GK Quiz Questions and Answers on the Sangam Age

Deccan Dynasties and Sangam Age are one of the essential sections of Ancient History. Every year, a number of questions have been asked in IAS Prelims Exam. So, it is very important to do the practice of Sangam Age quiz based on the pattern of UPSC IAS Exam. Here we have provided Ancient History quizzes based on the topic- Sangam Age, one of the most asked topics of History in IAS Prelims Exam.

1. How was Burma (now Myanmar) known to ancient Indians? [SSC CPO SI 2005]

  • (A) Malayamandalam
  • (B) Yavadwipa
  • (C) Suvarnabhumi
  • (D) Suvarnadwipa

2. Which dynasty succeeded the Chalukyas in the Western India? [SSC Statistical Investigators 2005]

  • (A) Cholas
  • (B) Kakatiyas
  • (C) Pallavas
  • (D) Rashtrakutas

3. Beetapala and Dhiman, the two great artists that India had produced, belonged to the : [SSC Combined Matric Level 2000]

  • (A) Pala Age
  • (B) Gupta Age
  • (C) Maurya Age
  • (D) Pathan Age

4. Which Chola king founded the city of Puhar? [SSC Combined Matric Level 2000]

  • (A) Rajendra Chola
  • (B) Ellara
  • (C) Senguttavan
  • (D) Karikala

5. 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

6. 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

7. The Uttaramerur inscription provides information of the administration of the : [SSC CGL 2013]

  • (A) Chalukyas
  • (B) Satavahanas
  • (C) Pallavas
  • (D) Cholas

8. Which one of the following inscriptions related to the Chalukya king, Pulakesin II? [SSC CHSL 2013]

  • (A) Maski
  • (B) Hathigumpha
  • (C) Aihole
  • (D) Nasik

9. The capital of the Mauryan kingdom was located at : [SSC CGL Tier-I 2016]

  • (A) Pataliputra
  • (B) Vaishali
  • (C) Lumbini
  • (D) Gaya

10. Where is the Brihadeshwar temple, built during the Chola period, located? [SSC CGL Tier-I 2016]

  • (A) Mysore
  • (B) Mahabalipuram
  • (C) Thanjavur
  • (D) Kanyakumari

11. St. Thomas is said to have come to India to propagate Christianity during the reign of the : [SSC Sec. Officer (Audit) 2008]

  • (A) Cheras
  • (B) Parthians
  • (C) Pandyas
  • (D) Cholas

12. Harshvardhana was defeated by : [SSC CGL 2010, Matric Level 2006]

  • (A) Prabhakaravardhana
  • (B) Pulakesin II
  • (C) Narshimvarman
  • (D) Sasanka

13. Which of the following option is matched? [SSC Combined Matric Level 2002]

  • (A) Ellora – Shakas
  • (B) Mahabalipuram – Rashtrakuta
  • (C) Meenakshi Temple – Pallavas
  • (D) Khajuraho – Chandelas

14. 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

15. Mention the centre of the Roman trade during the Sangam Age : [SSC MTS 2013]

  • (A) Madurai
  • (B) Arikamedu
  • (C) Poompuhar
  • (D) Musiri

16. During the reign of which Pallava ruler began the long drawn struggle between the Pallavas and the Chalukyas? [SSC MTS 2013]

  • (A) Mahendravarman I
  • (B) Simhavishnu
  • (C) Narasimhavarman I
  • (D) Mahendravarman II

17. 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

18. Which of the following is not true about Ajanta Caves? [SSC CGL Tier-I 2016]

  • (A) They are in Maharashtra
  • (B) They are decorated with Buddhist Art
  • (C) They depict the techniques used in Ancient India
  • (D) They do not contain paintings of flora and fauna

19. Who were the patrons of Sangama Literature? [SSC CGL 2016, CPO 2017]

  • (A) Nayakas
  • (B) Chandellas
  • (C) Pandyas
  • (D) Solankis

20. The school of Indian art which is also known as the Greek-Roman-Buddhist art is the ………….. school. [SSC CGL Tier-I 2016]

  • (A) Mauryan
  • (B) Shunga
  • (C) Gandhar
  • (D) Gupta

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