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Class 6 History Chapter 9 Question Answers - New Empires and Kingdoms

Very Short Q & A :

Q1: Who composed The Prashasti of Chalukya king Pulakeshin II?

Ans : Ravikirti

Q2: Name the place which was the capital of Chalukya rulers.

Ans : Aihole

Q3: Among the Gupta rulers, the title of maharaj-adhiraja was first adopted by____________.

Ans :  Chandragupta 

Q4: Who was the founder of the Gupta dynasty?

Ans : Srigupta

Q5: Why most of the rulers of the time took the title of maharaja and maharajadhiraja?

Ans : to show their influence and strength.

Q6: Who checked Harsha’s march into the Deccan?

Ans : Pulakeshin II

Q7: Harsha was the ruler of Kanauj. True/False

Ans : True

Q8: Name the Kanauj ruler who was credited for performing Ashvamedha sacrifice several times.

Ans : Harsha

Q9: Chandragupta II led an expedition to western India against __________.

Ans : Shakas

Q10: Who wrote the biography of king Harshavardhana?

Ans : Banabhatta

Q11: Who was Banabhatta?

Ans : Banabhatta was a poet laureate in Harshavardhana court.

Q12: The Sabha was an assembly of ________.

Ans : brahmin land owners

Q13: How did the Sabha functioned?

Ans : through subcommittees, which looked after irrigation, agricultural operations, making roads, local temples.

Q14: China is known for the invention of the technique of making_______.

Ans : Silk

Q15: Name The capital of Chalukyas.

Ans : Aihole

Q16: Ravikriti was the court poet of Pulakeshin II.True/False

Ans : True

Q17: What is the meaning of the term’genealogies’?

Ans : lists of ancestors

Q18: Why Genealogies is very important in the study of history?

Ans : It is important when we study history and discuss the rule of important dynasties.

Q19: Harisena Prashasti refers to the exploits of ______________.

Ans : Samudragupta

Q20: Harisena classifies the campaigns of Samudragupta in this Prashasti. True/False

Ans : True

Q21: Name an Indian king who was known as ’musician king’.

Ans : Samudragupta

Q22: Name the ruler who established diplomatic relations with China.

Ans : Harshavardhan

Q23: What was Ur?

Ans : Village assembly

Q24: For whom the title Maharaja is used for in Gupta records?

Ans : Srigupta and Ghatotkacha.

Q25: Name the capital of Gupta Dynasty.

Ans : Pataliputra or Patna

Q26: What was the main reason for expansion of internal trade during the gupta period?

Ans : peace and order on account of a strong gupta rule

Q27: Both internal and foreign trade flourished during the Gupta period. True/False

Ans : true

Q28: How internal trade was carried on?

Ans : by road and through rivers

Q29: Who was the mother of the greatest Gupta emperor Samudragupta?

Ans : Kumara Devi

Q30: The early Gupta gold and silver coins were based on the coins of the ___________.

Ans : Kushanas

Q31: What did Fa Xian noticed during his visit to India?

Ans : the plight of those who were treated as untouchables by the high and mighty.

Q32: Who was Fa Xian?

Ans : a Chinese pilgrim

Q33: Sarthavaha was the title given to___________.

Ans : Leader of merchant caravans

Q34: Internal trade was principally carried by the caravans. True/False

Ans : True

Q35: What is Abhijana Shakuntalam?

Ans : Chief Judicial Officer

Q36: Who was given title “Maha-danda-nayaka”?

Ans : Minister of war and peace

Q37: What was the meaning of a sandhi-vigarahika?

Ans : Harishena

Q38: Name a Sandhi-vigrahika in the court of Samudragupta.

Ans : Kalidasa

Q39: Who is called as Indian Shakespeare?

Ans : Kalidasa

Q40: Who wrote Abhijana Shakuntalam?

Ans : the most famous play written by Kalidasa about a king and his marriage to a forest girl.

Q41: How many rulers were with Dakshinapatha?

Ans : twelve rulers

Q42: Name the gupta ruler who captured the 12 Kings of Dakshinapatha and then liberated them.

Ans : Samudragupta.

Q43: What is the most important teaching in the Islamic faith?

Ans : equality and unity of all before Allah, the one supreme god.

Q44: The rulers who were compared to Gods belonged to _________.

Ans : Gupta dynasty

Q45: What do you mean by "Prashasti"?

Ans : Prashasti is a sanskrit word meaning 'in praise of'.

Q46: The Prashastis usually provide us information on the genealogy of the kings mentioned in them.True/False

Ans : True

Q47: What was the number of different kind of rulers described by Harishena in his prashasti?

Ans : Four

Q48: Name the number of different kind of rulers described by Harishena in his prashasti.

Ans : rulers of Aryavarta, rulers of Dakshinapatha, rulers of inner circle of neighbouring states and rulers of outlying areas.

Q49: Who gave a beautiful description of the king’s moving army?

Ans : Ravikriti

Q50: Where is Sind located at present?

Ans : Pakistan.

Q51: Name an Indian astronomer and mathematician of the fifth century A.D.

Ans : Aryabhata

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1. What were the major empires and kingdoms that emerged during the period discussed in the article?
Ans. The major empires and kingdoms that emerged during this period include the Mauryan Empire, Gupta Empire, Chola Empire, Pallava Empire, and the Chalukya Empire.
2. How did these empires and kingdoms gain power and expand their territories?
Ans. These empires and kingdoms gained power through military conquests, alliances, and diplomatic strategies. They expanded their territories by annexing smaller kingdoms, defeating rival empires, and establishing control over trade routes.
3. What were the significant contributions of these empires and kingdoms to art, architecture, and culture?
Ans. These empires and kingdoms made significant contributions to art, architecture, and culture. They built grand temples, palaces, and monuments that showcased their architectural brilliance. They also patronized art, literature, and music, leading to the development of unique artistic styles and cultural traditions.
4. How did trade and commerce flourish during the reign of these empires and kingdoms?
Ans. Trade and commerce flourished during the reign of these empires and kingdoms due to their emphasis on establishing stable and secure trade routes. They encouraged maritime trade, built harbors, and established trade relationships with other regions, leading to economic prosperity.
5. What were the reasons for the decline and fall of these empires and kingdoms?
Ans. The decline and fall of these empires and kingdoms can be attributed to various factors such as invasions by foreign powers, internal conflicts, economic instability, and weak leadership. These factors gradually weakened their hold on power, leading to their eventual downfall.
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