Music and Paintings of Mughal Period– Old Year Questions and Answers

1. Which statement is true about the Mughal paintings?

(a) Battle Scene
(b) Animal birds and natural scene
(c) Courtier depicting
(d) All of the above

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 1991]


2. The foundation of the Mughal painting was laid by –

(a) Akbar
(b) Humayun
(c) Jahangir
(d) Shah Jahan

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012, U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Mains) 2010, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2009]


3. The Mughal School of Painting formed the spinal cord of the various Schools of Indian miniature art. Which one of the following painting styles was not affected by Mughal painting?

(a) Pahari
(b) Rajasthani
(c) Kangra
(d) Kalighata

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1995]


4. Who did illustrate “Dastan-e-Amir Hamza”?

(a) Abdus Samad
(b) Mansur
(c) Mir Sayyid Ali
(d) Abul Hasan

[46th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2004]


5. Who among the following were Jahangiri painters? Select the correct answer for the codes given below –
1. Abdus Samad
2. Abul Hasan

3. Aqa Riza
4. Mir Sayyid Ali

Code :

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4
(d) 4 and 1

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2012]


6. During whose reign did the “Mughal Painting” flourish?

(a) Aurangzeb
(b) Akbar
(c) Jahangir
(d) Shah Jahan

[Uttarakhand Lower Sub. (Pre) 2010]


7. Mughal painting reached its zenith under –

(a) Jahangir
(b) Humayun
(c) Shah Jahan
(d) Akbar
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[65th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2019]


8. Who among the following Mughal Emperors shifted the emphasis from illustrated manuscripts to albums and individual portraits?

(a) Humayun
(b) Akbar
(c) Jahangir
(d) Shah Jahan

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2019]


9. Jahangir mainly patronized which of the following arts?

(a) Painting
(b) Architecture
(c) Sculpture
(d) Music

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


10. The ‘Pahari School,’ ‘Rajput School,’ ‘Mughal School’ and ‘Kangra School’ represent different styles in the art of 

(a) Architecture
(b) Painting
(c) Dancing
(d) Music

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1994]


11. Which Mughal ruler established Karkhanas for painting?

(a) Humayun
(b) Akbar
(c) Jahangir
(d) Shah Jahan
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[66th B.P.S. (Pre) 2020]


12. ‘Kishan Garh’ School is famous for –

(a) Temple Art
(b) Painting
(c) Martial Arts
(d) Sculpture
(e) None of these

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2014]


13. Which one of the following musical instruments was mastered by Aurangzeb?

(a) Sitar
(b) Pakhawaj
(c) Veena
(d) None of the above

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2010, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2007]


14. The Raga which is sung early in the morning is–

(a) Todi
(b) Darbari
(c) Bhopali
(d) Bhimpalasi

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2000]


15. Musicians like Tansen, Baiju Bawra, and Gopal Nayak had received training from the master Swami Haridas. How many music worship centers have been set up by the followers of Swami Haridas?

(a) 5
(b) 4
(c) 3
(d) 2

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2009]


16. The Dhrupad singers included in the reign of Akbar was/were
1. Tansen
2. Haridas

3. Surdas
4. Vilas Khan

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
Code :

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1, 2, and 3
(d) All the four

[U.P.P.S.C. (GIC) 2010]


17. With reference to Mian Tansen, which one of the following statements is not correct?

(a) Tansen was the title given to him by Emperor Akbar.
(b) Tansen composed Dhrupads on Hindu gods and goddesses.
(c) Tansen composed songs for his patrons.
(d) Tansen invented many Ragas.

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2019]


18. Where is Tansen’s tomb located?

(a) Agra
(b) Gwalior
(c) Jhansi
(d) Jaipur

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2010, U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 1999, M.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 1991]


19. Who among the following kings had given patronage to Tansen before Akbar?

(a) Raja Ramchandra Singh of Bhata
(b) Rajbahadur of Malwa
(c) Uday Singh of Mewar
(d) Muzaff ar Shah of Gujarat

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


20. The original name of Tansen was :

(a) Makarchand Pandey
(b) Ramtanu Pandey
(c) Lala Kalawant
(d) Baz Bahadur

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


21. Which Mughal ruler of the following had learned Hindu Music from Lala Kalavant?

(a) Humayun
(b) Jahangir
(c) Akbar
(d) Shah Jahan

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


22. Match List- I with List- II and select the correct answer using the codes given below :

 List- I    List- II
A. Mulla Daud 1. Chandayan
B. Damodar Kavi 2. Ashiqa
C. Somnath 3. Padmavati Katha
D. Amir Khusro 4. Rag Vibodh

Code :

(a) 1 3 2 4
(b) 1 3 4 2
(c) 2 4 1 3
(d) 1 2 3 4

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]