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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 56]

  • IAS baba
  • August 12, 2015
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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 56]

 

 

TOPIC: MEDIEVAL HISTORY & CULTURE

 

1. Which of the following major works deals with temple architectures?

  1. Mayamata
  2. Manasara
  3. Shilparatna
  4. Kashyapashilpa

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

 

2. Match the following terms used in revenue administration of sultanate during 13h century with their correct meaning.

             Revenue terms                                                         Meaning

  1. Khalisa                                                                        i) Land revenue
  2. Kharaj                                                                         ii) New cesses
  3. Abwab                                                                         iii) Agricultural loans
  4. Sondhar                                                                      iv) Crown land

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  1. 1-iv, 2-iii, 3-ii, 4-i
  2. 1-iv, 2-i, 3-ii, 4-iii
  3. 1-ii, 2-i, 3-iv, 4-iii
  4. 1-i, 2-ii, 3-iv, 4-iii

 

3. Which of the following events are associated with Muhammad bin Tughlaq?

  1. Transfer of Capital from Delhi to Devagiri (Daulatabad).
  2. Introduction of a token currency.
  3. Increased land revenue on the farmers of Doab (land between Ganges and Yamuna rivers).
  4. Launch of a scheme by which takkavi loans (loans for cultivation) were given to the farmers to buy seed and to extend cultivation.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

 

4. Consider the following statements regarding the teachings of Ramanuja acharya.

  1. Individual soul created by god out of his own essence, returns to its maker and lives with him forever but remains always distinct.
  2. He did not accept that god may be exempt from form and qualities.

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 ‘monotheistic movement’ of medieval India.

  1. Monotheists led a vigorous ideological assault on caste system and idolatry.
  2. Monotheistic saints were ascetics.
  3. They rejected authority of Brahmanas and their religious scriptures.

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

 

6. Consider the following statements regarding Vaishnava Bhakti movement in Bengal.

  1. Vaishnava Bhakti movement in Bengal was different from that of south and north India.
  2. Vaishnava Bhakti movement in Bengal was influenced by Bhagavata purana, Sahajiya Buddhist and nathapanti traditions.

Which of the above statements is/are not correct?

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

 

7. Sufi movement was never static. New features were emerged in Sufism especially during the period 10th-12th century. Which of the following is/are correct regarding those features?

  1. Emergence Sufi poetry in Persian.
  2. Appearance of Sufi literary texts which argued and codified Sufi ideas and doctrines.
  3. Ulemas began to accept Sufi ideas.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

 

8. Consider the following statements regarding basic elements of Vijayanagara style of architecture.

  1. Use of pillars for architectural as well as decorative purpose.
  2. Use of huge reverse curve eaves at the cornice.
  3. The shaft become a central core with which is attached an upraised animal of a super natural kind resembling a horse.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

 

9. ‘Zabti System’ was an important part of revenue administration under Akbar. Consider the following statements regarding Zabti system.

  1. It involved measurement of land.
  2. Fixed cash revenue rate known as ‘Dastur’ for each crop.
  3. All revenue collections were made in cash.

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. Humayun’s tomb is a landmark in the development of Mughal style of architecture. Consider the following statements regarding Humayun’s tomb.

  1. It is one of the earliest specimens of garden enclosure.
  2. Tomb is octagonal in plan and is crowned by a high dome.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

 

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