UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-4

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    Consider the following statements about ViJayanagara empire.
    1. Portugese played important role in ViJayanagara politics.
    2. Trade's contribution to ViJayanagara revenue was marginal.
    3. Horses were imported for military purposes.
    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  2 and 3            

    C)  1 and 3           

    D) (d) None of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Portugese established military and trading stations. Their superior military technology, especially use of muskets enabled them to become important players in politics. Trade was regarded as a status symbol and generated excessive revenue for the state. Import of horses from Arabia and Central Asia was very important for warfare.

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