Class 6 NCERT Social Science (History) Solution Chapter – 6 Kingdoms, Kings and an Early Republic

Exercises

Let’s recall

Question 1:

State whether true or false:

(a) Rajas who let the ashvamedha horse pass through their lands were invited to the sacrifice.

(b) The charioteer sp1inkled sacred water on the king.

(c) Archaeologists have found palaces in the settlements of the janapadas.

(d) Pots to store grain were made out of Painted Grey Ware.

(e) Many cities in mahajanapadas were fortified.

Solution 1:

(a) Rajas who let the ashvamedha horse pass through their lands were invited to the sacrifice. True

(b) The charioteer sprinkled sacred water on the king. False

(c) Archaeologists have found palaces in the settlements of the janapadas. False

(d) Pots to store grain were made out of Painted Grey Ware. False

(e) Many cities in mahajanapadas were fortified. True

Question 2:

Fill in the chart given below with the terms: huntergatherers, farmers, traders, crafts persons, herders.

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Solution 2:

Observe the following figure to get the proper position of hunter gatherers, farmers, traders, crafts persons and herders.

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Question 3:

Who were the groups who could not participate in the assemblies of the ganas?

Solution 3:

The groups who cannot participate in the assemblies of the ganas were:

  • Women
  • Shudras
  • Kammakaras

Let’s discuss

Question 4:

Why did the rajas of mahajanapadas build forts?

Solution 4:

The Rajas of mahajanapadas built forts for:

  • Their security
  • Their show off
  • Fortified city was easy to manage

Question 5:

In what ways are present-day elections different from the ways in which rulers were chosen janapadas?

Solution 5:

Earlier rulers were chosen after showing his supremacy, for that they had to perform ashwamedha yajna so that other rajas in mahajanapadas accept his supremacy and in this way rulers were chosen. Now a days rulers are chosen by popular Elections.

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