General Studies: Important for Exam: Indian History MCQ Part 21

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Q. The Cholas king, who after success fully raiding Bengal took the title of Gangaikonda and also founded a new capital (Gangaikonda Cholapuramin), was:

(a) Raja I

(b) Narendra I

(c) Rajadhiraja I

(d) Narendra II

Q. the most important feature of the agrarian life of the cola period was:

(a) Periodic land surveys

(b) Great improvement in the means of irrigation

(c) The vitality and activities of the Village Assemblies

(d) Improvement in the land – revenue system

Q. The chief feature (s) of the Cholas architecture was / were:

(a) Replacement of bricks by stone structure

(b) Massive Viands or towers

(c) Temples became vast complexes

(d) Spacious courtyard

(e) All the above

Q. The masterpiece of Cholas sculpture is the famous Natarajan or the Dancing Shiva image at:

(a) Thanjavur

(b) Chidambaram

(c) Kalahasti

(d) Sri Salam

Q. The ‘Binate’ government is compared to the Cholas for:

(a) Rural democracy under the Village Assemblies

(b) Administrative system

(c) Display of wealth

(d) Organisation of a large army

Q. The Chula king undertook military petitions to the Maldives, Sumatra, etc., sent an embassy to China for:

(a) The expansion of their imperialist glory

(b) Promotion of trade

(c) Establishing in Asia the Chula hegemony in South – East Asia

(d) Setting up military bases

Q. A contemporary rival dynasty of the Cholas in South India was:

(a) Chalukyas of Vega

(b) Pandya’s of Madurai

(c) Chalukyas of Kalyana

(d) Cheraw

Q. After the decline of the Chalukyas kingdom of Kalyana at the close of the 12th and of the Cholas kingdom at the beginning of the 13th century, the new kingdoms arose in South India were:

(a) Yadav of Devarai and Kakatiyas of Warangal

(b) Hoyasala of Dwarsamudra and Pandya’s of Madurai

(c) Both (a) and (b) above

(d) Vijayanagara and Bahaman king domes

Q. the most important current (s) in the social life of early medieval India was / were:

(a) Assimilation of foreigners into the Hindu society as Rajput’s

(b) Rigidity of the caste system

(c) Birth, occupation or profession and place of residence as new determinants of caste

(d) Transformation of crafts into castes

(e) All the above

Q. The main objective (s) of the invasion of Mahmud of Ghazi in India was / were:

(a) Expansion of Islam

(b) Expansion of Ghaznavid Empire

(c) To plunder the wealth of India

(d) All the above

Q. The natural; targets of Mahmud of Ghazi’s invasions were temples and temple towns, because:

(a) It helped him to show the superiority of Islamic arms

(b) He wanted to hear the title of ‘breaker of the icons’

(c) This brought appreciation for him from the Caliper

(d) Indian temples were vast depositories of wealth

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