Topicwise Questions - Mughals

1. Which Mughal ruler earned the title Insan-i-kamil (Perfect Man) for his peaceful personality and patience?

  1. Shahjahan
  2. Humayun
  3. Jahangir
  4. Akbar

2. Which among the following books was authored by a lady of the Mughal Royal House?

  1. Babar Namah
  2. Akbar Namah
  3. Humayun Namah
  4. Badshah Namah

3. At which of the following battles was Humayun defeated by Sher Shar Suri?

  1. Battle of Chausa
  2. Battle of Khanwa
  3. First Battle of Panipat
  4. Battle of Thanesar

4. Where did Babar die?

  1. Agra
  2. Kabul
  3. Lahore
  4. Delhi

5. Which of the following statements about Humayun is/are correct?

  1. He built a new city at Delhi, which he named Dinpanah
  2. The autobiography of Humayun, Humayun-nama was written by his sister, Gulbadan Begum

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Code:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

6. Which Mughal Emperor prohibited the use of tobacco?

  1. Babar
  2. Akbar
  3. Jahangir
  4. Shahjahan

7. Which one of the following was the original name of Tansen, the famous musician in the court of Akbar?

  1. Mahananda Pande
  2. Lal Kalawant
  3. Baz Bahadur
  4. Ramtanu Pande

8. Who among the following was illiterate?

  1. Jahangir
  2. Shahjahan
  3. Akbar
  4. Aurangzeb

9. Painting reached its highest level of development during the reign of

  1. Akbar
  2. Aurangzeb
  3. Jahangir
  4. Shah Jahan

10. Which one among the following depicts the correct meaning of the term Jins-i-kamil concerning crops in Mughal India?

  1. Paddy crop
  2. Cash crop
  3. Coarse crop
  4. Crop grown in the arid zone

11. With whose permission did the English set up their first factory in Surat?

  1. Akbar
  2. Jahangir
  3. Shah Jahan
  4. Aurangzeb

12. The city of Prayag was named Allahabad, the city of Allah by

  1. Aurangzeb
  2. Akbar
  3. Shah Jahan
  4. Bahadur Shah Zafar

13. Match the original names of Mughal rulers with their popular names:

Original NamePopular Name
1. Jalaluddina. Jahangir
2. Zaheeruddinb. Akbar
3. Nooruddinc. Humayun
4. Naseeruddind. Babar
  1. 1 - b; 2 - d; 3 - a; 4 - c
  2. 1 - b; 2 - a; 3 - d; 4 - c
  3. 1 - c; 2 - d; 3 - a; 4 - b
  4. 1 - b; 2 - c; 3 - a; 4 - d

14. To which of the following was Babar related on his father's side?

  1. Balban
  2. Qutubuddin Aibak
  3. Timur
  4. Alauddin Khilji

15. Whom did Babar defeat in the Battle of Khanua in 1527?

  1. Rana Sangha of Mewar
  2. Rana Pratap of Mewar
  3. Ibrahim Lodhi
  4. Daulat Khan Lodhi

16. Whom did Shah Jahan appoint as the Governor of Mughal provinces in the Deccan?

  1. Dara Shikoh
  2. Aurangzeb
  3. Shuja
  4. Murad Baksh


17. Which Mughal emperor assumed the title of Alamgir?

  1. Aurangzeb
  2. Akbar
  3. Babar
  4. Bahadur Shah

18. Match the battles during Mughal rule with their years:

BattleYear
1. 2nd Battle of Panipata. 1540
2. Battle of Haldighatib. 1556
3. Battle of Chausac. 1576
4. Battle of Bilgramd. 1539
  1. 1 - b; 2 - d; 3 - a; 4 - c
  2. 1 - b; 2 - d; 3 - c; 4 - a
  3. 1 - b; 2 - c; 3 - d; 4 - a
  4. 1 - a; 2 - c; 3 - d; 4 - b

19. In which language did Babar write his autobiography Tuzuk-i-babari?

  1. Arabic
  2. Turki
  3. Persian
  4. Urdu

20. Who of the following was the revenue minister of Akbar?

  1. Raja Man Singh
  2. Birbal
  3. Faizi
  4. Todar Mal


21. Buland Darwaza, was built at Fatehpur Sikri by Akbar to commemorate his victory over

  1. Berar
  2. Mewar
  3. Gujarat
  4. Bengal

22. Who of the following was the author of Badshah Nama?

  1. Inayat Khan
  2. Abdul Hamid Lahori
  3. Gulbadan Begum
  4. Abul Fazl

23. Which of the following Mughal rulers built the Shalimar Bagh at Srinagar?

  1. Akbar
  2. Shah Jahan
  3. Aurangzeb
  4. Jahangir

24. Which of the following Mughal monuments is not made of marble?

  1. Moti Masjid
  2. Humayun's Tomb
  3. Tomb of Idmat-ud-daula
  4. Taj Mahal

25. To whom is the Bibi ka Maqbara, a monument built by Azam Shah, son of Aurangzeb at Aurangabad dedicated?

  1. Jodha Bai
  2. Mumtaz Begum
  3. Rabia Durrani (Dilras Banu Begum)
  4. Chand Bibi

26. During the reign of which Mughal emperor, was the empire territorially most extensive?

  1. Akbar
  2. Shah Jahan
  3. Jahangir
  4. Aurangzeb

27. Which of the following was the biggest port during the Mughal period?

  1. Hoogly
  2. Chittagong
  3. Balasore
  4. Surat

28. Who of the following described Taj Mahal as "A teardrop on the cheek of eternity"?

  1. Jawaharlal Nehru
  2. Rabindranath Tagore
  3. George Bernard Shaw
  4. Richard Attenburrough

29. Who led the Mughal forces at the Battle of Haldighati against Rana Pratap of Mewar?

  1. Raja Man Singh
  2. Bairam Khan
  3. Todar Mal
  4. Prince Salim

30. Which of the following Rajput dynasties did not surrender to Akbar?

  1. Parmar
  2. Pratihara
  3. Rathor
  4. Sisodia

31. Who of the following introduced the policy of Sulh-i-kul?

  1. Aurangzeb
  2. Akbar
  3. Humayun
  4. Shahjahan

32. The Mansabdari system introduced by Akbar, was borrowed from the system in -

  1. Turkey
  2. Persia
  3. Afghanistan
  4. Mongolia

33. Who of the following was the last Mughal emperor to sit on the peacock throne?

  1. Aurangzeb
  2. Mohammad Shah
  3. Shah Alam II
  4. Alamgir II

34. Who were the ahdis of Akbar's time?

  1. Village level money-lenders
  2. Village guards
  3. Cashiers working in diwani
  4. Foot-soldiers in the army

35. Dara Shikoh finally lost the war of succession to Aurangzeb in the battle of

  1. Dharmat
  2. Samugarh
  3. Deorai
  4. Khanua

36. The innovator of the Revenue settlement during the rule of Akbar was

  1. Raja Mansingh
  2. Raja Bhagwan Das
  3. Raja Todarmal
  4. Raja Birbal

37. Who, among the following great Mughals, was also a first-rate poet?

  1. Akbar
  2. Babur
  3. Jahangir
  4. Shah Jahan

38. Which styles of sculpture are found in Mughal Art?

  1. Sino-Indian
  2. Indo-European
  3. Indo-Persian
  4. Indo-Greek

39. The Mughal emperor who wrote his autobiography was :

  1. Akbar
  2. Shahjahan
  3. Humayun
  4. Babar

40. Akbar held his religious discussion in

  1. Jodhabai’s Palace
  2. Panch Mahal
  3. Ibadat Khana
  4. Buland Darwaza