UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-9

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    Rise of Magadha to imperial power was mainly due to its                                
    1. position of strategic importance surrounded by five hills,                                        
    2. position in a richly fertile zone and good communication channel.                              
    3. aggressive imperial policy of the rulers.                                                        
    4. association with the activities of Mahatma Buddha.                                            
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below,                                     

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  1, 2 and 4         

    C)  1, 2 and 3                    

    D)  3 and 4         

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Bimbisara started the policy of conquest and aggression which ended in Kalinga War of Ashoka. Magadha occupied a strategic position of geographical importance. Rajgir was protected by a group of five hills and later on, Pataliputra occupied a pivotal position commanding communication on all sides.

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