Sangam Age GK Questions and Answers | Ancient Indian History GK MCQs

Sangam Age Questions and Answers: Your preparation is incomplete without the Sangam Age topic in Indian history. We are giving GK questions and answers on the Sangam Age which are designed as per the evolving nature of different competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, IAS-prelims, SSC, CDS, NDA, State Services, and Railways etc.

1. The first Indian ruler, who established the supremacy of Indian Navy in the Arabian Sea was : [SSC CGL 1999]
(A) Rajaraja I ✔ (B) Rajendra I
(C) Rajadhiraja I (D) Kulottunga I

2. In Tamil literature the glorious books ‘Shilppadikaram and Manimekalai’ are related to : [SSC CGL 2002]
(A) Jainism (B) Buddhism
(C) Hinduism (D) Christianity

3. What is the Mehrauli Pillar in the complex of Qutub Minar Primarily famous for? [SSC CGL Tier-I 2016]
(A) Proverbial height (B) Skilful stone cutting
(C) Excellent quality steel ✔ (D) Statue of Buddha on top

4. Which script was used in Ashoka’s inscriptions? [SSC CGL Tier-I 2016]
(A) Brahmi ✔ (B) Devanagiri
(C) Gurmukhi (D) Sanskrit

5. Who was the contemporary South Indian ruler of Harshavardhana? [SSC CHSL 2014]
(A) Krishnadevaraya (B) Pulakeshin II
(C) Mayuravarma (D) Chikkadevaraja Wodeyar

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6. Ravikirti, a Jain, who composed the Aihole Prashast, was patronized by : [SSC CHSL 2014]
(A) Pulakeshin I (B) Harsha
(C) Pulakeshin II ✔ (D) Kharavela

7. Which one of the following Chola Kings conquered Ceylon (Singhal) first? [SSC Combined Matric Level 2008]
(A) Aditya-I (B) Rajaraja-I
(C) Rajendra Chola (D) Vijayalya

8. Who was the Chola king who brought Ganga from North to South? [SSC CHSL 2010]
(A) Raja Raja Chola (B) Mahendra
(C) Rajendra Chola ✔ (D) Parantaka

9. Coins made of metal first appeared in : [SSC CHSL 2010]
(A) Haerappan Civilisation (B) Later Vedic Age
(C) Age of the Buddha ✔ (D) Age of the Mauryas

10. The most distinguished ruler of the Chalukyan dynasty was : [SSC Combined Matric Level 2002]
(A) Jayasimha II (B) Vikramaditya VI
(C) Somesvara II (D) Pulakesin II

11. Which of the following was the capital of the Chola Kings? [SSC Combined Matric Level 2002]
(A) Kanchi (B) Tanjore
(C) Madurai (D) Trichurapally

12. The capital of Pallavas was : [SSC Combined Matric Level 2006, 2002]
(A) Areot (B) Kanchi
(C) Malkhed (D) Banaeasi

13. Chalukya king Pulakesin - II was defeated by : [SSC Combined Matric Level 2001]
(A) Mahendra Varman-I (B) Narasimha Varman-I
(C) Parameswara Verman-I (D) Jatila Parantaka

14. The Rashtrakuta kingdom was founded by : [SSC Combined Matric Level 2001]
(A) Danti Durga (Danti Varman) ✔ (B) Amoghavarsh
(C) Govinda III (D) Indra III

15. How was Burma (now Myanmar) known to ancient Indians? [SSC CPO SI 2005]
(A) Malayamandalam (B) Yavadwipa
(C) Suvarnabhumi ✔ (D) Suvarnadwipa

16. Which dynasty succeeded the Chalukyas in the Western India? [SSC Statistical Investigators 2005]
(A) Cholas (B) Kakatiyas
(C) Pallavas ✔ (D) Rashtrakutas

17. The capital of the Mauryan kingdom was located at : [SSC CGL Tier-I 2016]
(A) Pataliputra ✔ (B) Vaishali
(C) Lumbini (D) Gaya

18. Where is the Brihadeshwar temple, built during the Chola period, located? [SSC CGL Tier-I 2016]
(A) Mysore (B) Mahabalipuram
(C) Thanjavur ✔ (D) Kanyakumari

19. Which of the following was the early capital of the Rashtrakutas? [SSC CHSL LDC, DEO & PA/SA 2015]
(A) Sopara (B) Ellora
(C) Vatapi (D) Ajanta

20. Who were the patrons of Sangama Literature? [SSC CGL 2016, CPO 2017]
(A) Nayakas (B) Chandellas
(C) Pandyas ✔ (D) Solankis

21. The Hoyasala’s capital was : [SSC Combined Matric Level 1999]
(A) Warangal (B) Devagiri
(C) Dwarasamudra ✔ (D) Krishnagiri

22. Sangam Age is associated with the history of : [SSC Combined Matric Level 2000]
(A) Benaras (B) Allahabad
(C) Tamil Nadu ✔ (D) Khajuraho

23. Name the capital of the Pallavas? [SSC Sec. Officer (C. Audit) 2007]
(A) Kanchi ✔ (B) Vatapi
(C) Trichurapalli (D) Mahabalipuram

24. Arabs were defeated in 738 A.D. by : [SSC Sec. Officer (Audit) 2008]
(A) Pratiharas (B) Rashtrakutas
(C) Pallavas (D) Chalukyas

25. Who was the first ruler of Pala dynasty?
(A) Gopala ✔ (B) Vivyanathan
(C) Dharmapala (D) Bhaskaran

26. Harshvardhana was defeated by : [SSC CGL 2010, Matric Level 2006]
(A) Prabhakaravardhana (B) Pulakesin II
(C) Narshimvarman (D) Sasanka

27. From which modern State did the Alwar saints originate? [SSC MTS 2013]
(A) Tamil Nadu ✔ (B) Kerala
(C) Karnataka (D) Maharashtra
28. Which Chola king founded the city of Puhar? [SSC Combined Matric Level 2000]
(A) Rajendra Chola (B) Ellara
(C) Senguttavan (D) Karikala

29. Mention the centre of the Roman trade during the Sangam Age : [SSC MTS 2013]
(A) Madurai (B) Arikamedu
(C) Poompuhar (D) Musiri

30. Pulakesin II was the greatest ruler of the : [SSC CGL 2013]
(A) Cholas of Tamil Nadu (B) Chalukyas of Badami
(C) Chalukyas Kalyani (D) Pallavas of Kanchi.

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