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Reaching out to Distant Lands

NCERT 6th Class (CBSE) Social Science: Reaching out to Distant Lands

Question: Where can evidence of trade be found?

Answer: Evidence of trade can be found in the Sangam poems.

Question: What was South India famous for?

Answer: It was famous for items like gold and precious stones and spices like pepper.

Question: How can you say that Rome had a flourishing trade with South India?

Answer: Many Roman gold coins have been found in South India.

Question: Name the three ruling families of South India.

Answer: The Cholas, Cheras and Pandyas.

Question: How did the chiefs use the tribute that they collected from neighbouring areas?

Answer: They kept some of the wealth for their use and distributed the rest amongst their supporters.

Question: Who were the supporters of the chiefs?

Answer: Their family members, soldiers and poets.

Question: Name the items that the chiefs gave to the poets as a reward.

Answer: Precious stones, gold, horses, elephants, chariots and fine cloth.

Question: Why do you think Gautamiputra Shri Satakami wanted to control the coasts?

Answer: He wanted to do this to become more efficient and powerful

Question: What qualities of silk make it a highly valued fabric?

Answer: Silk has rich, glossy colour and smooth texture.

Question: How is making silk a complicated process?

Answer: Raw silk is extracted from the cocoons of silk worms, spun into thread and then woven into cloth.

Question: Who were the earliest rulers of the subcontinent to issue gold coins?

Answer: The Kushanas were the earliest rulers to issue gold coins

Question: Who was Kanishka? Mention one of his achievements.

Answer: Kanishka was the famous ruler of the Kushana dynasty. He organized a Buddhist council where scholars used to discuss important issues.

Question: Who were Bodhisattvas?

Answer: They were holy persons who had attained enlightenment.

Question: Name the countries where the worship of Bodhisattvas became popular.

Answer: Central Asia, China, Korea and Japan.

Question: Name some Chinese Buddhist pilgrims.

Answer: Fa Xran, Xuan Zang and I-Qing.

Question: Mention the important feature of later Hinduism.

Answer: The worship of deities like Shiva, Vishnu and Goddess Durga became popular.

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