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The Sangam Age MCQ Questions and Answers

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#1. Consider the following statements

#2. Match List ‘A’ with ‘B’ and choose the correct answer from the options given below:

#3. Writing about the volume of Indo-Roman trade, who bitterly remarked “not a year passed without the (Roman) Empire paying out 100 million sesterces (nearly one and a half-crore rupees) to India, to the Chera land and Arabia”?

#4. Which of the following institutions did not exist during the Sangam Age?

#5. Which of the following non-Aryan social beliefs has been countinuing in Tamil Nadu since the Sangam Age?

#6. Which of the following was the main article of import?

#7. In which of the following respects did the Romans not profoundly influenced Indian life and culture?

#8. Consider the following passage and identify the three tribal principalities referred to therein using the code given below. In the early history of the far South in India, three tribal principalities arementioned inAshokan inscriptions ofthe third centuryBCandinKharavela inscriptionofthe thirdcenturyBC and in Kharavela inscription of the first century BC.

#9. The spies during the Sangam Age were known as:

#10. Which of the following statement about the institution of kingship during this period is not correct?

#11. The term ‘Variyam’ during the Sangam Age signified the:

#12. The last anthology or group of Sangam literature, known as ‘Ten Idylls’, is :

#13. Which of the following was not one of the ideas of Sanskrit literature incorporated into Sangam literature?

#14. Small village Assemblies during the Sangam Age were known as:

#15. Which of the following dynasties were constantly at war with the Cheras during the later Sangam Age?

#16. Which of the following does not testify to the impact of Aryan culture on the Sangam Age?

#17. To which of the following dynasties did Karikala, the famous king of this period, belong?

#18. Which of the following was not one of the royal dynasties of the Tamil country during the Sangam Age?

#19. Which of the following statements about the army of the king is not correct?

#20. The Greco-Roman merchants visiting South India during the SangamAge were referred to in the Tamil literature as:

#21. The word ‘Sangam’ is associated in Tamil history with:

#22. Which of the following products of the Sangam Age is considered to be the greatest monument of ancient Tamil literature?

#23. Which of the following was the most important factor responsible for the extensive growth of foreign trade?

#24. The basis, on which the chronology or period ofthe Sangam literature is fixed between the first to third century A.D., is:

#25. Given below are the two statements one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R) :

#26. The centre of Sangam literature and the patrons of Sangam poets were:

#27. The increased commercial intercourse between India and Rome led to the writing of large number of books by the western authors on India and on Indian ____________.

#28. The current Tamil designation of the ministers during the Sangam Age was:

#29. Which of the following works provides a beautiful account of Madurai during the Sangam Age?

#30. The provinces during the Sangam Age were known as Mandalams and Mandalams were further subdivided into:

#31. Which of the following was not one of the better known agricultural products of the Sangam Age?

#32. During the Sangam Age, war was usually declared or provoked by:

#33. During the Sangam Age a tutelary tree called Kadimaram or Kavalmaram was planted by the rulers at a central place in the town and they took great care to protect the tree because:

#34. Which of the following was a great customs port with an artificial harbour?

#35. Which of the following is not one of the sources from which evidence of Indo-Roman trade during the Sangam Age is derived?

#36. Arrange the following into sequential order and select the correct answer using the codes given below.

#37. A good contermporary account of the trade between the Tamil States of the SangamAge and Greece and Rome has been given in

#38. Which of the following was not one of the conventional checks on a king’s power?

#39. Which of the following statements about the social structure of the Sangam Age is not correct?

#40. The chief centre or meeting point of the Indo-Roman trade was:

#41. Sangam literature formed a very important source for the reconstruction of the history of South India. It was written in

#42. The richest and biggest land-owning class during the Sangam Age were:

#43. The Goddess Kannagi, whose many temples were erected during the Sangam Age, was the Goddess of:

#44. Which of the following statements regarding the collections of revenue is not correct?

#45. Which of the following statements about the manaram, the Sabha of this period, is not correct?

#46. ATamil king who is said to have sent the earliest embassy to Augustus at Athens about 20 BC was a _________ king:

#47. Karikala, the Chola king, made a grand anicut on the Kaveri, the water of which nowadays drawn off through a new channel called Vennar. Which of the following regions of Tamil Nadu does it irrigate?

#48. A righteous government to the Sangam Tamils meant one which:

#49. It is said that in Chola territory, watered by Kaveri, the space in which an elephant could lie down produced enough to feed seven persons. What does this statement imply?

#50. Monuments (Herostones) for the dead soldiers bearing their names, which were erected and worshiped during the Sangam Age, were known as:

#51. Which of the following was not one of the methods of disposal of the dead practiced in the Sangam Age?

#52. The most favourite God of the Tamils during the Sangam Age was:

#53. Which of the following was great centre of cotton trade?

#54. The Chera king who is said to have gone to North India to get a Himalayan stone to make the image of Goddess Kannagi was:

#55. Consider the following statements about the temples built by cholas -

#56. After the death of which one of the following Roman kings was the trade conducted more by barter than by coins on account of the financial difficulties of the Roman Empire?

#57. Which of the following was not one of the popular beliefs and customs prevalent during the Sangam Age?

#58. Which ofthe following was not one ofthe important articles of export?

#59. Which of the following was not one of the reasons why India had a favourable balance of trade with the West?

#60. The Ramaka Sidhanta and Paulisa Siddhanta, freely aluuded to by the great Indian astronomer Varahmihira, indicate:

#61. Which of the following wasthe wonderful discovery made by HippalusinA.D. 45, leading to increasing of trade with Rome?

#62. The sea borne trade between India and Rome received great impetus during the first-second century A.D. on account of the discovery of:

#63. Consider the following statements

#64. Which of the following was not one of the popular deities of the Sangam Age?

#65. One of the religious beliefs of the Sangam people, which was primitive in nature, was:

#66. Match List ‘I’ with ‘II’ and select the correct answer from the options given below the lists:

#67. At Puhar or Kaveripumpattinam a great festival, described vividly by the Sangam Epic, was held in honour of Lord:

#68. Which of the following statements about the position of women in the Sangam Age is not correct?

#69. Which of the following Sangam works tries to expound the excellence of Buddhism?

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