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#1. Ibadat Khana at Fatehpur Sikri was

#2. Consider the following professions:

#3. 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?

#4. Which Mughal emperor abolished the old custom of Sizda?

#5. The member of Shivaji’s Ashtapradhan who looked after foreign affairs was:

#6. Which one among the following depicts the correct meaning of the term Tins-i-Kamil concerning crops in Mughal India?

#7. In medieval India, Mansabdari system was introduced for:

#8. Who among the following painters committed suicide?

#9. Which one of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched?

#10. Why did reign of Shahjahan considered as the ‘golden period’ of Mughal empire?

#11. Tobacco cultivation was introduced in the Deccan by the Portuguese during the 16th century. Tobacco smoking reached the Mughal Court because of which one of the following?

#12. What was/ were the cause(s) of war of succession between the son of Shah Jahan?

#13. Head of the military department under the recognised central machinery of administration during Akbar’s reign was:

#14. Which Mughal emperor enrolled Guru Govind Singh into Mughal service?

#15. How did the Mughal Emperor Jahandarshah’s reign, come to an early end?

#16. Consider the following statements: In 1560’s Akbar began to patronize the formation of the Mughal school of painting with the illustration of Dastani-Amir Hamza, because

#17. Aurangzeb reimposed ‘jizya’ in the twenty-second year of his reign in order to:

#18. Consider the following statements

#19. Which of the following Mughal emperors spent a greater part of his reign to overthrow the Deccan Kingdoms?

#20. Between whom was the Battle of Khanwa (1527) fought?

#21. Which Mughal officer helped Humayun capture the fort of Chunargarh from Sher Shah?

#22. Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri was built by Akbar to commemorate his victory over which province?

#23. Which of the following areas was not conquered by Akbar?

#24. Which is not a characteristic of the Taj Mahal’s architecture ?

#25. Mughal-Mewar peace treaty was concluded during the times of ?

#26. The offsprings of which Mughal emperor were born in a Sufi’s Khanqah instead of the Mughal haram?

#27. Which Mughal emperor stopped the practice of Forceful conversion of prisoners of war?

#28. Khalsa in Mughal rule meant

#29. Whose reign is referred to as Renaissance in Persian, Arabic and Hindi literature?

#30. Sher Shah is considered to be the fore-runner of Akbar in administration because

#31. During the Mughal period, what was Narnal or light artillery?

#32. Who among the following introduced the dahasala system of land revenue collection for the first time?

#33. Who was the king to organize Asht Pradha

#34. Who of the Mughal rulers understood the significance of Rajputs and tried to win them ?

#35. List-I List-II

#36. Which one of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched?

#37. Mughal-Maratha treaty of 1719 was concluded in the times of ?

#38. Before which of his important battles in India did Babur declare the abolition of Tamgha tax ?

#39. Who was the infamous Qazi Fazihat or Qazi Fazilat during the reign of Sher Shah?

#40. Who was proclaimed as Mughal emperor by Asaf Khan on Jahangir’s death to ensure Khurram’s (Shahjahan’s) enthronement?

#41. Who among the following Englishmen was well versed in the Turkish language, received a Mansab of 400 and the title of ‘English Khan’ or Firangi Khan?

#42. Which one of the following buildings is NOT located in Fatehpur Sikri?

#43. In which language did Babar wrote his Autobiography?

#44. In 1576, the Mughal army fought the battle of Haldighati with

#45. On whom emperor, Akbar conferred the title of ‘Jagat Guru’ ?

#46. What does the term ‘Elchi’ or ‘Safir’ denote in the sixteenth century Mughal administrative vocabulary?

#47. Which year of Akbar’s reign has been regarded by the historian Vicent A. Smith as the most critical time?

#48. Mahzar of 1579 was drafted by

#49. Among the following, which Mughal emperor introduced the policy of Sulah-i-Kul?

#50. Which among the following became an integral part of Shahjahan’s empire ?

#51. Who among the following has issued the coin rupee for the first time?

#52. Which company was authorized by Jahangir to set up a factory in Surat?

#53. Which of the following were the main features of the imperial Mughal land revenue system?

#54. Which of the following was the court language during the reign of Akbar?

#55. Which of the following tombs is placed in the centre of a large garden and resembles as a prototype of the Taj Mahal?

#56. Which one of the following contemporary sources depicts Humayun’s passion for astronomy and astrology?

