SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-6

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    Which was the following was/were steps taken by Sher Shah to promote trade and commerce?
    1. Making travel safe for traders
    2. