Class 12 History Chapter 5 Assam Over the Ages

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Class 12 History Chapter 5 Assam Over the Ages

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Assam Over the Ages

Chapter – 5

PART – I

Very Short Answer Type Questions

Question 1. What was the name of Assam in ancient times? 

Ans. Assam was known as Pragjyotish in ancient times.

Question 2. What is the total speed of Brahmaputra? 

Ans. About 805 km of speed. 

Question 3. Since when is the prevalence of jhum kheti (terrace cultivation) seen in Assam? 

Ans. It started from the new stone age. 

Question 4. The ruins discovered from the excavation of Ambari, Guwahati is estimated to be from which period of time?

Ans. It is estimated to be ten to eleventh century.

Question 5. Write the names of two mythological kings of Assam. 

Ans. These two kings are Bhishma and Banraja. 

Question 6. What was the capital of Vidarbha state? 

Ans. Kundil. 

Question 7. Write the name of a source of knowledge about the economy of Medieval Assam. 

Ans. Xuen Chang’s ‘The description of kamrup’.

Question 8. What were the gold farmers called from Sovanshiri River? 

Ans. Sonowal. 

Question 9. Mention the names of the two ancient inhabitant group of Assam.

Ans. The names of the two ancient inhabitants of Assam are: 

(a) Austro-Asiatic and 

(b) Mongolian.

Question 10. Name the two communication systems of ancient Assam. 

Ans. Two communication systems are- waterways and land routes. 

Question 11. What was the collective that donated to brahmins known as? 

Ans. It was called the land of Brahma(Brahmottar land). 

Question 12. What was the land donated for the temple called? 

Ans. Dharmottara

Question 13. During whose reign did Heuen chang came to Kamrup? 

Ans. Kumar Bhaskarvarman of the Varman dynasty. 

Question 14. On a piece of land, the one who first clears the land of grass owns the field’— who said this? 

Ans. Manu. 

Question 15. Where is Bamuni Hill located? 

Ans. Tezpur. 

Question 16. When was Kalika Purana written? 

Ans. It was written in the eleventh century.

Question 17. What was ‘Gurugriha’? 

Ans. Brahmins. 

Question 18. Name two travellers who visited Assam in the 16th century. 

Ans. Rafal Fita and Sihabuddin Talis. 

Question 19. Name the best king of the Koch dynasty. 

Ans. Maharaj Nara Narayana. 

Question 20. Who was Silaraya? 

Ans. Silaraya was the brother of Maharaj Naranarayana. 

Question 21. What does the name Silarai mean? 

Ans. The name ‘Silarai’ came from ‘Sila’ means ‘kite’. He was named Silarai because he had the ability to conduct the war as fast as a Kite. 

Question 22. What was the name of Sihabuddin Talis’ travel note? 

Ans. Fatiah – E- Ibrianh. 

Question 23. What was the main feature of Bhakti Sufism? 

Ans. Ekeshwar Bad. 

Question 24. Who defeated kamata king Nilambar? 

Ans. Hussain- Shah. 

Question 25. Name the two items used as pens in ancient Assam to write.

Ans. (a) Bird feathers and 

(b) Nal Khagari- a type of grass found in riversides.

Question 26. What was the real name of Azan Pir? 

Ans. Shah-Milan. 

Question 27. Who was the King of Ahom who punished Azan Pir? 

Ans. Gadadhar Singha. 

Question 28. Who is the patriarch of the Nava-vaishnava movement in Assam? 

Ans. Shrimant Shankardev.

Question 29. What was the name of the chief god of Ahoms? 

Ans. Som Dev 

Question 30. What was purple soil? 

Ans. The practice of giving concession of tax on mosque lands by the king was called pir pal land. 

Question 31. Who was known as ‘Gorhgonya roja’? 

Ans. Suklenmung. 

Question 32. Were the pikes slaves? 

Ans. Pikes were not slaves.

Question 33. Who was known as Thupuri? 

Ans. Idle people were known as Thupuri. 

Question 34. How many zamindars were there in Goalpara first? 

Ans. 12. 

Question 35. How many corridors were there between Assam and Tibet? 

Ans. 35. 

