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TN Board Class 7 History Unit 1 Sources of Medieval India

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Choose the correct answer

  1. ____________ are the writings engraved on solid surfaces such as rocks, stones, temple walls and metals.
  • Chronicles
  • Travelogues
  • Coins
  • Inscriptions


  1. _____________ was the land gifted to temples.
  • Vellanvagai
  • Shalabhoga
  • Brahmadeya
  • Devadana


  1. _____________period was known as the period of devotional literature.
  • Chola
  • Pandya
  • Rajput
  • Vijayanagara


  1. _________ provides information about the first Sultan of Delhi.
  • Ain-i-Akbari
  • Taj-ul-Ma’asir
  • Tuzk-i-Jahangiri
  • Tarikh-i-Frishta


  1. _____________ , an Arab-born Morocco scholar, travelled from Morocco to India.
  • Marco Polo
  • Al Beruni
  • Domingo Paes
  • Ibn Battuta


II Fill in the Blanks

  1. ___________ inscriptions provide details about administration in a Brahmadeya village.[Uttiramerur]
  2. ___________ had stamped the figure of Goddess Lakshmi on his gold coins and had his name inscribed on it.[Muhammad Ghori]
  3. 3.6 grains of silver amounted to a ___________.[Jital]
  4. ______________ was patronised by Sultan Nazir-ud-din Mahmud of Slave Dynasty.[Minhaj-us-Siraj]
  5. An Italian traveller _____________ visited Vijayanagar Empire in 1420.[Nicolo Conti]


III Match the following

  • Khajuraho – Odisha
  • Konark – Hampi
  • Dilwara – Madhya Pradesh
  • Virupaksha – Rajasthan


  • Khajuraho – Madhya Pradesh
  • Konark – Odisha
  • Dilwara – Rajasthan
  • Virupaksha – Hampi


IV State true or false

  1. Pallichchandam was the land donated to Jaina institution.[True]
  2. The composition of metal coins gives us information on the political condition of the empire.[False]
  3. The high cost of copper made palm leaf and paper cheaper alternatives for recording royal orders and events in royal courts.[True]
  4. Domingo Paes, a Portuguese traveller, visited the Chola Empire in 1522.[False]


V Match the statement with the reason

Tick ( √ ) the appropriate answer.

1) Assertion(A): Muhammad Ghori’s gold coins carried the figure of Goddess Lakshmi.

Reason(R): The Turkish invader was liberal in his religious outlook.

  • R is the correct explanation of A.
  • R is not the correct explanation of A.
  • A is wrong and R is correct.
  • A and R are wrong.


2) Find out the wrong pair

  • Madura Vijayam – Gangadevi
  • Abul Fazal – Ain-i-Akbari
  • Ibn Battuta – Tahquiq-i-Hind
  • Amuktamalyatha – Krishnadevaraya This pair is incorrect; Amuktamalyatha was composed by Krishnadevaraya, not authored by him.)


3) Find out the odd one

  • Inscriptions
  • Travelogues (Travelogues are accounts of journeys, while the others are physical artifacts or records.)
  • Monuments
  • Coins


VI Answer the following in one or two sentences


Who compiled Nalayira Divyaprabhandham?

Nalayira Divyaprabhandham was compiled by Nathamuni.


What does the word Tuzk mean?

The word “Tuzk” means memoir or autobiography.


Name Jahangir’s memoir.

Jahangir’s memoir is called “Tuzk-i-Jahangiri”.


Name the two different types of sources for the study of history.

The two different types of sources for the study of history are primary sources (e.g., inscriptions, monuments) and secondary sources (e.g., literary works, chronicles).

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