Indian History MCQ: General Studies Important for Competitive Exams Part 16

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Q. The Cholas were the only known rulers in the history of India to have undertaken successful overseas naval expeditions. Who of the following Cholas rulers successfully invaded Locatives, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Sumatra?

(a) Parnataka I

(b) Raja I

(c) Narendra I

(d) Both (b) and (c) above

Q. The Cholas king, who after successfully 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 Cholas 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 features (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 masterpieces of Cholas sculpture is the famous Natarajan or the Dancing Shiva image at:

(a) Thanjavur

(b) Chidambaram

(c) Kalahasti

(d) Sri Sail am

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 Cholas kings undertook military expeditions to the Maldives, Sumatra, etc. , and sent an embassy to China for:

(a) The expansion of their imperialist glory

(b) Promotion of trade

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

(d) Setting up military bases

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

(a) Chalukyas of Avenge

(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 kingdoms

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 objectives (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

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