thought me to be a sorcerer and when speaking of me to their leading men in
their native tongue, they spoke of me as the sea ...’
(a) Sulaiman
(b) Al-Masudi
(c) Marco Polo
(d) Al-Beruni
Read the passage below and answer the following question.
‘The Hindus believe that there is no country like theirs, no king like theirs, no
religion like theirs, no science like theirs. If they travelled and mixed with
other nations, they would soon change their mind, for their ancestors were
not so narrow-minded as the present generation.’ In this the author is
referring to the Hindu generation of which period.
(a) Early 10th century
(b) Late 10th century
(c) Early 11th century
(d) Late 11th century
Read the quotation below and answer the following question.
‘If the contents of these quotations happen to be utterly heathenish and the
followers of the truth find them objectionable, we can only say that such is
the belief of the Hindus and that they themselves are best qualified to defend
it.’ Who are the followers of the truth according to the author?
(a) Followers of Brahmanism
(b) Followers of Buddhism
(c) Followers of Christianity
(d) Followers of Islam
Who was the important functionary in the Chola empire who had to approve
every order issued by the ruler?
(a) Mahabaladhikrita
(b) Olainayagam
(c) Mahadandanayaka
(d) Elaya
To which god/goddess was the temple founded by Vijayalaya at Tanjore
dedicated after its capture by him?
(a) Siva