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1 The Chief Qazi when moved with the imperial camp was designated as :
1 Qazi-ul Quzzat
2 Qazi Askar
3 Sadr-us sudur
4 Vakil-i Sharai

Answer: Qazi Askar
2 Which of the following is not correct about village community ?
1 According to Bernier the Indian peasantry was not an undifferentiated mass
2 The village community was rife with internal contradictions and ‘sub-exploitation’
3 The upper class peasants are known as Khwud-Kasht in northern India, Gharuhalas in Rajasthan and mirasdars in Maharashtra
4 The ‘menial’ population formed a reserve to be called upon to work in the fields during harvests. They were also subjected to forced labour

Answer: According to Bernier the Indian peasantry was not an undifferentiated mass
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3 Given below are two statements. One is labelled as Assertion (A) and other is labelled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : In 1574, Akbar fused the nobility, bureaucracy and military into a single ‘service’, by assigning to each officer a mansab to indicate the holder’s status, salary and size of military contingent.

Reason (R) :Practically all officers in government, except the very petty or the purely religious, were filled by holders of mansabs, promotions and demotions were hence forth made in terms of additions or reductions of mansabs.

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)
4 All are correct except :
1 Fatehpur Sikri is a skilful combination of arcuate and trabeate forms
2 Red sandstone is the principal material used for the construction of Agra fort and the city of Fatehpur Sikri
3 Fatehpur Sikri was planned after Akbar’s religious ideas had received their final form
4 Akbar’s own mausoleum at Sikandra was completed under his son Jahangir

Answer: Fatehpur Sikri was planned after Akbar’s religious ideas had received their final form
5 Of the following which is said to be Persian in inspiration and Indian in execution ?
1 Sher Shah’s tomb
2 Humayun’s tomb
3 Islam Shah’s tomb
4 Purana Qila

Answer: Humayun’s tomb
6 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : Jharokha darshan, beginning of one’s day with the glimpse of the emperor, symbolises transference of divine benediction.

Reason (R) :Darshaniya sect was so called because they began their day with a glimpse, darshan, of the emperor.

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

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

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are correct, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
7 In regard of painting, which of the following statements is not correct ?
1 Muslim attitudes towards painting were far less strict than towards sculpture
2 A tradition of wall painting, especially in private buildings, already existed among Muslims outside India
3 The miniature painting which the Mughal emperors patronized and promoted, was in the beginning a branch of Persian painting with its emphasis on line, precision of detail and deliberate eschewing of perspective
4 Famous painters Abdu’s Samad and Mir Saiyyid Ali came to India from Kabul with Akbar

Answer: Famous painters Abdu’s Samad and Mir Saiyyid Ali came to India from Kabul with Akbar
8 Regarding Timur’s invasions, which of the following statement is not correct ?
1 Timur’s experts built a pontoon bridge across the Indus, which was crossed on 21 September, 1398
2 In city of Talmi, thirty five farsakhs from Multan, Hindus and Muslims both resisted Timur
3 The muqaddams and rais of the Salt Range (Koh-i Judi) helped Timur to cross their territory and obtained his favours
4 In trying to justify Timur’s Indian invasion, Sharfuddin Ali Yezdi states that the central government of Delhi, though in Muslim hands, was weak

Answer: In city of Talmi, thirty five farsakhs from Multan, Hindus and Muslims both resisted Timur
9 Watan - Jagir was a generic term. Its revenues were part of the :
1 Khalisa revenues
2 Revenues of paibaqi land
3 Salary of the watan-jagir holder
4 Additional income of the watan holders

Answer: Salary of the watan-jagir holder
10 Irfan Habib rejects Kingsley Devis’s assumption that the population of Mughal India remained fixed at 125 million from 1600 to 1750 saying that :
1 Kingsley has perhaps been led away by his own enthusiasm for the benefits of British rule
2 He ascribes excessively high productivity per acre to Akbar’s time
3 He made no distinction between the Zabti provinces and the others
4 All of the above

Answer: Kingsley has perhaps been led away by his own enthusiasm for the benefits of British rule
11 The following are correct except :
1 Among the first literary works in the court of Akbar was the preparation of a Persian translation of his grandfather’s Babur - Nama
2 Babur - Nama was translated by Abdul - Rahim Khan, Khan-i Khanan, the son of Bairam Khan, who had been a poet in Turkish
3 Hindavi was recognized as a semi - official language by the Sur Sultans (1540-55). The practice is said to have been introduced by the Lodhi Sultans
4 Shaikh Yaqub Sarfi was one of those great Persian luminaries of Akbar’s court who had come from Iran and settled in India

Answer: Shaikh Yaqub Sarfi was one of those great Persian luminaries of Akbar’s court who had come from Iran and settled in India
12 Gulbadan Begum led a hajj delegation to Mecca and stayed there for two and half years before returning in 1582. Which of the following royal women was not part of the delegation ?
1 Hamida Bano Begum.
2 Salima Sultan Begum.
3 Gulnar Agha.
4 Umm-Kulsun Khanum.

Answer: Hamida Bano Begum.
13 Consider the following statements about bhakti movement :

(a) Ramananda in his Ananda Bhashya did not recognise the right of a Sudra to read the Vedas.

(b) Gyaneshwar’s Bhavartha Dipika/Gyaneshwari is a Marathi commentary on Bhagavadgita.

(c) Chaitanya’s disciple Chandidas in his Chaitanya Bhagavat mentions how Chaitanya socialises with the lower castes.

(d) Kabir is called a Firdausi Sufi in a 17th century Sufi Account Mirat - ul Asrar.

Select the correct answer from the code given below :

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

Answer: (a), (b), (d).
14 Below are the two statements : One labelled as Assertion (A) and the other as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : There were many good reasons for avoiding technological innovation or any form of mechanization of Indian manufactures in medieval India.

Reason (R) :As any innovation implied a measure of risk and some investment of capital, the Indian workman living on the margin of subsistence had hardly any means to undertake it. In such a situation only a limited technological innovation initiated by the state or by the profit-seeking merchant could be expected.

Code :
1 (A) is correct but, (R) partly explains (A)
2 (A) is correct and (R) fully explains the (A)
3 (R) is correct, but (A) is wrong
4 (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong

Answer: (A) is correct but, (R) partly explains (A)
15 Which Baptist missionary got converted to the Unitarian principles of Raja Ram Mohan Roy and founded ‘Unitarian Mission’ along with Raja Ram Mohan Roy ?
1 John Wilson
2 William Adam
3 William Wilberforce
4 Charles Grant

Answer:William Adam

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