Sangam Age – MCQ Quiz on Ancient Indian History for UPSC Civil Services, SSC etc.
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Q: Where did the third Sangam take place?
The third Sangam at Madurai was founded by Mudathirumaran. It was attended by a large number of poets who produced voluminous literature but only a few had survived.
Q: Who was the primary deity of Sangam Period?
The primary deity of the Sangam period was Seyon or Murugan, who is hailed as Tamil God.
Q: Who was the author of
b. Sitalai Sattanar
c. Elango Adigal
Q: Where was the capital of Cheras located?
The Cheras ruled over parts of modern Kerala. Their capital was Vanji and their important seaports were Tondi and Musiri.
Q: Which Kingdom the famous king Karikala belonged to?
Karikala was a famous king of the Sangam Cholas. Pattinappalai portrays his early life and his military conquests
Q: To which kingdom the famous king Uggira Peruvaludhi belonged to?
The last famous Pandyan king was Uggira Peruvaludhi. The Pandyan rule during the Sangam Age began to decline due to the invasion of the Kalabhras.
Q: What was the royal emblem of Cholas?
Each of the Sangam dynasties had a royal emblem. It was a carp for the Pandyas, tiger for the Cholas and bow for the Cheras.
Q: What was the chief occupation of people belonging to Palai?
b. Salt Manufacturing
c. Honey collection
Palai – chief deity Korravai – chief occupation robbery
Q: Who won the Battle of Venni?
b. Ramsagar II
In the Battle of Venni, Karikala defeated the mighty confederacy consisting of the Cheras, Pandyas and eleven minor chieftains.
Q: What was the cause of the decline of Sangam Age?
a. Massive Flood
b. Mughal attack
c. Occupation by Kalbhras
d. None of the above
Towards the end of the third century A.D., the Sangam period
slowly witnessed its decline. The Kalabhras occupied the Tamil
country for about two and a half centuries.
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