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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Medieval Indian history for Civil Services (History Quiz - 6)

1. The Mughal School of painting formed the spinal column of the various schools of Indian miniature art. Which one of the following painting styles was not affected by Mughal painting?
[A]Pahari
[B]Rajasthani
[C]Kangra
[D]Kalighata


2. Who among the following were famous jurists of Medieval India?
[A]Vijnanesvara
[B]Hemadri
[C]Rajasekharan
[D]Jimutavahana


3. According to Mimamsa system of Philosophy liberation is possible by the means of:
[A]Jnana
[B]Bhakti
[C]Yoga
[D]Karma


4. Bronze icons of Nataraja cast during the Chola period invariably show the deity with :
[A]Eight hands
[B]Six hands
[C]Four hands
[D]Two hands


5. Which one of the following monuments has a dome which is said to be one of the largest in the world?
[A]Tomb of Sher Shah, Sasaram
[B]Jama Masjid, Delhi
[C]Tomb of Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq, Delhi
[D]Gol Gumbaj, Bijapur


6. Ashtapradhan was the council of ministers:
[A]In the Gupta adminstration
[B]In the Chola administration
[C]In the Vijaynagara administration
[D]In the Maratha administration


7. Nastaliq was:
[A]A Persian script used in Medieval India
[B]A raga composed by Tansen
[C]A cess levied by Mughal rulers
[D]A manual of code of conduct for the Ulemas


8. The Sufi saint who maintained that devotional music was one way to come close to God:
[A]Muin Ud Din Chishti
[B]Baba Farid
[C]Saiyid Muhammad Gesudaraz
[D]Shah Alam Bukhari


9. Mughal painiting reached its Zenith under
[A]Humayun
[B]Akbar
[C]Jahangir
[D]Shahjahan


10. In the Medival India Mansabdari System was mainly introduced for:
[A]Making recruitment to the Army
[B]Facilitate revenue collection
[C]Ensuring religious harmony
[D]Effecting clean administration


11. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched:
[A]Guru Amar Das- Miri and Piri
[B]Guru Arjun Dev- Adi Granth
[C]Guru Ram Das- Dal Khalsa
[D]Guru Gobind Singh- Manji


12. Prem Vatika poems on the Life of Lord Krishna was composed by:
[A]Bihari
[B]Surdas
[C]Raskhan
[D]Kabir


13. After consolidating his power Balban assumed the Grand title of
[A]Tute- Hind
[B]Kaiser Hind
[C]Zil- I –Ilahi
[D]Din-I-Ilahi


14. The head of military department under the recognised central machinery of administration during Akbar’s Reign was:
[A]Diwan
[B]Mir Bakshi
[C]Mir Saaman
[D]Bakshi


15. Directions: The following items consist of two statement One labelled the 'Assertion A' and the other as 'Reason R' You are to examine these two statements carefully and decid if the ' Assertion A' and the 'Reason R' are individually tru and if so, whether the 'Reason R' is the correct explanatin of the given' Assertion A'.
Assertion (A) : During the Reign of Shahjahan, Dara Shikoh was sent for expedition to Balkha, Badakshan and Qandahar
Reason (R): The expedition sent to Middle East during Shahjahan rule was a marvellous success
[A]Both A and R is true and R is the perfect explanation of A
[B]Both A and R is 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


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