UPSC CSE PRELIMS 2020 STUDY PLAN – DAY 17

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UPSC CSE PRELIMS 2020 STUDY PLAN – DAY 17

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QUIZ QUESTIONS 

1. Thugs were an organized group of Robbers who used to strangulate the people with their handkerchief or turban and then rob them. Which of the following statements regarding ‘ Thugs ’ are NOT correct?

  1. Practice of Thugee started after oppression of farmers by British.
  2. Thuggee was a secret cult whose members, both Muslims and Hindus, worshipped Goddess Kali.
  3. Thugee and Dacoity department was created by lord Lytton, who eradicated the practice from India.

Select the code from following:

  • a. 1 and 2 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. 1 and 3 only
  • d. 1, 2 and 3

 

2. Kalila wa Dimma and Anvar-i – Suhayli were written in Persian during medieval times. They wer e based on which of the following Indian works:

  1. Mahabharata
  2. Panchatantra
  3. Bhagvad Gita

Select the appropriate option

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. 2 and 3 only
  • d. 1 and 3 only

 

3. Consider the following statement regarding the Dahsala System under Akbar

  1. Todar Mal was the chief architect of Dahsala System.
  2. Under this, Jarib of bamboos which was joined together with iron-rings was used to measure land.
  3. In this system, average produce of ten years was derived.

Which of the above statements is/are INCORRECT?

  • a. 1 and 2 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. 2 and 3 only
  • d. None

 

4. Akbar’s state policy in the field of religion was in large measure determined by the Turko Mughal tradition.Consider the following statement regarding Akbar’s religious policy:

  1. He abolished pilgrimage and Jaziya tax.
  2. Ibadat Khana or house of worship was specially constructed for discussion on religious matter.
  3. The objective of Din- i – Ilahi was to establish a national religion which would be acceptable to the Muslims and Hindus.
  4. Raja Bhagwan Das and Man Singh were the only Hindu to join Din- i – Ilahi .

Chose the correct statements from the codes given below:

  • a. Only 1, 2 and 4
  • b. Only 1, 2 and 3
  • c. Only 2, 3 and 4
  • d. All the above

 

5. Who was the ruler of Vijaynagar during the period of 1 st battle of Panipat ?
  • a. Tuluva Narasa Nayaka
  • b. Harihara I
  • c. Krishna Deva Raya
  • d. Achyuta Deva Raya

 

6. Consider the following statements regarding the changes made in Mansabdari System after Akbar’s reign:

  1. 1. During the reign of Shah Jahan, the Jagir was classified on the basis of the difference of jama and hasil .
  2. Jahangir also introduced a temporary rank known as ‘ Mushrat ’ that was given to any Mansa b on temporary basis for any specialised work.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. Both 1 and 2
  • d. None of the above

 

7. Consider the following statement:

  1. Tuzuk-i – Jahangiri is an autobiography of Jahangir.
  2. Iqbalnama-i – Jahangir was written by Abdul Qadir Badayoun .

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. Both 1 and 2
  • d. None of the above

 

8. Consider the following statement regarding Aurangzeb:

  1. He assumed the title of ‘ Alamgir ’
  2. He appointed Muhatsibs or censors of public morals to look after the conduct of people.
  3. Jizya was imposed on non-Muslims and even Brahmins were not exempted.

Chose the correct option from the codes given below:

  • a. 1, 2 and 3
  • b. Only 2 and 3
  • c. Only 1 and 2
  • d. Only 1 and 3

 

9. Consider the following statements regarding the land revenue system under Mughal Administration:

  1. Zabti System: Under this system, instead of actually dividing the grain, an estimate was made on the basis of an actual inspection on the spot.
  2. Ghalla-Bakshi System: The produce was divided between the state and the peasants in a fixed proportion.
  3. Nasaq System: It was a rough assessment of the amount payable by the peasant on the basis of what he had been paying in the past.
  4. Kankut System: It was a revenue system based on the measurement and assessment of land and produce.

Chose the correct option from the codes given below:

  • a. Only 1, 3 and 4
  • b. Only 2 and 3
  • c. Only 1, 2 and 4
  • d. All the above

 

10. Consider the following statements regarding Maratha land revenue System under Shivaji :

  1. He adopted a system of measurement known as Kathi System.
  2. Shivaji encouraged Jagirdari system.
  3. Sardeshmukhi was an additional levy demanded from areas outside from the kingdom.

