Tuesday, July 13, 2010

History: Political History- Kingdoms of South

History: Political History- Kingdoms of South

Who among the following was a Satavahana ruler ?
(a) Nahapana
(b) Mahendravarman
(c) Vasisthiputra Pulumayi
(d) Rudradaman

Answer: Vasisthiputra Pulumayi

The political and cultural centre of the Pandyas was
(a) Vengi
(b) Mahabalipuram
(c) Kanchipuram
(d) Madurai

Answer: Madurai

Vijayanagara is compared to the Chola for
(a) Display of land revenue
(b) System of land revenue
(c) Rural local self government
(d) Foreign conquests

Answer: Display of land revenue

Kanchi was the capital of
(a) Rashtrakutas
(b) Cholas
(c) Chalukyas
(d) Pallavas

Answer: Pallavas

Krishnadevaraya was the ruler of
(a) Bahmani
(b) Vijayanagar
(c) Pallava
(d) Chola

Answer: Vijayanagar

Who was the founder of Sunga dynasty ?
(a) Bimbisara
(b) Agnimitra
(c) Pushyamitra
(d) Ajatashatru

Answer: Pushyamitra

The Chola king who conquered the northern part of Sri Lanka and made it a province of his empire, was
(a) Adhirajendra
(b) Rajaraja
(c) Parantaka I
(d) Rajendra I

Answer: Rajaraja

The Chola empire reached its zenith under
(a) Parantaka I
(b) Rajendra Chola II
(c) Rajaraja
(d) Rajendra Chola I

Answer: Rajendra Chola I

The capital of Kakatiya dynasty was
(a) Hampi
(b) Dwarasamudra
(c) Warangal
(d) Madurai

Answer: Warangal

Which of the following is the oldest dynasty ?
(a) Pallavas
(b) Cheras
(c) Chalukyas
(d) Satavahanas

Answer: Satavahanas

The Chola ruler who subdued the Ganges and obtained the title Gangai Konda Cholan was
(a) Kulottunga
(b) Rajendra Chola I
(c) Rajadhiraja Chola
(d) Rajaraja Chola

Answer: Rajendra Chola I

Which of the following statements about Krishnadevaraya is incorrect ?
(a) He founded a new city, Nagalapur in honour of his mother Nagaladevi.
(b) After his death, there were struggles for succession as successors were incompetent.
(c) He fought the Battle of Talikota.
(d) He was an accomplished writer and poet.

Answer: He fought the Battle of Talikota.

The last ruler of Sunga dynasty was
(a) Sujyeshtha
(b) Vasudeva
(c) Devabhuti
(d) Bhaga

Answer: Vasudeva

Satavahanas belonged to
(a) Konkan region
(b) Kalinga
(c) Andhra region
(d) Maharashtra

Answer: Andhra region

Which of the following was the lowest unit of Chola administration ?
(a) Mandalam
(b) Valanadu
(c) Kottam
(d) Kurram

Answer: Kurram

Bahmani Kingdom in South India extinguished in the
(a) End of 16th century
(b) Later half of 17th century
(c) Beginning of 17th century
(d) Beginning of 16th century

Answer: Beginning of 16th century

The capital of Bahmani Kingdom was
(a) Gulbarga
(b) Ellichpur
(c) Warangal
(d) Devagiri

Answer: Gulbarga

The Kingdom of Vijayanagar came into existence during the reign of
(a) Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq
(b) Balban
(c) Harshvardhana
(d) Alauddin Khilji

Answer: Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq

The earliest evidence of Jewish community settling in India is provided by a charter of a
(a) Chera King
(b) Vijayanagara King
(c) Chola King
(d) Pandya King

Answer: Vijayanagara King

Harihara and Bukka, the founders of the Vijayanagara kingdom shaped the course of their conduct on the advice of
(a) Vidyaranya
(b) Tulsidas
(c) Tukaram
(d) Ramdas

Answer: Vidyaranya

The first ruling dynasty of Vijayanagara Kingdom was
(a) Aravidu dynasty
(b) Sangama dynasty
(c) Saluva dynasty
(d) Tuluva dynasty

Answer: Sangama dynasty

The special feature of the financial system of Vijayanagara was
(a) Land tax
(b) Currency system
(c) Revenue from seaports
(d) Surplus revenue

Answer: Revenue from seaports

The Bahmani Kingdom was founded by
(a) Malik Kafur
(b) Hasan
(c) Timur
(d) Zain-ul-Abidin

