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Objective Questions On Mughal History - I

Updated on November 24, 2017
Mughal Court
Mughal Court

Q.1 Tuzuk-i-Baburi, an autobiography of Babur, written in which language?

  • a) Persian
  • b) Urdu
  • c) Turkish
  • d) Hindi

Q.2 Hemu was a minister of............

  • a) Humayun
  • b) Akbar
  • c) Babur
  • d) Adil Shah

Q.3 The Sikh Guru ......... was granted a piece of land by Akbar ?

  • a) Gobind Singh
  • b) Ram das
  • c) Teg Bahadur
  • d) Har Rai

Q.4 Sher Shah's original name was........

  • a) Hamid Khan
  • b) Farid Khan
  • c) Sher Khan
  • d) Atagh Khan

Q.5 Humayun's Tomb was built by.....

  • a) Akbar
  • b) Jahangir
  • c) Hamida Bano
  • d) Shah Jahan

Q.6 Match the column:

(i) Quwwat-al-Islam Mosque
(I) Delhi
(ii) Badshahi Mosque
(II) Agra
(iii) Masumman Burz
(III) Lahore
(iv) Shalimar Bagh
(IV) Srinagar
  • a) (i) - (II), (ii) - (III), (iii) - (IV), (iv) - (III)
  • b) (i) - (III), (ii) - (IV), (iii) - (II), (iv) - (I)
  • c) (i) - (IV), (ii) - (III), (iii) - (II), (iv) - (I)
  • d) (i) - (I), (ii) - (III), (iii) - (II), (iv) - (IV)

Q. 7 Second battle of Panipat was fought between:

  • a) Akbar and Hemu
  • b) Bairam Khan and Hemu
  • c) Babur and Sher Shah Suri
  • d) Babur and Ibrahim Lodi

Q. 8 Guru Teg Bahadur was executed in the reign of

  • a) Jahangir
  • b) Shahjahan
  • c) Akbar
  • d) Aurangzeb

Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Purana Qila
Purana Qila

Q. 9 Which buildings have been constructed inside Agra Fort?

I) Diwan-i-Aam

II) Diwan-i-Khas

III) Shish Mahal

IV) Masumman Burz

V) Moti Masjid

  • a) I, II, III
  • b) I, II, III, IV
  • c) I, II & V
  • d) I, II, III, IV, & V

Q. 10 The Mughal emperor who shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi ?

  • a) Jahangir
  • b) Akbar
  • c) Aurangzeb
  • d) Shah Jahan

Q. 11 The Purana Qila near Delhi was built by ......

  • a) Akbar
  • b) Shah Jahan
  • c) Aurangzeb
  • d) SherShah

Q. 12 Taj Mahal was built under the supervision of .......

  • a) Shah Jahan
  • b) Queen Mumtaz Mahal
  • c) Ustad Isha from Iran
  • d) Ustad Ahmad lahori

Q. 13 The famous Hindi poets in Akbar's reign ?

  • a) Abdul Rahim Khan-i-Khana
  • b) Kabir
  • c) Tulsidas
  • d) all of the above

Q. 14 Which Hindu books were translated into Persian during Akbar's reign?

  • a) Mahabharata
  • b) Ramayana
  • c) Atharva Veda
  • d) all of the above

Q. 15 Sher Khan defeated Humayun in .....

  • a) Battle of Chausa ,1539
  • b) Battle of Kannauj, 1540
  • c) a and b both
  • d) None of the above

Q. 16 Prince Khurram assumed the title of ...............

  • a) Jahangir
  • b) ShahJjahan
  • c) Alamgir
  • d) None

Q. 17 The land revenue system introduced by Akbar ?

  • a) Dahasala
  • b) Zabt
  • c) Ghalla Bakshi
  • d) All of the above

Q . 18 Who was in-charge of Royal House-hold?

  • a) Mir-bakshi
  • b) Sada-us-Sadur
  • c) Khan-i-Saman
  • d) Muqaddam

Q . 19 Who was the revenue Minister of Akbar ?

  • a) Birbal
  • b) Raja man singh
  • c) Raja Todar Mal
  • d) Baba Ramdas

Q. 20 Who among the following was one of the 'Nine Gems' in Akbar's court ?

  • a) Kabir
  • b) Tulsi Das
  • c) Baiju Bawra
  • d) Raja Bhagwan Das

Q. 21 'Din Panah' was built by ....

  • a) Humayun
  • b) Babur
  • c) Shah Jahan
  • d) Sher Shah Suri

Q. 22 The Mughal Emperor who reimposed Jaziya ?

  • a) Akbar
  • b) Jahangir
  • c) Aurangzeb
  • d) ShahJahan

Q. 23 The Mughal ruler, who promoted the art of painting the most and painting art reached its zenith ?

  • a) Akbar
  • b) Shah Jahan
  • c) Aurangzeb
  • d) Jahangir

Q. 24 The common painters who served both the emperors: Akbar and Jahangir were....

  • a) Daswanth and Basawan
  • b) Mansoor and Abul Hasan
  • c) Mansoor and Daswant
  • d) Daswanth and Abdus Samad

