Sea lord

(d) Admiral

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

(a) Vasco da Gama

(b) Albuquerque

(c) Almeida

(d) Job da Castro

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

(a) Albuquerque

(b) Almeida

(c) Joao da Castor

(d) Dom Luis da Stayed

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 India wives

(c) Encouraging conversions

(d) Committing great brutalities on the Indian people

(e) Monopolization of the spice trade from India

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