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Question 1: The Deccan kings had a grand total of 80,000 infantry and 30,000 ________.

Question 2: Also, the Vijayanagara army was overconfident and used 7 feet (2.1 m) long ________ and javelins while the Sultanate armies used 15 feet (4.6 m) long spears while riding horse back.
SpearPole weaponPhalanx formationCataphract

Question 3: However, it left a residue of Telugu enclaves and local elites scattered over most of ________.
Tulu NaduKarnatakaYakshaganaSouth India

Question 4: The concentrated ________ took its toll, and the massive frontal attack by the combined armies finished the job.
Military historySiegeArtilleryNaval warfare

Question 5: Later, the Vijayanagara empire shifted capitals to Chandragiri and eventually to Vellore during which time the other feudatories, the Kingdom of Mysore, Nayakas of Keladi in ________ and Nayakas of Vellore also became independent.
BangaloreMangaloreShivamogga districtShivamogga

Question 6: While the Vijayanagara infantry depended on bows made of ________, the Sultanate armies used crossbows made of metal which were much more lethal in accuracy and distance.

Question 7: Some Kannada speaking regions became part of Hyderabad Karnataka ruled by the Nizam of Hyderabad and ________ governed by Maratha chieftains all of whom came under the British umbrella.
MumbaiNavi MumbaiSamyukta Maharashtra SamitiBombay Presidency

Question 8: Talikota is situated in northern ________, about 80 km to the southeast of the city of Bijapur.

Question 9: The battle spelt the death knell for the large Hindu kingdoms in ________, and it also ended the last great southern empire in India.
IndiaLok SabhaResearch and Analysis WingIndia and the Non-Aligned Movement

Question 10: The battle ended in a complete victory for the sultanates, with the raja being ________ and put on display as a trophy.
HangingDecapitationCapital punishmentTorture

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