Indian History MCQ Set-20

Mughal Empire History MCQ for SSC, UPSC , NDA, State PSC, Railway recruitment examinations, Police recruitment examinations and related government job recruitments examinations by the state governments and the union government of India.

Q.1 Who among the following is credited to a large extent for the end of Mughal rule in India?

A. Marathas

B. British

C. Sikhs

D. None of these

Answer: A. Marathas

Q.2 Which of the following Mughal Emperor cause the murder of Sikh Guru Arjun?

A. Akbar

B. Jahangir

C. Aurangzeb

D. Humayun

Answer: B. Jahangir

Note: Guru Arjan was arrested under the orders of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir and asked to convert to Islam. When he refused, he was tortured and executed in 1606 CE. Historical records and the Sikh tradition are unclear whether Guru Arjan was executed by drowning or died during torture.

Q.3 The Battle of Haldighat was fought between which among the following?

A. Forces of Akbar and supporter of Rana Pratap Singh of Mewar

B. Forces of Jahangir and supporter of Rana Sanga

C. Forces of Aurangzeb and Peshwa Baji Rao

D. None of these

Answer: A. Forces of Akbar and supporter of Rana Pratap Singh of Mewar

Note: The Battle of Haldighati was a battle fought on 18 June 1576 between cavalry and archers supporting the Rana Pratap Singh of Mewar, Maharana Pratap; and the Mughal emperor Akbar’s forces, led by Man Singh I of Amber.

Q.4 Who among the following was the architect of the “Taj Mahal”?

A. Sahjahan

B. Ustad Ahmad Lahori

C. Muhammad Hussain

D. None of these

Answer: B. Ustad Ahmad Lahori

Q.5 Who among the following Mughal Emperor was defeated in the Battle of Chausa?

A. Akbar

B. Babur

C. Humayun

D. Aurangzeb

Answer: C. Humayun

Note: In the battle of Chausa held in 1539, Sher Shah Suri defeated Humayun.

Q.6 In which of the following battle, Mughal Emperor defeated two rival groups of Sanyasis?

A. 2nd Battle of Panipat

B. Battle of Haldighat

C. Battle of Ghaghra

D. Battle of Thaneswar

Answer: D. Battle of Thaneswar

Note: On 9th April, 1567, Akbar defeated two rival groups of Sanyasis in the Battle of Thaneswar, located in modern day Haryana.

Q.7 Which of the following is CORRECT about the Battle of Saraighat?

I. Ahom army led by Lachit Borphukan defeated Mughal army led of Ram Singh

II. It was held in 1671

III. Mughal Army led by Ram Singh defeated the Ahom army

A. Only I

B. Only II

C. Both I & II

D. Both II & III

Answer: C. Both I & II

Q.8 The second Battle of Panipat was fought between Mughal Emperor Akbar and:

A. Hindu King Hemu

B. Rana Pratap Singh of Mewar

C. Raja Man Singh

D. None of these

Answer: A. Hindu King Hemu

Note: The second battle of Panipat was fought on 5th November, 1556 between Mughal Emperor Akbar and Hindu king Hemu.

Q.9 Who among the following won in the Battle of Karnal?

A. Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb

B. Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah

C. Nader Shah of Afsharid Dynasty

D. None of these

Answer: C. Nader Shah of Afsharid Dynasty

Note: The Battle of Karnal held on 24 February 1739), was a decisive victory for Nader Shah, the founder of the Afsharid dynasty of Iran, during his invasion of India. Nader’s forces defeated the army of Muhammad Shah within three hours.

Q.10 Which of the following battle was/were fought by Aurangzeb in the “Mughal War of Succession”?

A. Battle of Samugarh

B. Battle of Khajwa

C. Both A & B

D. Only A

Answer: C. Both A & B

Note: In the Mughal War of Succession; Aurangzeb and Murad Baksh defeated Dara Shikoh in the Battle of Samugarh in 1658 and Aurangzeb defeated his brother Shah Shuja in the Battle of Khawja in 1659.

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