Q1. Which of the following statements about Bukka I of the Vijayanagar empire is not correct ?
(a) He instilled new vigour into Hindu Society
(b) He renovated temples
(c) Under his fostering care Sayana wrote commentaries on Vedas
(d) He adopted measures to uplift the Shudras
Q2. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below—
(a) Accession of Aurangzeb
(b) Promulgation of Mahzar
(c) Battle of Khanva
(d) Accession of Akbar
1. 1527 A.D.
2. 1556 A.D.
3. 1579 A.D.
4. 1659 A.D.
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 4 3 1 2
(c) 3 1 4 2
(d) 2 1 3 4
Q3. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) Jahangir : William Hawkins
(b) Akbar : Sir Thomas Roe
(c) Shah Jahan : Travernier
(d) Aurangzeb : Manucci
Q4. “Satyarthaprakash” was written by
(a) Swami Ranganathananda
(b) Ramakrishna Paramhansa
(c) Sivananda Saraswati
(d) Swami Dayananda Saraswati
Q5. “The Indian Struggle” is the autobiography of
(a) Acharya JB Kripalani
(b) Subhash Chandra Bose
(c) KM Munshi
(d) Dr Rajendra Prasad
Q6. Consider the following statements about Kabir and Nanak—
1. Their ideas were drawn both from Bhakti and Sufi traditions.
2. They expressed the sentiments of rural masses.
3. They made strong plea for Hindu-Muslim unity.
4. Their followers founded religious communities.
Select your answer from the codes given below—
(a) 1 and 2 are correct
(b) 1, 2 and 3 are correct
(c) 1, 2, 3 and 4 are correct
(d) 1, 3 and 4 are correct
Q7. Which one of the following is not correctly matched ?
(a) Akbar —Xerome Xavier
(b) Aurangzeb —Edward Terry
(c) Shahjahan —Peter Mundi
(d) Jehangir —Sir Thomas Roe
Q8. In which year was the decree called ‘Mahzar’ issued during Akbar’s reign ?
(a) 1560 A.D.
(b) 1572 A.D.
(c) 1576 A.D.
(d) 1579 A.D.
Q9. The ‘Razmanama’ which was compiled by several Persian scholars was a translation of—
Q10. During the Mughal rule the Qazi-ul-Quzat was—
(a) Head of the Finance department
(b) Censor of Public morals
(c) Chief judge of the empire
(d) Incharge of charities
Q11. Which of the following statements is correct about Shivaji ?
(a) His movement was supported by all the Maratha Watandars
(b) The smaller Watandars formed the back bone of his movement
(c) He abolished the Watandari system
(d) He did not fight with bigger Maratha Watandars
Q12. Why did Shivaji decide to collect ‘Chauth’ and ‘Sardeshmukhi’ ?
(a) To increase the source of income
(b) To expand his territories
(c) To consolidate his political influence
(d) Because of the opposition of Muslim rulers
Q13. When was Bombay transferred to the East India Company by Charles II ?
(a) 1662 A.D.
(b) 1664 A.D.
(c) 1666 A.D.
(d) 1668 A.D.
Q14. Madam Bhikaji Cama unfolded the National Flag of India in 1907 at
(a) India House,London
(b) International Socialist Congress Stuttgart
(c) Vande Mataram Office at San Francisco
(d) Indian Workers Meet Vancouver
Q15. The leader of the Anusilan Samiti was
(a) Barindra Kumar Ghosh
(b) Pulin Das
(c) Kanai Lal Dutta
(d) Prafulla Chaki