On the given Political outline map of India, locate and label the following with appropriate symbols: Ujjaiyini - A Mahajanpada Kalibanga - A matured Harappan Site - History

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  1. On the given Political outline map of India, locate and label the following with appropriate symbols:
    1. Ujjaiyini - A Mahajanpada
    2. Kalibanga - A matured Harappan Site
      1. Panipat - A territory under the control of Mughals
        OR
      2. Thanjavur - An empire of the Medieval Period.
  2. On the same outline map, two places regarding the centre of the Indian National Movement have been marked as 'A' and 'B'. Identify them and write their correct names on the lines drawn near them. 

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Concept: The Earliest States
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2022-2023 (March) Outside Delhi Set 1

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Answer in 100-150 words

Describe the salient features of Mahajanapadas.


Compare the given Maps, and list the mahajanapadas that might have been included in the Mauryan Empire. Are any Asokan inscriptions found in these areas?


Name the languages in which the Ashokan inscriptions were written.


Consider the following statements regarding Magadha.

  1. Magadha was the most powerful mahajanapada.
  2. Initially, Pataliputra was the capital of Magadha and later it was shifted to Rajagriha.
  3. Elephants were found in abundance in the forests of Magadha.

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?


Which one of the following statements was not a justified reason for Magadha being a powerful mahajana pada?


Which of these was the most powerful Mahajanapada from 6th to 4th century BCE?


How many Mahajanapadas were there?


Which of the following statements about Mahajanpadas is correct?

  1. Mahajanapadas were Magadha, Koshala, Gandhara and Avanti only.
  2. Most Mahajanpadas were ruled by kings.
  3. Some known as ganas or sanghas were oligarchies ruled under rajas.
  4. Each Mahajanpada had a capital city, which was often fortified.

Read the source given below and answer the questions that follow.

“There cannot be any divided loyalty”

Govind Ballabh Pant argued that in order to become loyal citizens people had to stop focusing only on the community and the self: For the success of democracy one must train himself in the art of self-discipline. In democracies, one should care less for himself and more for others. There cannot be any divided loyalty. All loyalties must exclusively be centred around the State. If in a democracy, you create rival loyalties, or you create a system in which any individual or group, instead of suppressing his extravagance, cares nought for larger or other interests, then democracy is doomed.

  1. How did G.B Pant encourage citizens to make a unified nation?
  2. Why did he urge citizens for loyal towards nation?
  3. How was loyalty considered the base of the social pyramid?

During the ______, the capital city of Magadha was shifted to Pataliputra.


Pataliputra was located on the bank of ______.


Consider the following statements.

  1. Sixteen states known as Mahajanapadas are mentioned in Buddhist and Jaina texts.
  2. The most powerful Mahajanapada was Magadha.
  3. Initially the capital of Magadha was Pataliputra.
  4. Iron mines were present in Magadha at that time.

Choose the correct statements:


Match the following.

List I List II
A. Mahapadma Nanda 1. Kushana dynasty
B. Kaniska 2. Magadha
C. Samudragupta 3. Maurya dynasty
D. Asoka 4. Gupta dynasty

The 6th century BCE is regarded as a major turning point in early Indian history for which of the following reason/s?


Between the 6th and 4th century BCE Magadhan (in present day Bihar) became the most powerful mahajanapda. Modern historian explains this development in a variety of ways. Which of the following is true regarding this?

(i) Magadha was a region where agriculture was especially productive.

(ii) Besides, iron mines (in present day Jharkhand) were accessible and provided resources for tools and weapons.

(iii) Tiger, an important component of the army, were found in forests in the region.


Which period is considered the beginning of Gupta period?


“Magadha was the most powerful Mahajanpada ‘. Examine the statement.


Arrange the following dynasties in chronological order: 

  1. Nandas
  2. Shungas
  3. Mauryas
  4. Guptas

Choose the correct option from the following statements with reference to the Magadha empire.


Read the source given below and answer the questions that follow.

“There cannot be any divided loyalty”

Govind Ballabh Pant argued that in order to become loyal citizens people had to stop focusing only on the community and the self: For the success of democracy one must train himself in the art of self-discipline. In democracies, one should care less for himself and more for others. There cannot be any divided loyalty. All loyalties must exclusively be centred around the State. If in a democracy, you create rival loyalties, or you create a system in which any individual or group, instead of suppressing his extravagance, cares nought for larger or other interests, then democracy is doomed.

  1. How did G.B Pant encourage citizens to make a unified nation?
  2. Why did he urge citizens for loyal towards nation?
  3. How was loyalty considered the base of the social pyramid?

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