1.Who was the founder of Mughal Empire( 1526)?
A. Akbar
B. Jahangir
C. Babur
D. Humayun
Ans: C
He defeated Ibrahim Lodi in the first battle of Panipat.

2.On the paternal side Mughals were the descendants
A. Timur
B. Ghenghiz Khan
C. Ghaznavi
D. Bhakhtiyar Khilzi
Ans: A
On Mother’s side they were descendants of Ghenghiz Khan While of Turkish Ruler
Timur On father’s side. They called themselves ‘Timurids’. Their mother tongue was

3. Mughal court Chronicles were written in ─
A. Turkish
B. Persian
C. Hindavi
D. Arabic
Ans: B
During Akbar’s reign Persian was elevated to a language of the empire.

4.Ibadat Khana is located at─
A. Lahore
B. Fatehpur Sikri
C. Ajmer
D. Delhi
Ans: B
Inter- faith debates took place Ibadat Khana between learned Muslims, Hindus,
Jainas, Parsis and Christians

5. ‘Jizya’ abolished by Akbar(in 1564) was A. Land Revenue
B. Pilgrimage tax
C. Custom Duty
D. Religious Tax
Ans: D
It was reintroduced by Aurangzeb.

6. The ‘Chain of justice’ was a distinguished feature of
practice of administrative justice in the court of─
A. Jahangir
B. Shahjahan
C. Akbar
D. Humayun
Ans: A

7. The Jewelled throne (thakht-i- murassa) at Agra Palace
belonged to─
A. Jahangir
B. Dara Sukoh
C. Shah Jahan
D. Akbar
Ans: C

8. Thomas Roe, the English envoy of James I came to
the court of─
A. Shah Jahan
B. Jahangir
C. Humayun
D. Aurangzeb
Ans: B

9. ‘Badshah Nama’ the history of Shahjahan’s reign was
written by─
A. Jahanara Begum
B. Muhammad Kazim
C. Abul Fazl
D. Abdul Hamid Lahori
Ans: D
Badshah Nama is the official history in three volumes(dafatars). First two were
written by Lahori.

10. ‘Alamgir Nama’ is the story of Akbar, Shahjahan and
Alamgir. Alamgir was a title given to─
A. Jahangir
B. Dara Sukoh
C. Aurangzeb
D. Bahadur Shah II
Ans: C
It was written by Muhammad Kazim.

11. The practice of ‘ Jharoka Darshan’ was introduced
A. Akbar
B. Humayun
C. Jahangir
D. Dara Sukoh
Ans: A

12. The Bazaar of ‘Chandni Chowk’, the throbbing
centre of Shahjahanabad was designed by─
A. Jahanara begum
B. Mumtaz Mahal
C. Roshnara begum
D. Gulbadan begum
Ans: A

13. A new language ‘Urdu’ sprang from the interaction
A. Arabic with Hindavi
B. Turkish with Persian
C. Arabic with Persian
D. Persian with Hindavi
Ans: D

14. Which style of Calligraphy was favourite of Akbar─
A. Zarrin
B. Nastaliq
C. khat
D. Shinasai
Ans: B

15. ‘Diwan-i-am’ refers to─
A. A system of justice
B. Way of Salutation
C. Public hall of audience
D. A style of Calligraphy
Ans: C

16. Who was diwan-i-ala in Mughal administration?
A. Reserved forces
B. Finance minister
C. minister of grants
D. Head of Army
Ans: B

17. The new capital of Shah Jahan─
A. Agra
B. Meerut
C. Delhi
D. Shahjahanbad
Ans: D

18. Consider the following statements and mark the correct
A. Akbar Nama was written in the Persian language
B. The Mahabharat was Translated as the Razmnama(Book of
C. Neither A nor B
D. Both A and B
Ans: D

19. Consider the following statements about record keeping
in Mughal court and mark the correct statement:
A. The Mir Bakshi supervised the court writers(Waqia nawis)
B. The Akhbarat contained all kind of information like attendance
of the court, a grant of titles, and presents received.
C. Agents(wakils) of nobles recorded the entire proceedings with
the date and time of the court session.
D. All are correct
Ans: D

20. Consider the following statements:
I. Akbar abolished tax on pilgrimage and Jizya in 1564.
II. In sul-i-kul all religions and scholars had freedom of expression
but on one condition that they did not ignore the authority or fight
among themselves.
Which of the above statement (s) is/are correct?
A. Only I
B. Only II
C. Both I and II
D. Neither I nor II
Ans: B
Akbar abolished the tax on pilgrimage in 1563 and Jizya in 1564. Sul-ikul was Akbar’s ideal of absolute peace as described by Abul Fazl.

21. Consider the following statements:
I. Gulbadan begum wrote about the significant role played by elderly
women in resolving the conflicts of Mughal empire
II. It was a eulogy of the Mughal Emperors.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct about Humayun
A. Only I
B. Only II
C. Both I and II
D. Neither I nor II
Ans: A
It was not a Eulogy of Mughal emperors. It rather describes conflicts and tensions
among the princes and kings.

22. Consider the following pairs:

1.Babur -1526

2.Akbar -1556

3.Aurangzeb -1658
Which of the following emperors is/are correctly matched to
the year of ascending throne?
A. 1 and 2 only
B. 2 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. All 1, 2 and 3
Ans: D

23.Consider the following pairs:

1.Jahangir – Salim

2.Shah Jahan – Khurram
Which of the following emperors is/are correctly matched to
their original name?
A. 1 and 2 only
B. 2 only
C. None
D. both 1 and 2
Ans: D

24. Consider the following pairs:

1.Chaudhari – Revenue collector

2.Qanungo – Subadar

3.Faujdars – local judges
Which of the following is/are correctly matched?
A. 1 and 3 only
B. 1 only
C. None
D. 1 and 2 only
Ans: B
Governor- Subadar, Faujdar- Commandants and Qanungo- keeper of revenue

25. Which of the following places was a bone of contention between Mughals and the Safavids?
A. Kabul
B. Lahore
C. Qandahar
D. Turan
Ans: C

26. Jahangir sent an envoy to the court of which Safavid
king to plead the Mughal case for retaining Qandahar?
A. Qazvin
B. Shah Ismail
C. Shah Tabriz
D. Shah Abbas
Ans: D

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