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Question 1: ________ on ash mounds associated with neolithic cultures in Southern India date back to 8000 BCE.
Isotope geochemistryRadiocarbon datingRadiometric datingGeologic time scale

Question 2: ________ lies off the south-eastern coast, separated from India by the Palk Strait and the chain of low sandbars and islands known as Rama's Bridge.
MalaysiaPakistanMaldivesSri Lanka

Question 3: Areca, coffee, tea, vanilla, rubber, pepper, tapioca, and ________ are cultivated on the hills, while coconut grows in abundance in coastal areas.

Question 4: The main spiritual traditions of South India include both Shaivite and Vaishnavite branches of ________, although Buddhist and Jain philosophies had been influential several centuries earlier.
BuddhismAyyavazhiHinduismIndian religions

Question 5: The late medieval period saw the rise of ________ power in South India.

Question 6: [14] The largest linguistic groups in South India include the Telugus, Tamils, ________, Malayalis, Tuluvas, Kodavas and Konkanis.
Kannada literatureKarnatakaKannadigaMedieval Kannada literature

Question 7: [19][20] South Indian Muslims in some regions of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka speak a dialect of Urdu called Dakhni, while some in the ________ region of Karnataka and regions in Kerala speak Beary bashe.
Udupi districtUdupi CityMangaloreDakshina Kannada

Question 8: ________ is an important ingredient in Kerala whereas Andhra Pradesh cuisine is characterized by pickles and spicy curries.

Question 9: [38] Its followers are more densely populated in South Tamil Nadu[39] and ________.
KeralaThiruvananthapuramMalayaliKochi, India

Question 10: Frequent droughts in northern Karnataka, ________ and Telangana have left farmers debt-ridden, forcing them to sell their livestock and sometimes even to commit suicide.
Andhra PradeshRayalaseemaHarit PradeshKodagu


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