Indian History MCQ-2

Which one of the following statements about Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur is not correct?

(A) The temple is a splendid example of Chola architecture
(B) It was built by emperor Rajraja I
(C) The temple is constructed of granite
(D) The temple is a monument dedicated to Lord Vishnu

The Badami rock inscription of Pulakesinl is dated in the Saka year 4 If the same were to be dated to Vikrama Samvat, the year would be

(A) 601
(B) 300
(C) 330
(D) 407

Which one among the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(A) The Second Battle of Tarain : Defeat of Jaichand of Kannauj by Muhammad of Ghori
(B) The First Battle of Panipat: Defeat of Sikander Lodi by Babur
(C) The Battle of Chausa : Defeat of Humayun by Sher Shah
(D) The Battle of Khanwa : Defeat of Rana Pratap by Akbar

Which of the following was not one of the effects of the growth of a feudal society in India?

(A) It weakened the position of the ruler
(B) The law and order situation uniformly deteriorated
(C) The growing social gaps between the upper and the lower social structure
(D) Growing rigidity regarding marriage, touch taboos and food taboos

Bronze icons of Nataraja cast during the Chola period invariably show the deity with

(A) eight hands
(B) six hands
(C) four hands
(D) two hands

Which one of the following explains the emergence of the Kshatriyas as the most powerful feudal group?

(A) Postulating non-difference between rulership and Kshatriyahood and investing the caste as a whole with the functions of the rulership
(B) Emergence of the exclusive landed aristocracy of the Kshatriyas
(C) Split of the Kshatriyas into Sat Kshatriyas constituting the ruling landed aristocracy and the ordinary Kshatriyas
(D) Concentration of political and productive power in the hands of the ruling class

Which one of the following is a special, feature of the Chola Polity?

(A) Autonomous village panchayats
(B) Division of kingdom into the mandalas
(C) Monarchical system
(D) Enlightened Council of Ministers

Consider the following statements
1. Narasimha Saluva ended the Sangama dynasty and seized the throne for himself and started the Saluva dynasty
2. Vira Narasimha deposed the last Saluva ruler and seized the throne for himself.
3. Vira Narasimha was succeeded by his younger brother, Krishnadeva Raya.
4.Krishnadeva Raya was succeeded byhis half-brother, Achyuta Raya.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

(A) 1,2 and 3
(B) 2, 3 and 4
(C) 1 and 4
(D) All of these

Which one of the following was the most marked change in the institution of marriage?

(A) Vigorous attempts to discourage all inter caste marriages
(B) The progeny of the pratiloma marriages were regarded as Shudras
(C) Though monogamy was the normal rule, polygamy was widely practiced by the aristocracy
(D) Marriage of widows and divorces was prohibited

Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(A) Hoysalas : Dwarasamudra
(B) Pallavas : Vatapi
(C) Pandyas : Madurai
(D) Yadavas : Devagiri

Which of the following was not one of the reasons for general decline in trade and commerce during the 8th to 10th centuries?

(A) The disturbed conditions in the West created by expansion of the Arabs and the growing danger of sea piracy
(B) The tendency among the Indian merchants and traders to acquire landed property and join the ranks of the ruling aristocracy
(C) The revision of social values, including prohibition on undertaking of sea voyage
(D) Increase in the internal trade tariff and custom duties and restrictions placed on the movement of trade caravans

Who among the following Chola kings reigned as Kulottung Chola I?

(A) Vikramaditya I
(B) Vikramaditya II
(C) Rajaraja Narendra I
(D) Rajendra II

Which one of the following statements about the ebb and flow of religious movements during this period is not correct?

(A) Jainism had become especially connected with the merchants and traders
(B) Tantrism also gained in popularity and became prominent feature of religious life
(C) The orthodox Saivism had become largely associated with the ruling aristocracy
(D) All theological conflicts were connected with the possession and exploitation of land

MatchList i with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists
List I (Author) — — List II (Text)
A . Varahamihira 1. Prabandha Chintamani
B . Visakhadutta 2. Mrichchha katikam
C . Sudraka 3. Brihat-Samhita
D . Bilhana 4. Devi-ChandraGuptam
5. Vikramankadeva Charita

(A) 3 4 5 2
(B) 3 4 2 5
(C) 5 3 4 1
(D) 1 3 5 2

Which of the following statements about Nayanars (worshippers of Vishnu) and Alvars (worshippers of Shiva) of South India is not correct?

(A) They believed in austerities
(B) They looked upon religion as a living bond based on the love between the God and the worshipper
(C) They spoke and wrote the language which everyone could understand
(D) They disregarded the inequalities of caste

The temple of Somnath which was destroyed by Mahmud Ghazni was dedicated to Lord

(A) Vishnu
(B) Shiva
(C) Surya
(D) Ganapati

Which one of the following is not a biography of Shankaracharya?

(A) The Shankaradigvijaya by Madhava
(B) The Shankaravijaya by Ananta Anandagiri
(C) The Shankarabharana by Vyasachala
(D) Shrishankar Abhyudaya Mahakavya by Tirumala Dikshita

Which of the following pairs are correctly matched? Select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists
1. Mrichchakatikam : Shudraka
2. Buddhacharita : Vasuvandhu
3. Mudrarakshasha: Vishakhadatta
4. Harshacharita : Banabhatta
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(B) 1, 3 and 4
(C) 1 and 4
(D) 2 and 3