(c) Silappadigaram
(d) Pattinappalai
Who among the following Chola rulers is said to have been a great devotee of
Siva and built 70 temples of the god?
(a) Karikala
(b) Senganan
(c) Elara
(d) Iianjetcenni
Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) Nalavai daily court
(b) Kaikkilai unilateral love
(c) Perundinai improper love
(d) Sahavasis close relatives
Consider the following statements on Sangam polity?
(i) Hereditary monarchy was the prevailing form of government.
(ii) Disputed successions and civil wars were unknown.
(iii) The ideal of the vijigishu or conquering king was accepted and acted on.
(iv) The most powerful kings were expected to undertake a digvijaya.
(v) The practice of committing suicide by the companions of a king when he
died was widespread.
Of these
(a) All are true
(b) i, ii, iii and iv are true
(c) i, iii and iv are true
(d) ii, iv and v are true
Which one of the following works deals with the fine arts in a detailed
(a) Manimegalai
(b) Tolkappiyam
(c) Silappadigaram
(d) Narrinai
The term argaritic was used by the anonymous author of the Periplus for the:
(a) pearls fished off the east coast
(b) muslins exported from Uraiyur