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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