UPSC medieval history PYQ quiz 03

1. Consider the following statements about Sikh Gurus: [2004] 1. Banda Bahadur was appointed as the military leader of the Sikhs by Guru Tegh Bahadur. 2. Guru Arjun Dev became the Sikh Guru after Guru Ram Das. 3. Guru Arjun Dev gave to Sikhs their own script Guru Mukhi. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


2. With reference to Dhrupad, one of the major traditions of India that has been kept alive for centuries, which of the following statements are correct? [2012 – I] 1. Dhrupad originated and developed in the Rajput kingdoms during the Mughal period. 2. Dhrupad is primarily a devotional and spiritual music. 3. Dhrupad Alap uses Sanskrit syllables from Mantras. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:


3. What is/are common to the two historical places known as Ajanta and Mahabalipuram? [2016-I] 1. Both were built in the same period. 2. Both belong to the same religious denomination. 3. Both have rock-cut monuments. Select the correct answer using the code given below.


4. In medieval India, the designations ‘Mahattara’ and ‘Pattakila’ were used for [2014 – I]


5. Who of the following had first deciphered the edicts of Emperor Ashoka? [2016-I]


6. Consider the following Bhakti Saints: [2013 – I] 1. Dadu Dayal 2. Guru Nanak 3. Tyagaraja Who among the above was/were preaching when the Lodi dynasty fell and Babur took over?


7. Which of the following pairs is correctly matched?


8. Head of the military department under the recognised central machinery of administration during Akbar’s reign was: [1997]


9. Consider the following: [2015-I] The arrival of Babur into India led to the 1. introduction of gunpowder in the subcontinent 2. introduction of the arch and dome in the region’s architecture 3. establishment of Timurid dynasty in the region Select the correct answer using the code given below.


10. Who among the following streamlined the Maratha administration after Sambhaji ? [2000]


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