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IAS Previous Year Medieval History Questions | Lecture 5 | Mughal Empire Part 2


Q.1) The shaded area in the below map shows the empire of : (2001)

(a)Ala-ud-din Khilji

(b)Mohammed Tughlaq



Q.2) The motive behind Shah Jahan’s Balkh campaign was to (2002)

(a)Secure a friendly ruler in Balkh and Badakshan which bordered Kabul

(b)Conquer Samarqand and Farghana, the Mughal homelands

(c)Fix the Mughal frontier on the ‘scientific line’, the Amu Daria

(d)Expand the Mughal Empire beyond the sub-continent

Q.3) Assertion (A): During the reign of Shahjahan, Dara Sikoh was sent on expedition to Balkha, Badakhsan and Qandahar

Reason (R): The expedition sent by Shahjahan to the Middle-East was a marvelous success

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:  (1998)

(a)Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

(b)Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A

(c)A is true but R is false

(d)A is false but R is true

Q.4) The battle of Dharmat was fought between (2003)

(a)Muhammad Ghori and Jai Chand

(b)Babur and Afghans

(c)Aurangzeb and Dara Shikoh

(d)Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas

Q.5) How did the dynasty of Nizam Shahis of Ahmadnagar come to an end? (2004)

(a)Ahmadnagar was annexed into Mughal empire and Hussain shah was consigned to life imprisonment

(b)Mughal troops destroyed Daulatabad fort and killed Nizam-ul-mulk of Ahmadnagar

(c)Fateh Khan usurped the throne from Nizam-ul-Mulk

(d)Malik Ambar was defeated in a battle with Mughals in 1631 and the entire royal family was killed by the Mughal troops

Q.6) Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ? (1999)

(a)Jahangir : William Hawkins

(b)Akbar : Sir Thomas Roe

(c)Shahjahan : Travernier

(d)Aurangzeb : Manucci

To do Yourself

Q.7) How did the Mughal Emperor Jahandarshah’s reign come to an early end? (2003)

(a)He was deposed by his wazir

(b)He died due to a slip while climbing down steps

(c)He was defeated by his nephew in a battle

(d)He died of sickness due to too much consumption of wine

Q.8) Nastaliq was (1996)

(a)A Persian script used in Medieval India

(b)A raga composed by Tansen

(c)A cess levied by the Mughal rulers

(d)A manual code of conduct for the Ulemas

Q.9) In Indian history, who was Abdul Hamid Lahori? (2006)

(a)An important military commander during Akbar’s reign

(b)An official historian of the reign of Shah Jahan

(c)An important noble and confidant of Aurangzeb

(d)A chronicler and poet during the reign of Muhammad Shah

Q.10) Prem Vatika, poems on the life of Krishna, was composed by (1996)





Q.11) The medieval Indian writer who refers to the discovery of America is (1997)

(a)Malik Muhammad Jayasi

(b)Amir Khusrau


(d)Abul Fazl

Q.12) Consider the following statements: (1998)

Ahadis were those troopers who

1.Offered their services singly

2.Did not attach themselves to any chief

3.Has the emperor as their immediate colonel

4.Attached themselves to Mirzas

Of these statements

(a)1, 3 and 4 are correct

(b)1, 2 and 3 are correct

(c)2 and 3 are correct

(d)1 and 4 are correct

Q.13) Which among the following ports was called Babul Makka (Gate of Makka) during the Mughal Period? (2001)





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