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1 Name the notable astronomer of Akbar’s court who wrote Tajikanilakanthi, an astrological treatise ?
1 Nilakantha
2 Kalyanamalla
3 Jagannatha Pandita
4 Vedangaraya

Answer: Nilakantha
2 Which of the following emperor used to take part in a bout of gambling during the celebration of Diwali that continued for three nights ?
1 Muhammad Tughlaq
2 Akbar
3 Jahangir
4 Farrukh Siyar

Answer: Jahangir
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3 ‘En route to Karnatak, he made a pilgrimage to the Siva temple of Shri Shaila on the Krishna river. On departing, he gave funds sufficient to build a bathing ghat on the river, a monastery, and a guest house for pilgrims.’

Identify this Maratha ruler :

1 Shivaji
2 Shambhaji
3 Rajaram
4 Balaji Bajirao I

Answer: Shivaji
4 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : Nasaqi was introduced as an alternative of the zabti-i harsala.

Reason (R) : Muzaffar Khan, diwan-i khalisa, discontinued the zabti-i harsala and established nasaq.

In the context of the above two statements, which of the following is correct ?

1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
2 Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true

Answer:(A) is true, but (R) is false
5 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : Jharokha darshan was an innovation of Akbar and was designed to establish a personal bond between the ruler and his subject.

Reason (R) : As Akbar’s prestige rose some people made a rule not to eat or drink till they had the darshan of the king.

In the context of the above two statements which of the following is correct ?

1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
2 Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
6 In regard to Mughal emperor’s interest in music, which of the following statement is not correct ?
1 For Akbar’s interest in music, Abul Fazl writes that, ‘His Majesty has such a knowledge of the science of music as trained musicians do not possess.’
2 Shahjahan patronised music at his court, and is said to have acquired considerable proficiency in the art himself.
3 Aurangzeb’s reign saw the production of a large number of books on music. The most famous of these was Tuhfat-ul Hind written for Aurangzeb’s grandson Jahandar Shah.
4 The most famous singers during Muhammad Shah’s period were Niamat Khan Sadarang and Firuz Khan Adarang. They were masters of Bhairvi.

Answer: The most famous singers during Muhammad Shah’s period were Niamat Khan Sadarang and Firuz Khan Adarang. They were masters of Bhairvi.
7 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : Ramchandra Pant Amatya in his Ajnapatra strongly disapproves of the system of hereditary assignments (vritti) out of land revenue on the ground that it led to a continuous decline of the government income.

Reason (R) : Ramchandra Pant says it is a sin to resume a hereditary preferment (vritti) however small it may be. It should not be transferred to another nor it be resumed.

In the context of the above two statements, which of the following is correct ?

1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
2 Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
8 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : In the 11TH R.Y. (1567) of Akbar Muzaffar Khan and Raja Todarmal affected a major change. Qanungoes were asked to provide information about the area of land cultivated and uncultivated.

Reason (R) : It was on the basis of the information provided by the Qanungoes that instead of a single price list for the whole empire, the crop rates began to be converted into cash on the basis of the prices prevalent in different regions.

In the context of the above two statements which of the following is correct ?

1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
2 Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
9 What is not true about the Mughal zamindars ?
1 A zamindar could not be dispossessed or appointed by anyone except the emperor
2 An official or jagirdar could only send his recommendation to the court for forfeiting the zamindari rights
3 A subadar of the province sometimes could appoint a member of the same old family to replace a recalcitrant zamindar
4 A Mughal zamindar’s income from its proprietary claims (malikana) was 10 per cent (25 per cent in Gujarat) to which was added 5-10 per cent nankar which he received from revenue authorities in lieu of revenue collection

Answer: A subadar of the province sometimes could appoint a member of the same old family to replace a recalcitrant zamindar
10 Which of the following statements are true about the sand glass (hour glass) ?

(a) The first reference to sand glass in Afghanistan seems to occur in Mir Khwand’s Rauzat-us Safa.

(b) By the 16TH century the sand glasses in use in India were so made as to show the Indian measure of time (ghari).

(c) The sand glass begins to be shown in Mughal miniatures from Akbar’s time onwards.

(d) Ramchandra’s Yantra Prakasha and Jnanaraja’s Sundara Siddhanta refer to sand-clock.

Select the correct answer from the code given below :

1 (a), (b), (c)
2 (b), (c), (d)
3 (a), (c), (d)
4 (a), (b), (d)

Answer: (a), (c), (d)
11 Which of the following statement is not correct ?
1 In Mughal miniatures Babur’s depiction in his court represents Babur in an informal gathering of friends
2 Many Mughal painting depict Humayun’s court marked by the display of overpowering grandeur, order and immutability
3 Akbar had strictly demarcated spaces in the court for each of the princes and nobles
4 When Bairam Khan appeared on horseback before Akbar and held him by the hand, the violation of etiquette was so grave that Akbar included it amongst the Khan’s most serious offences

Answer: Many Mughal painting depict Humayun’s court marked by the display of overpowering grandeur, order and immutability
12 Which of the following statement is not correct ?
1 The Arabic term khilat has its Persian counterpart, sar-o-pa
2 Khilat or sar-o-pa was comprised of sarpech and turban
3 The sar-o-pa carried the impress of completeness, signified in the King’s person, now being imparted to the recipient
4 Since King’s person symbolically encompassed across the empire, the recipient of the khilat too was incorporated symbolically into the imperial presence and became part and extension of it

Answer: Khilat or sar-o-pa was comprised of sarpech and turban
13 Who made the following assessment about Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan ?

“Haider was an improving monarch and exhibited few innovations, Tipu was an innovating monarch and made no improvements.”

1 N.K. Sinha
2 B. Sheikh Ali
3 Marks Wilks
4 H.H. Wilson

Answer: Marks Wilks
14 Who made the following statement :

“ We have effectively crippled our enemy, without making our friends too formidable”.

1 Charles Metcalfe
2 Cornwallis
3 Lord Wellesley
4 John Lawrence

Answer: Cornwallis
15 From among the following princely rulers who was described by Mr. Innes as most loyal to the British for having loudly proclaimed ‘Save India for the British’ ?
1 Begam of Bhopal
2 Sir Salar Jang
3 Sindhia
4 Gulab Singh

Answer:Sindhia

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