CBSE UGC NET History Paper-3 December 2015 Mock Test

Online History Paper-3 Mock Test in CBSE UGC NET Exam Question Papers

41.   Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as

Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : Jharokha darshan, beginning of one’s day with the glimpse of the emperor, symbolises transference of divine benediction.

Reason (R) : Darshaniya sect was so called because they began their day with a glimpse, darshan, of the emperor.

In the context of the above two statements which of the following is correct ?

          (1).  Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
          (2).  Both (A) and (R) are correct, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

          (3).  (A) is correct, but (R) is false.
          (4).  (A) is false, but (R) is correct.

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42.   In regard of painting, which of the following statements is not correct ?
          (1).  Muslim attitudes towards painting were far less strict than towards sculpture.
          (2).  A tradition of wall painting, especially in private buildings, already existed among Muslims outside India.
          (3).  The miniature painting which the Mughal emperors patronized and promoted, was in the beginning a branch of Persian painting with its emphasis on line, precision of detail and deliberate eschewing of perspective.
          (4).  Famous painters Abdu’s Samad and Mir Saiyyid Ali came to India from Kabul with Akbar.

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43.   Regarding Timur’s invasions, which of the following statement is not correct ?
          (1).  Timur’s experts built a pontoon bridge across the Indus, which was crossed on 21 September, 1398.
          (2).  In city of Talmi, thirty five farsakhs from Multan, Hindus and Muslims both resisted Timur.
          (3).  The muqaddams and rais of the Salt Range (Koh-i Judi) helped Timur to cross their territory and obtained his favours.
          (4).  In trying to justify Timur’s Indian invasion, Sharfuddin Ali Yezdi states that the central government of Delhi, though in Muslim hands, was weak.

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44.   Watan – Jagir was a generic term. Its revenues were part of the :
          (1).  Khalisa revenues.
          (2).  Revenues of paibaqi land.
          (3).  Salary of the watan-jagir holder.
          (4).  Additional income of the watan holders.

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45.   Irfan Habib rejects Kingsley Devis’s assumption that the population of Mughal India remained fixed at 125 million from 1600 to 1750 saying that :
          (1).  Kingsley has perhaps been led away by his own enthusiasm for the benefits of British rule.
          (2).  He ascribes excessively high productivity per acre to Akbar’s time.
          (3).  He made no distinction between the Zabti provinces and the others.
          (4).  All of the above.

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46.   The following are correct except :
          (1).  Among the first literary works in the court of Akbar was the preparation of a Persian translation of his grandfather’s Babur – Nama.
          (2).  Babur – Nama was translated by Abdul – Rahim Khan, Khan-i Khanan, the son of Bairam Khan, who had been a poet in Turkish.
          (3).  Hindavi was recognized as a semi – official language by the Sur Sultans (1540-55). The practice is said to have been introduced by the Lodhi Sultans. Most of the Afghans, Babur tells us, could not speak Persian.
          (4).  Shaikh Yaqub Sarfi was one of those great Persian luminaries of Akbar’s court who had come from Iran and settled in India.

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47.   The eighteenth century is rich in production of provincial histories. Match the following Persian texts with the region they focused :

Persian Text Region
(a) Khulasat – al Tawarikh (i) Sindh
(b) Mirat – ul Haqiqat (ii) Bengal, Bihar, Orissa
(c) Riyasat – al Salatin (iii) Gujarat, Delhi, Agra
(d) Tuhfat – al Kiram (iv) Bengal and Orissa
Codes :
(a) (b) (c) (d)
          (1).  (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)
          (2).  (iii) (ii) (iv) (i)
          (3).  (ii) (iv) (i) (iii)
          (4).  (i) (iii) (iv) (ii)

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48.   Gulbadan Begum led a hajj delegation to Mecca and stayed there for two and half years before returning in 1582. Which of the following royal women was not part of the delegation ?

          (1).  Hamida Bano Begum
          (2).  Salima Sultan Begum
          (3).  Gulnar Agha
          (4).  Umm-Kulsun Khanum

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49.   Consider the following statements about bhakti movement :

(a) Ramananda in his Ananda Bhashya did not recognise the right of a Sudra to read the

Vedas.

(b) Gyaneshwar’s Bhavartha Dipika/Gyaneshwari is a Marathi commentary on Bhagavadgita.

(c) Chaitanya’s disciple Chandidas in his Chaitanya Bhagavat mentions how Chaitanya socialises with the lower castes.

(d) Kabir is called a Firdausi Sufi in a 17th century Sufi Account Mirat – ul Asrar.

Select the correct answer from the code given below :

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

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50.   Below are the two statements : One labelled as Assertion (A) and the other as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : There were many good reasons for avoiding technological innovation or any form of mechanization of Indian manufactures in medieval India.

Reason (R) : As any innovation implied a measure of risk and some investment of capital, the Indian workman living on the margin of subsistence had hardly any means to undertake it. In such a situation only a limited technological innovation initiated by the state or by the profit-seeking merchant could be expected.

Code :

          (1).  (A) is correct but, (R) partly explains (A).
          (2).  (A) is correct and (R) fully explains the (A).
          (3).  (R) is correct, but (A) is wrong.
          (4).  (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong.

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