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Subject:

history

Class:

class VII

Key Concepts

temple towns, urbanization, Vishwakarma, emporium, Black Town, Hundi, mandi, hatta, mandapika,

essential questions

1. When we look at the various temples and forts in the various cities what kind of information can we derive from seeing these structures?

Remembering:

  1. Trade between Surat and West Asia happened through a) Malacca Strait  b) Davao Gulf  c) Gulf of Ormuz  d) Gulf of Guinea
  2. Fort at Masulipatnam was built by: a) British  b) French  c) Portuguese  d) Dutch
  3. Which of the following is an example of a temple town: a) Ajmer   b) Thanjavur   c) Berar  d) Delhi
  4. What was the part of town where artisans and merchants of Indian Origin used to live: a) Administrative town  b) Commercial town   c) Port town  d) Black town
  5. Hampi was the capital of which empire  a) Mughal  b) Vijaynagar   c) Mewar   d) none
  6. Which is a pilgrim centre: a) Bombay   b) Calcutta   c) Pushkar  d) Madras
  7. Kabul and Qandhar were linked to which route: a) Silk route   b) Cape route   c) Suez Canal Route  d) Cotton Route
  8. Who was Domingo Paes: a) Portugese  b) Italian   c) Arab   d) Swedish
  9. The fort at Masulipatnam was built by whom: a) Dutch   b) English   c) French   d) Portugese
  10. What was an important festival celebrated at Hampi: a) Holi  b) Deepavali  c) Mahanavmi  d) Janamstmi
  11. How was the water supplied to the city of Thanjavur: a) wells  b) tanks  c) Both a and b   d) none of these
  12. Name of the important centres of trade: a) Surat   b) Hampi  c) Masulipatnam  d) all of the above
  13. Match the following:
  14. Kaunjaramallan                                      Mandi/ market

    Muinuddin Chisti                                  Muslim merchants

    Hatta                                                        Portugese traveller

    Mandapika                                                market streets

    Domino Paes                                              Sufi Saints

    Moors                                                       Rajarajeshvara temples

  15. Fill in the blanks:
    1. ___was the capital of Vijaynagar empire.
    2.  ___ in Rajasthan was the capital of Chauhans
    3. Bronze is an alloy of copper and ____
    4. ____performed before the diety, royalty in Verupaksha temple.
    5. The textiles of ____ were famous for Zari/ gold lace
    6. ____discovered the sea route to India

understanding:

  1. Bidri famous art of Bidar is  a) inlay of work of bronze  b) sewing with gold string  c) gold filigree  d) inlay work of copper and silver
  2. Nandesi in medieval India denote a) Traders guild  b) Agriculturist  c) Carpenters guild  d) Weavers guild
  3. Banjaras in medieval India were: a) weavers  b) traders  c) agriculturist  d) warriors
  4. What type of town existed during medieval period: a) port   b) Administration  c) Temple  d) all of the above
  5. True and False:
  1. Cloth bogs in Thanjavur were produced by Saliya weavers
  2. Uraiyur made bronze idols and ornamental metal bells and lamps
  3. Craftspersons of Bidar are famous for their inlay work.
  4. Baniyas and Bohras traded with the ports of Red sea, Persian gulf, Africa
  5. Murshidabad became the capital of Bengal in 1704
  6. Mulla Abdul Ghaffur and Virji Vora owned number of ships

Application:

Analysis:

  1. Consider the following statement about Hampi: Statement 1: In Krishna- Tungabhadra basin   Statement 2: Nucleus of Vijaynagar Kingdom Statement 3: No mortar or cement was used.  Choose the correct options: a) Only 1,2   b) Only 2,3  c) Both 1 and 3  d) Only 1,2,3
  2. Consider the following statement about Thanjavur: Statement 1: Thanjavur was Chola dynasty’s administraivtive capital as well as temple town   Statement 2: Uraiyur and Svamimalai were satellite towns of Thanjavur and area of products like sculptures and cotton respectively. Choose the correct options: a) Only 1   b) Only 2  c) Both 1 and 2  d) None of these
  3. Consider the following statement about temple towns: Statement 1: Somnath, Madurai, Tirupati and Vrindavan were temple towns.  Statement 2: These temple towns grew to become center of trade as large number of priest, workers grew to cater to needs of pilgrims and its people.  Choose the correct options: a) Only 1   b) Only 2  c) Both 1 and 2  d) None of these
  4. Consider the following statement about temple towns:  Statement 1: Traders had to pass through many kingdoms and forests, to protect their interest they formed guilds  Statement 2: Chettiars, Manigramam and Nanadesi were such prominent guilds in various parts of the country. Choose the correct options: a) Only 1   b) Only 2  c) Both 1 and 2  d) None of these
  5. Consider the following statement about temple towns:  Statement 1: Subcontinent was dotted with many haats and mandapika with several towns where traders came to sell products  Statement 2: To levy taxes on traders, artisans and articles of trade, Samanta built a fortified palace in or near the towns  Choose the correct options: a) Only 1   b) Only 2  c) Both 1 and 2  d) None of these
  6. Consider the following statement about temple towns: Statement 1: Aurangzeb annexed Golconda in 1686- 1687   Statement 2: This led the European companies to shift base from East Godavari and develop new ports in West, South and Eastern parts of Subcontinent  Choose the correct options: a) Only 1   b) Only 2  c) Both 1 and 2  d) None of these
  7. Consider the following statement about temple towns: Statement 1: Indian textile designs became increasingly refined as the English emerged as the most successful communities and political power in subcontinent in the seventeenth century. Statement 2: This led to further dependence of craftsmen and they began to work on a system of advances, which meant increase in demand and gave them the liberty to experiment with more design.  Choose the correct options: a) Only 1   b) Only 2  c) Both 1 and 2  d) None of these

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