Towns, Traders, Craftspersons
|Column I||Column I|
|(i) Pilgrimage centre||(a) Surat|
|(ii) Temple town||(b) Vrindavan|
|(iii) 12th century Chauhan's capital||(c) Thanjavur|
|(iv) Gateway to the west||Ajmer|
Answer: (i) b, (ii) c, (iii) d, (iv) a
Fill in the blanks
- In 1686-87, Mughal emperor _____ annexed Golconda.
- The fort of Masulipatnam was built by the _____.
- One of the most important festivals of Hampi was ____.
- The ______ lake near Ajmer has attracted pilgrims since ancient times.
- _____ were often central to the economy and society.
Answer: (a) Aurangzeb, (b) Dutch, (c) Mahanavami, (d) Pushkar, (e) Temples
Multiple Choice Questions
Question 1: The Deccan Sultans consist of the rulers of
- Bijapur and Ahmadnagar
- Bidar and Berar
- All of the above
Answer: (d) All of the above
Question 2: Which of the following is not a part of the Vishwakarma community?
Answer: (b) Weaver
Question 3: The following are the guilds of south India ____
- Hindu Baniyas
- Both b and c
Answer: (d) Both b and c
Question 4: In the 17th century the _____ had their warehouses at Surat
- Dutch and English
- Both a and b
Answer: (d) Both a and b
Question 5: What did the Gujarati traders sell?
- Textiles and spices
Answer: (a) Textiles and spices
Very Short Answer Type Questions:
Question 1: Who thronged the markets of Hampi?
Answer: Moors, Chettis and agents of European traders such as the Portuguese.
Question 2: What was the technique used for building walls in Hampi?
Answer: Wedging the walls together by interlocking.
Question 3: Who did the guilds of south India trade extensively with?
Answer: Within the peninsula and with Southeast Asia and China.
Question 4: Name the kinds of artisans present in the haats.
Answer: Potters, oil pressers, sugar makers, toddy makers, smiths and stonemasons.
Question 5: Name the aspects of cloth making that became specialized and independent crafts during the period.
Answer: Cotton cleaning, spinning and dyeing.
Question 6: With whom did the Gujarati traders trade extensively?’
Answer: Ports of the Red Sea, Persian Gulf, East Africa, Southeast Asia and China.