Prelims-IAS – HISTORY MCQ-04

1…Select the sentences which is/are NOT correct:

(a)  Mughal Empire began to decline rapidly since the reign of Aurangzeb.
(b)  Wars of succession after the death of Aurangzeb created political instability in the Mughal Empire.
(c)  British got greater hold over the administration of all Indian states after the decline of the Mughals Empire.
(d)  East India Company had no role to play in the result of the Battle of Plassey.

2..The “Saranjami system” in medieval India was

(a)  Religious sect in Punjab
(b)  Land grant system under Marathas
(c)  Military strategy of Tipu sultan
(d)  Revenue administration under Mughals

3..With reference to the administration of Ranjit Singh in Punjab, consider the following statements:

  1. He built up a powerful and well- equipped army along the European lines.
  2. He made transformative changes in the system of land revenue system earlier promulgated by the Mughals.
  3. His religious policy was conservative in nature.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)  1 only
(b)  2 and 3 only
(c)  1 and 3 only
(d)  1, 2 and 3

4.. Which among the following was/were the reasons for the decline of Mughal empire?

  1. Wars of succession
  2. Weaknesses in Mughal military system
  3. Recurrent peasant revolts

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a)  1 and 2 only

(b)  1 and 3 only
(c)  2 and 3 only
(d)  1, 2 and 3

5..Consider the following statements regarding the First Carnatic War.

1. It was fought between the British and French East India Company.
2. It coincided with war of the Austrian succession.Select the correct answer using code given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) None

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