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Sangam Literature General Knowledge Questions

1.

The greatest Chera King remembered for building a temple of ‘Kannagi’ the Goddess of Chastity?
[A]Elara
[B]Karikala
[C]Senguttuvan
[D]Mudukudumi

Senguttuvan
Senguttuvan (also knoown as Red Chera) was the greatest Chera king who is remembered for building a temple of ‘Kannagi’ the Goddess of Chastity and founded the famous Pattini cult.

2.

Who was the earliest known Chola King who conquered Sri Lanka and ruled it ?
[A]Karikala
[B]Elara
[C]Udiyangera
[D]Nedunjelian

Elara
Elara was the earliest known Chola King and conquered Srilanka and ruled over it for 50 years .

3.

Who was the chairman of Third Tamil Sangam?
[A]Nakkirar
[B]Agastaya
[C]Tiruttakkadevar
[D]Chintamani

Nakkirar
Nakkirar was the chairman of 3rd Tamil Sangam held at North Madurai.

4.

Who is known as the Father of Tamil literature?
[A]Nakkirar
[B]Pushyamitra
[C]Aggatiyam
[D]Agastaya

Agastaya
As per Tamil sources, the father of Tamil literature is ‘Agastaya’.

5.

The word ‘Sangam’ of Sangam Age was closely associated with which of the following?
[A]Crowd
[B]Assembly
[C]Influence
[D]Source

Assembly
The word Sangam is associated with a College or Assembly of Tamil scholars and Poets .

6.

Variyar, the Revenue term was used for which action?
[A]Tax Collector
[B]Extra Demand
[C]Land Tax
[D]Custom Duty

Tax Collector
Term ‘Variyar’ was used for Tax Collector.

7.

In the Sangam age, ‘Karai’ the revenue term is related with__?
[A]Collecting Tax
[B]Land Tax
[C]Custom Duties
[D]None

Land Tax
The Term Karai was used for Land Tax in the Sangam Period.

8.

Uraiyur was an ancient Chola city famous for__?
[A]Pearls
[B]Ship Building
[C]Houses
[D]Grammar

Pearls
Uraiyur was famous for Pearls and Muslims.

9.

Which among the following was the royal emblem of Pandya Kingdom?
[A]Fish
[B]Carp
[C]Bow
[D]Both a & b

Both a & b
Fish / Carp was the royal emblem of Pandya Kingdom. The Pandyas were also mentioned by Megasthanese who said that then kingdom was famous for pearls.

10.

Which among the following was the royal emblem of Chera Kingdom?
[A]Tiger
[B]Bow
[C]Fish
[D]Carp

Bow
Bow was the royal emblem of Chera Kingdom.

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