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Day- 31: Rapid Logical Reasoning Revision (30 Days Plan)

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Question 1

‘In fact he made Delhi not only the political and administrative centre of the Turkish empire in India but also the hub of its cultural activity. It is worth noting that in the literature of the Sultanate Period Delhi is never referred to merely by its name ; it is called either ‘Hazrat-i Delhi’ (the majestic Delhi ) or the city (shahr). Who is this sultan ?

Question 2

Which of the following is not the compilation of the conversations of the Sufis ?

Question 3

Which one of the following is not the regulation (zawabit) of Sultan Alauddin Khalji’s control of grain prices policy ?

Question 4

Use of capstan to lift heavy weights is mentioned for the first time in which of the following text/s ?

(a) Futuh-us Salatin of Isami

(b) Tarikh-i Firuzshahi of Barani

(c) Tarikh-i Firuzshahi of Afif

(d) Sirat-i Firuzshahi

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Question 5

On the issue of successful maintenance of barids, which of the following Sultan thus advised his son : ‘Informers and spies should not be allowed to come anywhere near the court, for their closeness to the ruler terrifies obedient and trustworthy friends and their confidence in the King - which is the basis of good government - vanishes’ :

Question 6

Consider the following statements about iqta :

1. Iqta-i tamlik were hereditary in which the iqta was almost considered the private property of the grantee.

2. Iqta-i mustaghall were not hereditary and were initially both administrative and military in nature.

3. Iqta-i wajahi were personal grants in which neither the administrative nor military aspect was emphasized.

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Question 7

When Kamal Mahiyar, a convert to Sultan Islam, was selected for the post of mutasarrif of Amroha and was presented before him, the Sultan reacted, : ‘When I happen to look at a low-born person, every artery and vein in my body begins to agitate with fury.’

Identify the Sultan:

Question 8

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

Assertion (A) : The famous Persian poet Badr Chach of the Tughlaq period, who came just a little after Amir Khusrau, says about music that, ‘The basic modes (parda) are none except ten and two’, and he fixes each one of them to particular parts of the day and night.

Reason (R) : Amir Khusrau speaks of ten pardas (modes) only. The lists given by these two poets and those found in works of lexicons and musical works do tally.

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

Question 9

Match List I with List II

List-I (Name of the Sultan) List-II (Relative)

Choose the correct answer

Question 10

Which of the following statements about Amir Khusrau and his music are correct ?

(i) Amir Khusrau studied the Daccani music of the Karnataka School.

(ii) The great exponent of Deccani/ Karnataka music Naik Gopal was the contemporary of Amir Khusrau.

(iii) Amir Khusrau applaud’s his invention of sitar in his work Ghurrat al-Kamal.

(iv) Later works credit Amir Khusrau inventing about nineteen melodic forms, particularly khyal, tarana and qawl.

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Question 11

Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other as Reason (R) :

Assertion (A) : The Indian tradition regarding statecraft was not completely eclipsed with the coming of the Turks and continued in many peripheral areas.

Reason (R) : The writings of the Vijaynagara ruler, Krishnadeva Raya, Rajasthani Vigat and Khyat literature and Ramchandra Amatya’s Ájnapatra provide useful information on Indian statecraft.

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

Question 12

From the following identify the place where Sultan Alauddin Khalji declared himself Sultan or ascended the throne :

Question 13

Match Persian/Arabic texts given in List-I with its composers given in List-II and select the correct answer from the code given below :

List – I - List – II

(Texts) - (Composers)

(a) Taj-ul Maasir - (i) Al-Qashqandi

(b) Tarikh-i Mubarak Shahi - (ii) Hasan Nizami

(c) Masalik-ul Absar fi Mumalik ul-Amsar - (iii) Yahya bin Ahmad Sirhindi

(d) Subh-ul A’sha - (iv) Shihabuddin al-Umari

Question 14

Which of the following city was named Khizrabad by Alauddin Khalji after his son Khizr Khan ?

Question 15

The fourteenth century saint-poetess Lalla Ded’s verses are known as :

Question 16

Match List I with List II and choose the correct answer from the code given below:

Question 17

Which of the following Raja/Sultan/poet was entitled Gandharva on account of his genius in the field of music?

Question 18

Which of the following fearful weapons arrived with the Arabs when they invaded Sind in 712?

(A) Naphtha

(B) Hawai

(C) Ban

(D) Manjaniq

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Question 19

Arrange the following Malwa Sultans in a chronological order, starting from the earliest:

(A) Ghiyas Shah

(B) Nasir Shah

(C) Muhammad Shah Ghori

(D) Mahmud Khalji I

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Question 20

Arrange the following Saiyyid Sultans in chronological order starting from the earliest :

(A) Alauddin Alam Shah

(B) Muizzuddin Mubarak Shah II

(C) Khizr Khan

(D) Muhammad Shah IV

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Question 21

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

Assertion (A) : Barani writes, ‘Sultan Muhammad Tughlaq talked as if he hated low-born people more than he hated idols, Nevertheless, I have seen him promoting Najba, the low-born son of a musician, to such an extent that he rose higher in status than many maliks, for Gujarat, Multan and Badaon were put in his charge . . . It was strange how he gave high offices and governments of extensive territories and great provinces to men of low and mean birth’.

Reason (R) : The Sultan believed in offices being open to talent. He dispensed with whatever considerations of birth had persisted in the administration and appointed low-born persons to the highest offices in the administration.

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

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Question 22

‘The Sultan invoked Persian monarchical traditions and adjusted them to the Indian milieu. The books Adab us Salatin and Maasir us Salatin, which he had obtained from Baghdad for the instruction of his sons, dealt with the principles of Persian monarchy, which he was eager to imitate in all their details at Delhi.’

Identify the Sultan.

Question 23

The distinction between laukika and alaukika is made with reference to which one of the following pramanas?

Question 24

In the period of Vedas, which ceremony is also known as dispersal ceremony?

Question 25

A fallacy in which an opponent’s position is depicted as being more extreme or unreasonable than is justified by what was actually asserted is called

Question 26

“Everyone is going to the party. You should go too.” This inference commits which kind of fallacy?

Question 27

If 'A' in the square of opposition stands for All P are Q. If 'E' in the square of opposition stands for No P are Q. If 'I' in the square of opposition stands for Some P are Q. If 'O' in the square of opposition stands for Some P are not Q. Match the following Lists.

Question 28

“All students cleared their examination” and “Few students did not clear their examination”. This is an instance of ____.

Question 29

‘Some students are sincere’ is an example of which preposition?

Question 30

Sub contrary to the preposition “Some dogs are apples” is?

Question 31

In which of the following propositions, cannot be both true and cannot be both false?

Question 32

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