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Question 1: The fort was further strengthened by the Marathas under the leadership of Shivaji in 1677 AD, who recaptured it from the ________ who had originally taken control of the fort from the Marathas.
Adil Shahi dynastyIndiaIslamDeccan Plateau

Question 2: It had an eight-storeyed Kalyana Mahal (marriage hall), granaries, prison cells, a military gymnasium and a temple dedicated to its presiding ________ called Chenjiamman.

Question 3: Gingee today, with its ruined forts, ________ and granaries, presents a different picture from the glorious splendor of its bygone days.
Temple (Latter Day Saints)JudaismJoseph Smith, Jr.Temple

Question 4: The nearest town with a railway station is Tindivanam and the nearest airport is Chennai (________)-150 kilometres (93 mi)
Chennai EgmoreChennai Suburban RailwayChennaiMadras Presidency

Question 5: It was built at a height of 800 feet (240 m), and protected by a 80 feet (24 m) wide ________.
CastleDefensive wallFortificationMoat

Question 6: Shrine of Venugopalaswami, where the sculpture of ________ playing on his flute is accompanied by two female figures.
Bhagavad GitaKrishnaVyasaBalarama

Question 7: The ________, on their capture of the fort in 1698 A.D.
Timurid dynastyMongol EmpireMughal EmpirePala Empire

Question 8: It is interesting to note that the place where the Singavaram rock cut exists seems to have been originally a centre of ________.
HinduismJain philosophyJainismIndian religions

Question 9: Several small and large ________ rock cuts and monoliths are found around the temple.
JainismIndian religionsJain philosophyHinduism

Question 10: This way Gingee came into the hands of various ruling dynasties of South India, starting from the ________.
Pala EmpireMaurya EmpireGupta EmpireChola Dynasty

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