Intellectual Awakening And Socio : Political Changes - Important Question Paper

9th Standard

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Social Science

Time : 01:00:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 50

    Part A

    10 x 1 = 10
  1. Identify the founder of a new sect who exemplified simplicity and self-denial

    (a)

    Buddha

    (b)

    Lao-tze

    (c)

    Confucius

    (d)

    Zoroster

  2. The Magadha king influenced by the teachings of Mahavira

    (a)

    Dhananandha

    (b)

    Chandragupta

    (c)

    Bimbisara

    (d)

    Shishunaga

  3. The northern India extended from the Kabul Valley in the north to the Godavari in the south witnessed the rise of Sixteen States.

    (a)

    Mahajanapadas

    (b)

    Gana-sanghas

    (c)

    Dravida

    (d)

    Dakshinapatha

  4. Tri-ratnas are the three priniciples taught by

    (a)

    Buddha

    (b)

    Mahavira

    (c)

    Lao-tze

    (d)

    Confucius

  5. The account which throws light on Mauryan polity and society

    (a)

    Marco Polo

    (b)

    Fahien

    (c)

    Megasthanes

    (d)

    Seleucus

  6. The discovery of __________ marked the beginning of the second phase in the history of civilisations.

    (a)

    Iron

    (b)

    Gold

    (c)

    Copper

    (d)

    Bronze

  7. ___________ said that wisdom grows from the family.

    (a)

    Lao-Tse

    (b)

    Zoroaster

    (c)

    Confucius

    (d)

    Buddha

  8. Buddhism was preached in people's language ________.

    (a)

    Pali

    (b)

    Sanskrit

    (c)

    Hindi

    (d)

    Chinese

  9. Chandragupta' s son was _______.

    (a)

    Bimbisara

    (b)

    Bindusara

    (c)

    Ajatasatru

    (d)

    None of the above

  10. (i) Monastries and temples served the purpose imparting-education.
    (ii) Nalanda was a great monastry built by the Magadha empire.
    (iii) Nalanda became the most renowned seat of learning.
    (iv) Fees were charged to the students.

    (a)

    (i) is correct

    (b)

    (ii) is correct

    (c)

    (iii) is correct

    (d)

    (i), (ii), (iii) are correct (iv) is incorrect

  11. Part  B

    5 x 1 = 5
  12. ______________ is a collection of sacred literature of different epochs, containing prayers, confessions and myths

    ()

    Zend Avesta

  13. In the Gangetic plain ______________ agriculture required the use of bullocks.

    ()

      Iron plough

  14. Jains believe that ______________ came in a long line of Tirthankaras and he was the twenty - fourth and the last

    ()

        Mahavira

  15. The place where Buddha attained enlightenment has been built into the Mahabodhi temple that still exists in ______________

    ()

      Bodh Gaya

  16. The rock edicts form the reliable source to know about the Mauryan

    ()

      Ashoka

  17. Part  C

    5 x 2 = 10
  18. Who were the two great thinkers in the sixth century BCE?

  19. Mention the five important works of Confucius.

  20. What did Buddha do to establish Buddhism?

  21. What do you know about Nanda dynasty?

  22. Menton the Educational centres of Mauryan Administration.

  23. Part D

    5 x 3 = 15
  24. The invention of smelting of Iron transformed both production and warfare- Justify.

  25. Elaborate the term “Tri-ratnas”.

  26. What do you know of Ajatasatru?

  27. What does the Edict of Kalinga convey?

  28. Highlight the steps taken by Ashoka to spread Buddhism.

  29. Part E

    2 x 5 = 10
  30. Discuss the five cardinal principles of Confucius

  31. Explain the teachings of Lao- Tse (Taoism).

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