General Knowledge – Section 1- History of India | Ancient History – South India (Chola, Chalukya, Pallava and Sangam Period) | Part 3

35. In Sangam Literature ‘Tolkappiyam’ is a text of [UPPCS (Mains) 2014]

(A) Tamil poetry
(B) Tamil grammar
(C) Tamil architecture
(D) Tamil polity

36. The author of the Silapadikaram was [UPPCS (Mains) 2002]

(A) Ilango
(B) Parmara
(C) Karikala
(D) Vishnu Swami

37. From the excavations of which ancient site, information has been gathered regarding brisk trade relations between India and Rome, during the early centuries of Christian era [UPPCS (Pre) 2001, 03 UP UDA/LDA (Pre) 2002]

(A) Madurai
(B) Tamralipti
(C) Tondi
(D) Arikamedu

38. Which one of the following ports was known as Poduke to the author of ‘The Periplus of the Erythrean Sea’? [UPPCS (Pre) 1997]

(A) Arikamedu
(B) Tamralipti
(C) Korkai
(D) Barbaricum

39. The Roman settlement has been found? [UP Lower Sub. (Pre) 2009]

(A) Kalibangan
(B) Arikamedu
(C) Rangpur
(D) Satara

40. Amphora Jar is a [UPPSC (RI) 2014]

(A) Perforated Jar
(B) Tall double handle jar
(C) Painted grey jar
(D) Black and red ware jar

41. Which of the following dynasties is not mentioned in Sangam literature? [41st BPSC (Pre) 1996]

(A) Kadamb
(B) Chera
(C) Chola
(D) Pandya

42. Which one of the following was not a ruling dynasty of the Tamil country during the Sangam Age? [UP UDA/LDA (Mains) 2010]

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

43. Religious anthology ‘Kural’ composed in which language? [MPPCS (Pre) 1997]

(A) Greek
(B) Tamil
(C) Telugu
(D) Pali

44. Which one of the following Tamil Texts has been called Laghuveda? [UPRO/ARO (Mains) 2013]

(A) Nandhikalambagam
(B) Kalingattuparani
(C) Periyapuranam
(D) Kural

45. Who among the following was the author of the Tamil Ramayanam or Ramavataram? [UP UDA/LDA (Mains) 2010]

(A) Kamban
(B) Kuttan
(C) Nannaya
(D) Tikkana

46. Which one of the following was a corporation of merchants in ancient India? [IAS (Pre) 1997]

(A) Chaturvedimangalam
(B) Parishad
(C) Ashtadiggaja
(D) Manigramam

47. Famous South Indian ‘The Battle of Takkolam’ was fought between [UP UDA/LDA (Pre) 2001]

(A) Chola and North Chalukyas
(B) Chola and Rashtra-kutas
(C) Chola and Hoysala
(D) Chola and Pandya

48. Who devastated Chola dynasty eventually? [UP Lower Sub. (Pre) 2004]

(A) Mahmud Ghaznavi
(B) Bakhtiyar Khalji
(C) Muhammad Gauri
(D) Malik Kafur

49. Why was ‘Uraiyur’ famous in Sangam Era? [39th BPSC (Pre) 2004]

(A) An important trade centre of spices
(B) An important trade centre of cotton
(C) An important centre of foreign trade
(D) An important centre of domestic trade

50. Which river was the lifeline of Pandya state? [UP Lower Sub. (Spl)(Pre) 2010]

(A) Godavari
(B) Krishna
(C) Tungabhadra
(D) Vengi

51. According to the Sangam texts the terms Kon, Ko and Mannan were attributed to which of the following? [RAS/RTS (Pre) 2010]

(A) Prime Minister
(B) Revenue Minister
(C) Commander of the army
(D) King


Answer Sheet:-

35. (B)

36. (A)

37. (D)

38. (A)

39. (B)

40. (B)

41. (A)

42. (C)

43. (B)

44. (D)

45. (A)

46. (D)

47. (B)

48. (D)

49. (B)

50. (D)

51. (D)


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