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History – Term 2 Unit 1

Vijayanagar and Bahmani Kingdoms


I. Choose the correct answer:

1. Who was the greatest ruler of Sangama Dynasty? .
(a) Bukka
(b) Devaraya II
(c) Harihara II
(d) Krishna’Devaraya
(b) Devaraya II

2. Which was the most common animal depicted on the pillars of Vijayanagara style?
(a) Elephant
(b) Horse
(c) Cow
(d) Deer
(b) Horse

3. Who was the last ruler of the Sangama Dynasty?
(a) Rama Raya
(b) Tirumaladeva Raya
(c) Devaraya II
(d) Virupaksha Raya II
(d) Virupaksha Raya II

4. Who ended the Sultanate in Madurai?
(a) SaluvaNarasimha
(b) Devarayall
(c) Kumara Kampana
(d) Tirumaladeva Raya
(c) Kumara Kampana

5. Name the Bahmani King who was a linguist and a poet.
(a) Ala-ud-din Hasan Shah
(b) Muhammad I
(c) Sultan Firoz
(d) Mujahid
(c) Sultan Firoz

II. Fill in the Blanks

  1. ___________ was the capital of Aravidu dynasty.
  2. Vijayanagar emperors issued a large number of gold coins called ___________
  3. Mahmud Gawan used ___________chemists to teach the preparation and use of gunpowder.
  4. In Vijayanagara administration ___________ looked after the affairs of villages.


  1. Penukonda
  2. Varahas
  3. Persian
  4. Gaudal

III. Match the Following

  1. Vijayanagara – Ruler of Odisha
  2. Prataparudra – Astadiggajas
  3. Krishna Devaraya – Pandurangamahatyam
  4. Abdur Razzaq – City of victory
  5. Tenali Ramakrishna – Persian emissary


1 – iv; 2 – i; 3 – ii; 4 – v; 5 – iii

IV. Assertion & Reason:

1. Assertion (A): The Vijayanagar army was considered one of the feared armies in India.
Reason (R): Vijayanagar armies used both firearm and cavalry.
(a) R is not the correct explanation of A
(b) R is correct explanation of A
(c) A is correct and R is wrong
(d) (A) and (R) are Correct
(b) R is correct explanation of A

2. Find’out the wrong pair
(a) Silk – China
(b) Spices – Arabia
(c) Precious stone – Burma
(d) Madurai Vijayam – Gangadevi
(b) Spices – Arabia

3. Find the odd one out
Harihara II, Muhammad I, Krishnadeva Raya, Devaraya I
Muhammad I

4. Consider the following statements and find out which is/are correct
I. Turquoise throne is one of the bejewelled royal seats of Persian kings described in Firdausi’s Shah Nama.
II. The fertile regions between the rivers Krishna and Tungabhadra and Krishna-Godavari delta were the zones of conflict among the rulers of Vijayanagar, and Bahmani.
III. Muhammad I was educated at Multan.
IV. Mahmud Gawan served with great distinction as the Prime Minister under Muhammad III.
(a) I, II, are correct
(b) I, II, III are correct
(c) II, III, IV are correct
(d) III, IV, are correct
(e) I, II & IV are correct
(e) I, II & IV are correct

V. True or False

  1. Harihara and Bukka were the founder of Bahmani kingdom.
  2. Krishnadeva Raya, who reigned for 20 years, was the most illustrious rulers of Sangama dynasty.
  3. Alasani Peddana was the greatest of all Astadiggajas.
  4. Kingship of Vijayanagar administration was hereditary, based on the principle of primo geniture.
  5. There were 18 monarchs of the Bahmani dynasty.


  1. False
  2. False
  3. True
  4. True
  5. True

VI. Answer in one or two sentences

1. The four dynasties of the Vijayanagara kingdom with reference to prominent rulers of each dynasty.
Four dynasties, namely

  1. Sangama (1336-1485)
  2. Saluva (1485-1505)
  3. Tuluva (1505-1570)
  4. Aravidu (1570-1646) ruled this kingdom.

2. Battle of Talikota.
The sultans of Deccan kingdoms formed a league to fight the Vijayanagar Empire. The combined forces of the enemies met at Sadasiva Raya Talikota in 1565. In the ensuing battle, known as Rakasa Tangadi (Battle of Talikota), Vijayanagar was defeated.

3. The structure of governance in the Vijayanagar kingdom.

  • The empire was divided into different mandalams (provinces), nadus (districts), sthalas (taluks) and finally into gramas (villages).
  • Each province was administered by a governor called Mandalesvara.
  • The lowest unit was the village. Each village had a grama sabha. Gauda, village headman, looked after the affairs of the village.
  • The army consisted of the infantry, cavalry and elephant corps.

4. The five independent kingdoms of the Deccan Sultanate.
Bidar, Bijapur, Ahmednagar, Berar, and Golconda.

5. The educational reforms of Ala-ud-din Hasan Shah
Alauddin Hasan Shah on his accession took special care in founding a school to educate his sons and opened institutions for the purpose of educating the children of noble families in the art of soldiery.

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