Question 36. In the reign of which ahom king the first currency introduced? 

Ans. Suklenmung.

Q37. Who wrote the genealogy of Darang Raj? 

Ans. Baldev Suryakhari Divya Dutta. 

Question 38. Who is the author of The Chakori feti History? 

Ans. Numali Borgohain. 

Question 39. In which year the Yandaboo Treaty signed? 

Ans. February 24, 1826.

Question 40. Who was the first English administrative officer of Assam? 

Ans. David Scott. 

Question 41. In which year was Assam Province formed? 

Ans. It was formed in 1874. 

Question 42. Who was Gomdhar Konwar? 

Ans. Gomdhar Konwar first started the anti-English movement. 

Question 43. Who were Bhagadutta and Banarja? 

Ans. Bhagadatta was the son of King Narkasur of Pragjyotish, was the king of ancient kamrup. Banarja was the king of Sonitpur. 

Question 44. Who was Azanpir? Where was his dargah? 

Ans. Azan Pie’s real name was ‘Shah Milan’. He came to Assam in the 17th century and performed a dargah at Sivasagar and Sharaguri chapari. 

Question 45. Who was Tirut Singh? 

Ans. A Khasi leader. 

Question 46. Who led the sepoy mutiny in Assam? 

Ans. Maniram Dewan. 

Question 47. In which year did the Revolt of Phulguri take place? 

Ans. In 1861.

Question 48. In which year did the Rebellion of Patharu Ghat take place? 

Ans. In 1893.

Question 49. In which year the Municipal Act was passed in Guwahati. 

Ans. In 1850. 

Question 50. Since which year did the English move to Shillong? 

Ans. Since 1860. 

Question 51. Cotton College was established in which year? 

Ans. In 1901. 

Question 82. In which year Dibrugarh Barry Hewhite Medical School (later Medical College) was established. 

Ans. In 1900. 

Question 53. In which year was Assam association born? 

Ans. In 1903. 

Question 54. In which year was the Assam Public Meeting formed? 

Ans. This meeting was formed in 1884. 

Question 55. In which year was the Assam Students’ Conference born? 

Ans. In 1916. 

Question 56. In which year was the Muslim League born? 

Ans. In 1906. 

Question 57. In which year did the Cabinet Mission team came to India? 

Ans. In 1946.

Question 58. Who was the Governor of Assam after independence? 

Ans. Akbar Hydari. 

Question 59. In which year guwahati university was established? 

Ans. It was established in 1948. 

Question 60. In which year did Gappinath Barad die? 

Ans. Died in 1950. 

Question 61. Who made hargauri news? 

Ans. Pandit Pisces Nath was composer. 

Question 62. Who was the first president of Assam 

Association? 

Ans. The first president of assam association was Gauripur zamindar Prabhat Chandra Baruah. 

Question 63. Who farmers revolted in Assam first? 

Ans. There was a farmer revolt at Phulaguri in Nagaon first. 

Question 64. Which of the oldest Ahom coins ever discovered is from the day of the King of Ahom? 

Ans. Suklangmung or Gadgana is from the day of the king.

Question 55. In which year was the Assam Students’ Conference born? 

Ans. Born in 1916. 

Question 56. In which year was the Muslim League born? 

Ans. It was formed in 1906. 

Question 57. In which year did the Cabinet Monsoon team come to India? 

Ans. In 1946, the Cabinet Monsoon team came to India. 

Question 58. Who was the State Governor of Assam after independence? 

Ans. Akbar Hydari.

Question 59. In which year Guwahati University was established? 

Ans. In 1948. 

Question 60. In which year did Gopinath Bardoloi die? 

Ans. In 1950. 

Question 61. Who wrote ‘Haragauri sangbad’? 

Ans. Pandit Meen Nath. 

Question 62. Who is known as the first President of Assam Association? 

Ans. Gauripur zamindar Prabhat Chandra Baruah. 

Question 63. Where was the first farmers revolted in Assam took place? 

Ans. At Phulaguri in Nagaon.

Question 64. Which of the oldest Ahom coins ever discovered is from the day of the King of Ahom? 

Ans. Suklangmung or Gadgana.

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