DAV Class 6 SST Chapter 19 Question Answer India and the Outside World

A. Tick the correct option.

1. Who invented the paper first?

Answer: China

2. Where can we still see the impact of Hindu culture in South-East Asia?

Answer: Bali

3. The ___________ brought gold from the west into our country.

Answer: Romans

4. The main factor responsible for creating our contacts with different parts of Asia was-

Answer: Buddhism

5. Buddhism spread in various parts of the world largely due to the efforts of King-

Answer: Ashoka

B. Fill in the blanks.

1. The Harappan culture is about ___________ years old.

2. India’s trade with the west was through ___________.

3. Kuchi was another centre of ___________.

4. The Chinese traveller, I-tsing came to India to ___________ Buddhism.

5. A reference of Champa is found in ___________ Puran.

Answer: (1) 5000 (2) Arabs (3) Buddhism (4) studied (5) Vayu.

C. Match the following:

DAV Class 6 SST Chapter 19 Question Answer India and the Outside World
Match the following

Answer: (1) e (2) d (3) b (4) c (5) a.

D. Answer the following questions in brief.

1. What did the Chinese learn from India?

Answer: The Chinese learnt the art of cotton growing from India.

2. Who founded the city of Yashodhpur in Kamboj?

Answer: The ruler Yashoverma founded the new city of Yashodhpur in Kamboj.

3. Why was Roman historian Pliny against having trade relations with India?

Answer: Roman historian Pliny against having trade relations with India because he wanted to stop the drain of Roman wealth to India.

4. How did Buddhism reach the western countries?

Answer: Buddhism reached the western countries by sending missionaries by Ashoka to propagate Buddhism.

5. Mention any two main features of the Stupa at Barobudur in Java?

Answer: The two main features of Stupa at Barobudur are:

  • It has been built on hill top.
  • There is a big statue of Buddha and nearly 1500 Buddhist paintings on its corridors.

E. Answer the following questions.

1. How did the Arabs became a link in our trade with the west?

Answer: In the early eighth century, the Arabs had dominated the sea and land routes. Since then, India’s trade and contact with the west were through the Arabs. They became a link between us and the west.

2. Explain the impact of the contact between India and Sri Lanka.

Answer: Our contact with Sri Lanka is very old. The ruler of Bengal Conquered Sri Lanka and establish the rule of Singhal dynasty. Ashoka sent his son Mahendra and daughter Sanghmitra to preach Buddhism in Sri Lanka. The ruler of Sri Lanka, Tissa, also send a delegation to meet Ashoka. Mahavamsa and Deepavamsa are the main sources of history of our relations with Sri Lank.

3. How did Kuchi become a centre of Indian culture?

Answer: Kuchi became a centre of Indian culture after following Buddhism by the people of Kuchi. The names of their kings were also Indians. They adopted Sanskrit and Prakrit languages. An Indian prince Kumarjiv preached Buddhism in Kuchi and later became the guru of the Kuchi king.

4. Describe India’s contact with China. What was the mutual effect on this contact?

Answer: Our contact with China started from 65 BC. Many Chinese scholars and travellers came to India. Many Buddhist monks visited China to propagate Buddhism. They took away many Buddhists works to China. We had political and trade relations with China, India learnt making paper, printing and sculpture from them. Indians also learnt the art of silk making from them. Chinese learnt the art of cotton growing from us.

5. Give any five examples to establish that, ‘Kamboj was an Indian colony’.

Answer: The five examples established that Kamboj was an Indian colony was:

  • Saka Samvat, and Sanskrit language were used there.
  • Indian gods were worshipped there.
  • A large Shiv mandir was constructed there.
  • It was a great center of Vedic learning.
  • Angkorvat’s Vishnu temple in Kamboj is one of the largest temples of the world.

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