Topic outline

    • New Kings and Kingdoms

      Q1. True/False

                              i.        Prashastis were composed by learned Brahmanas. True

                             ii.        Initially Cholas were subordinate to the Chalukyas of Karnataka. False

                            iii.        Revenue was also collected from traders. True

                            iv.        Prashastis contain details that may not be literally true. True

                             v.        One prashasti found in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, describes the exploits of Nagabhata, a Pratihara king. True

                           vi.        Rashtrakuta dynasty ruled the Kashmir and neighbouring areas of India. False

               vii.        Earlier the Chauhans were also known as Chahamanas. True


      Q2. Fill in the blanks

                             i.        As samantas gained power and wealth, they declared themselves to be maha-samanta, mahamandaleshvara.

                            ii.        The best-known Chahamana ruler was Prithviraja III, who defeated an Afghan ruler named Sultan Muhammad Ghori in 1191.

                            iii.        Many of these new kings adopted high-sounding titles such as maharaja-adhiraja and tribhuvana-chakravartin.

                            iv.        Prashastis were composed by learned Brahmanas.

                             v.        Tang dynasty remained in power between the seventh and tenth century.

                            vi.        The evidence of the land grants were found to be recorded on copper plate

      Q3. Who wrote Kitab-al-Hind?

      Ans. Al-Biruni wrote Kitab-al-Hind.


      Q4. What were known as ur?

      Ans. Settlements of peasants were known as ur.


      Q5. What were called nadu?

      Ans. Groups of villages formed larger units called nadu.


      Q6. What was called brahmadeya?

      Ans. Land gifted to Brahmanas was called brahmadeya.


      Q7. When was Ellora caves built?

      Ans. Ellora caves was built Rashtrakuta period.


      Q8. What does araiyar means?

      Ans. Araiyar means chief.

      Q9. Which river flowed in the regions of the Chola dynasty?

      Ans. Kaveri


      Q10. Who was the founder of Gurjara- Pratihara Harichandra dynasty?

      Ans. Gurjara- Pratihara Harichandra


      Q11. Name the state where Kadamba Mayurasharman ruled.

      Ans. Karnataka


      Q12. In which state the Gujara - Pratihara dynasty was formed?

      Ans. Rajasthan


      Q13. Where is temple of somnath situated?

      Ans. Gujarat


      Q14. Where was the Tang dynasty established?

      Ans. China

      Q15. Name the Chola ruler who developed Navy.

      Ans. Rajendra I


      Q16. Who built Gangaikondacholpuram?

      Ans. Rajendra I


      Q17. What is vetti?

      Ans. Vetti is a type of tax taken not in cash but in the form of forced labour.


      Q18. Who were known as nagarams?

      Ans. Associations of traders were known as nagarams.


      Q19. Who wrote a sanskrit poem about the ruler of Kashmir?

      Ans. It was composed by an author named Kalhana.


      Q20. What were the two major cities under the control of the Chahamanas?

      Ans. Delhi and Ajmer


      Q21. What was called sabha?

      Ans. An assembly of prominent Brahmana landholders who looked after brahmadeya was called sabha.


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