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41 The East India Company was founded in London during the reign of :
A Aurangazeb
B Jahangir
C Akbar
D Shahjahan

Answer: Option [C]

Akbar was the third Mughal emperor, who reigned from 1556 to 1605. Akbar was the Emperor of India when the British East India Company was formed in London.

42 The Mansabdari system introduced by Akbar was borrowed from the system in:
A Mongolia
B Turky
C Persia
D Afghanistan

Answer: Option [A]

The Mansabdari system introduced by Akbar was borrowed from Mongolia. The word 'Mansab' is of Arabic origin meaning rank or position. Every civil and military officer was given a 'mansab'.

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43 The capital of the Mughal Empire was shifted from Agra to Delhi by:
A Shahjahan
B Jahangir
C Aurangzeb
D Humayun

Answer: Option [A]

The capital of the Mughal Empire was shifted from Agra to Delhi by Shahjahan. Shahjahan later shifted the capital to Delhi during his reign, but his son Aurangzeb moved the capital back to Akbarabād, usurping his father and imprisoning him in the Fort there.

44 Which Mughal emperor is also known as "Zinda Pir"?
A Akbar
B Aurangzeb
C Babar
D Jahangir

Answer: Option [B]

Aurangzeb was called 'Zinda Pir" due to his simple living and high thinking. He was the sixth ruler of Mughal Empire and is also referred to as Alamgir meaning conqueror of the world.

45 Which of the following Englishmen was honored by Jahangir with the title of "Khan"?
A Edward Terry
B Sir Thomas Roe
C Martin Duke
D William Hawkins

Answer: Option [D]

William Hawkins was honored by Jahangir with the title of "Khan".

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