of the charms of friendly society, of frankly mixing together . . . They have
no genius, no comprehension of mind, no fellow felling, no ingenuity or
mechanical invention .. .’
(a) Aurangzeb
(b) Jahangir
(c) Babur
(d) Sir Thomas Roe
Read the following lines and answer the question: ‘I know of Islam and I
respect it. I know of Hinduism and I am proud of it. But I know nothing of
this new faith and I cannot accept it.’
Who is the speaker and to which faith is he referring to?
(a) Akbar-Christianity
(b) Man Singh—Tauhit-i-llahi
(c) Akbar—Jainism
(d) Todar Mal—Tauhit-i-llahi
Identify the following views on painting with the respective personalities? ‘If
there were similar portraits finished by several artists, I could point out the
painter of each’ and There are many that hate painting; but such men I
dislike. It appears to me if a painter had quite peculiar means of recognising
(a) Jahangir and Akbar
(b) Humayun and Akbar
(c) Akbar and Jahangir
(d) Jahangir and Humayun
That Akbar was an illiterate
(a) is probably true
(b) is definitely doubtful
(c) is probably wrong
(d) is proved beyond doubt
What was the ancestral principality of Babur?
(a) Samarkhand
(b) Kabul
(c) Farghana
(d) Persia