South India And The Cholas (800-1200 A.D) - 1


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QUESTION: 1

Which of the following was the great historical contribution of Rajaraja?

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He introduced the tradition of beginning the cholaepigraphs with historical introductions. He streamlined the administrative system with the division of the country into various districts and by standardizing revenue collection through systematic land surveys.Being an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, he built the magnificent Peruvudaiyar Temple (also known as the Brihadeeswarar Temple) in Thanjavur and through it enabled wealth distribution amongst his subjects. His successes enabled his son Rajendra Chola I to extend the empire even further.
 

QUESTION: 2

Which of the following was one of the titles assumed by the Chola king Rajendra I?

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E is the correct option.Rajendra Chola I was one of the most successful monarchs of the South Indian Chola Empire. To commemorate his victory over Mahipala, he built a new capital called Gangaikonda Cholapuram. Rajendra assumed many titles such as Mudigonda Cholan, Irattapadikonda Cholan, Gangaikondachola, Panditachola, etc.

QUESTION: 3

Which of the following regarding the administration of the Cholas is incorrect?

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QUESTION: 4

Which one of the following points on the structure of the Chola empire is not correct?

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QUESTION: 5

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Chola kingdom was divided into provinces (mandalam), their being generally eight or nine of these. Each mandalam was divided into valanadus (or districts). These in turn were subdivided into groups of villages, variously called kurram, nadu, or kottam. In some villages the ur and the sabha were found together.
Valanadu village is located in Manapparai Tehsil of Tiruchirappalli district in Tamil Nadu, India.
Kurram District is a district in Kohat Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. Until 2018, it was an agency of Federally Administered Tribal Areas, with merger of FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, it became a district.
 

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Match the following:

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QUESTION: 7

The Uttarmerur inscription gives details of the functioning of which village assembly?

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QUESTION: 9

Match the respective titles of the following Chola kings:

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QUESTION: 10

The executive committee of which one of the following general assemblies was called alungnum?

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QUESTION: 11

The executive committee of which one of the following general assemblies was called variyam?

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QUESTION: 12

Which of the following was not one of the qualifications required for election to thevariyam?

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QUESTION: 13

Which of the following was one of the disqualifications for membership of thevariyam?

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QUESTION: 14

Which of the following was one of the categories of gigantic merchants guilds of the Chola country?

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QUESTION: 15

During Chola rule what was the basis of exchange for common place articles in rural areas?

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QUESTION: 16

Which of the following taxes was meant for educational purposes?

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QUESTION: 17

To what purpose did Chola rulers carry out an elaborate survey of land?

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QUESTION: 18

Which of the facts relating to the town of Uttarameru as revealed by the inscription is incorrect?

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QUESTION: 19

Which one of the following terms stands for the regular royal troops of the Cholas?

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QUESTION: 20

The Chola bureaucracy was hierarchical. Which one of the following terms indicates the highest grade of officers?

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QUESTION: 21

Ghatika is a settlement of

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QUESTION: 22

The local assemblies under the Cholas enjoyed a great amount of autonomy and enjoyed several privileges and power unknown to other assemblies. Which one of the following powers was not enjoyed by the village assemblies under the Cholas?

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QUESTION: 23

The culprits under the Cholas were generally punished by fines. Which one of the following was the most common type of fines inflicted by the law of courts?

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QUESTION: 24

Salt manufacture was an important industry under the Cholas. Which one of the following places was not famous for salt manufacture?

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QUESTION: 25

Nambi Andar-Nambi, the famous scholar who arranged the Saiva canons was a contemporary of

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QUESTION: 26

Which one of the following works was composed byn the famous Chola poet Kamban?

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QUESTION: 27

What is the subject matter of the work Kulottungen-Kaveri?

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QUESTION: 28

Which one of the following factors tendered to restrict the autonomy of the Chola villages?

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QUESTION: 29

Which statement regarding cultivators in the Chola period is the most revealing?

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QUESTION: 30

During the time of Rajaraja what was the share in the produce of the land?

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