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Q1

Consider the following statements:

1. The Sangama literature is an amalgamation of poetic works of a period of three to four centuries.

2. Silappathigaram is the earliest text of the Tamil literature.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q2

Consider the following statements:

1. The Sangama literature is an amalgamation of poetic works of a period of three to four centuries.

2. Silappathigaram is the earliest text of the Tamil literature.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q3

Consider the following pairs:

Royal Dynasty           Capital

1. Pandyas                 Madurai

2. Cholas                    Vanji

3. Cheras                    Uraiyur

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

Q4

The two important seaports of ancient India namely Tondi and Musiri belonged to

Q5

With reference to the Sangam period, the words 'Ori, Kari, Pari and Nalli' refer to?

Q6

With reference to the Sangam Polity, consider the following statements:

1. The Pandya kings assumed titles Valavan and Killi.

2. During the Sangam period, the form of government was a hereditary monarchy.

3. Land revenue was the only source of the state's income.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q7

With reference to the Sangam period, the term 'Pattinappalai' refers to

Q8

The Tamil text 'Tolkappiyam' refers to four castes. Regarding them, consider the following pairs:

1. The ruling class: Arasar

2. The trading class: Vanigars

3. The agriculturists: Kadambar

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

Q9

With reference to the status of women during the Sangam period, which of the following statements is correct?

Q10

With reference to the administrative system of the Pallavas, consider the following statements:

1. They were the earliest ruling dynasty in India to have a separate department of law and justice under a Minister.

2. They provided separate land-grants to the temples known as Devadhana.

3. The village assemblies called sabhas were empowered to maintained records of all village lands, looked after local affairs and managed temples.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q11

With reference to the history of ancient India, the term 'Ghatika' was used to denote

Q12

With reference to the development of Art and Architecture, which of the following make(s) the period of Pallavas important?

1. The introduction of the Dravidian style of temple architecture.

2. The introduction of the art of excavating temples from the rock.

3. The introduction of soft sand rocks in building temples.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Q13

With reference to the spread of Indian culture and civilization to the other parts of Asia, consider the following statements:

1. Sri Vijaya was the Hindu Kingdom in Sumatra Island.

2. The Borobudur bas-reliefs (small carved stone figures) illustrating various incidents of Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

3. Pali and Sanskrit were the languages of Burma till the thirteenth century.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q1.

Consider the following statements:

1. The Sangama literature is an amalgamation of poetic works of a period of three to four centuries.

2. Silappathigaram is the earliest text of the Tamil literature.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q2.

Consider the following statements:

1. The Sangama literature is an amalgamation of poetic works of a period of three to four centuries.

2. Silappathigaram is the earliest text of the Tamil literature.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q3.

Consider the following pairs:

Royal Dynasty           Capital

1. Pandyas                 Madurai

2. Cholas                    Vanji

3. Cheras                    Uraiyur

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

a) 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 1 only
d) 2 and 3 only
Q4.

The two important seaports of ancient India namely Tondi and Musiri belonged to

a) Cheras and Pandyas respectively
b) Pandyas
c) Cholas
d) Cheras
Q5.

With reference to the Sangam period, the words 'Ori, Kari, Pari and Nalli' refer to?

a) Academy of poets
b) Minor chieftains
c) Taxes imposed on agricultural produce
d) Overseas territories possessed by Indian rulers
Q6.

With reference to the Sangam Polity, consider the following statements:

1. The Pandya kings assumed titles Valavan and Killi.

2. During the Sangam period, the form of government was a hereditary monarchy.

3. Land revenue was the only source of the state's income.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 2 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Q7.

With reference to the Sangam period, the term 'Pattinappalai' refers to

a) Custom officials employed in the seaport of Puhar
b) Booty captured in wars
c) A kind of tax imposed on imported items
d) Robbers who attacked, seized or destroyed ships
Q8.

The Tamil text 'Tolkappiyam' refers to four castes. Regarding them, consider the following pairs:

1. The ruling class: Arasar

2. The trading class: Vanigars

3. The agriculturists: Kadambar

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

a) 3 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 1, 2 and 3
d) 1 and 2 only
Q9.

With reference to the status of women during the Sangam period, which of the following statements is correct?

a) Women were allowed to choose their life partners and love marriage was widely prevalent.
b) The life of widows was not good.
c) The practice of dance by women was considered as a sin.
d) The practice of Sati was prevalent in the higher strata of society.
Q10.

With reference to the administrative system of the Pallavas, consider the following statements:

1. They were the earliest ruling dynasty in India to have a separate department of law and justice under a Minister.

2. They provided separate land-grants to the temples known as Devadhana.

3. The village assemblies called sabhas were empowered to maintained records of all village lands, looked after local affairs and managed temples.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 2 and 3 only
b) 1 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 2 only
Q11.

With reference to the history of ancient India, the term 'Ghatika' was used to denote

a) The upper portion of a temple
b) The early stage of temple architecture or Monolithic rathas
c) The system of excavating temples from the rock
d) The Learning centres attached to the temples
Q12.

With reference to the development of Art and Architecture, which of the following make(s) the period of Pallavas important?

1. The introduction of the Dravidian style of temple architecture.

2. The introduction of the art of excavating temples from the rock.

3. The introduction of soft sand rocks in building temples.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Q13.

With reference to the spread of Indian culture and civilization to the other parts of Asia, consider the following statements:

1. Sri Vijaya was the Hindu Kingdom in Sumatra Island.

2. The Borobudur bas-reliefs (small carved stone figures) illustrating various incidents of Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

3. Pali and Sanskrit were the languages of Burma till the thirteenth century.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3