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History – Term 2 Unit 3

From Chiefdoms to Empires


I. Choose the correct answer:

1. The Kingdom which was most powerful among the four Mahajanapadas
(a) Anga
(b) Magadha
(c) Kosala
(d) Vajji
(b) Magadhaj

2. Among the following who was the contemporary of Gautama Buddha?
(a) Ajatasatru
(b) Bindusara
(c) Padmanabha Nanda
(d) Brihadratha
(a) Ajatasatru

3. Which of the following are the sources of the Mauryan period?
(a) Artha Sastra
(b) Indica
(c) Mudrarakshasa
(d) All
(d) All

4. Chandra Gupta Maurya abdicated the thrown and went to Sravanbelgola along with Jaina Saint …………….
(a) Badrabahu
(b) Stulabahu
(c) Parswanatha
(d) Rushabhanatha
(a) Badrabahu

5. _______was the ambassador of Seleucus Nicator.
(a) Ptolemy
(b) Kautilya
(c) Xerxes
(d) Megasthenese
(d) Megasthenese

6. Who was the last emperor of the Mauryan Dynasty?
(a) Chandragupta Maurya
(b) Ashoka
(c) Brihadratha
(d) Bindusara
(c) Brihadratha

II. Match the statement with the Reason / Tick the appropriate answer:

1. Statement (A): Ashoka is considered one of India’s greatest rulers.
Reason (R): He ruled according to the principle of Dhamma.
(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
(b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
(c) A is true but R is false.
(d) A is false but R is true.
(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

2. Which of the statements given below is/are correct?
Statement 1: Chandragupta Maurya was the first ruler who unified entire India under one political unit.
Statement 2: The Arthashastra provides information about the Mauryan administration
(a) only 1
(b) only 2
(c) both 1 and 2
(d) neither 1 nor 2
(b) only 2

3. Consider the following statements and find out which of the following statement is/are correct.

  1. Chandragupta Maurya was the first king of Magadha.
  2. Rajagriha was the capital of Magadha.

(a) only 1
(b) only 2
(c) both and 2
(d) neither 1 nor 2
(b) only 2

4. Arrange the following dynasties in chronological order.
(a) Nanda – Sishunaga – Haryanka – Maurya
(b) Nanda – Sishunaga -Maurya – Haryanka
(c) Haryanka – Sishunaga – Nanda – Maurya
(d) Sishunaga – Maurya – Nanda – Haryanka
(c) Haryanka – Sishunaga – Nanda – Maurya]

5. Which of the following factors contributed to the rise of the Magadhan Empire?

  1. Strategic location
  2. Thick forest supplied timber and elephant
  3. Control oversea
  4. Availability of rich deposits of iron ores

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only
(b) 3 and 4 only
(c) 1, 2 and 4 only
(d) All of these
(c) 1, 2, and 4 only

III. Fill in the blanks:

  1. ______ was the earliest capital of Magadha.
  2. Mudrarakshasa was written by______
  3. ______ was the son of Bindusara.
  4. The founder of the Maurya Empire was______
  5. ______ were appointed to spread Dhamma all over the empire.


  1. Rajagriha
  2. Visakadatta
  3. Ashoka
  4. Chandragupta Maurya
  5. Mahamattas

IV. State True or False:

  1. The title Devanam Piya was given to Chandragupta Maurya.
  2. Ashoka gave up war after his defeat in Kalinga.
  3. Ashoka’s Dhamma was based on the principle of Buddhism.
  4. The lions on the currency notes are taken from the Rampurwa bull capital.


  1. False
  2. False
  3. True
  4. False

V. Match the following:

6th social science book back questions with answer

(a) 3 4 1 2

VI. Answer in one or two sentences:

1. Mention any two literary sources of the Mauryan period.

  1. Arthasastra
  2. Mudrarakshasa

2. What is a stupa?

  1. A stupa is a semi-spherical dome-like structure. It is constructed on brick or stone.
  2. The buddha’s relics were placed in the centre.

3. Name the dynasties of Magadha.

  1. The Haryanka dynasty
  2. The Shishunaga dynasty
  3. The Nanda dynasty
  4. The Maury a dynasty

4. What were the sources of revenue during the Mauryan period?

  1. The land was the most important source of revenue for the state. The land tax (Bhaga) was 1/6 of the total produce.
  2. Additional revenue was taxes on forests, mines, salt, and irrigation.

5. Who assisted Nagarika in the administration of towns?

  1. Sthanika
  2. Gopa

6. What do you know from the Rock Edicts II and XIII of Ashoka?
The Rock Edicts II and XIII of Ashoka refer to the names of three dynasties.

  1. Pandyas
  2. Cholas
  3. The Keralaputras and the Sathyaputras.

7. Which classical Tamil poetic works have the reference of Maurvans?
Mamulanar’s poem in Agananuru

VII. Answer the following:

1. What did Ashoka do to spread Buddhism?

  1. Ashoka sent his son Mahinda and Sanghamitta to Srilanka to propagate Buddhism.
  2. He also sent missionaries to West Asia, Egypt, and Eastern Europe to spread the message of Dhamma.
  3. Ashoka created the Dhamma – mahamattas, a new cadre of officials, to spread – dhamma all over the empire.

2. Write any three causes for the rise of Magadha.

  1. Magadha was located on the lower part of the Gangetic plain. The plain was fertile which ensured the rich agricultural yield. This provided income to the state.
  2. The thick forests supplied timber for the construction of buildings and elephants for the army.
  3. The abundance of natural resources especially iron enabled them to equip themselves with weapons made of iron.