Chose the correct option from the codes given below:

  • a. 1, 2 and 3
  • b. 2 and 3 Only
  • c. 1 and 2 only
  • d. 1 and 3 only

 

11. Prior to their emergence as a political powers, the Marathas were employed at important positions in the military and administrative systems of:

  1. Berar
  2. Golconda
  3. Ahmednagar
  4. Bijapur

Choose the correct option

  • a. 1 and 2 only
  • b. 2 and 3 only
  • c. 3 and 4 only
  • d. All of the above

 

12. The zamindars held extensive personal lands – milkiyat – in Mughal India. These lands could NOT be

  1. Cultivated for the private use of Zamindars
  2. Sold or mortgaged at will by Zamindars

Which of the above is/are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. Both 1 and 2
  • d. None

 

13. The official Amin in Mughal India was responsible for
  • a. Ensuring land revenue collection and revenue related cases
  • b. Ensuring land revenue collection and revenue related cases
  • c. Supervising the work of all welfare departments at the Center
  • d. Taking care of judicial matters

 

14. Koh-I-Noor diamond was taken away from India to Persia during the rule of which Mughal ruler?
  • a. Aurangzeb
  • b. Muhammad Shah
  • c. Farrukhsiyar
  • d. Shah Alam

 

15. Consider the following statements about “ Qutub Minar ”

  1. It was built by Qutubuddin Aibak .
  2. It is a 61-meter-long tall minaret.
  3. It was dedicated to the Sufi saint Qutubuddin Bakthiyar Kaki.

Select the correct statements

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 1 and 3 only
  • c. 2 and 3 only
  • d. All of the above

 

16. The Ain- i -Akbari or the “Constitution of Akbar”, is a 16th-century, detailed document recording the administration of emperor Akbar’s empire, written by
  • a. Abul Fazl
  • b. Abdul Faizi
  • c. Akbar
  • d. Naqib Khan

 

17. In Mughal India, Milkiyat lands were

1.Cultivated as a common property resource (CPR)

2.Used the labour of publicly hired cultivators

Which of the above is/are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. Both 1 and 2
  • d. None

 

18. Krishnadeva Raya’s rule was characterised by

1.Absence of any military expeditions

2.Acquisition of the land between the Tungabhadra and Krishna rivers

3.Building of temples and adding gopurams to many important south Indian temples

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

  • a. 1 and 2 only
  • b. 3 only
  • c. 2 and 3 only
  • d. 1 only

 

19. Consider the following about the administrative arrangements in Mughal India.

1.Sarkars were further subdivided as paraganas.

2.In each paragana a Shiqdar and a Fotehdar were appointed.

3.Muqaddam acted as intermediaries between the government and the people.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. 2 and 3 only
  • d. 1, 2 and 3

 

20. Which of these travellers wrote of the Emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire as the most powerful ruler of India in the 15th century?
  • a. The Italian traveller Niccolo de Conti
  • b. Venetian merchant traveller, Marco Polo
  • c. Moroccan scholar, Ibn Battuta
  • d. The Arab historian, Al-Mas‘udi

 

21. In the context of Medieval India, “Kunjali Marakkar” was
  • a. Caliphate campaigns in India when they tried to move eastward
  • b. The title given to the Muslim naval chief of the Zamorin
  • c. An earlier name for the independent Maratha zone carved out by Shivaji Bhosale
  • d. A trading strategy of the Ahom Kingdom

 

22. In Medieval India, Muqaddam or mandal was
  • a. Royal adviser to the Emperor
  • b. Panchayat head
  • c. Revenue officer
  • d. Police chief

 

23. The amara-nayaka system was a major political innovation of the
  • a. Vijayanagara Empire
  • b. Cholas and Cheras
  • c. Pandya Empire
  • d. Hoysala Empire

 

24. Consider the following about land revenue collection in Mughal India.

1.While fixing revenue, the state first assessed the land.

2.Akbar mandated that payment be accepted both in kind and cash.

Which of the above is/are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. Both 1 and 2
  • d. None

 

25. In Mughal India, the official Amin was responsible for
  • a. Collecting dues from laities who didn’t follow any particular religion
  • b. Ensuring that imperial regulations were carried out in the provinces
  • c. Looking after the security and diplomatic relations of the empire
  • d. Implementing market reforms in mandis

 

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