UPSC medieval history PYQ quiz 05

1. Regarding the taxation system of Krishna Deva, the ruler of Vijayanagar, consider the following statements: [2016-I] 1. The tax rate on land was fixed depending on the quality of the land. 2. Private owners of workshops paid an industries tax. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


2. The term ‘Apabhramsa’ was used in medieval Sanskrit texts to denote: [1996]


3. Bhakta Tukaram was a contemporary of which Mughal emperor? [2006]


4. With reference to the cultural history of medieval India, consider the following statements : [2016-I] 1. Siddhas (Sittars) of Tamil region were monotheistic and condemned idolatry. 2. Lingayats of Kannada region questioned the theory of rebirth and rejected the caste hierarchy. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


5. During the time of which Mughal Emperor did the English East India Company establish its first factory in India? [2008]


6. Fawazil in the Sultanate period meant: [1998]


7. Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the Afghan rulers to the throne of Delhi? [2006]


8. One consistent feature found in the history of southern India was the growth of small regional kingdoms rather than large empires because of :


9. Assertion : Emperor Akbar marched towards Afghanistan in 1581 with a huge army. Reason (R): He was on his way to reclaim his ancestral country of Ferghana in Central Asia. [2003]


10. Assertion : Muhammad bin Tughlaq issued a new gold coin which was called Dinar by Ibn Batutah. Reason (R): Muhammad bin Tughlaq wanted to issue token currency in gold coins to promote trade with West Asian and North African countries. [2006]


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