Q1.Why was members of the committees of the Sabhas in Chola times selected by a lottery system?
(a) So as not to create problems in the village in case the committee members were appointed.
(b) It was the order of the king to do so.
(c) Since, the persons who could participate in the lottery were limited due to the qualification required, any of them could function equally well in the committees.
(d)None of the above.
Q2. Why did the various kingdoms of the time wage the tripartite struggle to capture Kannauj?
(a) The kingdom of Kannauj had challenged all of them to capture it
(b) People of Kannauj were very poor
(c) Kannauj was located in the fertile Gangetic belt where agriculture was flourishing
(d) None of the above
Q3. For what are the two inscriptions from Uttaramerur during the reign of king Parantaka I famous?
(a) They give information about the methods of irrigation followed at that time
(b) They give detailed information regarding the Sabha an institution of Brahmin villages
(c) They give detailed information about a non-Brahmanical village called Ur
(d) None of the above
Q4. The bronze idols of the Chola period were created using the ‘lost wax technique’. What was coated on the way mould in this method?
(a) Mud or clay
Q5. The Periyapuranam, written in the 12th century by Sekkizhar, describes
(a) Life of Kulothunga
(b) The conquest of Sri Lanka
(c) The early years of the Chola kingdom
(d) The (poets) legendary lives of the 63 Nayanars
Q6. Which of the following was part of temple architecture of the ninth century?
(a)Rangshala (place to perform dance)
(b)Yagya Vedi (seat to perform sacred incantation)
(c) Havan Kund (square pyramid shaped pot with opisa mouth to hold fire)
(d)Decorative gateway (dwara)
Q7. Al-Baruni came to India with
(b) Mahmud of Ghazni
(d) None of these
Q8. Hiranya-garbha ritual was performed
(a) When a king won a territory
(b) To declare the king as Kshatriya even if he was not one by birth
(c) Before hunting a deer
(d) For the birth of male child
Q9. During the Chola period associations of traders were known as
Q10. Dantidurga, who performed a ritual called hiranya-garbha was a
(a) Chola King
(b) Pratihara Chief
(c) Rashtrakuta Chief
(d) Pallava Chief
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