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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 55]

  • IAS baba
  • August 11, 2015
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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 55]

 

 

TOPIC: MEDIEVAL HISTORY & CULTURE

 

1. Consider the following statements regarding ‘Iqta’.

  1. Iqtas were hereditary assignments.
  2. Iqtas were personal properties of the nobles.
  3. Generally Iqtas were transferable revenue assignments.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 3 only
  4. All the above

 

 

2. Consider the following statements regarding Alauddin Khalji.

  1. Alauddin Khalji maintained a large permanent standing army and paid them in cash from the royal treasury.
  2. Regulations were issued to fix the price of all commodities, popularly called as Market Reforms.
  3. He was the first Sultan of Delhi who ordered for the measurement of land.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. All the above

 

3. Nayaka and Ayagar systems of local administration under Vijayanagara Empire were the back bone of Vijayanagara power. Consider the following statements regarding ‘Nayaka’ and ‘Ayagar’.

  1. Ayagars were the military chiefs.
  2. Nayakas were the village functionaries who were given a portion of or plot in a village.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

 

 

4. Consider the following statements regarding Bhakti movement in South India from 7th to 10th century.

  1. South Indian Bhakti saints were critical of Buddhist and Jain monks.
  2. Poet saints resisted also authority of orthodox Brahmanas.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

 

5. Consider the following statements regarding the teachings of Shankarachrya.

  1. Shankarachrya advocated ‘Advaita’ (allowing no second).
  2. He preached Upanishad doctrine of salvation through knowledge.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

 

6. Consider the following statements regarding ‘monotheistic movement’ of medieval India.

  1. Most of the monotheists belonged to upper castes.
  2. They got influenced in one way or the other, by varying degree, by Vaishnava concept of Bhakti, Nathapanti movement, and Sufism.
  3. They criticized superstition and orthodox elements of both Hinduism and Islam.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. All the above

 

7. Various mystical tendencies and movements in Islam are termed as ‘Sufism’. Consider the following statements regarding features of Sufism.

  1. Sufi path could be traversed only under the strict supervision of a spiritual director.
  2. Center of activities of Sufi order is known as ‘Kanqahs’.
  3. Kanqahs did not accept endowment and charity.

Which of the following statement is/are correct?

  1. 2 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1 and 3 only

 

8. Rule of Delhi sultanates was the beginning of a new stage in the development of Indian architecture. Consider the following statements regarding architecture of Delhi sultanates.

  1. Lintel and beams and corbelling were replaced by true arches and vaults.
  2. Calligraphy, geometry and foliation were the main elements of decorations.
  3. Gypsum was commonly used as material for plastering buildings.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 2 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. All the above

 

 

9. Consider the following statements regarding ‘Caurapanchasika style of painting’.

  1. Caurapanchasika is a manuscript written by Kashmiri poet Kalhana and all paintings are directly related to the text.
  2. All the paintings are in oblong format with the text written on reverse.
  3. Painting in a single plane with background in brilliant primary colours.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. All the above

 

 

10. Mansabdars were integral part of Mughal Bureaucracy. ‘Mansab’ denoted,

  1. Status of its holder in the official hierarchy.
  2. Fixed the pay of holder.
  3. Obligation of maintaining a specified number of contingents with horses and equipment.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 only
  4. All the above

 

 

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