Q. 25 Which city has been described as 'Romance in stone' by Vincent Smith ?

  • a) Agra
  • b) Delhi
  • c) Kabul
  • d) Fatehpur Sikri


  1. c) Turkish language
  2. d) Adil Shah, Known adil Shah Suri, the seventh and final ruler of Sur dynasty. Hemu was his Hindu general.
  3. b) Ramdas, a well known Musician in Akbar's court besides Tansen. Akbar gave patronage to music, painting, and literature. The 'Navratnas' in Akbar's court:
    • Faizi, a poet and scholar of late medieval India, Shaikh Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak. Faizi is the popular pen name.
    • Miyan Tansen, a prominent Hindustani classical music composer, musician and vocalist, known for a large number of compositions. He was also an instrumentalist. He popularized and improved the plucked rabab (of Central Asian origin).
    • Raja Birbal. He was mostly entitled to the administrative and military duties, but was very close to Akbar who loved his wisdom, sense of humor and subtle wit. Birbal was a poet and an author too.
    • Abul Fazal, the vizier of the Mughal emperor and author of the Akbarnama, the official history of Akbar's reign in three volumes. (the third volume is known as the Ain-i-Akbari). Fazal was the brother of Faizi, the poet laureate of Akbar.
    • Raja Todar Mal, the finance minister in Akbar's darbar. He was born in Laharpur, Uttar Pradesh in a Hindu family.
    • Raja Man Singh, the Rajput Raja of Amber, a state later known as Jaipur in Rajputana, was a trusted general of the Mughal emperor Akbar.
    • Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana, a poet known for his Hindi couplets and his books on astrology.Also, the village of Khankhana, which is named after him, is located in the Nawanshahr district of Punjab.
    • Fakir Aziao-Din, a mystic and a chief advisor in emperor Akbar's court. Akbar regarded his advice on religious matters in high esteem.
    • Ramdas
    These 9 individuals were great scholars, they were given very respectable position in the court.
  4. b) Farid Khan
  5. a) Akbar
  6. d)

7. b) It was between Akbar's regent Bairam Khan, who led Mughal army, and Adil Shah's general Hemu. Hemu, also known as Hemu Vikramaditya and Hemchandra Vikramaditya,died 5 November 1556 in second battle of Panipat, was a Hindu general and Chief Minister of Adil Shah Suri of the Suri Dynasty during a period in Indian history when the Mughals and Afghans were vying for power across North India.

8.d) Aurangzab

9. d)

10. d) Shah Jahan shifted his capital from agra to a city in Delhi known as Shahjahanabad.

11. d)

12. d)

13. d)

14 . d) Akbar gave patronage to other languages besides Persian such as Sanskrit, Hindi etc. He got translated many Hindu books into Persian such as Ramayan, Mahabharata, Aatharva Veda, Panchatantra, Lilavati , Rajtarangini etc. Akbar established at his court a translation department in which high-ranking scholars of Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian were employed. he department functioned under his personal supervision. Tulsidas was the most famous poet in Akbar's period. However Akbar didn't know him personally. Tulsidas' Ramayana was a great epic.

15. c)

16. c)

17. d) Akbar introduced various land reforms system with the help of Raja Todar Mal. Sush as Zabt, Ghalla Bakshi, Nasaq, Dahasala etc. Loans were also provided to farmers to improve their agriculture. Actually agriculture was an important source of revenue,so improvement was a must.

18. c)

Buland Darwaza (lofty gate) Entrance to Fatehpur Sikri complex
Buland Darwaza (lofty gate) Entrance to Fatehpur Sikri complex
Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid
Panch Mahal
Panch Mahal

19. c) Raja Todar Mal, a Hindu Rajput, was one among the 'Navratnas' or 'Nine Gems' of Akbar's court.

20. d)

21. a)

22. c) Akbar promoted all kinds of art music, painting, writing etc. Jahangir also carried forward Akbar's passion of art. Jahangir was a great connoisseur of art specially paintings while Shah Jahan was more interested in architecture. Aurangzeb didn't take much interest in arts.

23. d) Some painter's in Jahangir's court: Manohar and Basawan excelled in portrait painting, Mansoor specialised in painting rare animals and birds, and Abul Hasan was expert in designing colour scheme.

24. a) Daswanth and Basawan

25. d) Fatehpur Sikri, a city in Agra district of Uttar Pradesh, is the crowning achievement of Akbar's reign. He began building the city with a palace-cum-fort complex in 1572 and completed it in 1580. It is built on a hill with a large artificial lake, included many buildings in the style of Gujrat and Bengal. Panch Mahal, Buland Darwaza, Moti Masjid etc. are worth mentioning.


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