Test: South India And The Cholas (800-1200 A.D) - 3


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QUESTION: 1

Which statement regarding Chola social structure is incorrect?

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D is the correct option. According to the Chola social  structure- The Brahmins of the Chola society were primarily divided into two religious sects, the Saivites and the Vaishnavites. Sri Vaishnavas are also called Vaikhanasa. The Saiva Brahmins were called Siva-brahmanas.
INSTEAD it was as per  BR Ambedkar that The Brahmanas continued to represent an alien culture.

QUESTION: 2

Which statement regarding the Chola religious life is incorrect?

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QUESTION: 3

To what religious sect did the Chola kings belong?

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QUESTION: 4

Which of the following statements of the village assemblies under the Cholas is correct?

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QUESTION: 5

A very large village administered as a single unit was called

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QUESTION: 6

Which one of the following committees was responsible for maintenance of village road?

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QUESTION: 7

Which of the following was one of the reasons for the decline of the Chola empire from the later half of the twelfth century A.D.?

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QUESTION: 8

Which one of the following among the nonBrahmanas were the most prominent during this period?

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QUESTION: 9

Chau-Ju-Kau, a Chinese author of early thirteenth century left an important account on one of the following dynasties. Which one is that?

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QUESTION: 10

What was the most important port of the Chola period (10th century A.D.)?

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QUESTION: 11

Uttaramerur inscription, which describes in great detail the institution of the sabha , pertains to the reign of

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QUESTION: 12

Chola kings spent a lot of money on public works. Which one of the following received special attention from them?

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QUESTION: 13

Which statement on literature during the time of the Cholas is correct?

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QUESTION: 14

Who was the founder of the Chola empire in 10th century A.D.?

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QUESTION: 15

Which of the following was the important port towns of the Cholas?

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QUESTION: 16

Which of the following was one of the important items of export to China and the West?

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QUESTION: 17

Who of the following Chola kings sent an embassy to China?

(a) Rajendra I
(b) Kulottunga I
(c) Prantaka I
(d) Rajaraja I

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QUESTION: 18

Which one of the following statements about the guilds is not correct?

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QUESTION: 19

Who were Valangai and Idangai (right and left handers)?

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QUESTION: 20

Which one of the following statements about the status of women in the Chola society is not correct?

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QUESTION: 21

Which one of the following statements about education system of the Chola society is correct?

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QUESTION: 22

What was the main feature of Dravida style of temple architecture?

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QUESTION: 23

Which of the following facets of the Chola trading activities is correct?

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QUESTION: 24

Which one of the following statements on literacy and educational fields during the Cholas is correct?

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QUESTION: 25

Which of the following statements about the Cholas is not true?

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QUESTION: 26

Which statements on the local institutions of the Cholas is not correct?

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QUESTION: 27

Which point regarding taxation during the Chola period is incorrect?

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QUESTION: 28

Which statement on the Mahasabhas of the Chola period is correct?

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QUESTION: 29

After Prantaka I there was confusion and disorder for about 30 years. Who was not one of the kings during this period?

I. Gaharaditya II
II. Arinjaya
III. Prantaka II
IV. Uttama Chola
V. Vikrama Chola

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QUESTION: 30

The Chola king who subjugated the Chera ruler and destroyed his naval fleet was

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