Q1. Bidri was of
(a) a type of copperware produced in Bidar of
(b) an inlay work in copper and silver done by the artisans of Bidar
(c) a type of silk textile produced in Bidar
(d) a type of cotton textile produced in Bidar
Q2. Pietra dura was a
(a) metallurgy technology
(b) style of decoration of buildings
(c) role of succession
(d) Greek God
Q3. Mughal painting reached its zenith during the reign of
(d) Shah Jahan
Q4. The Vijay Stambha (Tower of Victory) was constructed by Rana Kumbha to commemorate which event?
(a) His victory over Rao Jodha of Marwar
(b) His victory over the Sayyids of Delhi
(c) His victory over the king of Delhi
(d) His victory over the combined armies of Malwa and Gujarat led by Mahmud Khilji
Q5. Which of the following commodities constituted the main items of export during Mughal times?
(a) Cotton and silk fabrics
(b) Gold and horses
(c) Opium and indigo
(d) Sugar and salt
Q6. Who undertook the translation of the Ramayana into Persian on the command of Akbar?
(c) Abdul Qadir Badauni
(d) Mulla Sheri
Q7. Which of the following statements about Fatehpur Sikri is not correct?
(a) It took more than one generation to builds
(b) Akbar planned the complex on Persian principles
(c) All the buildings here were made of red sandstone
(d) The tomb of Salim Chisti is located within it
Q8. The Bibi-ka-Maqbara in Aurangabad, which is similar to the Taj Mahal in construction, was built in commemoration of Dikes Bano Begum, who was the wife of
(a) Azam Shah
(b) Bahadur Shah I
(c) Shah Jahan
Q9. Which of the following rulers banned music and dancing?
(a) Ghiyasuddin Balban
(d) Sher Shah Suri
Q10 The coin ‘rupia’ was firsts issued by which ruler?
(b) Sher Shah Suri
(c) Shah Jahan
(d) Bahadur Shah I
S1. Ans.(b)Bidriware is a metal handicraft from Bidar. It was developed in the 14th century C.E. during the rule of the Bahamani Sultans.The metal used is a blackened alloy of zinc and copper inlaid with thin sheets of pure silver
S2. Ans.(b)Pietra dura is a term for the inlay technique of using cut and fitted, highly polished colored stones to create images. It is considered a decorative art.
S4. Ans.(d)The Vijaya Stambha is an imposing victory monument located within Chittor Fort in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India. The tower was constructed by the Mewar king, Rana Kumbha, in 1448 to commemorate his victory over the combined armies of Malwa and Gujarat led by Mahmud Khilji. The tower is dedicated to Vishnu.
S8. Ans.(d)The Bibi Ka Maqbara is a tomb located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. It was commissioned in 1660 by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in the memory of his first and chief wife Dilras Banu Begum and is considered to be a symbol of Aurangzeb’s ‘conjugal fidelity’.
S10. Ans.(b) The coin was first introduced by Sher Shah Suri during his rule of India between 1540 and 1545, along with Mohur, the gold coin and Rupiya the silver coin.