2. Cholas and Others

Q- Who among the following Chola rulers converted the Bay of Bengal into a ‘Chola lake’?
(a) Rajraja I (b) Rajendra I
(c) Adhiraj (d) Kulottung
Ans: (b)

Q- Assertion (A) : Alberuni, who visited India at the time of Mahmud of Ghazni, criticised the Hindus for their exclusiveness which kept them away from the rest of the world. Reason (R) : He believed that the caste system was responsible for thus. Codes
(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but
(R) is not a correct explanation of (A)
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true
Ans: (a)

Q- Who among the following laid the foundation of Rashtrakuta Empire?
(a) Dantidurga
(b) Amoghavarsha I
(c) Dhruva (d) Krishna I
Ans: (a)

Q- The famous Idol of Gomteshwar and famous jain temple is situated at
(a) Hampi
(b) Srirangapattam
(c) Sravanbelgola
(d) Mysore
Ans: (c)

Q- Who destroyed the Empire of Chalukyas of Badami?
(a) Cholas (b) Pallavas
(c) Pandyas (d) Rashtrakutas
Ans: (d)

Q- Which one of the following Chola Kings conquered Ceylon (Sinhal) first?
(a) Aditya I (b) Rajaraja I
(c) Rajendra (d) Vijayalaya
Ans: (b)

Q- Who was the Chola King to have conquered Bengal?
(a) Rajraja (b) Rajendra I
(c) Rajendra II (d) Rajadhiraj
Ans: (b)

Q- The seven pagodas of Mahabalipuram are a witness to the art patronised by the
(a) Pallavas (b) Pandyas
(c) Cholas (d) Cheras
Ans: (a)

Q- ‘Ramayan’ the Tamil version of the great epic Ramayana was made by
(a) Kamban
(b) Avvaiyar
(c) Lango Adigal
(d) None of the above
Ans: (a)

Q- At which of the following places is the famous Kailasha Temple located?
(a) Ajanta (b) Badami
(c) Chittor (d) Ellora
Ans: (d)

Q- Which one among the following religions was patronised by Rashtrakutas?
(a) Jainism (b) Buddhism
(c) Saivism (d) Vaishnavism
Ans: (a)

Q- Which one of the Chola Kings conquered Ceylon?
(a) Aditya I (b) Rajadhiraj
(c) Rajendra I (d) Vijayalaya
Ans: (c)

Q- The South Indian state which was famous for its naval power, was
(a) Chalukyas (b) Cholas
(c) Hoyasals (d) Pandyas
Ans: (b)

Q- The famous Kailasha Temple, cut out of solid rock at Ellora, was built under the patronage of the
(a) Cholas (b) Kadambas
(c) Pallavas (d) Rashtrakutas
Ans: (d)

Q- Which of the following was not one of the titles assumed by the Chola King Rajendra?
(a) Tyagasamudra
(b) Gangikonda
(c) Mudikonda
(d) Pandita Chola
Ans: (a)

Q- The famous battle of Takkolam of South India was fought between
(a) Cholas and North Chalukyas
(b) Cholas and Rashtrakutas
(c) Cholas and Hoyasals
(d) Cholas and Pandyas
Ans: (b)

Q- Rath temples at Mahabalipuram were built in the reign of which Pallava ruler?
(a) Mahendravarman
(b) Narasinghvarman I
(c) Parameshwarvarman
(d) Nandivarman I
Ans: (b)

Q- The two kingdoms established by the Indians in Indo-China included
(a) Champa and Kamboja
(b) Champa and Srivijaya
(c) Srivijaya and Kamboja
(d) Svarnbhumi and Champa
Ans: (a)

Q- The Chola period is best known for which of the following?
(a) Gram Sabhas (Village Assemblies)
(b) War with the Rashtrakutas
(c) Trade with Ceylon
(d) Growth of Tamil culture
Ans: (a)

Q- Adi Shankaracharya established four mathas. These mathas are situated at
(a) Badrinath, Dwarka, Puri, Sringeri
(b) Sringeri, Dwarka, Badrinath, Prayag
(c) Dwarka, Badrinath, Prayag, Sringeri
(d) Puri, Sringeri, Dwarka, Varanasi
Ans: (a)

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