100+ Trending Mughal Empire Questions And Answers In 2020

The Mughal Empire was a royal Muslim dynasty of India. It began in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. This was the first large empire in India after the Gupta Empire. Many scholars approve that the Mughal empire was the richest, greatest, and long-lasting kingdom in India.

Most of the Mughal emperors were creative rulers. They were famous for the creation and the management of the great empire. The Mughal empire contributed several great accomplishments in Indian history.

Unfortunately, Mughal emperors such as Aurangzeb committed some irreparable mistakes. It leads to the fall of the dynasty and their great accomplishments was gone.

You may have many doubts about the Mughal Empire. Or you may want to build a quiz on this topic. Anyways, we have got you 100+ Trending Mughal Empire Questions and Answers in 2020.

Trending Mughal Empire Questions And Answers

Who built Ibadat Khana/Hall of Prayer in Fatehpur Sikri?
Answer: Emperor Akbar

Which missionaries came to Akbar’s court from Goa and stayed here for a period of three years?
Answer: Aquaviva and Monserrate

Emperor Akbar implemented the policy of ‘Sulh-i-Kul’, what is the literal meaning of it?
Answer: Peace with all

Who wrote Humayun-Nama the biography of Mughal king Humayun?
Answer: Gulbadan Begum

Who visited Jahangir’s court as an ambassador to James I, the king of Britain?
Answer: Sir Thomas Roe

Which port of Gujarat was known as the Gate of Makka (Babul Makka) in Mughal times?
Answer: Surat

Which Mughal prince emerged victorious in the Battle of Dharmat?
Answer: Aurangzeb (15 April 1658)

Where did East India Company establish their first factory with the permission of Mughal Emperor Jahangir?
Answer: Surat

The peasants who owned the land they tilled were called?
Answer: Khudkashi

Mention the cash crops that were cultivated during the Mughal era.
Answer: Cotton, Indigo, Sugarcane, oilseeds, etc.

Coins were made of which metal in the Mughal era?
Answer: Silver

Which Mughal garden exists in Kashmir even today?
Answer: Nishant Bagh

At what age did Babur succeed to the throne of Farghana in Trans Oxiana?
Answer: At the minor age of Twelve (Year 1494 )

Who sent an ambassador to Babur and invited him to displace Ibrahim Lodi in India?
Answer: Daulat Khan Lodi sent his son Dilawar Khan ;
Probably a messenger from Rana Sanga also arrived.

When was the First Battle Of Panipat fought?
Answer: 20th April, 1526; Between Babur and Ibrahim Lodi.

Which gun device was used by Babur in the First Battle of Panipat against Ibrahim Lodi?
Answer: Ottoman (Rumi) Device

During which Battle did Babur declared Jihad and assume the title of Ghazi in India?
Answer: Battle of Khanwa (1527) against Rana Sanga

Babur enjoyed the prestige of being the descendant of which two famous Asian warriors?
Answer: Changez Khan(on mother’s side) and Timur(on father’s side)

Which Mughal Emperor instituted a new system of land revenue viz. Dahsala in the kingdom?
Answer: Akbar (In 1580 AD)

What were the names given to cultivated land and uncultivated land during Mughal era?
Answer: Polaj (Cultivated) , Parati (Fallow)

How many categories were there in every rank (Mansab)?
Answer: Three Categories

Even though Mansabdari system under Akbar was distinct in the world, perhaps it’s origins can be traced back to which king?
Answer: Changez Khan, he organised the army on a decimal

The territories of the Mughal kingdom were divided into which categories?
Answer: Jagir, Khalisa, Inam

Who was the head of the revenue department under Mughal administration?
Answer: Wazir

Who was the head of the military department and intelligence under Mughal administration?
Answer: Mir Bakshi

Who were the Barids and Waqia-navis in Mughal administration?
Answer: Intelligence officers and News Reporters, respectively

Which officer was in charge of the imperial household in Mughal administration?
Answer: Mir Saman

Which department was headed by chief qazi in Mughal administration?
Answer: Judicial Department

Jazia, a tax which was levied on non muslims, was abolished by Emperor Akbar in which year?
Answer: 1564 AD

Which monument was built by Akbar as a memento of his victory in Gujarat?
Answer: Buland Darwaza

Which Mughal king died by a sudden fall from the staircase?
Answer: Humayun

Which Mughal king started a new religion named Din-e-Ilahi?
Answer: Akbar

The practice of building a structure entirely of marble and to decorate the walls in floral designs with precious stones is called?
Answer: Pietra Dura

Tuzuk-i-baburi, the autobiography of Babur was written in which language?
Answer: Chagtai Turkic

When was the First attack of Babur in India?
Answer: Bajaur in 1519.

