Q.1. State whether true or false:
(a) Harishena composed a prashasti in praise of Gautamiputra Shri Satakarni.
(b) The rulers of Aryavarta brought tribute for Samudragupta.
(c) There were twelve rulers in Dakshinapatha.
(d) Taxila and Madurai were important centres under the control of the Gupta rulers.
(e) Aihole was the capital of the Pallavas.
(f) Local assemblies functioned for several centuries in south India.
Q.2. Mention three authors who wrote about Harshavardhana.
Ans. Three authors who wrote about Harshavardhanan were Banabhatta, Xuan Zang and Ravikirti.
Q.3. What changes do you find in the army at this time?
Ans. The changes which we find in the armies of this time are:
Q.4. What were the new administrative arrangements during this period?
Ans. The new administrative arrangements during this period were:
Q.5. What do you think Arvind would have to do if he was acting as Samundragupta?
Ans. If Aravind was acting as Samudragupta he would have to:
Q.6. Do you think ordinary people would have read and understood the prashastis? Give reasons for your answer.
Ans. No, the ordinary people would not understand the Prashastis because it was written in Sanskrit language, the language of the learned people.
Q.7. If you had to make a genealogy for yourself, who are the people you would include in it? How many generations would you like to show? Make a chart and fill it.
Ans. If I have to make a genealogy of myself. I will include 4 generations (counting myself) The names are given in Alphabets.
(a) I am (g) I am a small boy.
(b) My father is (E) and mother (E1).
(c) My grandfather (B) and grandmother (B1).
(d) My great grandfather is (a) and My great grandmother is (A1).
Q.8. How do you think wars affect the lives of ordinary people today?
Ans. In the present times, the wars will adversely affect the lives of the people
1. The economy of the country is disturbed and prices of the essential commodities also start booming.
2. There can be large scale destruction, caused due to air warfare.
3. Chemical warfare and use of nuclear bombs can affect not only the present generation but also many generations to come. It may also lead to environmental degradation.