Consider the following statement:
‘The yavanas sailed their large ships to __ bearing gold, and returned laden
with yavanapriya and the rare products of the sea and mountain which the
king gave’.
Which is the port mentioned here?
(a) Arikamedu
(b) Kaveripattinam
(c) Korkai
(d) Muziris
Which one of the following was not a heinous crime according to the
established law of the land in south India during the Sangam age?
(a) Slaughter of a cow
(b) Drinking wine
(c) Killing of a foetus
(d) Killing of a Brahmin
Who among the following Sangam rulers took the lead in organising the
pattini cult?
(a) Karikala, the Chola ruler
(b) Nedunjeliyan, the Pandya ruler
(c) Senguttuvan, the Chera ruler
(d) Nedunjeral Adan, the Chera ruler
Consider the following two statements-one labelled as Assertion (A) and the
other labelled as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): Madurai, Vanji, and Uraiyur seem to have passed the meridian
of their prosperity and entered on a phase of decline by the close of the third
century ad.
Reason (R): According to the author of Sirupanarruppadai, during the period
of its hero Nalliyakkondan who ruled over South Arcot and the neighbouring
areas around 275 AD, charity had dried up in the capitals of the three Tamil
In the context of the above two statements which one of the following is
(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
(b) Both A and R are true but R