Ch – 6 Towns, Traders & Craftspersons

Q.1: _____________ was the capital of Cholas.

a) Thanjavur

b) Madurai

c) Hampi

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.

a) Bronze

b) Steel

c) Bauxite

Q.4: Chola bronze statue were made using the “____________” technique.

a) lost wax

b) Painted

c) None

Q.5: ____________ was the capital of the Chauhan kings in the twelfth century and later became the suba headquarters under the Mughals.

a) Ajmer

b) Jodhpur

c) Jaisalmer

Q.6: “Hatta” means ______________.

a) market streets

b) fashion street

c) local street

Q.7: ____________ formed guilds to protect their interests.

a) Traders

b) Artisans

c) Kings

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.

a) Kabul

b) Multan

c) Herat

Q.10: The inlay work in copper and silver by the craftspersons of Bidar is known as _________.

a) Bidri

b) Bidra

c) Salaiyar

Q.11: ____________ became the capital of Bengal in 1704.

a) Murshidabad

b) Calcutta

c) Bishnupur

Q.12: Hampi is located in the _______________ basin.

a) Krishna-Tungabhadra

b) Krishna-Cauvery

c) Krishna-Godavari

Q.13: Hampi founded in 1336, was the nucleus of _____________ empire.

a) Vijayanagara

b) Chalukya

c) Pandya

Q.14: ____________ was a name used collectively for Muslim merchants.

a) Moors

b) Subedars

c) Chettis

Q.15: ____________ was the one of the most celebrated festivals of Hampi.

a) Mahanavami

b) Deepavali

c) Holi

Q.16: ____________ city was known as “The gate to Mecca” because many pilgrim ships set sail from here.

a) Surat

b) Ahmedabad

c) Khambat

Q.17: ____________ is a note recording a deposit made by a person.

a) Hundi

b) Bidri

c) Factor

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.

a) Factor

b) Subedar

c) Governor

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.

c) Both

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 __________.

a) 1665

b) 1668

c) 1661

Q.24: The town Masulipatnam lay on the delta of ______________ river.

a) Cauvery

b) Krishna

c) Tungabhadra

Q.25: ___________ is the capital of Portugal.

a) Barcelona

b) Lisbon

c) Paris

Q.26: Christopher Columbus landed in _______________ in 1492.

a) India

b) West Indies

c) America

Q.27: The rise of nodal cities (Bombay, Madras and Calcutta) began in ________ century.

a) twelfth

b) eighteenth

c) sixteenth

Q.28: Who lived in the “Black Towns” ?

a) British

b) Merchants and Artisans

c) Untouchables

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

c) None

Q.31: Kings held courts in _________ to issue orders to subordinates.

a) garbhagriha

b) mandapas

c) mandapikas

Q.32: Which of the following is an important temple town of Gujarat ?

a) Bhillasvamin

b) Somnath

c) Thanjavur

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.

a) Subedars

b) Samanthas

c) Offiicers

Q.35: The ________________ weavers belonged to Thanjavur.

a) Bidra

b) Saliyar

c) Banjara

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

c) Both

Q.38: Which technique was used in the construction of buildings of Hampi ?

a) Brick laying

b) Interlocking

c) Mixing stone chips with cement

Q.39: _______________ performed before the deity, royalty and masses in the halls of Virupaksha Temple.

a) Vellavars

b) Devadasis

c) Dasis

Q.40: Which English chronicler had written an account of Surat port in 1689 ?

a) Gregory

b) Ovington

c) Croyland


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In the midst of winter, i found there was within me an invincible summer ~ Albert Camus

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