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The Age of Empires and Assemblies

NCERT 6th Class (CBSE) Social Science: The Age of Empires and Assemblies

Question: Name a ritual used to recognize someone as a ‘raja’.

Answer: ‘Ashvamedha’ was one ritual used to recognize kings.

Question: Which category of people was excluded from the rituals?

Answer: The ‘shudras’ were excluded from rituals.

Question: Name two ‘janapadas’ in North India.

Answer: Hastinapura and Atranjikhera

Question: How were cities fortified?

Answer: Cities were fortified by building huge walls of wood, brick or stone around them.

Question: For what did rulers need taxes?

Answer: Rulers needed taxes to build huge forts and to maintain big armies.

Question: Name tivo rivers that flowed through Magadha.

Answer: Ganga and Son were two rivers that flowed through Magadha.

Question: Name some places conquered by Alexander.

Answer: Alexander conquered parts of Egypts and West Asia.

Question: Which rulers conquered the last of the ‘ganas’ or ‘sanghas’?

Answer: The Gupta rulers conquered the last of the ‘ganas’ or ‘sanghas’.

Question: What are sources that tell us about the early kingdoms?

Answer: The main sources that tell us about the early kingdoms are the Vedic texts, such as Brahmans and the Upanishads and Buddhist texts, such as the Jataka Tales.

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