(a) i-C, ii-A, iii-D, iv-E, v-B
(b) i-C, ii-D, iii-A, iv-B, v-E
(c) i-C, ii-D, iii-A, iv-E, v-B
(d) i-C, ii-A, iii-E, iv-B, v-D
Assertion and Reason
Mark (a) if both ‘Assertion’ (A) and ‘Reason’ (R) are correct, and ‘R’ is the
correct explanation for ‘A’.
Mark (b) if both ‘A’ and ‘R’ are correct, but ‘R’ is not the correct explanation
for ‘R’
Mark (c) if only ‘A’ is correct.
Mark (d) if only ‘R’ is correct.
Assertion (A): Sivaji’s conquest of Javli, which commanded the Mavala area,
was the beginning of his rise into prominence.
Reason (R): Mavala land supplied Sivaji a number of foot soldiers who
played a crucial role in his guerrilla war against the Mughals and the Deccan
Assertion (A): Shaista Khan was unceremoniously transferred from the
Deccan to Bengal by Aurangzeb.
Reason (R): Shaista Khan was the maternal uncle of Aurangzeb.
Assertion (A): Sivaji refused to share the newly conquered territories of
Bijapur (1676-79) with the Qutub Shahis of Golconda.
Reason (R): Madanna Pandit, the wazir of Qutub Shah, gave protection to
Sivaji’s rebellious son, Sambhaji.
Assertion (A): Sivaji gave strict instructions to his soldiers that no Hindu,
either Brahmin or nonBrahmin, of Mughal or Bijapur territories should be
plundered of his wealth.
Reason (R): Sivaji assumed the title of ‘Haindava Dharmodharak’ or
protector of Hinduism after his coronation.
Assertion (A): Sivaji’s ashtapradhan was not a council of ministers in the
real sense.
Reason (R): There was no collective responsibility, but only individual