history - traders, kings and pilgrims

Class 6 - History

Traders, Kings and Pilgrims

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How did Buddhism grow during Kushana dynasty? [Imp.]

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Kanishka was the most reputed Kushana ruler. During his region Buddhism spread to a great extent. He organised a Buddhist council where scholars used to gather to discuss major issues.Ashvaghosha was a renowned poet in his court. He wrote the biography of the Buddha.Mahayana Buddhism emerged as a new form. This had two special features. Earlier, Buddha's presence was shown in sculpture by using certain signs. Now. statues of Buddha were made. Mathura and Taxila became prominent places where several statues of Buddha were made.The second distinct feature was a belief in Bodhisattvas, who were sacred people and had attained enlightenment. The worship of Bodhisattvas gained popularity in Central, Asia, China and later to Korea and Japan. Buddhism also spread to western and southern India. It also spread south eastwards to Sri Lanka, Myanmar. Thailand and other parts of South east Asia including Indonesia.



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Traders, Kings and Pilgrims - Questions
1.

Name some Chinese Buddhist pilgrims.


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2.

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


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3.

What was South India famous for? [Imp.]


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Name the countries where the worship of Bodhisattvas became popular.


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5.

What was given much importance under the system of Bhakti?                     [V. Imp.]


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6.

Name the three ruling families of south India


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7.

How is making silk a complicated process? [V. Imp.]


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8.

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


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9.

Why was silk so expensive? [Imp.]


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10.

How did Buddhism grow during Kushana dynasty? [Imp.]


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11.

What qualities of silk make it a highly valued fabric?


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12.

What do you mean by Silk Route? What was its significance?


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Fill in the blanks with appropriate words to complete each sentence.

(i) Gold, ………  and ……….. were in abundance in South India.
(ii) Gautamiputra Shri Satakami and other Satavahana rulers were known as lords of the …………
(iii) The famous Kushana ruler ………….. organised a Buddhist council.
(iv)The older form of Buddhism was known as ……………..
(v) Buddha's attainment of enlightenment was shown by sculptures of the ………………………tree.
(vi) Anyone could follow the path of………………
(vii) Xuan Zang, a Chinese Buddhist pilgrim took the………………… route to return China.
(viii) …….. was the most famous Buddhist monastery.
(ix) The two major centres of power of the Kushanas were ………………..  and ………….
(x) The images of deities were placed within special homes or places known as


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14.

Who were the supporters of the chiefs?


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15.

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


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16.

Write a brief note on the Chinese Buddhist pilgrims.


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17.

Who was Kanishka? Mention one of his achievements.         [V. Imp.]


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18.

Who was Gautamiputra Shri Satakami? How do we come to Know about him?[Imp.]


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19.

What was Bhakti movement? Why did it become more popular? [V. Imp.]


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20.

Where can evidence of trade be found?


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21.

How did the knowledge of silk spread far and wide?


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22.

Who were Bodhisattvas?


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23.

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


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24.

How can you say that Rome had a flourishing trade with south India?


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25.

What was the Bhakti system of belief? [V. Imp.]


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26.

Mention the important feature of later Hinduism. [V. Imp.]


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