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Intellectual Awakening and Socio-Political Changes Book Back Questions

9th Standard

    Reg.No. :

Social Science

Time : 00:45:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 30
    3 x 1 = 3
  1. Identify the founder of a new sect who exemplified simplicity and self-denial









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









  3. (i) Under the Magadha king the mahainatriyas functioned as secretaries to the ministers.
    (ii) Accounts of Megasthanes titled Indica is a useful record about Mauryan polity and society.
    (iii) Nanda's attempt to build an imperial structure was cut short by Ashoka who founded the Mauryan kingdom.
    (iv) According to tradition, towards the end of his life Chandragupta 'became an ardent follower of Buddhism.


     (i) is correct


    (ii) is correct


    (i) and (ii) is correct


     (iii) and (iv) is correct

  4. 3 x 1 = 3
  5. ______________ is a collection of sacred literature of different epochs, containing prayers, confessions and myths


    Zend Avesta

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



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



  8. 4 x 1 = 4
  9. Eight fold path

  10. (1)

    a code of political morality

  11. Bahubali

  12. (2)

    sacred literature of laws and myths

  13. The Spring and Autumn Annals

  14. (3)

    path to attain the purest state of mind

  15. Zend Avesta

  16. (4)

    tallest Jaina statue

    1 x 4 = 4
  17. Zoroastrianism
    (a) Who was the founder?
    (b) Name the God he proclaimed.
    (c) What did Zoroaster teach?
    (d) What was the highest form of worship?

  18. 2 x 1 = 2
  19. (a) The introduction of Bronze tools made easy the removal of dense forest cover from the banks of the Ganges.
    (b) Ajivikas had a small presence in western India.
    (c) The clusters· where particular clansmen were dominant came to be known were Pre-Mauryan. states.
    (d) Of the kingdoms mentioned in the literature of the period Kashi, Kosala and Magadha are considered to be powerful.

  20. (a) Ajatashatru was the first important king of Magadha.
    (b) Bimbisara succeeded in establishing a comprehensive structure of administration.
    (c) The Mauryas were the first of non-Kshatriya dynasties to rule in northern India.
    (d) Nanda's attempt to build an imperial structure was cut short by Ashoka.

  21. 3 x 3 = 9
  22. The invention of smelting of Iron transformed both production and warfare- Justify.

  23. What do you know of Ajatasatru?

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

  25. 1 x 5 = 5
  26. Discuss the five cardinal principles of Confucius


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