Q.1: _____________ was the capital of Cholas.
Q.2: ___________________ was the architect of Rajarajeshvara Temple.
a) Kunjaramallan Rajaraja Perunthachchan
b) King Rajaraja Chola
c) Rajendra Chola
Q.3: __________ is an alloy containing copper and tin.
Q.4: Chola bronze statue were made using the “____________” technique.
a) lost wax
Q.5: ____________ was the capital of the Chauhan kings in the twelfth century and later became the suba headquarters under the Mughals.
Q.6: “Hatta” means ______________.
a) market streets
b) fashion street
c) local street
Q.7: ____________ formed guilds to protect their interests.
Q.8: Manigramam and Nanadesi were the most famous guilds of South India, that traded with _________________.
a) Southeast Asia and China
b) China and Africa
c) Europe and Southwest Asia
Q.9: __________ in Afghanistan became commercially and politically important from the sixteenth century onwards.
Q.10: The inlay work in copper and silver by the craftspersons of Bidar is known as _________.
Q.11: ____________ became the capital of Bengal in 1704.
Q.12: Hampi is located in the _______________ basin.
Q.13: Hampi founded in 1336, was the nucleus of _____________ empire.
Q.14: ____________ was a name used collectively for Muslim merchants.
Q.15: ____________ was the one of the most celebrated festivals of Hampi.
Q.16: ____________ city was known as “The gate to Mecca” because many pilgrim ships set sail from here.
Q.17: ____________ is a note recording a deposit made by a person.
Q.18: _________________ were the rulers of Golconda, Bijapur, Ahmadnagar, Berar and Bidar.
a) Deccani Sultans
b) Deccani Mughals
c) Deccani Rajputs
Q.19: Why did Dutch and British East India Companies attempt to control Masulipatnam ?
a) Because it was the most important port of Andhra coast.
b) Because lots of fishes were available there.
c) Because it was the most famous temple town.
Q.20: ‘______________’ term was used to refer to the official merchant of East India Company.
Q.21: Why did the Qutb Shahi rulers of Golconda impose royal monopolies on the sale of textiles, spices and other items ?
a) To earn more revenue from traders.
b) To prevent the trade passing completely into the hands of various East India Companies.
Q.22: Why did the English, Dutch and French form East India Companies ?
a) To control the whole Indian subcontinent.
b) To expand their commercial activities in the east.
c) To capture the land from small rulers.
Q.23: English East India Company shifted its headquarters to Bombay in __________.
Q.24: The town Masulipatnam lay on the delta of ______________ river.
Q.25: ___________ is the capital of Portugal.
Q.26: Christopher Columbus landed in _______________ in 1492.
b) West Indies
Q.27: The rise of nodal cities (Bombay, Madras and Calcutta) began in ________ century.
Q.28: Who lived in the “Black Towns” ?
b) Merchants and Artisans
Q.29: _____________ was a merchant and representative of Mughals in Golconda.
a) Mir Amir
b) Mir Jumla
c) Mir Jafar
Q.30: Which Indian traders tried to compete with East India Companies ?
a) Mir Jafar and Bakht Khan
b) Mulla Abdul Ghafur and Virji Vora
Q.31: Kings held courts in _________ to issue orders to subordinates.
Q.32: Which of the following is an important temple town of Gujarat ?
Q.33: The Sufi saint __________________________ settled in Ajmer in the twelfth century.
a) Hasan al-Basri
b) Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti
c) Jahaniyan Jahangasht
Q.34: The ____________ built fortified palaces in or near the small towns.
Q.35: The ________________ weavers belonged to Thanjavur.
Q.36: Which communities traded extensively with the ports of Red Sea, Persian Gulf, East Africa, Southeast Asia and China ?
a) Manigramam and Nanadesi
b) Hindu Baniyas and Muslim Bohras
c) Chettiars and Marwari Oswal
Q.37: Which communities consisted of blacksmiths, masons and carpenters ?
a) Saliyar and Kaikkolars
b) Panchalas and Vishwakarmas
Q.38: Which technique was used in the construction of buildings of Hampi ?
a) Brick laying
c) Mixing stone chips with cement
Q.39: _______________ performed before the deity, royalty and masses in the halls of Virupaksha Temple.
Q.40: Which English chronicler had written an account of Surat port in 1689 ?