History Of Mughal Empire Quiz Questions

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History Of Mughal Empire Quiz Questions

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  • 1. 
    What was the devshirme system designed to do?
    • A. 

      Turn christian boys into Muslim soldiers

    • B. 

      Do away with all possible rivals to the throne

    • C. 

      Make the tax system fairer and more efficient

    • D. 

      Divide political power equally between Christians and Muslims

  • 2. 
    How did Timur the Lame's military activities affect the growth of the Ottoman Empire?
    • A. 

      The had no effect on it

    • B. 

      They interrupted its growth

    • C. 

      They helped it grow more rapidly

    • D. 

      They permanently ended its growth

  • 3. 
    Why did Shah Jahan order the building of the Taj Mahal?
    • A. 

      To honor his grandfather, Akbar

    • B. 

      To encourage Hindus and Muslims to worship together

    • C. 

      In memory of his wife, Mumtaz, Mahal

    • D. 

      As a memorial for Guru Arjun, the Sikh leader

  • 4. 
    Which of the following was a result of Western influences on the Safavid Empire? (cultural blending)
    • A. 

      The military weakened in power

    • B. 

      Carpet weaving became a national industry

    • C. 

      The division between Sunni and Shi'a decreased

    • D. 

      Suleyman invited Shah Abbas to rule with him

  • 5. 
    What contributed to the quick decline of both the Ottoman and Safavid Empires?
    • A. 

      Natural disasters

    • B. 

      Disruption in trade

    • C. 

      Religious rebellions

    • D. 

      Incompetent leadership

  • 6. 
    What change did the Sikhs undergo during the course of the Mughal Empire?
    • A. 

      They transformed from a nonviolent group into a militant group

    • B. 

      They gained the support of the Mughal government

    • C. 

      They moved their nonviolent society to a Marathas' state

    • D. 

      Because of persecution, they rejected all Muslim aspects of their faith

  • 7. 
    What did Mehmed II do after he conquered Constantinople?
    • A. 

      He forced conversion upon Constantinople's Christians inhabitants

    • B. 

      He opened the city to new citizens of many religions and backgrounds

    • C. 

      He chipped marble from the Hagia Sophia and sank it in the Black Sea

    • D. 

      He captured Cairo, Mecca, and Medina

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about Isma'il?
    • A. 

      He took the title Shah

    • B. 

      He established Shi'a Islam as the Safavid state religion

    • C. 

      He promoted religious tolerance in areas conquered by his troops

    • D. 

      By the age of 16, he had conquered what is now Iran

  • 9. 
    What did Suleyman the lawgiver support?
    • A. 

      Government reform and cultural achievements

    • B. 

      The military conquest of India

    • C. 

      Equality for people of all faiths in his empire

    • D. 

      The conquest of COmstantinople

  • 10. 
    Who ruled India for Jahangir?
    • A. 

      Akbar

    • B. 

      Aurangzeb

    • C. 

      Shah Jahan

    • D. 

      Nur Jahan

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      They were slaves

    • B. 

      They were warriors

    • C. 

      They were born into Islam

    • D. 

      They converted to Islam

  • 12. 
    Which of the following did NOT adopt a policy of religious tolerance?
    • A. 

      Shah Abbas

    • B. 

      Suleyman I

    • C. 

      Mehmed II

    • D. 

      Isma'il

  • 13. 
    Why did Mughal rulers turn against the Sikhs in India?
    • A. 

      The Sikhs formed a militant society that threatened the court of Jahangir

    • B. 

      The Siks disagreed with Akbar's policies on religious tolerance

    • C. 

      The Sikh's protected Jahangir's rebellious son, so the Mughals killed their leader

    • D. 

      The Sikhs sided with Aurangzeb against his father, Shah Jahan

  • 14. 
    Which of the following led to the cultural blending on the Ottoman Empire?
    • A. 

      Migration, trade, and conquest

    • B. 

      Pursuits of religious converts, trade and conquest

    • C. 

      Pursuits of religious freedom, migration, and trade

    • D. 

      Pursuits of religious converts, conquest, and migration

  • 15. 
    Which Mughal ruler was most like Shah Abbas in his views on cultural blending?
    • A. 

      Akbar

    • B. 

      Nur Jahan

    • C. 

      Aurangzeb

    • D. 

      Jahangir

  • 16. 
    Why did Shah Jahan ignore his people's needs?
    • A. 

      He cared only about conquering new territories

    • B. 

      He was more interested in architecture and his wife

    • C. 

      He cared only about painting and writing poetry

    • D. 

      He received poor advice from his mother, Nur Jahan

  • 17. 
    What did Isma'is do that enraged the Ottomans?
    • A. 

      He captured Sunni slaves to train as warrior

    • B. 

      He captured Shi's slaves to train as warriors

    • C. 

      He destroyed the Shi'a population of Medina

    • D. 

      He destroyed the Sunni population of Baghadad

  • 18. 
    What language meaning "from the soldier's camp," was an example of cultural blending during the Mughal empire?
    • A. 

      Marathi

    • B. 

      Sanskrit

    • C. 

      Urdu

    • D. 

      Hindu

  • 19. 
    What did Suleyman the Lawgiver and Akbar have in common?
    • A. 

      Architecture, the arts, and literature flourished under their rule

    • B. 

      Specially trained foreign slaves formed the core of their armies

    • C. 

      Both appointed Hindus to high government positions

    • D. 

      Both killed their sons to eliminate competition

  • 20. 
    Which of the following was NOT true of Aurangzeb?
    • A. 

      He oppressed his people and levied heavy taxes

    • B. 

      He was intolerant of non-Muslim religions

    • C. 

      He built the greatest monument of the Mughal era

    • D. 

      Millions of his people died in a famine while he was raging war