NTPC General Awareness Questions : 17th, January 2020 For Modern & Medieval History

Q1. What was Sher Shah’s precious legacy to the Mughals?
(a) Organization of Army
(b) Land Revenue System
(c) Mansabdari System
(d) Provincial Administration

Q2. Which one of the following battles was fought between babar and the Rajputs in 1527?
(a) The First Battle of Panipat
(b) The Battle of Khanwa
(c) The Battle of Ghagra
(d) The Battle of Chanderi

Q3. What term was used for the advance money given by the merchants to artisans for the required goods?
(a) Taqavi
(b) Dasturi
(c) Dadni
(d) None of these

Q4. Which Mughal kings had sent Raja Ram Mohan Roy as his envoy to London?
(a) Bahadur Shah II
(b) Akbar II
(c) Shah Alam II
(d) Bahadur Shah II

Q5. Which of the following ladies wrote an historical account during the Mughal period?
(a) Jahanara
(b) Asmat Begum
(c) Roshanara
(d) Gulbadan Begum

Q6. Who among the following prohibited the use of Tobacco?
(a) Akbar
(b) Jahangir
(c) Shahjahan
(d) Aurangzeb

Q7. The noble who introduced important reforms in the land revenue administration of Mughals in Deccan during the reign of Shahjahan, was
(a) Murshid Quli Khan
(b) Asaf Khan
(c) Mahabat Khan
(d) Khan-i-Zama

Q8. Who among the following was the first English man to visit western India ?
(a) Captain Hawkins
(b) John Mildenhall
(c) Ralph Fitch
(d) Thomas Stephens

Q9. Who among the following was the official historian of Aurangzeb’s reign?
(a) Ishwardas Nagar
(b) Bhimsen Kayastha
(c) Khafi Khan
(d) Mohammad Kazim

Q10. The off springs of which Mughal emperor were born in a Sufi’s Khanqah instead of the Mughal haram?
(a) Humayun
(b) Akbar
(c) Shahjahan
(d) Aurangzeb

Solutions:

S1.Ans.(b)
Sol. Sher Shah was the first Muslim ruler who got the whole of the land measured and fixed the land-tax on it on just and fair principles.The land of each peasant was measured first in “bighas” and then half of it was fixed as the land tax

S2.Ans.(b)
Sol. Battle of Khanwah in 1527 was the battle between the invading forces of the first Mughal Emperor Babur and the Rajput forces led by Rana Sanga of Mewar in Rajasthan.

S3.Ans.(c)
Sol. Dadni System Dadni comes from the Persian word dadan or advance. One who made an advance as a mark of any business deal was called dadandar. The Dadni system was a phase of business management of the English East India company in Bengal in the eighteenth century.

S4.Ans.(d)
Sol. Akbar II sent Ram Mohan Roy as an ambassador to Britain and gave him the title of Mughal envoy to the Court of St. James, conferring on him the title of Raja.

S5.Ans.(d)
Sol. Gulbadan Begum (1523-1603) was a Perso-Turkic Princess, the daughter of Emperor Babur. She is most known as the author of Humayun Nama, the account of the life of her brother, Humayun.

S6.Ans.(b)
Sol. Jahangir prohibited the use of Tobacco.

S7Ans.(b)
Sol. Abu’l-Hasan (c. 1569 – 12 June 1641) entitled by the Mughal emperor Jahangir as Asaf Khan, was the Grand Vizier (Prime minister) of the fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.

S8.Ans.(d)
Sol. Thomas Stephens, born c.1549 in Bushton (England) and died in 1619 in Salcete, Goa (India), was an English Jesuit priest and missionary in Portuguese India, writer and linguist.He was the first English man to visit western India.

S9.Ans.(d)
Sol. Mohammad Kazim was the official historian in Aurangzeb’s reign.

S10.Ans.(b)
Sol. Akbar son Jahangir born in a Sufi’s Khanqah instead of the Mughal haram. Jahangir was eldest son of akbar.

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