Which of the following statements about Chola economy is incorrect?
(a) Chola rulers built a network of royal roads which were useful for trade as
well as for the movement of the army.
(b) Chola rulers drew their income from tolls on trade, taxes on professions
and plunder besides land tax.
(c) Some Chola kings carried out an elaborate survey of land in order to fix
the government’s share of the land revenue.
(d) The government’s share was fixed at 1⁄2 of the produce.
Which of the following statements is not correct about Rashtrakuta kingship?
(a) The king’s position was generally hereditary though election is not
(b) The king’s person as well as the office were considered divine.
(c) A Purana states, ‘Brahma created the king’s body by taking lordship from
Indra, prowess from Agni, cruelty from Yama, good fortune from the Moon
(d) The rules of succession were fixed and strictly abided.
Who is known as the south Indian Manu?
(a) Vakpati
(b) Sandhyakaranandi
(c) Apasthamba
(d) Tirunavakkarasu
Which of the following statements are correct about the conditions that
existed during AD 800–1200?
(i) The rural areas became more and more economically self-sufficient.
(ii) The decline of trade in northern India led to the languishing of trade
(iii) Some of the older srenis emerged as subcastes, such as ‘Ovadasa-Sreni’,
a subcaste of the Vaishyas.
(iv) There was a ban on overseas travel as it was considered polluting.
Choose the answer from the codes given below:
(a) All of them
(b) ii, iii and iv
(c) i, ii and iv
(d) i, ii and iii