Quiz 328 – Practice Paper on Medieval India (History)

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Practice Paper on Medieval India

1. Assertion (A): Mahmud of Ghazni was a courageous soldier and a successful commander.

Reason (R): He was a great Muslim ruler.

(a) A and R is true and R is the correct explanation of A.

(b) A and R is true but R is not the correct explanation of A.

(c) A is true but R is false.

(d) A is false but R is true.


 

2. In which year, ‘Din-e-Ilahi’ was founded by Akbar?

(a) 1581 AD

(b) 1582 AD

(c) 1583 AD

(d) 1584 AD


 

3. Which of the following statement(s) about Shivaji is/are correct?

  1. He was a tolerant ruler in terms of religion.
  2. He was a Fanatic ruler who was intolerant towards the Muslims.

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Both 1 and2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


 

4. In which year did Shivaji hold his coronation?

(a) 1672 AD

(b) 1673 AD

(c) 1674 AD

(d) 1675 AD


 

5. Which of the following statement(s) about character of Aurangzeb was/were not correct?

  1. He was ideal in his private life.
  2. His life was licentious.
  3. His nature was suspicious.
  4. He was a fanatic ruler.

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Only 3

(d) None of these


 

6. Which of the following statement(s) about Jahangir’s Personality is/are NOT correct?

  1. He was benevolent ruler.
  2. Intolerant toward the Hindus.
  3. Magnanimous towards the Rajputs.
  4. Liberal in religious affairs.

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Only 3

(d) 1 and 3


 

7. Who was the eldest son of Shah Jahan?

(a) Shah Shuja

(b) Aurangzeb

(c) Murad Bux

(d) Dara Shukoh


 

8. Who was not a member of Nur Jahan Junta?

(a) Nur Jahan

(b) Itimaduddaula

(c) Ladli Begun

(d) Asmat Begum


 

9. Which of the following statement(s) refer(s) to the causes of the failure of Humayun against Sher Shah?

  1. Humayun failed as a military commander.
  2. He failed to finish the power of Sher Shah in the very beginning of his career.
  3. Humayun proceeded to Bengal without annihilating the power of Sher Shah in Bihar.

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Both 1 and 3

(d) All of these


 

10. Humayun captured Delhi and Agra for the second time in-

(a) 1552 AD

(b) 1553 AD

(c) 1554 AD

(d) 1555 AD


 

Answers:

1.(c) A is true but R is false.

  1. (b) The motive of ‘Din-e-Ilahi’ was to propagate respect to all religions and not to force anyone to embrace Islam.
  2. (a) Only 1 is correct.
  3. (c) He was coroneted Raigarh.
  4. (d) Aurangzeb remained busy in the North of India for the first 25 years of his reign.

6.(b) Jahagir, as he was a well educated and cultured person, had good command on Persian and Turki language.

7.(d) Dara Shukoh was not competent as Aurangzeb was in the art of warfare.

8.(c) Ladli Begun

9.(d) The majority of historians agree that the cause of failure of Humayun was he himself. He suffered from certain weaknesses both as a person and as a ruler.

10.(d) Humayun began his successful expedition in India, in the year 1535 and in 1553 he captured the power from Bahadur Shah of Gujarat, but he failed in consolidating his empire in India the time.

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