Babur used canons effectively in the first
battle of Panipat. True
Babur defeated Ibrahim Lodi in 1530. False
In Iran Humayun received help from the
Safavid Shah. True
Akbar was 33 years old when he became
Q2. Fill in the blanks
The capital of Mirza Hakim, Akbar’s
half-brother, was Kabul.
The five Deccan Sultanates were Berar,
Khandesh, Ahmadnagar, Bijapur and Golconda.
If zat determined a mansabdar’s rank and
salary, sawar indicated his military responsibility.
Abul Fazl, Akbar’s friend and counsellor,
helped him frame the idea of sulh-i kul so that he could govern a
society composed of many religions, cultures and castes.
Q3. When did Humayun recapture Delhi?
Ans. He recaptured Delhi in 1555.
Q4. Who was the first Mughal emperor of India?
was the first Mughal emperor (1526- 1530).
Q5. Who started guerrilla warfare in the Deccan?
Marathas started guerrilla warfare.
Q6. Who was Jahangir?
Ans. Jahangir was
the great Mughal Emperor, and he was the son of Akbar.
Q7. Who gave shelter to Humayun when he fled to Iran?
Iran Humayun received help from the Safavid Shah.
Q8. Who was the author of Akbar Nama and Ain-Akbari?
Fazl was the author of Akbar Nama and Ain-i-Akbari.
Q9. How did Humayun die?
died as a result of an accidental fall in his building.
Q10. At what age did Akbar became the emperor of the Mughal Empire?
At the age of 13, Akbar became the emperor of the Mughal Empire.
Q11. Who was the regent of Akbar?
Bairam Khan was the regent of Akbar.
Q12. Who defeated the Sultan of Delhi, Ibrahim Lodi and where?
defeated and killed Ibrahim Lodi in the Battle of Panipat in 1526.
Q13. Who were defeated in the battle of Chanderi by Babur?
was defeated in the battle of Chanderi by Babur.
Q14. What was jagir?
Mansabdars received their salaries as revenue assignments called jagirs.
Q15. What forced Humayun to flee to Iran?
Sher Khan defeated Humayun at Chausa (1539) and Kanauj (1540), forcing him to
flee to Iran.
Q16. Who was Genghis Khan?
Genghis Khan was the ruler of the Mongol tribes, China and Central Asia. He
died in 1227.
Q17. Who was Jahangir's mother?
Ans. The mother of
Jahangir was a Kachhwaha princess, daughter of the Rajput ruler of Amber
Q18. Who was Shah Jahan's mother?
Ans. The mother of
Shah Jahan was a Rathor princess, daughter of the Rajput ruler of Marwar
Q19. What is the rule of primogeniture?
In law, primogeniture is the rule of inheritance whereby father’s estate
descends to the eldest son.
Q20. When did Mehrunnisa receive the title Nur Jahan?
Mehrunnisa married the Emperor Jahangir in 1611 and received the title Nur
Q21. What was the Mughal tradition of succession?
They followed the Mughal and Timurid custom of coparcenary inheritance, or a
division of the inheritance amongst all the sons.