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Mughal Empire - General Knowledge | Important GK Questions for Competitive Exam

36 When did Vasco Da Gama come to India?
A 1490
B 1498
C 1538
D 1562

Answer: Option [B]

Vasco da Gama was best known for being the first to sail from Europe to India by rounding Africa's Cape of Good Hope. Over the course of two voyages, beginning in 1497 and 1502, da Gama landed and traded in locales along the coast of southern Africa before reaching India on May 20, 1498.

37 Sher Shah’s real name was :
A Faizi
B Hemu
C Farid
D Bahadur

Answer: Option [C]

Sher Shah Suri, originally named Farid Khan was the Mughal Emperor who was known to have introduced the currency of ‘Rupee’ in India.Humayun was the Mughal Emperor before Sher Shah.

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38 Which Mughal emperor gave land for the construction of the Golden temple at Amritsar?
A Aurangazeb
B Akbar
C Jahangir
D Shahjahan

Answer: Option [B]

Emperor Akbar is stated to have donated the land to the wife of Guru Ram Das. In 1581, Guru Arjan initiated the construction of the Gurdwara. During the construction the pool was kept empty and dry. It took 8 years to complete the first version of the Harmandir Sahib.

39 Who among the following the Mughal rulers was ignorant of the art of reading and writing?
A Akbar
B Humayun
C Babar
D Jahangir

Answer: Option [A]

Popular television serials make much of the fact that Akbar was illiterate; a term used recently was “jāhil unpaŗh” (ignorant and illiterate). True, all early attempts to teach Akbar how to read and write failed.

40 Revenue system during Akbar’s reign was in the hands of :
A Toder Mal
B Bairam Khan
C Man Singh
D Birbal

Answer: Option [A]

Revenue system during Akbar’s reign was in the hands of Raja Todar Mal. Raja Todar Mal was the minister for revenue in the court of Akbar.

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