Towns, Traders, Craftspersons

Extra Questions

Match Columns

Column IColumn I
(i) Pilgrimage centre(a) Surat
(ii) Temple town(b) Vrindavan
(iii) 12th century Chauhan's capital(c) Thanjavur
(iv) Gateway to the westAjmer

Answer: i - b, ii - c, iii – d, iv - a


Fill in the blanks

  1. In 1686-87, Mughal emperor _____ annexed Golconda.

    Answer: Aurangzeb
  2. The fort of Masulipatnam was built by the _____.

    Answer: Dutch
  3. One of the most important festivals of Hampi was ____.

    Answer:Mahanavami
  4. The ______ lake near Ajmer has attracted pilgrims since ancient times.

    Answer: Pushkar
  5. _____ were often central to the economy and society.

    Answer: Temples

Multiple Choice Questions

The Deccan Sultans consist of the rulers of

  1. Golconda
  2. Bijapur and Ahmadnagar
  3. Bidar and Berar
  4. All of the above

    Answer: (d) All of the above

Which of the following is not a part of the Vishwakarma community?

  1. Goldsmith
  2. Weaver
  3. Carpenter
  4. Blacksmith

    Answer: (b) Weaver

The following are the guilds of south India ____

  1. Hindu Baniyas
  2. Manigramam
  3. Nanadesi
  4. Both b and c

    Answer: (d) Both b and c

In the 17th century the _____ had their warehouses at Surat

  1. Portuguese
  2. Dutch and English
  3. Africans
  4. Both a and b

    Answer: (d) Both a and b

What did the Gujarati traders sell?

  1. Textiles and spices
  2. Gold
  3. Ivory
  4. Tin

    Answer: (a) Textiles and spices

Very Short Answer Type Questions:

Who thronged the markets of Hampi?

Answer: Moors, Chettis and agents of European traders such as the Portuguese.

What was the technique used for building walls in Hampi?

Answer: Wedging the walls together by interlocking.

Who did the guilds of south India trade extensively with?

Answer: Within the peninsula and with Southeast Asia and China.

Name the kinds of artisans present in the haats.

xAnswer: Potters, oil pressers, sugar makers, toddy makers, smiths and stonemasons.

Name the aspects of cloth making that became specialized and independent crafts during the period.

Answer: Cotton cleaning, spinning and dyeing.

With whom did the Gujarati traders trade extensively?’

Answer: Ports of the Red Sea, Persian Gulf, East Africa, Southeast Asia and China.



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