SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-1

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    Which of the following is NOT true about republics in the sixth century BC?

    A)  Every tribal oligarch claimed a share in revenues from peasants

    B)  Every tribal oligarch was free to maintain his own little army

    C)  Republics functioned under the leadership of the oligarchic assemblies

    D)  Brahmanas had considerable influence in the republics.

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] In the post-Vedic period, the entire northern territory mostly situated north of the Vindhyas and extending from the North-West frontier to Bihar was divided into sixteen states called Sodasha Mahajanapadas. These Mahajanapadas were either monarchical or republican in character. Whereas the monarchies were concentrated in the Gangetic Plains, the republics were ranged round the northern periphery of these kingdoms-in the foothills of the Himalayas and just south of these, and in north-western India in modem Punjab.

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