South India (Chola, Chalukya, Pallava and Sangam Period) One Liner Questions & Answers


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1 Who laid the foundation of the Chola Empire in the IX th century A.D.? Vijayalaya
2 Which temple complexes has a massive statue of Nandi, considered to be the biggest in India – Brihadeeswara Temple
3 Brihadeeswara Temple of Thanjavur was built during the reign of the Chola emperor – Raj raja-I
4 In which region, the Chola empire was expanded? Coromandel Coast and some region of Deccan
5 The capital of Cholas was – Tanjore
6 Which was a special feature of the Chola administration – Autonomy of village administration
7 Which medieval Indian empire was famous for elaborated local self-government? Chola
8 The Chola era was famous for – Village Assemblies
9 The Chola age was most famous for – village assemblies
10 Which southern Indian state had excellent village administration? Chola
11 dynasty famous for efficient rural administration was – Cholas
12 A lot of details regarding the village administration under the Cholas is provided by the inscription at – Uttaramerur
13 During the rule of the Chola Kings which of the following Variyams looked after garden administration? Thotta Variyam
14 Bronze icons of Nataraja cast during the Chola period invariably show the deity with – Four hands
15 Which is considered to be the world’s greatest iconographical creations made by chapatis of South India, particularly during the Chola period? Nataraja
16 The most famous sculptures of the Cholas age were – Bronze sculptures of Nataraja Shiva
17 The famous bronze image of Nataraja is a fine example of – Chola Art
18 The ‘Dakshinamurti’ idol of Shiva depicts him in which form? Teacher
19 In whose tenure, 72 traders were sent to China? Kulottunga-I
20 Which South Indian state was famous for its naval power – Chola
21 dynasties the king declare their successor in his own tenure? Kadamba
22 which Chola rulers converted the Bay of Bengal into a ‘Chola Lake’? Rajendra-I
23 Who was the founder of ‘Gangai Konda Cholapuram’ ? Rajendra-I
24 Chola rulers is credited to have built a huge artificial lake known as Chola Gangam?
25 Which Chola King started Naval Army? Rajaraja I
26 Name the Chola King who conquered the northern part of Sri Lanka – Rajaraja-I
27 Which one of the Chola kings conquered Ceylon? Rajendra- I
28 Who was the Chola monarch who gave complete freedom to Sri Lanka and got his daughter married to the Sinhala Prince? Kulottunga I
29 Which trade centers of ancient India was it on the trade route connecting Kalyana with Vengi? Tagara
30 Who was the greatest king of the Chalukya dynasty? Pulakesin – II
31 Information about which king is found in the “Kuruspal Inscription’? Someshwar I
32 Which dynasties frequently assigned to the ladies high ranking positions in administration? Chalukya
33 Where was the capital of Chalukyas located? Vatapi
34 Which institutions belonged to foreign trade? Nanadesis & Manigrama
35 The name of the poet Kalidasa is mentioned in the – Aihole Inscription
36 The Sanskrit poet and dramatist Kalidasa finds a mention in – Aihole inscription of Pulakesin-II
37 The term ‘Yavanapriya’ is mentioned in ancient Sanskrit text denoted – Pepper
38 Halbi is related to which language family? Aryan
39 Tolkappiyam text deals with – Grammar and Poetry
40 In Sangam Literature ‘Tolkappiyam’ is a text of – Tamil Grammar
41 The author of the Silapadikaram was – Ilango
42 The collection of the writings of the Saivite saints is considered as Fifth Veda. What is the name of the above collection? Thirumurai
43 From the excavations of which ancient site, information has been gathered regarding brisk trade relations between India and Rome, during the early centuries of the Christian era – Arikamedu
44 Which one of the following ports was known as Poduke to the author of ‘The Periplus of the Erythrean Sea – Arikamedu
45 The Roman settlement has been found? Arikamedu
46 Amphora Jar is a – Tall double-handle jar
47 Which dynasties is not mentioned in Sangam literature? Kadamb
48 Which was not a ruling dynasty of the Tamil country during the Sangam Age? Pallava
49 Religious anthology ‘Kural’ composed in which language? Tamil
50 Which Tamil Texts has been called Laghuveda? Kural
51 Who was the author of the Tamil Ramayanam or Ramavataram? Kamban
52 Which King did send two naval expeditions to Ceylon in 642 AD? Narasimha Verman I
53 Which was a corporation of merchants in ancient India? Manigramam
54 Famous South Indian ‘The Battle of Takkolam’ was fought between? Between Chola and Rashtrakutas
55 Who devastated the Chola dynasty eventually? Malik Kafur
56 Why was ‘Uraiyur’ famous in Sangam Era? An important trade center for cotton
57 Which river was the lifeline of Pandya state? Vengi
58 According to the Sangam texts, the terms Kon, Ko, and Mannan were attributed to – King
59 Third Sangam was held at – Madurai
60 The sage who is said to have Aryanised South India was – Agastya
61 Which of the following Chinese travelers has given an account of the relationship of China with India during the reign of Chalukyas? Matwalin
62 Which dynasty did not rule over North India? Chalukyas
63 Which of the following kings is known to have sent his Ministers to suppress the cruelty against animals in the Kashi region? Chalukya King Kumarapala
64 The capital of Kadamba Kings was – Vanavasi
65 king of South India sent an ambassador to the kingdom of Rome in 26 B.C. to which dynasty did he belong? Pandya
66 Meenakshi Mandir is located at – Madurai