Mughal Dynasty : Shah Jahan– Old Year Questions and Answers

1. What was the root of the dispute between the Shah of Iran and the Mughal rulers?

(a) Kabul
(b) Qandahar
(c) Kunduz
(d) Ghazni

[39th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1994]


2. The loss of Qandahar was a big blow to the Mughal empire from the viewpoint of :

(a) Natural resources
(b) Buffer territory
(c) Communication
(d) Strategic stronghold

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1998]


3. The motive behind Shah Jahan’s Balkh campaign was to :

(a) Secure a friendly ruler in Balkh and Badakshan which bordered Kabul
(b) Conquer Samarqand and Ferghana, the Mughal homelands
(c) Fix the Mughal frontier on the ‘scientific line’ the Amu Daria
(d) Expand the Mughal Empire beyond the sub-continent

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2002]


4. Who had led a deputation of Banaras pandits before the Mughal emperor to seek the abolition of the pilgrim tax on Benaras and Allahabad?

(a) Haranth
(b) Jagannath
(c) Kavindracharya
(d) Kavi Hariram

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2000]


5. Who was the ‘Poet-Laureate’ of Shah Jahan’s reign?

(a) Kaleem
(b) Kashi
(c) Qudsi
(d) Munir

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2015]


6. The actual name of Mumtaz Mahal was –

(a) Arjumand Bano Begum
(b) Ladli Begum
(c) Mehrunnisa
(d) Roshan Ara

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


7. The coordination of Hindu and Iranian architecture can be seen in –

(a) Taj Mahal
(b) Red Fort
(c) Panch Mahal
(d) Tomb of Sher Shah

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1992]


8. Which of the following among Mughal emperors constructed the Jama Masjid of Delhi?

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

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2004]


9. Who built the famous Jama Masjid of Delhi?

(a) Humayun
(b) Shah Jahan
(c) Akbar
(d) Ibrahim Lodi

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1997]


10. Who among the following shifted the capital of the Empire from Agra to Delhi?

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

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl) (Mains) 2008]


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

 List-I            List-II
 (Monuments)      (Builders)
A. Alai Darwaza, Delhi  1. Alauddin Khalji
B. Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri 2. Akbar
C. Moti Masjid, Agra  3. Shah Jahan
D. Moti Masjid, Delhi 4. Aurangzeb

Code :

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

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2006]


12. Who made the Red Fort in Delhi?

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

[42nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1997]


13. Who among the following deserves the credit for the construction of ‘Lal Qila’

(a) Sikandar Lodi
(b) Akbar
(c) Jahangir
(d) Shah Jahan

[U.P.P.S.C.(GIC) 2010, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2002]


14. Upanishads were translated into Persian during the reign of :

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

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2009, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2006, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1992]


15. Who among the following was given the title of ‘Shah Buland Iqbal’ by Shah Jahan?

(a) Dara Shukoh
(b) Shuja
(c) Aurangzeb
(d) Murad

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O (Pre) 2014]


16. The Upanishads were translated into Persian by Dara Shikoh under the title:

(a) Al-Fihrist
(b) Kitab-ul-Bayan
(c) Majma-ul-Bahrain
(d) Sirr-i-Akbar

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl) (Pre) 2004, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2000]


17. Who was the author of Sirr-i-Akbar?

(a) Abul Fazl
(b) Dara Shukoh
(c) Mullah Shah Badakhshi
(d) Shah Waliullah

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2002]


18. The First Muslim to study Hindu scriptures was :

(a) Amir Khusrau
(b) Dara Shukoh
(c) Amir Hasan
(d) Shuja

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2003]


19. Who among the following historians declared the regime of Shah Jahan to be the Golden Era of the Mughal period?

(a) V.A. Smith
(b) J.N. Sarkar
(c) A.L. Srivastava
(d) None of the above

[41st B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1996]


20. The famous diamond ‘Kohinoor’ was presented to Shah Jahan by –

(a) Aurangzeb
(b) Murad
(c) Mir Jumla
(d) Abul Hasan Qutb Shah

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2015]


21. Which Mughal Emperor abolished the Persian Court The custom of ‘Sijda’ which was begun by Balban?

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

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


22. Who among the following was the governor of Deccan for the major part of Shah Jahan’s Reign?

(a) Dara Shukoh
(b) Murad Baksh
(c) Shah Shuja
(d) Aurangzeb

[U.P.Lower Sub. (Pre) 2009]