History

Traders, Kings and Pilgrims

Question:

Why was silk so expensive? [Imp.]

Answer:

Silk had to be brought from China. It was a long journey and the traders had to cross dangerous roads through mountains and deserts. People living along the route often demanded payments from the traders for giving them permission to pass through.

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Traders, Kings and Pilgrims

Q 1.

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

Q 2.

Name the three ruling families of south India

Q 3.

Where can evidence of trade be found?

Q 4.

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

Q 5.

Who were the supporters of the chiefs?

Q 6.

What was South India famous for? [Imp.]

Q 7.

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

Q 8.

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

Q 9.

Who were Bodhisattvas?

Q 10.

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

Q 11.

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

Q 12.

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

Q 13.

Why was silk so expensive? [Imp.]

Q 14.

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

Q 15.

Name some Chinese Buddhist pilgrims.

Q 16.

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

Q 17.

Name the countries where the worship of Bodhisattvas became popular.

Q 18.

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

Q 19.

Write a brief note on the Chinese Buddhist pilgrims.

Q 20.

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

Q 21.

How did the knowledge of silk spread far and wide?

Q 22.

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

Q 23.

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

Q 24.

What qualities of silk make it a highly valued fabric?

Q 25.

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

Q 26.

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