Which Mughal King popularised the use of Gun Powder and artillery in India?
Answer: Babur

Who built a new city of Dinpanah at Delhi?
Answer: Humayun

Which Rajput Queen sent a rakhi to Humayun when Bahadurshah of Gujarat attacked Chittor?
Answer: Rani Karnavati

Which fort was known as the gateway of Eastern India?
Answer: Fort of Chunar

Who commanded the regions of Kabul and Qandhar during Humayun’s reign?
Answer: Humayun’s younger brother Kamran

Which Mughal monument marked a new beginning in the style of architecture in north India with the Dome made of marble as it’s most remarkable feature?
Answer: Humayun’s Tomb

Who became the wakil of Mughal kingdom during the initial years of Akbar’s reign?
Answer: Bairam Khan

Bairam Khan rallied the Mughal forces under which title?
Answer: Khan-i-khanan

When was the second battle of Panipat fought?
Answer: 5 November 1556

Where did Akbar saw the sea for the first time?
Answer: At Cambay in Gujarat

The largest number of books on classical Indian music in Persian was written during the rule of which Mughal king?
Answer: Aurangzeb

Who was given the status of First Lady of the kingdom by Emperor Aurangzeb?
Answer: Jahanara, daughter of Shah Jahan

Mughal art of painting reached it’s zenith during the rule of which Mughal king?
Answer: Jahangir

Which Mughal king was referred to as ‘Zinda Pir’ / ‘a living saint’?
Answer: Aurangzeb

Which officers were appointed by Aurangzeb to see whether people live their lives as per the shara?
Answer: Muhtasibs

Which Mughal Emperor discontinued the practice of Jharokha Darshan (showing himself to public from the balcony)?
Answer: Aurangzeb

Which artists are credited with the genesis of Mughal School of miniature painting?
Answer: Mir Sayyed Ali and Abdus Samad Khan

Hamza Nama and Tuti Nama, the most decorated work in Mughal Painting were made during the rule of which Mughal king?
Answer: Akbar

Who are the only two emperors of the Mughal Emperor who wrote their biographies?
Answer: Babur and Jahangir

Padshah nama written by Abdul Hamid Lahori, gives a detailed account of which Mughal king?
Answer: Shah Jahan

Ustad Isa is accredited as the architect of which Mughal monument?
Answer: Taj Mahal

The Mughal empire expanded it’s territories to it’s peak during whose reign?
Answer: Aurangzeb

Which Persian garden style was adopted by Mughals in monument architecture?
Answer: Charbagh Style

Who defeated Malva’s ruler Medani Roy in the battle of Chanderi?
Answer: Babur

In which battle, Humayun completely lost against Sher Shah?
Answer: Battle of Bilgram(1540)

Where did Bairam Khan coronate Akbar?
Answer: Kalnaur

Akbar installed the statues of which Rajput commanders for their bravery after the siege of Mewar?
Answer: Jaymala and Fatehsingh

Who translated Tuzuk-i-Baburi in Persian?
Answer: Abdur Rahim Khan i Khana

Who was the only luminary of Akbar’s court to accept Din-e-Ilahi?
Answer: Birbal

Which Mughal King introduced Do-Aspa and Si-Aspa system in Mansabdari?
Answer: Jahangir

Which Mughal king brought Kabul and Kandhar under Indian Empire only after Kushanas?
Answer: Babur

Which Mughal Emperor forbade the inscription of kalma on coins?
Answer: Aurangzeb

Sher Shah Suri initially served in the army of Mughals under which King?
Answer: Babur

Where was Akbar born?
Answer: Amarkot

Who were the hereditary owners of land during the reign of Akbar?
Answer: Qanungo

What was the real name of Sher Shah Suri?
Answer: Farid

Why did Sher Shah Shah get the title of ‘Sher Khan’ from his the then patron Bahar Khan Lohani?
Answer: For Killing a tiger

What was the extent of Sher Shah Suri’s empire?
Answer: From Bengal to Indus (Except Kashmir)

During which campaign, Sher Shah Suri got severely wounded due to the bursting of the gun and subsequently died of it?
Answer: Siege of Kalinjer in 1545

Who was the royal historian of Sher Shah Suri?
Answer: Abbas Khan Sarwani

Under whose rule, the roads and sarais came to be known as ‘the arteries of the empire’?
Answer: Sher Shah Suri

What was the share of the state in the land revenue during Sher Shah Suri’s reign?
Answer: one-third of the produce

Where is the tomb of Sher Shah Suri?
Answer: Sasaram, Bihar

Which Suri king restored the Grand Trunk Road from Indus to Sonargaon in Bengal?
Answer: Sher Shah Suri

Which silver coin was introduced by Sher Shah, which was also used by subsequent Mughal kings?
Answer: Rupia

The area under cultivation, the types of crops, and revenue share was written on paper in Sur administration. What was this system known as?
Answer: Patta System

When did Sher Shah say that ‘for a few grains of millet I almost lost the entire empire of India’.
Answer: After the Battle of Giri Sumel (1544)

Who originally introduced the Ryotwari system?
Answer: Sher Shah Suri

Rohtas fort in Pakistan was built during the rule of?
Answer: Sher Shah Suri

Which copper currency was issued by Sher Shah Suri?
Answer: Dam



To be brief, the Mughal Empire was one of the greatest and largest kingdoms in the history of India. India was much larger and united under the rule of Mughals. They gave India a rich culture, excellent architecture, and great deeds.

Unfortunately, halfway through the 19th century, the Mughal Empire weakened and vanished. Though the Kingdom doesn’t exist today, the memories of the great emperors will last forever.

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