Early Tamil Society and Culture - One Mark Questions

9th Standard

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Social Science

Time : 00:30:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 20
    10 x 1 = 10
  1. The name of the script used in the Sangam Age

    (a)

    English

    (b)

    Devanagari

    (c)

    Tamil-Brahmi

    (d)

    Granta

  2. The Sri Lankan chronicle composed in the Pali language mentioning about merchants and horse traders from Tamil Nadu

    (a)

    Deepa vamsa

    (b)

    Arthasastra

    (c)

    Mahavamsa

    (d)

    Indica

  3. The notable Chola king credited with bringing forest lands under the plough and developing irrigational facilities

    (a)

    Karikalan

    (b)

    Rajarajan I

    (c)

    Kulothungan

    (d)

    Rajendran I

  4. The famous Venetian traveller who described Kayal as a great and noble city

    (a)

    Vasco da gama

    (b)

    Alberuni

    (c)

    Marco Polo

    (d)

    Megasthenes

  5. The earliest written work on Tamil Grammar is_____________________  

    (a)

    Thirukural

    (b)

    Tholkappiam

    (c)

    Pathinen Melkanakku

    (d)

    Pathirien Kilkanakku

  6. This is an Epic_______________

    (a)

    Silappathikaaram

    (b)

    Pattinapallai

    (c)

    Mullai pathu

    (d)

    Madurai Kanchi

  7. During the Sangam Age _______________ landscape followed the pastoral way of life.

    (a)

    Marutham

    (b)

    Neithal

    (c)

    Mullai

    (d)

    Palai

  8. _________________is an ornament made in precious stone where images are carved on the surface.  

    (a)

    Cameo

    (b)

    Intagliol

    (c)

    Chronicle

    (d)

    Papyrus

  9. The roots of the Sangam Age is in ________________

    (a)

    Bronze Age

    (b)

     Mesolithic Age

    (c)

    Iron Age

    (d)

    None of the above

  10. (i) Barter was the primary mode of exchange.
    (ii) Spices including pepper and precious stones were exported.
    (iii) The Sangam Age saw the first urbanization in Tamilagam.
    (iv) People in the Sangam Age had no faith in religion.  

    (a)

    (i) is correct

    (b)

    (i) is correct (ii) incorrect

    (c)

    (i) is correct (iv) incorrect

    (d)

    (i), (ii), (iii) correct (iv) incorrect

  11. 5 x 1 = 5
  12. ___________ are documents scripted on stones, copper plates, coins and rings

    ()

       Epigraphy

  13. ___________ refers to systematically digging a site to recover material evidence for exploring societies of the past

    ()

      Archeological excavations

  14. ___________ the classic work on economy and statecraft authored by Kautilya during the Mauryan period.

    ()

      Arthasastra

  15. _______________ collection includes ten long songs.

    ()

    pathupattu

  16. Act of destruction of heritage property (or) property belonging to others are called______________

    ()

    Vandalism

  17. 5 x 1 = 5
  18. Epigraphy

  19. (1)

    Kappiyam

  20. Chronicle

  21. (2)

    a narrative text presenting the important historical events

  22. Pastoralism

  23. (3)

    Memorials

  24. Hero stones

  25. (4)

    the study of inscriptions

  26. Manimekalai

  27. (5)

    nomadic people earning livelihood by rearing cattle.

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