GK Questions and Answers on Ancient South India

The first detail description of the south India States is found in Sangam literature. Tamil is the oldest among the spoken and literary languages of south India. Here, we are giving, 10 GK Questions and Answers on Ancient South India consists of 10 Multiple Type Questions that attune and equipped the aspirants according to the evolving nature of different competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, IAS-prelims, SSC, CDS, NDA, State Services, and Railways etc.
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GK Questions and Answers on Ancient South India
GK Questions and Answers on Ancient South India

The first detail description of the south India States is found in Sangam literature. Tamil is the oldest among the spoken and literary languages of south India.

1.  Which of the following Pandyas king mentioned in Silappadikaram?

A. Nedujeliyan

B. Karikala

C. Vasishthiputra Pulumayi

D. Sivaga Sindamani

Ans: A

2. Which of the following is a Tamil text and the earliest surviving Tamil literature work?

A. Silappadikaram

B. Tolkkappiyam

C. Aitareya Brahmana

D. Gatha Saptashati

Ans: B

3. Which of the following dynasty issued maximum number of lead coins?

A. Pandays

B. Cheras

C. Satavahanas

D. Chalukyas

Ans: C

4. Which Tamil text is called Bible of Tamil land?

A. Silappadikaram

B. Tolkkappiyam

C. Tolkkappiyam

D. Tirukkural

Ans: D

5. Who was the first Chalukyan king?

A. Pulakeshini-II

B. Narsimhavarman I

C. Vasishthiputra Pulumayi

D. None of the above

Ans: A

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6. Who was the founder of Pallava dynasty?

A. Mahendravarman I

B. Simhavishnu

C. Aparjit

D. Aditya Chola

Ans: B

7. Who among the following Pallava ruler assumed the title of Rajsimha?

A. Mahendravarman I

B. Narasimhavarman I

C. Narasimhavarman II

D. Aparjit

Ans: C

8. Where is the Vaikuntha Perumal temple location?

A. Mandara

B. Kochi

C. Mahabalipuram

D. Kanchipuram

Ans: D

9. Which of the following scholar who was court poet of Narsimhavarman I wrote Dasakumaracharitam in Sanskrit?

A. Dandin

B. Tolkappiyar

C. Tiruvalluvara

D. Yajna Satakarni

Ans: A

10. Who among the following Chalukyas of Badami king was killed Dantidurga (founder of Rashtrakutas dynasty)?

A.  Mahendravarman I

B. Kirtivarman II

C. Pulakeshin I

D. Pulakeshin II

Ans: B

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