HIS - Society and Culture in Ancient Tamizhagam: The Sangam Age Model

6th Standard

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Social Science

Time : 01:30:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 50
    6 x 1 = 6
  1. Pattini cult in Tamil Nadu was introduced by _______ 

    (a)

    PandyanNeduncheliyan

    (b)

    CheranSenguttuvan 

    (c)

    IlangoAdigal

    (d)

    Mudathirumaran

  2. Which dynasty was not in power during the Sangam Age?

    (a)

    Pandyas

    (b)

    Cholas

    (c)

    Pallavas

    (d)

    Cheras

  3. The lowest unit of administration during the Sangam Age was______________

    (a)

    Mandalam

    (b)

    Nadu

    (c)

    Ur

    (d)

    Pattinam

  4. What was the occupation of the inhabitants of the Kurinji region?

    (a)

    Plundering

    (b)

    Cattle rearing

    (c)

    Hunting and gathering

    (d)

    Agriculture

  5. The ascending order of the administrative division in the ancient Tamizhagam was

    (a)

    Ur˂ Nadu ˂ Kurram ˂ Mandalam

    (b)

    Ur ˂ Kurram ˂ Nadu ˂Mandalam

    (c)

    Ur ˂Mandalam ˂ Kurram ˂ Nadu

    (d)

    Nadu ˂ Kurram ˂ Mandalam ˂Ur

  6. Match the following dynasties with the Royal Insignia
    a. Chera - 1. Fish
    b. Chola - 2. Tiger
    c. Pandya - 3. Bow and arrow

    (a)

    A. 3 2 1

    (b)

    B. 1 2 3

    (c)

    C. 3 1 2

    (d)

    D. 2 1 3

  7. 5 x 1 = 5
  8. The battle of Venni was won by ____________________.

    ()

    Karikalavallavan

  9. The earliest Tamil grammar work of the Sangam period was_____________.

    ()

      Tolkapiyam

  10. _______________built Kallanai across the river Kaveri.

    ()

    Karikala cholan

  11. The chief of the army was known as ____________

    ()

      Thanaithalaivan

  12. Land revenue was called ______________

    ()

    Irai

  13. 5 x 1 = 5
  14. The singing bards of the Sangam age were called Irular.

    (a) True
    (b) False
  15. Caste system developed during the Sangam period.

    (a) True
    (b) False
  16. Kizhar was the village chief.

    (a) True
    (b) False
  17. Puhar was the general term for city.

    (a) True
    (b) False
  18. Coastal region was called Marudham.

    (a) True
    (b) False
  19. 4 x 1 = 4
  20. Thennar

  21. (1)

    Pandyas

  22. Vanavar

  23. (2)

    Velir

  24. Senni

  25. (3)

    Cholas

  26. Adiyaman

  27. (4)

    Cheras

    4 x 2 = 8
  28. Name any two literary sources to reconstruct the history of ancient Tamizhagam.

  29. Name five thinais mentioned in the Sangam literature.

  30. Name any two archaeological sites related to Sangam period.

  31. Name the seven patrons (KadaiyeluVallalgal).

  32. 1 x 2 = 2
  33. Mention two epics of the Sangam period. Name the two groups of officials who assisted the king. Name any two women poets of the Sangam period.
    Name any three major ports of Sangam age. What constituted Muthamizh? Silapathikaram was written by ___________
    Talayalanganam is related to which is related to which Pandya king? Which eco-region was called menpulam? The light houses in the ports are called _________
  34. 2 x 5 = 10
  35. Discuss the status of women in the Sangam Society.

  36. The period of Kalabhra is not a dark age. Give reasons.

  37. 1 x 10 = 10
  38. Mark the following places.
    a. Korkai b. Kaveripoompattinam c. Musiri d. Uraiyur e. Madurai

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