Test: The Vijayanagar Empire - 3


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QUESTION: 1

The Persian traveller Abdur Razzaq says about a Vijayanagar king: “This latter prince has in his dominions three hundred ports, each of which is equal to Calicut, and on terra ferma his territories comprise a space of three months journey.” Who was that king?

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QUESTION: 2

Which one of the following rulers advises the king that “With great care and according to your power you should attend to the work of protecting (the good) and punishing (the wicked) without neglecting anything that you see or hear”?

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Krishna Deva was a gifted scholar of Telugu and Sanskrit.
The concept of kingship among the Vijaynagar rulers was high. In his book on polity, Krishna Deva Raya advises the king that ‘With great care and according to your power you should attend to the work of protecting (the good) and punishing (the wicked) without neglecting anything that you see or hear’. He also enjoined upon the king to ‘levy taxes from his people moderately.’

QUESTION: 3

Bijapur, Golconda and Ahmadnagar combined to inflict a crushing defeat on Vijayanagar at Bannihatti, near Talikota, in 1565 A.D. Which of the following kings was surrounded, taken prisoner and immediately executed?

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QUESTION: 4

The Vijayanagar kingdom was divided into the following order

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QUESTION: 5

Under the Vijayanagar empire, the Central Government maintained contact with the village through an officer called

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QUESTION: 6

What is Amaram?

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QUESTION: 7

Which statement on Palaiyagars is correct?

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QUESTION: 8

What is Kuruvai?

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QUESTION: 9

Which one of the following towns flourished under the Vijayanagar empire?

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QUESTION: 10

What is Kuttagari?

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QUESTION: 11

Who says: “The land is overstocked with people, but those in the country are very miserable while the nobles are extremely affluent and delight in luxury?”

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QUESTION: 12

Which one of the following statements about the position of women under Vijayanagar empire is not true?

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QUESTION: 13

Which of the following was one of the categories into which land was classified for the purpose of assessment?

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QUESTION: 14

What is asthavana?

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QUESTION: 15

The term Senabova or Sanbhoga was an official designation under Vijayanagar kingdom. It refers to

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QUESTION: 16

In the Amuktamalyada Krishnadeva Raya prescribes some basic disqualifications for the appointment of royal officers. Which one of the following disqualifications was not prescribed by him?

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QUESTION: 17

One of the modern evils prevalent in the Vijaynagar society was

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QUESTION: 18

Which of the following festivals was most important and celebrated with great enthusiasm in Vijayanagar ?

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QUESTION: 19

Who was the king of Vijayanagar at the time of the battle of Talikota?

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QUESTION: 20

 Vijayanagara empire was established in     

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QUESTION: 21

Generally the land tax was one-third of the produce. Besides the land tax, which of the following was one of the sources from which the income of state was derived?

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QUESTION: 22

Who was the Pradhanis or Sirahs in the Vijayanagar kingdom?

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QUESTION: 23

Which of the following was one of the defects of the Nayakara system?

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QUESTION: 24

What is Kavalgar?

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QUESTION: 25

During the reign of which one of the following kings a detailed land survey and assessment was conducted.

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QUESTION: 26

Which statement on the Vijayanagar kings is correct?

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QUESTION: 27

Which one of the following crops was widely exported from Vijayanagar?

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QUESTION: 28

Which of the following Vijayanagar kings is said to have conquered Sri Lanka?

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QUESTION: 29

Who of the following rulers of Deccani states took the initiative in forging an alliance for a common front against Vijayanagar in 1565 A.D.?

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QUESTION: 30

Who says “The city of Vijayanagar is such that eyes has not seen nor ear heard of any place resembling it upon the whole earth?”

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