Mughals created an empire and accomplished what had hitherto seemed possible for only short periods of time. From the latter half of the sixteenth century, they expanded their kingdom from Agra and Delhi until in the seventeenth century they controlled nearly all of the subcontinent. Students can learn further about the Mughal Empire and their rule in Chapter 4 of CBSE Class 7 History. CBSE Class 7 History Chapter 4 The Mughal Empire Important Questions are also devised based on major concepts of the Chapter, thus helping the students to prepare well for the exam. They can just answer these questions for practice and score well in the exam.
Given below is the link to download the PDF version of the CBSE Class 7 Important Questions from History Chapter 4. Students can also take a printout of these questions for future reference.
The Mughal Empire
1. Who were the Mughals?
2. What was the major campaigns and events of the Mughal Emperor Babur?
3. Write a short note about Mughal Emperor Humayun.
4. Elaborate on the major campaigns and events during the reign of Emperor Akbar.
5. Who was the mother of Jahangir?
6. Nobles with a zat of 5,000 were ranked higher than those of 1,000. In Akbar’s reign, there were 29 mansabdars with a rank of 5,000 zat; by Aurangzeb’s reign, the number of mansabdars had increased to 79. Would this have meant more expenditure for the state?
7. What are Akbar Nama and Ain-i Akbari?
8. Define the terms “dogma” and “bigot.”
9. How did Jahangir, Akbar’s son, describe his father’s policy of sulh-i kul?
10. The capital of Mirza Hakim, Akbar’s half-brother, was ____________.
11. What were the central provinces under the control of the Mughals?
12. What was the relationship between the mansabdar and the jagir?
13. What was the role of the zamindar in Mughal administration?
14. How were the debates with religious scholars important in the formation of Akbar’s ideas on governance?
15. Why did the Mughals emphasise their Timurid and not their Mongol descent?
16. How important was the income from land revenue to the stability of the Mughal Empire? Discuss.
17. Why was it important for the Mughals to recruit mansabdars from diverse backgrounds and not just Turanis and Iranis?
18. Like the Mughal Empire, India today is also made up of many social and cultural units. Does this pose a challenge to national integration?
19. Peasants were vital for the economy of the Mughal Empire. Do you think that they are as important today? Has the gap in the income between the rich and the poor in India changed a great deal from the period of the Mughals?
20. Write a note on Shah-Jahan military campaigns.