NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Social Science History Chapter 7 Ashoka, The Emperor Who Gave Up War contains answers to all the questions given in the exercise of the history book. These solutions have been created on the basis of NCERT Book Guidelines. The solutions are prepared in simple language by our subject experts to help students in their exam preparation.
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Class 6 History Chapter 7 Questions and Answers
Question 1: Make a list of occupation of people who lived within the Mauryan Empire.
Answer: The following were the occupations of those people who lived within the Mauryan Empire:
- Hunting and gathering
Question 2: Complete the following sentences:
2. Complete the following sentences:
(a)Officials collected ______ from the area under the direct control of the ruler.
(b) Royal princes often went to the provinces as ______
(c) The Mauryan rulers tried to control ______and ______ which were important for transport.
(d) People in forested regions provided the Mauryan officials with ______
Answer: (a) Officials collected Taxes from the area under the direct control of the ruler.
(b) Royal princes often went to provinces as governors.
(c) The Mauryan rulers tried to control roads and rivers which were important for transport.
(d) People in forested regions provided the Mauryan officials with elephants, timber and honey.
Question 3: State whether true or false:
(a) Ujjain was the gateway to the north-west.
(b) Chandragupta’s ideas were written down in the Arthashastra.
(c) Kalinga was the ancient name of Bengal
(d) Most Ashokan inscriptions are in the Brahmi script.
Question 4: What were the problems that Ashoka wanted to solve by introducing dhamma?
Answer: Emperor Ashoka wanted to solve the following problems by introducing dhamma:
- Inter-religious conflicts between his subjects.
- Animal sacrifice during religious rituals.
- Ill-treatment of servants and slaves.
- Constant disputes between neighbours over petty issues.
NOTE: ‘Dhamma’ is a Prakrit word which means dharma.
Question 5: What were the means adopted by Ashoka to spread the message of dhamma?
Answer: Ashoka adopted the following means to spreads his message of dhamma:
- He appointed officials called Dhamma Mahamatta who went to different places to spread the message of dhamma.
- He had his messages inscribed on pillars, so that common folk could read them.
- Officials were directed to read out the messages inscribed on pillars to those who could not read.
Question 6: Why do you think slaves and servants were ill-treated? Do you think the orders of the emperor would have improved their condition? Give reasons for your answer.
Answer: Slaves and servants were ill-treated because their masters felt superior to them. The masters treated them as animals. It was because of the old Varna’ system. The emperor’s orders might have helped to some extent. Ashoka was a king who was loved by his subjects. Moreover, his ‘dhamma’ was a real innovation.
Question 7: Write a short paragraph explaining Roshan why the lions are shown on our currency notes. List at least one other object on which you see them.
Answer: The lions are part of the Lion Capital in Samath. These lions are shown on our currency notes in honour of one of the greatest kings of India, Ashoka, who built the Capital. Moreover, on independence, the lion was recognized as the national animal, so the notes also showed the Lion Capital.
Another object which has the lions are shown are the coins of our currency.