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History of Tamil Society


7. 

The notable Chola king credited with bringing forest lands under the plough and developing irrigational facilities

Answer : A. Karikalan

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8. 

The famous Venetian traveller who described Kayal as a great and noble city

Answer : B. Marco Polo

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9. 

Which of the following is correct
(i) Coins as a medium of exchange were introduced for the first time in the Sangam Age.
(ii) Prakrit was the language used by the common people in Northern India during the Mauryan period.
(iii) Vienna Papyrus, a Roman document, mentions trade related to Muziri.
(iv) The concept of Thinai is presented in the Tamil grammar work of Pathupaattu.

Answer : C. (i),(ii) and (iii) is correct

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10. 

Find out the correct sentence
1) Evidence of iron smelting has been found in Kodumanal and Guttur.
2) Periplus of Erythren Sea mentions about the pepper trade with India.
3) Punch marked coins are the earliest coins used in India mostly made of gold.
4) The Sangam Age has its roots in the Bronze Age.

Answer : C. 1 and 3 are correct

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11. 

Find out the correct sentence
a) The Cheras ruled over Kaveri delta and their capital was Uraiyur.
b) The Maangulam Tamil-Brahmi inscriptions mention the King Karikalan.
c) The terms Vanikan and Nigama appear in Tamil-Brahmi inscriptions were different types of merchants.
d) Salt merchants were called Vanikars and they travelled in bullock carts along with their family

Answer : C. 3 only correct

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12. 

Match the following:

List I List II
1) Epigraphy a) a narrative text presenting the important historical events
2) Chronicle b) a Sangam Age port
3) Pastoralism c) an ornament made in precious stone
4) Cameo d) the study of inscriptions
4) Arikkamedu d) nomadic people earning livelihood by rearing cattle.

Answer : B. 1 -d, 2-a,3- e,4- c,5- b

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