Question Series 18 – Pallava Kingdom – Prelims Focus 2021

1.Who was the founder of Pallava Dynasty?

A. SimhavishnuB
B .Mahendravarman I

C. Narasimhavarman I

D .Mahendravarman II

2.During which Pallavas King’s reign, the Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang visited Kanchipuram in 640 AD?
A. Simhavishnu
B. Mahendravarman I
C. Narasimhavarman I
D. Mahendravarman II
3.Who among the following Pallava King killed by the Chalukya king Vikramaditya II?
A. Narasimhavarman II
B. Nandivarman II
C. Dantivarman
D. Paramesvaravarman II
4.Who among the following built the Vaikuntha-Perumal Temple?
A. Narasimhavarman II
B. Nandivarman II
C. Dantivarman
D. Paramesvaravarman II
5.Who among thew following popularly known as Mamallan (great wrestler), and Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram) was named after him?
A. Narasimhavarman I
B. Mahendravarman II
C. Mahendravarman I
D. Paramesvaravarman I
6.Consider the following statement (s) about Mahendravarman.
I. Tamil literature flourished under his rule, with the rise in popularity of Tevaram written by Appar and Sambandhar.
II. He was the author of the play Mattavilasa Prahasana and another play called Bhagavadajjuka.
A. Only I
B. Only II
C. Both I and II
D. Neither I nor II
7.Who constructed the Kailasanathar Temple at Kanchipuram?
A. Narasimhavarman II
B. Mahendravarman II
C. Mahendravarman I
D. Paramesvaravarman I
8.Match the following
a. Nandivarman II 1. Kutiyattam and chakyar koothu
b. Nandivarman III 2. Trade contacts with Siam and Malaya
c. Paramesvaravarman II 3. Last ruler of the Simhavishnu line of Pallavas
d. Narasimhavarman I 4. Hiuen Tsang
a b c d
A. 1 2 3 4
B. 4 3 2 1
C. 3 1 2 4
D. 1 2 4 3
9.Which of the following Pallava rulers invaded the Chalukya Kingdom and captured Badami ?
A NarsimhavarmanI



D.Mahendravarnan I

10.Who took the title of Vatapikonda ?

A .NarsimhavarmanI


C .Mahendravarman I

D.Nandivarman II
11.Who among the following Pallava ruler built the Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram?

A.Narsimhavarman II

B.Nandivarman II


D Mahendravarman I
12.Mahabalipuram was a port city of which of the following dynasties?




D Kakatiya

13.Mahabalipuram is an important city that reveals the interest in arts of

(A) Pallavas

(B) Cheras

(C) Pandyas

(D) Chalukyas

14 .Pallava dynasty Ruled between

(A) 3rd century – 8th century AD

(B) 4th century – 9th century AD

(C) 5th century – 10th century AD

(D) 6th century – 11th century AD


15. Capital of Pallava dynasty was ?

(A) Badami

(B) Madurai

(C) Guntur

(D) Kanchi

(E) None of these


16.Initially Pallavas served as feudatories to ?

(A) Satvahana Dynasty

(B) Cheras Dynasty

(C) Pandyas Dynasty

(D) Chola Dynasty

(E) None of these

17.The Pallavas captured Kanchi from the ?
(A) Cholas

(B) Cheras

(C) Pandyas

(D) Chalukyas

(E) None of these

18.Mahendravarman I was initially a patron of the …….Faith
(A) Buddhist

(B) Jain

(C) Hinduism

(D) All of these

(E) None of these

19.The earliest examples of Pallava constructions are ?
(A) Bricked Wells

(B) Bricked temples

(C) Palaces

(D) Rock cut temples

20.There was a long struggle between the Pallavas and the ………. for the supremacy over the Tungabhadra-Krishna doab
(A) Badami Chalukyas

(B) Cheras

(C) Pandyas

(D) Gupta Dynasty

21.Who was the founder of Chalukya dynasty of Badami?
A. Pulakeshin I
B. Kirtivarman I
C. Mangalesha
D. Pulakeshin II
22 Who was the founder of Chalukya Dynasty ?


B.Pulakesin I

C.Kirtivarman I

D.Pulakesin II

23. What was the ruling period of Chalukyas of Badami ?

A 500 – 550 A.D.

B.550 – 650 A.D.

C 543 – 757 A.D.

D .545 – 700 A.D.
24 Which Chalukyan ruler set up it capital at Vengi ?

A. Vishnuvardhan


C .Kakusthavarman

D .Pulakesin II

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