General Knowledge – Section 1- History of India | Ancient History – South India (Chola, Chalukya, Pallava and Sangam Period) | Part 2

18. Which of the following South Indian state was famous for its naval power? [UPPCS (Pre) 1992, 2004 RAS/RTS (Pre) 1993]

(A) Chola
(B) Chera
(C) Pallava
(D) Rashtrakuta

19. Which among the following dynasties, King declared their successor in own tenure? [UP UDA/LDA (Pre) 2001]

(A) Chalukya
(B) Chola
(C) Kadamba
(D) Kalchuri

20. Who among the following Chola rulers converted the Bay of Bengal into a ‘Chola Lake’? [UPPCS (Spl)(Pre) 2008]

(A) Rajaraja-I
(B) Rajendra-I
(C) Adhiraj
(D) Kulottunga

21. Who was the founder of ‘Gangaib Konda Cholapuram’? [UPPCS (Spl)(Mains) 2008]

(A) Rajaraja-I
(B) Rajadhiraja
(C) Rajendra-I
(D) Vijayaditya

22. Who among the following Chola rulers is credited to have built a huge artificial lake known as Chola Gangam? [UPPCS (Mains) 2016]

(A) Rajaraja-I
(B) Rajendra
(C) Rajadhiraja
(D) Rajaraja-II

23. Which Chola King started Naval Army? [Chhattisgarh PCS (Pre) 2014]

(A) Rajendra Chola
(B) Parantak Chola
(C) Rajaraja-I
(D) Rajaraja-II

24. Name the Chola King who conquered the Northern part of Sri Lanka? [UPPCS (Mains) 2014]

(A) Rajaraja-I
(B) Rajendra-I
(C) Parantaka-I
(D) Aditya-I

25. Which one of the Chola Kings conquered Ceylon? [IAS (Pre) 2001]

(A) Aditya-I
(B) Rajaraja-I
(C) Rajendra-I
(D) Vijayalaya

26. Who was the Chola monarch who gave complete freedom to Sri Lanka and got his daughter married to the Sinhala Prince? [UPPCS (Pre) 2012]

(A) Kulottunga I
(B) Rajendra
(C) Adhirajendra
(D) Rajadhiraja I

27. Which one of the following trade centres of ancient India was on the trade route connecting Kalyana with Vengi? [IAS (Pre) 1994]

(A) Tagara
(B) Sripur
(C) Tripuri
(D) Tamralipti

28. Who was the greatest king of Chalukya dynasty? [Arunachal Pradesh PSC (Pre) 2018 UPPCS (Pre) 1991]

(A) Vikramaditya
(B) Manglesh
(C) Pulakesin-II
(D) Pulakesin-I

29. Which of the following dynasties frequently assigned to the ladies high ranking positions in administration? [UPPCS (Mains) 2007]

(A) Chola
(B) Chalukya
(C) Pala
(D) Sena

30. Where was the capital of Chalukyas located? [UPPCS (Pre) 1991]

(A) Vatapi
(B) Shravasti
(C) Kanchi
(D) Kannauj

31. The name of poet Kalidasa is mentioned in the [IAS (Pre) 1994]

(A) Allahabad Pillar Inscription
(B) Aihole Inscription
(C) Alapadu Grant
(D) Hanumankonda Inscription

32. The Sanskrit poet and dramatist Kalidasa finds a mention in [UPPCS (Mains) 2013]

(A) Aihole inscription of Pulakesin-II
(B) Gwalior inscription of Mihir Bhoja
(C) Karamdanda Sivalinga inscrip-tion of Kumargupta-I
(D) Mathura Pillar inscription of Chandragupta-II

33. The term ‘Yavanapriya’ mentioned in ancient Sanskrit text denoted [IAS (Pre) 1995]

(A) A fine variety of Indian muslim
(B) Ivory
(C) Damsels sent to the Greek court for dance performance
(D) Pepper

34. Tolkappiyam text deals with [UPPCS (Pre) 1997]

(A) Administration
(B) Law
(C) Grammar and Poetry
(D) All of the above


Answer Sheet:-

18. (A)

19. (B)

20. (B)

21. (C)

22. (B)

23. (C)

24. (A)

25. (C)

26. (A)

27. (A)

28. (C)

29. (B)

30. (A)

31. (B)

32. (A)

33. (D)

34. (C)


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