Sangam Age / Period History GK MCQ in for the practice of UPSC, SSC competitive exams. The objective questioned in English are sourced from the previous year exam question paper of various entrance and government jobs examinations.
Sangam Period MCQ
Qns 1 : The word ‘Sangam’ is associated in Tamil history with
(a) The literature produced during the reign of the great Pallava Dynasty of Kanchi.
(b) The poems written in praise of the Pandyan kings of the early Christian Era.
(c) The court poetry of China kings who were famous for patronising artists.
(d) A college or Assembly (literary academy) of Tamil scholar held under the royal patronage of Pandyan king at Madurai.
Qns 2 : The most popular God of the Tamil during the Sangam age was
Qns 3 : In the context of South India, Cave script means
(a) Undeciphered graffiti marks
(b) Tamil Brahmi
(c) Tamil Grantha
(d) Pallava Grantha
Qns 4 : ‘Tirukural’ forms part of
Qns 5 : Who among the following was the author of the Tamil Ramayanam or Ramavataram?
Qns 6 : In Sangam literature ‘Tolkapiyyam’ is a text of
(a) Tamil Poetry
(b) Tamil Grammar
(c) Tamil Architecture
(d) Tamil Polity
Qns 7 : Who among the following are known for their Telugu translation of the Mahabharata?
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
(a) I and II
(b) II and III
(c) III and IV
(d) IV and I
Qns 8 : Which river is praised in the fifth century Tamil epic, Silappadikaram?
Qns 9 : Who is the author of Manimekalai?
(c) Ilango Adigal
Qns 10 : Which of the following are the characters of the epic ‘Manimekalai’?
(a) I and II only
(b) II and III only
(c) II, III and IV
(d) I, III and IV
Qns 11 : Where was the capital of Sangam period Chola located?
Qns 12 : The protracted Civil War between two Chola chieftains Nalankili and Nedunkilli, were mentioned by which poet?
(d) Kovur Kilar
Qns 13 : “In a space in which an elephant could lie, one can produce enough grain to feed seven”. This was stated in Sangam poems for which of the following Kingdom?
Qns 14 : Where was the capital of Chera Kingdom?
Qns 15 : ‘Paripadal’ mentions a Chera king as a renowned musician. He was
(a) Cheraman urmporai
Qns 16 : Consider the following statements.
I. Senguttuvan, the son of Imayavaramban was the contemporary of Yajna Sri Satkarni.
II. The Silappadikaram gives a detailed account of the exploits of Senguttuvan.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) Only I
(b) Only II
(c) Both I and II
(d) Neither I nor II
Qns 17 : Ginger and cinnamon were produced in large quantities in the Pandya country is mentioned by
(c) Ibn Saud
(d) Marco Polo
Qns 18 : According to Sangam texts, the terms Kon, Ko and Mannan were attributed to which of the following?
(a) Prime Minister
(b) Revenue Minister
(c) Commander of the Army
Qns 19 : Match the following.
|List I (Officer)||List II (Function)|
|A. Amaichhar||1. Purohits|
|B. Anthanar||2. Ministers|
|C. Senaptiyar||3. Spies|
|D. Orar||4. Senapati|
A B C D
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 2 1 4 3
(c) 4 3 2 1
(d) 1 2 3 4
Qns 20 : Who were ‘Umanar’ in the Sangam Age?
(a) The retailers in salt
(b) Military commanders
Qns 21 : Which one of the following document gives evidence of a temple of Augustus at Muziris in South India?
(a) Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
(c) Genealogical tables
(d) Sangam literature
Qns 22 : The term ‘Yavanpriya’ mentioned in ancient Sanskrit text denoted
(a) a fine variety of Indian Muslim
(c) Damsels sent to the Greek Court for dance performance
Qns 23 : From the excavations of which ancient site, information has been gathered regarding brisk trade relations between India and Rome, during the early centuries of Christian era.
Qns 24 : Which one of the following ports was known as Poduke to the author of the ‘Periplus of the Erythraean Sea.’
Qns 25 : Amphora jar is a
(a) perforated jar
(b) tall double handle jar
(c) painted grey jar
(d) black and red ware jar
Qns 26 : Consider the following statements.
I. In the Sangam age, the exchange was based on a kind of barter system.
II. There were certain fixed points of exchange called ‘avanam’.
Which of the above given statements is/are correct?
(a) Only I
(b) Both I and II
(c) Only II
(d) Neither I nor II
Qns 27 : Match the following.
|List I (Port)||List II (Location)|
|A. Barygaza||1. Malabar Coast|
|B. Muziris||2. Present Day Mumbai Coast|
|C. Sopara||3. The Eastern Coast of India|
|D. Suvamabhumi||4. At the North of the Narmada River|
Codes A B C D (a) 4 2 1 3 (b) 1 3 4 2 (c) 3 1 4 2 (d) 4 1 2 3
Qns 28 : Which one of the following objects of Roman manufacture has been most abundantly found in India?
(a) Pot sherds
(b) Bronze icons
Qns 29 : Which of the following Tamil text has been called ‘Laghuveda’?
Qns 30 : In the Battle of Venni, whom did the Chola king, Karikala defeat?
(a) Pandyas and Cheras
(b) Satvahanas and Sakas
(c) Pallavas and Cheras
(d) Pandyas and Bactrians
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