Sangam texts, particularly Maduraikkanji, a
(b) Arikamedu
(c) Korkai
(d) Kaveripattinam
Who was the author of Sirupanarruppadai (one of the Pattuppattu) which
hints at the decline of the three Sangam kingdoms by the end of the third
century AD?
(a) Kadungon
(b) Kapilar
(c) Nakkirar
(d) Nattanar
Which of the following ancient port cities were located on the east coast of
the Tamil land?
(i) Korkai
(ii) Puhar
(iii) Poduca
(iv) Sopatma
(v) Masalia
(vi) Dosarana
Select the answer from the codes given as follows:
(a) i, ii, iii and iv
(b) ii, iii, iv and v
(c) i, ii, iv and vi
(d) All of them
When did the direct trade between the Roman empire and India begin to
(a) End of the first century AD
(b) Beginning of the second century AD
(c) End of the second century AD
(d) End of the third century AD
Consider the following two statements—one labelled as Assertion (A) and
the other labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): During the Sangam age the custom of sati was practised
universally by the people.
Reason (R): The heroism and devotion       of the sati were applauded greatly by