#57. The Delhi Madarasa known as ‘Khairul Manazil’ was built by

#58. Among the following which Mughal Emperor introduced the policy of Sulh-i-kul?

#59. “Din-i-Ilahi’ was a movement of Akbar’s folly, not of his wisdom.” Who made this statement?

#60. Which one of the following indicates the correct chronological order in which the four give important forts were captured by Emperor Akbar?

#61. During whose reign did Khan-Jahan Lodi revolt?

#62. The do aspa, sih aspa rank in the mansabdari system was introduced by:

#63. Who among the following poets was given the title of ‘Malik-ush-Shoara’ by Akbar?

#64. The greatest literary achievement of the Mughal period can be said to be

#65. Jahandar Shah ascended the throne after the death of

#66. Kalanaur is known as a place of

#67. Which one of the following was not among the 12 Ordinances of Jahangir?

#68. Who among the following Mughal kings had sent Raja Ram Mohan Roy as his envoy to London?

#69. Name the person who wrote the history of Aurangzeb in total secrecy. What was the name of the work?

#70. List-I List-II

#71. Which one of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched?

#72. Which one of the following pairs is Not correctly matched?

#73. Consider the following statements

#74. Which Mughal emperor prohibited the use of tobacco?

#75. There was an unprecedented increase in the number of mansabdars during the reign of:

#76. During the reign of Jahangir, the title of Nair-ul-Asr was given to:

#77. Which one of the following pairs is correct matched?

#78. Who invented the technique of extracting scent from Rose?

#79. Consider the following statements regarding duty of the Muhatsibs.

#80. Whose painting style was an immediate inspiration at the time of Babur’s conquest of Delhi?

#81. Which one of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched?

#82. Consider the following statements:

#83. With reference to the Mughal administration, which one of the following statements is NOT correct?

#84. Match the following: List-I List-II

#85. The first architectural achievement of Jahangir’s reign in India was the construction of his father’s mausoleum. Where was it built?

#86. Arrange the following events of Jahagir’s reign in the chronological order?

#87. Who among the following was not a party to the coalition that fought against the English in the Battle of Buxar?

#88. Which one among the following books was authored by a lady of the Mughal Royal House?

#89. Which of the following was/were steps taken by Sher Shah to promote trade and commerce?

#90. Which of the following did not constitute part of the army reforms of Sher Shah?

#91. Which of the statements given below about the Mughal rule in India is false ?

#92. Between whom was the Battle of Chausa fought?

#93. Which of the following statements about Aurangzeb is true?

#94. List-I List-II

#95. During Aurangzeb’s reign, whose duty was it to see that people lived their lives in accordance with the ‘Sharia’?

#96. List-I List-II

#97. Who among the following had constructed the Red Fort in Delhi ?

#98. Which one among the following is not a function of Mir Bakshi, the Head of the Military Department as well as of the nobility under Mughal rule?

#99. Which of the following statements about the revenue system of the Mughals is incorrect?

#100. What was the reasons of the decline of Mughal empire ?

#101. Consider the following statements:

#102. Name the person/persons who invited Babur to invade India.

#103. Which among the following titles was/were not assumed by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar?

#104. Consider the following statements related to the Mansabdari system of the Mughals:

#105. Consider the following statements:

#106. Arrange the following events of Akbar’s reign in the Chronological order:

#107. Which of the following Mughal emperors dismissed the chief ‘Sadra’ of the empire?

#108. Consider the following statements about the Treaty of Chittor

#109. Consider the following statements :

#110. Arrange the following battles of the Mughal period in chronological order

#111. The Mansabdari system of the Mughals was a complex system. Its efficient functioning depended upon:

#112. List-I List-II

#113. List-I List-II

#114. List-I List-II

#115. List-I List-II

#116. List-I List-II

#117. List-I List-II

#118. List-I List-II

#119. List-I List-II

#120. List-I List-II

#121. List-I List-II

#122. List-I List-II

#123. Consider the following:

#124. Which one among the following pairs is correctly matched?

#125. List-I List-II

#126. The Mansabdari system of the Mughals was a complex system. Its efficient functioning depended upon

#127. Consider the following statements about Sher Shah’s administration

#128. Which of the following Mughal emperors spent a greater part of his reign to overthrow the Deccan Kingdoms?

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