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 History – Term 1 Unit 4

Ancient Cities of Tamilagam


I. Choose the correct answer:

1. Which of the following region has a city more than 6500 years old?
(a) Iraq
(b) Indus Valley
(c) Tamilagam
(d) Thondaimandalam
(b) Indus Valley

2. Which one of the following is a Tamil city?
(a) Iraq
(b) Harappa
(c) Mohenjo – Daro
(d) Kancheepuram
(d) Kancheepuram

3. Which city is not related to the Bay of Bengal?
(a) Poompuhar
(b) Thondi
(c) Korkai
(d) Kancheepuram
(d) Kancheepuram

4. Water management system of Tamils are known from …………………
(a) Kallanai
(b) Tanks in Kancheepuram
(c) Prakirama Pandyan Tank
(d) River Cauvery
(a) a is correct
(b) b is correct
(c) c is correct
(d) a and b are correct
(d) a and b are correct

5. Which is not the oldest city among the following ones?
(a) Madurai
(b) Kancheepuram
(c) Poompuhar
(d) Chennai
(d) Chennai

6. Which city is related to keezhadi excavation?
(a) Madurai
(b) Kancheepuram
(c) Poompuhar
(d) Harappa
(a) Madurai

II. 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.
(a) Statement is correct, but reason is wrong.
(b) Statement and its reason are correct.
(c) Statement is wrong, but reason is correct.
(d) Both are wrong.
(b) Statement and its reason are correct

2. (a) Thirunavukkarasar said “Kalvyil karaillatha”. 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”
(a) Only a is correct
(b) Only b is correct
(c) Only c is correct
(d) All are correct
(d) All are correct

3. Find out the correct statement
(a) Naalangadi – Night shop
(b) Allangdi – Day-time shop
(c) Ancient Roman coin factory was found at Poompuhar.
(d) Pearls were exported from Uvari near Korkai.
(d) Pearls were exported from Uvari near Korkai

4. Find out the wrong statement.
(a) Megasthanese has mentioned Madurai in his account.
(b) Hien Tsang came to the Tamil city of Kancheepuram.
(c) Kovalan and Kannagi lived in Kancheepuram.
(d) Iraq is mentioned in Pattinapalai.
(c) Kovalan and Kannagi lived in Kancheepuram

5. Find out the correct pair
(a) Koodal nagar – poompuhar
(b) Thoonga nagaram – harappa
(b) Thoonga Nagaram – Harappa
(d) City of Temples -Kancheepuram
(d) City of Temples -Kancheepuram

6. Find out the wrong pair
(a) Vadamalai – Gold
(b) Western Ghats – Sandal
(c) Southern Sea – Pearls
(d) Eastern Sea – Ahil

III. Fill in the blanks :

  1. Kanchi Kailasanathar temple was built by_______
  2. _______ is known as the city of temples
  3. Masathuvan means _______


  1. Pallava King Raja Simtia
  2. Kanchi
  3. A big trader

IV. State True or False.

  1. Cultural relationship with the outside world developed in Poompuhar because of its trade relationship with it.
  2. Women also purchased from Allangadi of Madurai without fear.
  3. Many rock cut temples were made during the Pallava period.
  4. Bodhi Dharmar belonged to Kancheepuram.


  1. True
  2. True
  3. True
  4. True

V. Answer in one word:

1. What do you know about the term export?
Export means goods and services sold to other countries for foreign currency.

2. Mention the epic and the Sangam poem you read in the lesson:

  1. Epic: Silappathikaram and Manimegalai
  2. Sangam literature: Pattinappaalai

3. Which is the oldest city in Thondai Nadu?
Kanchi is the oldest city in Thondai Nadu.

4. Point out anyone difference between a village and a city
The population of a city will be higher than that of a village.

5. Which civilization is associated with the city Lothal?
Indus valley civilization

6. Name the oldest civilization of the world
Mesopotamian civilization

VI. Answer the following :

1. Write a brief note on ancient cities of India.

There are a number of ancient cities in India. Let us see a few of them.


  1. Jhansi is in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
  2. It is the headquarters of the Jhansi district.
  3. Its original name was Balwant Nagar
  4. It is well connected with all major towns in Uttar Pradesh by road and railway

Net work.

  1. Jhansi has been selected among 98 cities for smart city initiated by the Government of India.
  2. Its nickname is the city of Rani Laxmi Bai.
  3. Jhansi fort, government museum, and Rani Mahal are important tourist centres.


  1. It is adjacent to modern-day Patna.
  2. It was the capital of major powers in ancient India such as the Nanda Empire and the Mauryan empire.


  1. Taxila or Takshashila was an ancient city.
  2. Now it is in Pakistan.
  3. It was a centre of learning.
  4. It is considered to have been one of the earliest universities of the world.


  1. Lothal is situated on the banks of a tributary of the Sabarmati river in Gujarat.
  2. It was an important trading centre in ancient India
  3. A naval dockyard has been discovered in Lothal.
  4. It shows the maritime activities of the Indus people.


  1. In 1921 the archaeologists discovered the city of Harappa.
  2. Harappa in Sindhi means ‘Buried city’.
  3. The ruins of the Indus valley civilization are found here.
  4. It was a well-planned city.
  5. Now it is in Pakistan.

2. Mention the ancient cities of Tamil Nadu

  1. Poompuhar
  2. Madurai
  3. Kanchi
  4. Korkai
  5. Vanchi
  6. Thondi
  7. Uraiyur
  8. Musiri
  9. Karavur
  • Kaayal
  • Mamallapuram
  • Thanjavur
  • Thagadoor

3. Discuss the sources available to know about Tamil cities.

  1. Silappathikaram, Manimegalai, and Pattinapalai speak about Poompuhar.
  2. The accounts of the Greek historian Megasthanese and Chanakya’s Arthasastra speak about Madurai.
  3. Poets Kalidasa and Thirunavukarasar mention Kanchi in their poems.
  4. The Buddhist monk Manimegalai speaks highly of Kanchi.

4. Write about the kings who ruled Madurai?

  1. The Pandyas, Cholas, and Kalabras ruled Madurai.
  2. During the medieval times, later Cholas and later Pandyas ruled Madurai.
  3. Then the Nayaks ruled Madurai.

5. Mention the other names of Madurai.

  1. Thoonga Nagaram.
  2. Sangam valavtha Nagaram.
  3. Koodal Nagar.

6. What is the difference between Naalangadi and Allangadi?

  1. Naalangadi is the day market.
  2. Allangadi is the evening market.

7. Name the scholars who were born at Kancheepuram.

  1. Dharmabalar.
  2. Jothi balar.
  3. Sumathi
  4. Bodhi dharmas.

8. Which is known as the city of lakes? Why?
There are hundreds of lakes in and around the city of Kanchi. So Kanchi is known as the city of lakes.