Kings and Pilgrims
Q1. Fill in the blanks.
Puhar was an important port on the east
Around 200 years later a dynasty known as
the Satavahanas became powerful in western India.
South India was famous for gold, spices
and precious stones.
Fa Xian began his journey back home from Bengal.
Statues of the Buddha were made in Mathura
About 2000 years ago, wearing silk
became the fashion amongst rulers and rich people in Rome.
Amongst the river valleys, that of the Kaveri
is the most fertile. True
Only rich, belonging to the so-called
‘high’ castes, man could follow the path of Bhakti. False
Nalanda, (Bihar) was the most famous
Buddhist monastery of the period. True
Muvendar is a Sanskrit word meaning three
Sometimes, Chinese rulers sent gifts of
silk to rulers in Iran and west Asia. True
Satavahanas became powerful in eastern
At Taxila a new form of Buddhist art
influenced by the Greek style was developed. True
Q3. Name the ruler who controlled
silk route effectively.
Q4. Where is the site of Eran
Q5. Which was the capital kingdom
was the capital of the Pandyas.
Q6. Where was Jesus Christ born?
Christ was born in Bethlehem.
Q7. Which port was under the cholas?
or Kaveripattinam port was under the Cholas.
Q8. What is Buddhacharita?
Buddhacharita is a biography of the Buddha.
Q9. Which Kushana ruler organized
a Buddhist council?
most famous Kushana ruler, Kanishka organized a Buddhist council.
Q10. Where can evidences of trade
Evidence of trade can be found in the Sangam poems.
Q11. Which is the oldest form of Buddhism?
is believed to be the oldest form of Buddhism.
Q12. What was the most valued
export commodity to the Roman Empire from India?
Q13. Name the three chiefs
mentioned in Sangam poems.
Cheras and Pandyas
Q14. Which form of Buddhism was
popular in South-Eastern countries?
Q15. Where the philosophy of the
Bodhisattvas was most popular?
Q16. Where we find discussions
between Krishna and Arjuna?
Q17. From which word the term
Bhakti has been derived.
comes from the Sanskrit term bhaj meaning ‘to divide or share.’
Q18. In which sacred book the idea
of bhakti presented?
idea of Bhakti is present in the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred book of the Hindus,
which is included in the Mahabharata.
Q19. What was South India famous
India was famous for gold, spices, especially pepper, and precious stones.
Q20. Name the most important ruler of the Satavahanas.
most important ruler of the Satavahanas was Gautamiputra Shri Satakarni.
Q21. Name the three powerful ruling
families of South India.
The three powerful ruling families of South India were the Cholas, Cheras, and
Q22. What were items given by
chiefs to the poets as rewards?
rewarded them with precious stones, gold, horses, elephants, chariots, and fine