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NDA & NA (II) 2017 Exam: GK Practice Questions – Indian History Set 01

Jul 10, 2017 17:42 IST

    NDA II 2017 Exam Indian History Practice Question=The UPSC will conduct the NDA & NA (II) Exam on 10 September 2017. For the benefit of NDA aspirants, Jagran Josh is providing practice questions on Indian History. The answers to the questions along with detailed explanations will help the candidates in improving scores in the GK Section of the General Aptitude Test (GAT). The questions are given below.

    1. Consider the following statement (s) related to Mughal Emperor Jahangir.
    I.Jahangir claimed that he could distinguish the work of different artists in a single picture.
    II.Painting was at its climax during his reign.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?
    a.Only I
    b.Only II
    c.Both I and II
    d.None of the above
    2. The Persian ruler who besieged Kandhar in Jahangir's reign was
    a.Shah Muhammad
    b.Shah Parvez
    c.Shah Abbas
    d.Shah Raza
    3. Consider the following statements:
    I.Jahangir promulgated 12 edicts for the general welfare and better government to mark his coronation.
    II.Jahangir composed verses in Persian and sang Hindi lyrics.
    Choose the correct answer:
    a.Only I
    b.Only II
    c.Both I and II
    d.Neither I nor II
    4. Consider the following statement(s) related to Jahangir.
    I. Jahangir had set up his court at Allahabad, assumed royal titles and struck coins in his name
    II. He banned slaughter of animals on two days in every week - Sunday and Thursday.
    Choose the correct answer:
    a.Only I
    b.Only II
    c.Both I and II
    d.Neither I nor II
    5. Choose the correct sequence of Mughal rulers in the order of their ruling.
    a. Babur-Humayun-Akbar-Jahangir
    b. Humayun-Babur-Akbar-Jahangir
    c. Babur-Humayun-Jahangir-Akbar
    d. Humayun-Babur-Jahangir-Akbar
    6. Which of the following statements are true about Jehangir?
    I.His reign saw the beginning of a new intercourse between Europe and India
    II. He attempted to prohibit traffic in eunuchs
    III.He started practices of inter-caste marriages between the families of government officers
    IV. He ordered the abolition of inhuman corporal punishments
    Codes:
    a. I, II, and III
    b. I, II, and IV
    c. II, III, and IV    
    d. All the above
    7. Consider the following statement (s) related to Hawkins
    I.Hawkins was the first Englishman to visit Jahangir’s court
    II.Hawkins was called by the name of Inglish Khan, by Jahangir
    Codes:
    a.Both I and II are correct
    b.Both I and II are incorrect
    c.Only I is correct
    d.Only II is correct
    8. Who among the following Mughal Emperors were half Rajput?
    a.Shah Jahan & Aurangzeb
    b.Akbar Jahan & Jahangir
    c.Shah Jahan & Jahangir
    d.Jahangir & Humayun
    9. Who had completed the annexation of Ahmadnagar?
    a.Jahangir
    b.Shah Jahan
    c.Akbar
    d.Aurangzeb
    10. Historian Abdul Hamid Lahori was in the court of…..
    a.Aurangzeb
    b.Akbar
    c.Shah Jahan
    d.Jahangir

    Answers with Explanations

    1. (c) Both I and II
    Jahangir had an artistic inclination and during his reign Mughal painting developed further. Brushwork became finer and the colors lighter. Jahangir was also deeply influenced by European painting. He encouraged his royal atelier to take up the single point perspective favoured by European artists, unlike the flattened multi-layered style used in traditional miniatures. The Jahangirnama, written during his lifetime, which is an autobiographical account of Jahangir's reign, has several paintings, including some unusual subjects such as the union of a saint with a tigress, and fights between spiders.
    2. (c) Shah Abbas
    In the early 17th century, the armies of Shah Abbas took Kandahar, a city under Jahangir's jurisdiction.
    3. (c) Both I and II
    After his accession, Jahangir promulgated twelve edicts/ordinances for the welfare of the people. Most important among them are related to – abolition of river tolls, construction of sarais and forbidding darbahra.
    4.(c) Both I and II
    Jahangir rebelled against his father Akbar and set up independent court at Allahabad.
    5. (a) Babur-Humayun-Akbar-Jahangir
    The correct sequence of Mughal rulers is – Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan and Aurnazeb.
    6. (b) I, II and IV    
    7. (a) Both I and II are correct   
    8. (c) Shah Jahan & Jahangir
    While Jahangir was born to Akbar and Mariam-uz-Zamani (original name - Champavati), Shah Jahan was born to Jahangir and Jagat Gosaini.
    9. (d) Aurangzeb
    In 1636, Aurangzeb, then Mugal viceroy of Deccan finally annexed the Ahmadnagar sultanate to the Mughal empire.
    10. (c) Shah Jahan
    Abdul Hamid Lahori was a traveler and historian during the period of Shah Jahan. He later became a court historian of Shah Jahan. He wrote the book Padshahnama. It is also referred as Badshahnama and it describes the reign of Shah Jahan.

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