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Historical Administrative Systems

Throughout Indian History different type of Administrative systems were introduced by different rulers ike Jagirdari system, Ryotwari system, Mahalwari system, Zamindari system, Mansabdari system etc. Some of these systems especially during Mughal and British period have become quite famous. While going through the Indian History it is important to keep note of these systems. Try this short test:

1. Mansabdari system was introduced by

a. Aurangzeb
b. Akbar
c. Qutub-ud-din Aibak
d. Mohammad Ghori

2. Match the following:

A- Mir-i-Saman 1. Distribution of pay to soldiers
B- Muhtasib 2. House hold affairs
C- Mir Bakshi 3. Religious expenses
D- Sadr-us-Sadr 4. Censor of public morale

a A-4, B-2, C-3, D-1
b A-2, B-1, C-1, D-3
c A-2, B-4, C-1, D-3
d A-3, B-4, C-2, D-1

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3. Chauth system was a feature of

a. Maratha administration
b. Mughal administration
c. Slave dynasty
d. Rajput administration

4. What was "Sardeshmukhi" in Maratha administration

a. Tax on Non Marathas
b. Special priveleges of Ashtapradhan
c. A lumpsum amount to be paid by Marathas to Aurangzeb
d. An additionall levy of 10% of the land revenue

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5. Doctrine of Lapse was introduced by which Governor Generalof India

a. Lord Hardinge
b. Lord William Bentick
c. Lord Dalhousie
d. Lord Auckland

6. Which of the following is true about Permanent settlement of Bengal

1. It was introduced by Lord Cornwalis
2. Bidding of land each year was done away with
c. There was permanent assesment of revenue generated through land
4. It was beneficial for the peasantry
5. It was bendicial for the Zamindars

a. 1, 3, 4 and 5
b. 1, 2, 3 and 5
1, 2, 3 and 4
d. All of the above

7. Subsidiary Alliance system was introduced by

a. Lord Wellesley
b. Lord Cornwalis
c. Lord Dalhousie
d. Lord William Bentick

8. The head of the military department under Delhi Sultanate was known as

a. Iqtadar
b. Wazir
c. sadr
d. Ariz-i-malik

9. Under Delhi Sultanate the country was divided into a number of tracts which were held by military leaders. These tracts were called

a. Jittals
b. Iqtas
c. Jagirs
d. Khalisa

10. Which ruler introduced the system of "Dagh", the branding of the horses

a. Alauddin Khilji
b. Balban
c. Razia Begum
d. Aurangzeb

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