History

Towns, Traders and Craftspersons

Question:

Fill in the blanks:
(a) The Rajarajeshvara temple was built in ………………..
(b)  Ajmer is associated with the Sufi saint…………………
(c) Hampi was the capital of the ………….
(d) The Dutch established a settlement at…………….. in Andhra Pradesh.

Answer:

(a) early 11th century
(b) Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti
(c) Vijayanagara
(d) Masulipatnam

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Towns, Traders and Craftspersons

Q 1.

Find out about the present-day taxes on markets. Who collects these taxes? How are they collected and are they used for?

Q 2.

What is bell metal?

Q 3.

Name the residence meant for the white rulers in Madras.

Q 4.

Compare any one of the cities described in this chapter with a town or a village with which you are familiar. Do you notice any similarities or differences?

Q 5.

How did pilgrims contribute to the temples?

Q 6.

What did the Indian traders bring from Africa?

Q 7.

What do the ruins of Hampi reveal?

Q 8.

What do temple towns represent? [Imp.]

Q 9.

How was water supplied, to the city of Thanjavur?

Q 10.

Mention some articles of trade on which temple authorities collected taxes.

Q 11.

How did the European Companies gain control of the sea trade?

Q 12.

What purpose did small towns serve? [V. Imp.]

 Or

Describe various Junctions of small towns.

Q 13.

What were the textiles of Surat famous for?

Q 14.

What is bronze?

Q 15.

Why did the Dutch and English East India Companies attempt to control Masulipatnam?

Q 16.

What was special with the Surat hundis?

Q 17.

Who lived in the Black Towns' in cities such as Madras?

Q 18.

What is lost wax' technique? [V. Imp.]

Q 19.

Name a few Indian spices which became an important part of European cooking. Ans. Pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, dried ginger, g. 9. What were craftspersons of Bidar famous for?

Q 20.

Why did the rulers endow temples with grants of land and money?

Q 21.

Why has Surat been called the gate to Mecca?[V. Imp.]

Q 22.

Name the residence meant for the white rulers in Calcutta

Q 23.

In what ways was craft production in cities like Calcutta different from that in cities Wee Thanjavur?

Q 24.

State whether true or false:
(a) We know the name of the architect of the Rajarajeshvara temple from an inscription.
(b) Merchants preferred to travel individually rather than in caravans.
(c) Kabul was a major centre for trade in elephants.
(d) Surat was an important trading port on the Bay of Bengal.

Q 25.

Fill in the blanks:
(a) The Rajarajeshvara temple was built in ………………..
(b)  Ajmer is associated with the Sufi saint…………………
(c) Hampi was the capital of the ………….
(d) The Dutch established a settlement at…………….. in Andhra Pradesh.

Q 26.

How did temple authorities use their wealth?

Q 27.

What was the system of advances?

Q 28.

What were the reasons of the decline of Swat? [V. Imp.]

Q 29.

Why do you think towns grew around temples?

Q 30.

Describe the trade activities of the big and small traders belonging to the medieval time.

 

Q 31.

Give an account of the architecture of Hampt

Q 32.

Why did people from distant lands visit Surat?

Q 33.

How did the system of advances snatch the freedom of the weavers?
OR
How did the Indian Crafts persons lose their independence?

Q 34.

How was Hampi in its heyday in the 15-16th centuries? When did it fall into ruin?

Q 35.

How important were craftspersons for the building and maintenance of temples?

Q 36.

Describe Swat as a gateway to the West .

Q 37.

What made the city of Masulipatnam populous and prosperous?