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General Knowledge on Indian History

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1. The tendency for increased litigation was visible after the introduction of the land settlement system of Lord Cornwallis in 1793. The reason for this is normally traced to which of the following provisions?
  • A. Making judicial system more effcient
  • B. Making Zamindar's position stronger vis-a-vis the ryot
  • C. Making East India company an overlord of Zamindars
  • D. None of the above
  • Check Answer | Discussion
2. The greatest failure of Aurangzeb contributing to the rise of the European powers in India was that he
  • A. could not stop the exercise of administrative authority by the Europeans in their settlements
  • B. permitted the English and the Dutch to use their military power against the Portuguese
  • C. failed to understand the political and military implications of the fortification of their factories
  • D. Both 'a' and 'c'
  • Check Answer | Discussion
3. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  • A. Aurangzeb, the Mughal Emperor, was an accomplished veena player
  • B. Jahangir, the Mughal Emperor, is credited with the composition of many hindi songs
  • C. Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor is credited with very attractive voice
  • D. All of the above
  • Check Answer | Discussion
4. One of the subordinate revenue staff,who was not a servant of the state but of the village community, was
  • A. Bitikchi or accountant
  • B. Qanungo who kept records of the revenue payable by the village
  • C. Measurer (Admin) and Karkun 'who prepared the seasonal crop statistics
  • D. Muqaddam or headman
  • Check Answer | Discussion
5. Which of the following statements is are correct?
  • A. Mewar submitted to the Mughals during the reign of Jahangir largely owing to the able command ofPrince Kurram
  • B. Jahangir executed Sikh Guru Arjan Dev because he had given shelter to rebellious prince Khusrau
  • C. Neither 'b' and 'a'
  • D. Both 'a' and 'b'
  • Check Answer | Discussion
6. Which one of the following statements is correct?
  • A. Khandesh was annexed to the Mughal Empire by Shahjahan
  • B. Malwa was annexed to the Mughal Empire by Jahangir
  • C. Gujrat was annexed to the Mughal Empire by Akbar
  • D. Kashmir was annexed to the Mughal Empire by Humayun
  • Check Answer | Discussion
7. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  • A. Baz Bahadur of malwa danced in the company of females imagining himself as Krishna dancing with the Gopis in Vrindavan
  • B. Husain Shah Sharqi of Jaunpur was a noted musician and is said to have invented the Khayal from
  • C. Muslim subjects of Ibrahim Adil Shah II of Bijapur described him as Jagadguru
  • D. All of the above
  • Check Answer | Discussion
8. Which of the following was not a contribution of the Bhakti Movement?
  • A. It made a dent on the rigidity of the caste system
  • B. It succeeded in uniting the Hindus and the Muslims
  • C. It succeeccfully attacked some of the deep-rooted superstitions of the masses
  • D. It provide a simple and inexpensive religion for the people
  • Check Answer | Discussion
9. Which of the following programmes of the Arya Samaj contributed to the growth of communalism in India?
  • A. Propagation of western education and teaching of sciences
  • B. The suddhi movement
  • C. Eradication of untouchability
  • D. Spread of education among women
  • Check Answer | Discussion
10. Lord Dalhousie planned for the construction of a network of railways in India in order to
  • A. Provide a profitable channel of investment for British capital
  • B. Easily procure and export raw materials from the interiors of India for export
  • C. provide cheap and easy means of transport in India
  • D. Both 'b' and 'c'
  • Check Answer | Discussion

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