Answer: Hasan

A lot of details regarding the village administration under the Cholas is provided by the inscriptions at
(a) Kanchipuram
(b) Uttaramerur
(c) Thanjavur
(d) Uraiyur

Answer: Uttaramerur

Chalukya dynasty in South India was founded by
(a) Bukka
(b) Parantaka I
(c) Pulakesin I
(d) Harihara

Answer: Pulakesin

The dynasty that excelled itself as a naval power was that of the
(a) Cholas
(b) Hoysalas
(c) Cheras
(d) Pallavas

Answer: Cholas

Pallava Kings were the devotees of
(a) Vishnu
(b) Shiva
(c) Mahavira
(d) Buddhacharita

Answer: Shiva

Bahmani Kingdom was founded by
(a) Zain-ul-Abidin
(b) Malik Kafur
(c) Timur
(d) Hason

Answer: Hason

Who amongst the following rulers of Southern India was/were the contemporaries of Harshavardhana ?
(a) Both (a) and (b)
(b) Rajendra Chola
(c) Pulakesin II of Chalukyas
(d) Narasimhavarman of Pallavas

Answer: Both (a) and (b)

The founder of Vijayanagar kingdom was
(a) Krishnadeva Raya
(b) Narasimha Varman
(c) Raja Raja
(d) Harihar and Bukka

Answer: Harihar and Bukka

Which of the following kingdoms od South India was well known for its naval power ?
(a) Hoysala
(b) Pandya
(c) Chola
(d) Chalukya

Answer: Chola

The power of the great Cholas was established by
(a) Rajaraja I
(b) Rajaraja
(c) Kulothunga
(d) Aditya

Answer: Aditya

Madurai was the capital of
(a) Rashtrakutas
(b) Pandyas
(c) Cholas
(d) Pallavas

Answer: Pandyas

Vijayanagar empire ruins are found in
(a) Bijapur
(b) Baroda
(c) Golconda
(d) Hampi

Answer: Hampi

Which of the following was a special feature of Chola administration ?
(a) Full powers to ministers in the rule
(b) Cheap and proper tax collecting method
(c) Autonomy for village administration
(d) Division of empire into mandalams

Answer: Autonomy for village administration

After the Mauryas the most important kingdom in the Deccan and Central India was that of the
(a) Cholas
(b) Pallavas
(c) Satavahanas
(d) Vakatakas

Answer: Satavahanas

Vikramasila University was founded by
(a) Chandragupta Maurya
(b) Pulakesin II
(c) Kanishka
(d) Dharmpala

Answer: Dharmpala

Who amongst the following Chola Kings fought against the Shailendera King of Shri Vijaya and defeated him ?
(a) Sundar Chola
(b) Rajaraja Chola I
(c) Rajendra Chola
(d) Parantaka I

Answer: Rajendra Chola

A Pala ruler who was raised to the throne by different sections of people was
(a) Mahipala
(b) Dharmapala
(c) Devapala
(d) Gopala

Answer: Gopala

In the Sangam age, Uraiyur was important for
(a) Its being a great emporium of foreign trade.
(b) Its being a great centre of indigenous trade.
(c) Its being a great centre of cotton trade.
(d) Its being a great centre of spice trade.

Answer: Its being a great centre of cotton trade.

The capital of Eastern Chalukyas was
(a) Vatapi
(b) Amravati
(c) Nagarjunakonda
(d) Vengi

Answer: Vengi

The Satavahana King who defeated the western Saka King, Nahapana was
(a) Satakarni I
(b) Vasishthiputra Pulumayi
(c) Yajna Satakarni
(d) Gautamiputra Satakarni

Answer: Gautamiputra Satakarni

In Krishnadevaraya's court, Ashtadiggajas were the
(a) Eight great poets of his court.
(b) Eight great scholars of his kingdom
(c) Eight great ministers in his court
(d) Eight elephants placed at eight corners of his capital.

Answer: Eight great poets of his court.

Nicolo Conti, the traveller who visited Vijayanagara kingdom in 1420 A.D., was
(a) A Frenchman
(b) An Italian
(c) A Greek
(d) A Russian

Answer: An Italian

The Arabs were established traders on the west coast of India and had the support of the rulers of Kerala. Which one of the following rulers first conducted a naval campaign on important Arab trade centres to check their monopoly ?
(a) Mahendravarman
(b) Dantidurga
(c) Rajaraja Chola
(d) Chalukya Vikramaditya VI

Answer: Chalukya Vikramaditya VI


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