Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Answers On The Mughal Empire / The Marathas / The Sikhs
Question 1: The battle of Dharmat was fought between?
a) Muhammad Ghori and Jai chand.
b) Babar and Afghans.
c) Aurangzeb and Dara Shikoh.
d) Ahmed Shah Durani and the Marathas.
Question 2: Which one of the following statements is correct?
a) Kashmir was annexed to the Mughal Empire by Humayun.
b) Gujrat was annexed to the Mughal Empire by Akbar.
c) Malwa was annexed to the Mughal Empire by Jahangir.
d) Khandesh was annexed to the Mughal Empire by Shahjahan.
Question 3: What were the 12 states of Sikh confederacy called?
Question 4: Who among the following Mughal Emperors had the longest reign?
a) Bahadur Shah.
b) Jahandar Shah.
d) Muhammad Shah.
Question 5: After consolidating his power, Balban assumed the grand title of?
Question 6: Which ruler of Nurpur princely state was sent by Shah Jahan in AD 1645 to curb the Uzbeks of Balkah?
a) Jagat Singh.
b) Bas Dev.
c) Rajrup Singh.
d) Prithvi Singh
Question 7: Which one of the following books was not illustrated with painting in Akbar’s court?
Question 8: During the time of which Mughal emperor did the English East India Company establish its first factory in India?
Question 9: Which of the following was not an exclusive prerogative of the Mughal Emperor?
c) Naqqara or beating of a kettle drum when the emperor held court or went out.
d) The privilege of weighment against gold and jewels.
Question 10: Which of the following statements about the Mughal Emperor, Akbar is/are correct?
a) During his reign, the office of the vakil came into existence.
b) He, fort the first time, divided the Mughal Empire into provinces.
c) Both “a” and “b”.
d) Neither “a” nor “b”.
Question 11: The Mahzar or an attested statement signed by the seven-leading Ulemas was issued by
Question 12: With whose permission did the English set up their first factory at Surat?
Question 13: Which of the following gives the correct description of the subdivision of the Mughal Emperor in the proper descending order?
a) Subah, Muqta, Pargana.
b) Shiq, Muqta, Pargana.
c) Subah, Sarkar, Pargana.
d) Subah, Amil, Sarkar.
Question 14: Which of the following sultan was advised by Qazi Mughisuddin to act according to the Laws of Shariat, but the sultan rejected his advice?
a) Jalaluddin Khilji.
b) Alauddin Khilji.
d) Firoz Tuglaq.
Question 15. Bhakta Tukaram was the contemporary of which Mughal emperor?
Question 16. Who was the Mughal emperor when the Battle of Plassey was fought between the Nawab of Bengal and the English East India Company?
a) Ahmed Shah.
b) Aziz-ud-din Alamgir II.
c) Muhammad Shah.
d) Shah Alam II.
Question 17: The European traveller who visited during the reign of Jahangir and left valuable account of his reign was/were?
a) William Finch.
b) William Hawkins.
c) Francisco Palasaert.
d) All of these.
Question 18: The Marathas came to be admitted to the nobility during the reign of
Question 19: Who after raising a successful rebellion, made Jahangir a captive in his own camp?
b) Mahabat Khan.
d) Asaf Khan.
Question 20: Who among the following was associated with the Mughal court as a physician to Prince Dara Shukoh?
a) Hakim Afzal Khan.
b) Ibn Battuta.
c) Francois Bernier.
d) Duarte Barbosa.
Question 21: At the time when Nadir Shah attacked Delhi, the Mughal Emperor was?
a) Ahmad Shah.
b) Bahadur Shah.
c) Muhammad Shah.
d) Shah Alam II.
Question 22: The loss of Kandhar was a big blow to the Mughal Emperor from the view point of?
a) Natural resources.
b) Buffer territory.
d) Strategic stronghold.
Question 23: A Mughal queen whose name was written to all Mughal Farmans and inscribed on the coins was?
a) Maham Ananga.
b) Nur Jahan
c) Mumtaz Mahal.
d) Mariam Makani.
Question 24: Dhrupad Dhamar style of singing was started by?
a) Amir Khusrau.
b) Rajamansingh Tomar.
d) Vishnu Digambar Paluskar.
