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

1. Brihadeshwara Temple of Thanjavur was built during the reign of Chola emperor [UPPCS (Mains) 2008]

(A) Parantaka-I
(B) Rajraja-I
(C) Rajendra-I
(D) Rajadhiraja-I

2. In which region, the Chola empire was expanded? [UPPCS (Pre) 1991]

(A) Vijayanagara Area
(B) Malabar Coast
(C) Hoysala
(D) Coromandel Coast and some region of Deccan

3. Who among the following laid the foundation of the Chola Empire in the IXth century A.D.? [RAS/RTS (Pre) 2016]

(A) Krishna-I
(B) Rajraja Chola
(C) Vijayalaya
(D) Parantaka

4. Which one of the following temple complexes has a massive statue of Nandi, considered to be biggest in India? [UPPCS (Pre) 1999]

(A) Brihadeshwara Temple
(B) Lingaraja Temple
(C) Kandariya Mahadev Temple
(D) Lepakshi Temple

5. The capital of Cholas was [UP Lower Sub. (Pre) 2009]

(A) Kaveripattinam
(B) Mahabalipuram
(C) Kanchi
(D) Tanjore

6. Which of the following was special feature of Chola administration? [UPPCS (Pre) 1995]

(A) Division of empire into mand-alam
(B) Autonomy of village adminis-tration
(C) Full powers to Ministers of State
(D) Cheap and proper tax collec-tion method

7. The Chola era was famous for [RAS/RTS (Pre) 1993]

(A) Religious development
(B) Village Assemblies
(C) Warfare with Rashtrakuta
(D) Trade from Sri Lanka

8. Which Southern India state had excellent village administration? [UPPCS (Pre) 1991]

(A) Chera
(B) Chalukya
(C) Chola
(D) Vatapi

9. Dynasty famous for efficient rural administration was [MPPCS (Pre) 2014]

(A) Cholas
(B) Rashtrakutas
(C) Chalukyas
(D) Pallavas

10. A lot of details regarding the village administration under the Cholas is provided by the inscription at [IAS (Pre) 1993]

(A) Thanjavur
(B) Uraiyur
(C) Kanchipuram
(D) Uttaramerur

11. During the rule of the Chola Kings which of the following Wariyams looked after garden administration? [UPRO/ARO (Mains) 2013](A) Pan Variyam

(B) Airi Variyam
(C) Thotta Variyam
(D) Samvatsara Variyam

12. Bronze icons of Nataraja cast during the Chola period invariably show the deity with [IAS (Pre) 1995]

(A) Eight hands
(B) Six hands
(C) Four hands
(D) Two hands

13. Which one of the following is considered to be the world’s greatest iconographical creations made by sthapatis of South India, particularly during the Chola period? [IAS (Pre) 1993]

(A) Mahishasuramardini
(B) Nataraja
(C) Rama
(D) Somaskanda

14. Most famous sculptures of Cholas age were [RAS/RTS (Pre) 1994]

(A) Stone sculptures
(B) Marble sculptures
(C) Vishnu sculptures
(D) Bronze sculptures of Nataraja Shiva

15. The famous bronze image of Nataraja is a fine example of [UPPCS (Pre) 2006]

(A) Chola Art
(B) Gandhara Art
(C) Gupta Art
(D) Mauryan Art

16. The ‘Dakshinamurti’ idol of Shiva depicts him in which form? [UPPCS (Pre) 2013]

(A) Teacher
(B) Dancing
(C) Reclining
(D) Meditating

17. In whose tenure, 72 traders were sent to China? [UPPCS (Pre) 1992]

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


Answer Sheet:-

1. (B)

2. (D)

3. (C)

4. (A)

5. (D)

6. (B)

7. (B)

8. (C)

9. (A)

10. (D)

11. (C)

12. (C)

13. (B)

14. (D)

15. (A)

16. (A)

17. (A)


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