(d) Its members were elected by a draw of lots and held office only for one
Which statement on the mahasabhas of the Chola period is wrong?
(a) They could clear fallow lands and own them.
(b) They constituted separate committees and helped revenue collection, law
and order, justice and the like.
(c) Anybody could be elected to executive committees either by drawing of
lots or by representation.
(d) It was within the precincts of the temple that tickets of prospective
candidates were drawn one by one and the results announced.
Match List I with List II and choose the answer from the codes given below
the lists.
         List I                                        List II
      (i) Veli-chenu                               (A) Dry land
      (ii) Niru-rela                               (B) Wet land
      (iii) Tomta-bhumi                            (C) Garden land
      (iv) Racha-doddi                             (D) Crown land
(a) i-A, ii-B, iii-C, iv-D
(b) i-A, ii-B, iii-D, iv-C
(c) i-B, ii-A, iii-C, iv-D
(d) i-D, ii-C, iii-B, iv-A
Assertion and Reason
Mark (a) if ‘Assertion’ (A) is correct, but ‘Reason’ (R) is wrong.
Mark (b) if (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct.
Mark (c) if both (A) and (R) are correct, and (R) is the correct explanation of
Mark (d) if both (A) and (R) are correct, and (R) is not the correct
explanation of (A).
Assertion (A): We know a great deal more about the Cholas than their
Reason (R): The Chola rulers adapted the practice of having long inscriptions
on the walls of the temples, giving   a historical narrative of their victories.