Maratha State and Confederacy One Liner Questions & Answers


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1 Shivaji defeated the Mughals in the battle of – Salher
2 When was Shivaji born and when did he assume the title of Chhatrapati? 1627, 1674
3 Who was the commander who was sent by the Sultan of Bijapur for the repression of Shivaji in 1659? Afzal Khan
4 In which city was Shivaji in captivity when he escaped from the custody of the Mughals? Agra
5 Where was the capital of Shivaji? Raigarh
6 Which coins was NOT a silver coin in the Kingdom of Chhatrapati Shivaji? Ruka
7 Where was Shivaji formally crowned as Chhatrapati? Raigarh
8 What was the name of Shivaji’s Guru? Ramdas
9 Who established Ashta Pradhan? Shivaji
10 Ashtapradhan was a Council of Ministers – In the Maratha administration
11 ‘Ashta Pradhan’ was helping in the Administration of which ruler? Shivaji
12 At the time of Shivaji, the post of ‘Sarnobat’ was related with – Military administration
13 The member of Shivaji’s Ashtapradhan who looked after foreign affairs was – Sumant
14 During the reign of Shivaji, the foreign minister was known as – Sumant
15 “Ashtapradhan” -a Council of Ministers helped in the discharge of State affairs to – Shivaji
16 Who streamlined the Maratha administration after Shambhaji? Balaji Viswanath
17 The Maratha King became a non-entity and the Peshwa, the virtual ruler from the time of – Balaji Bajirao
18 At the time of Aurangzeb’s death, the Maratha leadership was in the hands of? Tarabai
19 Which Maratha women led struggles against the Mughal Empire from 1700 A.D. onwards? Tara Bai
20 The Saranzami system was related to – Land revenue system of Maratha
21 The Maratha claim of revenue for protection is known by what name? Chauth
22 A historian witness to the third battle of Panipat. Who was he? Kashiraj Pandit
23 What was the immediate reason for Ahmad Shah Abdali to invade India and fight the Third Battle of Panipat?
He wanted to avenge the expulsion of his Viceroy Timur Shah from Lahore by Marathas
24 In the Third Battle of Panipat, Marathas were defeated by – Afghans
25 When was the 3rd Battle of Panipat fought? 14 January 1761
26 The Third Battle of Panipat was fought between – Marathas and Ahmad Shah Abdali
27 The Third Battle of Panipat was fought in the year – 1761 A.D
28 Which Rohilla’s Chief was the confidant of Ahmad Shah Abdali? Najib Khan
29 The ‘Modi script’ was employed in the documents of the – Marathas