NCERT Class 6 History Chapter 7 Extra Questions cover all the topics from the chapter in a precise and simplified way. NCERT Class 6 History Chapter 7 Extra Questions are easy to understand and learn for the exams.

NCERT Class 6 History Chapter 7 Extra Questions

1. True or False:
(a) The lions on the currency notes come from the Rampurwa bull capital. False
(b) Ashoka founded the Mauryan empire. False
(c) Ashoka gave up war after losing in Kalinga. False
(d) Ashoka himself went from place to place to preach ‘Dhamma’. False
(f) The messages of ‘Dhamma’ also reached other countries. True

2. Match the columns.

(1) Founder of the Mauryan Empire(c) Chandragupta Maurya
(2) Most famous Mauryan ruler(d) Ashoka
(3) Provincial capital(a) Taxila
(4) Empire’s capital(e) Patliputra
(5) Ancient name for coastal Orrisa(b) Kalinga
(6) Greek Ambasaddor who visited the court of Chandragupta Maurya(f) Magasthenes
NCERT Class 6 History Chapter 7 Extra Questions

3. How was Ashoka unique?
Answer
:
>>Most famous ruler of the Mauryan dynasty.
>>The First ruler to take his messages to the people through inscriptions on stone pillars.
>>Inscriptions were written in Prakrit language and written in Brahmi Script.
>>Only ruler in history to give the conquest after winning the war.
>>He built roads, dug wells, and built rest houses.
>>He arranged medical treatment for both humans and animals.

4. Why did Ashoka give up war?
Ashoka wanted to conquer Kalinga (an ancient name for coastal Orrisa). He attacked and fought a war with Kalinga. He was horrified to see the bloodshed and violence after the war. After seeing many innocent people killed, he changed his mind and decided not to fight any more wars.

5. What was Ashoka’s Dhamma?
Answer
: Ashoka’s Dhamma included:
>>Being gentle with slaves and servants.
>>Respecting elders.
>>Treating all creatures with compassion.
>>Giving gifts to monks and Brahmins.
>>Respecting all religions.

6. What were the sources of income for the Mauryan empire?
Answer
:
(1) Tax was collected from the vast area that was controlled by the emperor.
(2) Occasional gifts (tributes) were also given to the emperor by the people.
(3) Other kingdoms were also attacked for capturing wealth.

7. What is a dynasty?
Answer
: Rulers from the same family one after another is called a dynasty.

8. What is the difference between a kingdom and an empire?
Answer
: Kingdom is smaller in size whereas an empire is a very big kingdom.
More resources, officials, and soldiers are required to rule an empire as compared to a kingdom.


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