Question 25: The head of the military department under the recognised central machinery of administration during Akbar’s reign was
b) Mir Bakshi
c) Mir Saman.
Question 26: Which of the following contemporary sources of Mughal period is especially useful for obtaining information on the agrarian conditions?
a) Akbar namah
Question 27: Which of the following was not one of the names by which the Zamindars were known in different parts of India?
Question 28: Who is the author of the book ‘The Last Mughal-The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857?
a) John Kirkland
b) William Dalrymple
c) Thomas Wilson
d) Simon Digby
Question 29: The battle of khanwa in 1527 was fought between
a) Babar and Rana Sanga
b) Ibrahim Lodi and Rana Sanga
c) Humayun and Sher Shah
d) Humayun and Nusrat Shah
Question 30: Which of the following is considered to be the earliest example in India of the double dome?
a) Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi
b) Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri
c) Itmatuddaulah’s Tomb, Agra
d) Moti Masjid, Agra
Question 31: Who among the following had the most profound influence on Shivaji’s career?
a) Dadaji Kondadeva
c) Shaji Bhonsle
d) Both ‘a’ and ‘b’
Question 32: Who among the following streamlined the Marathas administration after Sambhaji?
a) Raja Ram
b) Balaji Viswanath
c) Ganga Bai
d) Nanaji Deshmukh.
Question 32: The member of Shivaji’s Astha Pradhana who looked after foreign affairs was
c) Pandit Rao
Question 33: The Modi script was employed in the documents of the
Question 34: The last Peshwa who became British Pensioner and lived for about thirty years at Bithur near Kanpur was
a) Narain Rao
b) Madhav Rao I
c) Madhav Rao Narain
d) Baji Rao II
Question 35: After the fall of Raigarh to the Mughals, the next capital of the Maratha Government was
Question 36: Which of the following was responsible for cutting down the allowance of, and imposing various kinds of restrictions on, Sahu (1777-1808)?
a) Peshwa Narayan Rao
b) Peshwa Madhav Rao Narayan
c) Peshwa Bajirao IInd
d) Nana Phadnavis
Question 37: The Huzur dafter was
a) the King’s court at Satara
b) the office of Nyayadhish
c) the office of Mamlatdar
d) the Peshwa’s Secretariat at Pune
Question 38: Which of the following did not form part of the triples alliance entered into on the eve of the First Anglo-Mysore War (1767-69)?
a) The Raja of Travancore
b) The Nizam
c) The Marathas
d) The English
Question 39: The most powerful noble during the reign of Bahadur Shah and Jahandar Shah was
a) Asad Khan
b) Kukultash Khan
c) Zulfiqar Khan
d) Saiyid Abdullah Khan
Question 40: Where did the battle between the armies of the Mughal Emperor and Nadir Shah take place in February 1739?
Question 41: Who was the successor of Shivaji?
b) Sahu II
Question 42: Who among the following was killed by Shivaji?
a) Shaista Khan
c) Jai Singh
d) Afzal Khan
Question 43: The Maratha Kingdom was founded by Shivaji during the reign of
Question 44: When Akbar surrounded Chittor Fort, who saved it for four months?
a) Uday Singh
b) Rana Pratap
c) Bhama Shah
Question 45: Who invented the technique of extracting scent from Rose?
a) Mahan Anga
b) Nur Jahan
c) Mumtaz Mahal
d) Roshan Ara
Question 46: Who stabbed Guru Gobind Singh to death?
a) Mahesh Das
b) Gul Khan
c) Mir Jafar
d) Zulfikar Khan
Question 47: The Sikh Khalsa was founded by
a) Guru Teg Bahadur
b) Guru Nanak
c) Guru Gobind Singh
d) Guru Hargobind
Question 48: Who was the last Mughal emperor to sit on the peacock throne?
b) Bahadur Shah Zafar
c) Muhammad Shah
d) Shah Alam II
Question 49: During whose reign was the Government controlled by the Queen Mother Udham Bai and her paramour?
a) Muhammad Shah
b) Alamgir II
c) Ahmad Shah
d) Shah Alam II
Question 50: Near which of the following Forts acquired by Shivaji did he build the Fort of Raigarh,which was to become his future capital?