(iv) Manram                (D) Rope-makers
(a) i-D, ii-B, iii-C, iv-A
(b) i-A, ii-C, iii-B, iv-D
(c) i-C, ii-D, iii-A, iv-B
(d) i-B, ii-A, iii-D, iv-C
Assertions and Reason
Mark (a) if only ‘Assertion’ (A) is correct.
Mark (b) if only ‘Reason’ (R) is correct.
Mark (c) if both ‘A’ and ‘R’ are correct, and ‘R’ justifies or explains ‘A’.
Mark (d) if both ‘N and ‘R’ are correct, but ‘R’ does not justify or explain
Assertion (A): Padinenkilkanakku are called Eighteen Minor Works.
Reason (R): The poems in these are shorter in form than those in the Eight
Anthologies and Ten idylls.
Assertion (A): Manimegalai is a Buddhist supplement to Silappadigaram.
Reason (R): Buddhism was the predominant religion of the Sangam age.
Assertion (A): Sivaga Sindamani was a Brahmin work.
Reason (R): Its moral is that worldly success alone does not make a person
Assertion (A): Silappadigaram is marked by the predominance of the
indigenous style.
Reason (R): Sivaga Sindamani shows the dominance of Sanskrit style over
the indigenous style.
Assertion (A): During the later part of the Sangam age, the position of women
started declining.
Reason (R): The practice of sati began to become more common during the
later Sang am age.
Assertion (A): Uraiyur, besides having political importance, had economic
importance as well.
Reason (R): It was a great centre of cotton trade during the Sangam age.