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TN Board Class 6 Social Science Chapter 4 Ancient Cities of Tamilagam

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Choose the correct answer

1.Which of the following region has a city more than 6500 years old?

  1. Iraq
  2. Indus Valley
  3. Tamilagam
  4. Thondaimandalam


2.Which one of the following is a Tamil city?

  1. Iraq
  2. Harappa
  3. Mohenjo-Daro
  4. Kancheepuram


3.Which city is not related to the Bay of Bengal?

  1. Poompuhar
  2. Thondi
  3. Korkai
  4. Kancheepuram


4.Water management system of Tamils are known from

  1. Kallanai
  2. Tanks in Kancheepuram
  3. Prakirama Pandyan Tank
  4. River Cauvery
  • correct 
  • correct
  • c. is correct
  • a and b are correct


5.Which is not the oldest city among the following ones?

  1. Madurai
  2. Kancheepuram
  3. Poompuhar
  4. Chennai


6.Which city is related to Keezhadi excavation?

  1. Madurai
  2. Kancheepuram
  3. Poompuhar
  4. Harappa


Tick the appropriate answer. Match the Statement with the Reason

1.Statement: Goods were imported and exported from the city Poompuhar.

Reason: Bay of Bengal was suitable for trading with neighbouring countries.

  • Statement is correct, but reason is wrong.
  • Statement and its reason are correct.
  • Statement is wrong, but reason is correct.
  • Both are wrong.


2.a. Thirunavukkarasar said “kalviyil karaiillatha”. This statement refers to the city Kancheepuram.

b. Hieun Tsang said, “Kancheepuram is one among the seven-sacred places of India”.

c. Kalidasa said, “Kancheepuram is the best city among the cities”

  • only a is correct
  • only b is correct
  • only c is correct
  • All are correct


3. Find out the correct statement

  • Naalangadi – Night shop
  • Allangdi – Day-time shop
  • Ancient Roman coin factory was found at Poompuhar.
  • Pearls were exported from Uvari near Korkai.


4.Find out the wrong statement.

  • Megasthanese has mentioned Madurai in his account.
  • Hien Tsang came to the Tamil city of Kancheepuram.
  • Kovalan and Kannagi lived in Kancheepuram.
  • Iraq is mentioned in Pattinapalai.


5.Find out the correct pair

  • Koodal Nagar – Poompuhar
  • Thoonga Nagaram – Harappa
  • City of Education – Madurai
  • City of Temples -Kancheepuram


6. Find out the wrong pair

  • Vadamalai – Gold
  • Western Ghats – Sandal
  • Southern Sea – Pearls
  • Eastern Sea – Ahil


III. Fill in the blanks

1.Kanchi Kailasanathar temple was built by ……………[ later Pallava king Rajasimha]

2………….is known as the city of temples.[ Kancheepuram [

3.Masathuvan means………… .[ a big trader]


  1. State True or False

1.Cultural relationship with the outside world developed in Poompuhar because of its trade relationship with it. [True]

2.Women also purchased from Allangadi of Madurai without fear. [True]

3.Many rock cut temples were made during the Pallava period. [True]

4.Bodhi Dharmar belonged to Kancheepuram.[False]


Answer in one word

1.What do you know about the term ‘export’?



2.Mention the epic and the sangam poem you read in this lesson.



3.Which is the oldest city in Thondai Nadu?



4.Point out any one difference between a village and a city.



5.Which civilisation is associated with the city Lothal?

Indus Valley


6.Name the oldest civilization of the world.



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