During the reign of which one of the following Mughal emperors were the
Marathas admitted to the nobility?
(a) Akbar
(b) Humayun
(c) Jahangir
(d) Shah Jahan
Which one of the following Mughal emperors is credited with the
composition of many Hindi songs?
(a) Humayun
(b) Babur
(c) Akbar
(d) Jahangir
Muraqqas of the Mughal period were
(a) albums of the miniature paintings.
(b) revenue officials at the paragana level.
(c) hired soldiers of the Mughal nobles.
(d) musical compositions by the Sufis.
Who among the following discovered the Cape of Good Hope which he
originally called the Cape Storm in 14877
(a) Vasco da Gama
(b) Pedro Alvarez Cabral
(c) Bartholomew Diaz
(d) Columbus
What was the early capital of the Portuguese in India?
(a) Goa
(b) Cochin
(c) Calicut
(d) Cannanore
Who was the ‘Zamorin’?
(a) Religious head of the Portuguese in India
(b) Commercial head of the Arab merchants in India
(c) The Muslim ruler of Cochin
(d) The Hindu ruler of Calicut
What was the only settlement of   the Portuguese on the south-east coast?