UPPSC Prelims History 2011 Paper (Part 4 of 8)

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  1. What was ‘Jihat’ in the Mughal land-revenue administrative terminology?

    1. A cess over fixed rates

    2. A Religious-tax

    3. A Toll-tax

    4. None of the above

  2. Which Fort ceded by Shivaji to the Mughals by the terms of the ‘treaty of Purandhar’ (1665 A. D.) could not be won back by Shivaji?

    1. purandhar

    2. Mahuli

    3. Lohagadh

    4. Shivneri

  3. Who was the ‘Peshwa’ during Shivaji's reign?

    1. Moropant Pingley

    2. Dattaji Trimbak

    3. Niraji Raoji

    4. Ramchandra Nilkanth

  4. In which one of the following expeditions did Ahmad Shah Abdali ravage Mathura-Vrindaban alongwith Delhi?

    1. First, 1748 A. D.

    2. Second, 1749 A. D.

    3. Third, 1751 A. D.

    4. Fourth, 1756 A. D.

  5. What was the percentage (of the total revenue charged) of the extra tax charged by Sher Shah for the use of general welfare in calamities and emergencies?

    1. 7.5%

    2. 5.0%

    3. 2.5%

    4. 1.5%

  6. Roshaniya movement in India during the 16th century was started by

    1. Miyan Bayazid Ansari

    2. Akhund Darwiza

    3. Miyan Mustafa Gujarati

    4. None of the above

  7. Which one of the following is not true about the Mughal Mansabdari System?

    1. That, there were thirty-three (33) divisions of Mansabdars.

    2. That, they (Mansabdars) could be assigned ‘Mashrut’ or conditional Rank.

    3. That, it put the Mughal transport system on a sound-footing.

    4. That, the Masabdars were hereditary officers.

  8. The preachings of which medieval saint are collected in ‘Abhangas’

    1. Dadu

    2. Kabir

    3. Namdev

    4. Tukaram

  9. Who is the writer of ‘Kitab-ul-Yamini’

    1. Al-Beruni

    2. Utbi

    3. Firdausi

    4. Barani

  10. Which one of the following was not true about the terms of the ‘treaty of Chittor’ (1615 A. D.)?

    1. Jahangir did not want to destroy old Rajput dynasties.

    2. Mewar, including Chittor were restored to the Rana.

    3. Rana could not repair or re-fourtify Chittor.

    4. Rana had to be personally present at the Mughal Court.

  11. Whom did Ahmad Shah Abdali proclaim the Emperor of India before leaving after his victory in the third Battle of Panipat?

    1. Ahmad Shah

    2. Shahjahan III

    3. Shah Alam II

    4. Akbar II

    • Assertion (A): Akbar constructed the Buland-darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri.
    • Reason (R): Akbar desire to commemorate his victory.

    In the context of these two statements, which one of the following is correct?

    1. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

    2. Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

    3. (A) is true, but (R) is false.

    4. (A) is false, but (R) is true.

  12. A figure of Mother Goddess made of bone from the upper Palaeolithic context was discovered from

    1. Godavari Valley

    2. Narmada Valley

    3. Son Valley

    4. Bealn Valley

  13. Which one of the followings is the largest Harappan site in India?

    1. Banawali

    2. Kalibangan

    3. Lothal

    4. Rakhigarhi

  14. The city is Vijaynagar was located on the banks of the river

    1. Wain-Ganga

    2. Kaveri

    3. Tungabhadra

    4. Krishna