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Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 1

With reference to the history of India, which of the given statements is not correct about Prashastis?

Detailed Solution for Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 1

Samudragupta’s Prashasti was inscribed on the Ashokan pillar at Allahabad. It was of course not built by him. The Allahabad pillar is an Ashoka Stambha, one of the Pillars of Ashoka, erected by Ashoka, Emperor of the Maurya dynasty, who reigned in the 3rd century BCE.

Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 2

Consider the following:

1. Rig Veda

2. Samaveda

3. Yajurveda

4. Atharvaveda.

Which of the following is/are not a later vedic book?

Detailed Solution for Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 2 Samaveda, Yajurveda and Atharvaveda, are often called later Vedic, because they were composed after the Rigveda. Some other books were composed by priests and described how rituals were to be performed. They also contained rules about society.

Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 3

Consider the following statement:

1. The rulers of Aryavarta, surrendered to Samudragupta after being defeated and he then allowed them to rule again.

2. He was defeated by the ruler belonging to the Chalukya dynasty, Pulakeshin II.

3. Descendants of the Kushanas and Shakas were uprooted, and their kingdoms were made a part of Samudragupta’s empire.

Which of the following statements is correct regarding the conquests of Samudragupta?

Detailed Solution for Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 3
  • Rulers of Aryavarta, the nine rulers who were uprooted, and their kingdoms were made a part of Samudragupta’s empire.

  • Harshavardhana, the ruler of Vardhana dynasty was defeated by the ruler belonging to the Chalukya dynasty, Pulakeshin II.

  • The descendants of the Kushanas and Shakas, and the ruler of Sri Lanka, who submitted to him and offered daughters in marriage.

Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 4

Which of the following is not a Mahajanapada?

1. Vajji

2. Malla

3. Vatsa

4. Assaka

Choose from the following options:

Detailed Solution for Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 4

All are Mahajanapadas. There were sixteen of such Mahajanapadas: Kasi, Kosala, Anga, Magadha, Vajji, Malla, Chedi, Vatsa, Kuru, Panchala, Machcha, Surasena, Assaka, Avanti, Gandhara and Kamboja.

Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 5

With reference to the history of India, consider the following statement:

1. Samudragupta, was the first ruler of the Gupta dynasty to adopt the grand title of maharaj-adhiraja.

2. Nagaram was an organisation of merchants controlled by rich samantas.

3. Fa Xian visited india during reign of Harshavardhana

4. Aihole, was the capital of the Chalukyas.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 5
  • Chandragupta, the father of Samudragupta was the first ruler of the Gupta dynasty to adopt the grand title of maharaj-adhiraja nagaram was an organisation of merchants.

  • These assemblies were likely controlled by rich and powerful landowners and merchants. Fa Xian visited India during the reign of Chandragupta II.

Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 6

Consider the following statement:

1. Both the Kshatriyas and the Vaishyas could perform sacrifices.

2. Rajagriha (present-day Rajgir) in Bihar was the capital of Magadha for several years.

3. No evidence of punch-marked coins in the Mahajanapada period.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 6
  • The first varna was that of the brahmin. Brahmins were expected to study (and teach) the Vedas, perform sacrifices and receive gifts. In the second place were the rulers, also known as Kshatriyas. Both the Kshatriyas and the Vaishyas could perform sacrifices.

  • Evidence has been found that Some payments were probably made using punch-marked coins.

  • Rajagriha (present-day Rajgir) in Bihar was the capital of Magadha for several years.

Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 7

With reference to the courtiers of ancient history which of the given statements is not correct?

Detailed Solution for Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 7

Ravikiriti belongs to the Chalukya dynasty. Ravikirti was the court poet of Pulakeshin II, the best-known Chalukya ruler. Ravikirti composed Prashastis in praise of Pulakeshin II.

Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 8

Consider the following:

1. Bodh Gaya

2. Sarnath

3. Kusinara

4. Ujjain

Which of the following is not associated with the life of Buddha?

Detailed Solution for Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 8
  • Bodh Gaya, Sarnath and Kusinara are associated with Buddha's life.

  • Bodhgaya: It is located in Bihar on the bank of river Niranjana {this river was known as Uruwela at that time}. It is known for the place of enlightenment of Buddha.

  • Sarnath {also known as Mrigadava, Migadaya, Rishipattana, Isipatana} is the deer park where Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon or Dhammachakra Pravartan Sutta. At the time of Buddha, it was a part of Kashi Janapada.

  • Kushinagar: Kusinara or Kushinagara is located in Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh. It is the site of Buddha’s death and mahaparinirvana. At the time of Buddha’s death, it was the capital of Malla janapada.

  • UJJAIN: Is a famous Hindu pilgrimage centre.It is not associated with buddha's life, however according to the Sinhalese Buddhist tradition, king Ashoka's children Mahendra and Sanghamitra, who preached Buddhism in modern Sri Lanka, were born in Ujjain.

Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 9

Consider the following:

1. Nagara shreshthi - chief judicial officer of the city

2. Sarthavaha - leader of the merchant caravans

3. Prathama-kulika - chief craftsman

Which among these is/are correctly matched?

Detailed Solution for Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 9
  • Important men probably had a say in local administration. These included the nagara shreshthi or chief banker or merchant of the city, the sarthavaha or leader of the merchant caravans, the prathama-kulika or the chief craftsman, and the head of the kayasthas or scribes.

Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 10

It is an early type of Buddhist monastery consisting of an open court surrounded by open cells accessible through an entrance porch. These were originally constructed to shelter the monks when it became difficult for them to lead the wanderer’s life.

Which of the following have been addressed in the above statement:

Detailed Solution for Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 10 Vihara, an early type of Buddhist monastery consisting of an open court surrounded by open cells accessible through an entrance porch. The viharas in India were originally constructed to shelter the monks during the rainy season when it became difficult for them to lead the wanderer’s life.

Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 11

In the context of the inscriptions of the Pallavas, consider the following statement:

1. Sabha was a local assembly which looked after irrigation, agricultural operations, making roads, local temples, etc.

2. The Ur was a village assembly found in areas where the landowners were not brahmins.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 11
  • The inscriptions of the Pallavas mention many local assemblies. These included the sabha, which was an assembly of brahmin landowners. This assembly functioned through subcommittees, which looked after irrigation, agricultural operations, making roads, local temples, etc.

  • The ur was a village assembly found in areas where the landowners were not brahmins. And Nagaram was an organisation of merchants. These assemblies were likely controlled by rich and powerful landowners and merchants.

Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 12

Consider the following statement:

1. Most of Ashoka’s inscriptions were in Prakrit and were written in the Brahmi script.

2. Dhamma mahamatta were officials appointed by Ashoka who went from place to place teaching people about dhamma.

3. The State Emblem of India is a representation of the Lion Capital of Ashoka, Sarnath.

4. Devanampiya (Sanskrit Devanampriya meaning Beloved of the Gods) and Piyadasi were other names of Ashoka.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 12
  • Most of Ashoka’s inscriptions were in Prakrit and were written in the Brahmi script. Ashoka was the first ruler who tried to take his message to the people through inscriptions. Brahmi script used on the Indian Subcontinent and in Central Asia, during the final centuries BCE and the early centuries CE.

  • People in the Asoka's empire followed different religions, and this sometimes led to conflict. Ashoka felt it was his duty to solve these problems. So, he appointed officials, known as the dhamma mahamatta who went from place to place teaching people about dhamma.

  • Lion capital is most celebrated Ashokan pillars, erected at Sarnath, the site of Buddha’s First Sermon where he shared the Four Noble Truths (the dharma or the law). Currently, the pillar remains where it was originally sunk into the ground, but the capital is now on display at the Sarnath Museum. It is this pillar that was adopted as the national emblem of India.

  • The various names of Ashoka include Buddhashakya, Dharmasoka, Devanampiya (Sanskrit Devanampriya meaning Beloved of the Gods) and Piyadasi.

Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 13

Which of the following books is the story of merchant Kovalan and a courtesan Madhavi?

Detailed Solution for Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 13 A famous Tamil epic, the Silappadikaram, was composed by a poet named Ilango, around 1800 years ago. It is the story of a merchant named Kovalan, who lived in Puhar and fell in love with a courtesan named Madhavi, neglecting his wife Kannagi.

Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 14

Regarding Vedic history of India, consider the following statements:

1. In Rigveda, hymns are called as Suktas which means well said.

2. Some of the hymns in the Rigveda are in the form of dialogues between a sage named Vishvamitra, and two rivers, Beas and Yamuna.

3. Iron was unknown in Later Vedic period.

4. Dasyus were the opponents of Aryans who did not perform sacrifices.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

Detailed Solution for Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 14

Hymns in the Rigveda are in the form of dialogues between a sage named Vishvamitra, and two rivers, Beas and SUTLEJ.

  • Later Vedic period was the beginning of the use of Iron introduced around 1000BCE and is mentioned as Krishna/Shyama Ayas.

  • The Rigveda includes more than a thousand hymns, called sukta or “well-said”. These hymns are in praise of various gods and goddesses.

  • Sometimes, the people who composed the hymns described themselves as Aryas and called their opponents Dasas or Dasyus.

  • These were people who did not perform sacrifices, and probably spoke different languages. Later, the term dasa (and the feminine dasi) came to mean slave.

Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 15

Consider the following statement:

1. The word stupa means a mound.

2. The small box placed at the centre or heart of the stupa mostly contains bodily remains of the Buddha or his followers or things they used.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

Detailed Solution for Test: Class 6 History NCERT Based- 2 - Question 15
  • The word stupa means a mound. While there are several kinds of stupas, round and tall, big and small, these have certain common features.

  • Generally, there is a small box placed at the centre or heart of the stupa. This may contain bodily remains (such as teeth, bone or ashes) of the Buddha or his followers, or things they used, as well as precious stones, and coins.

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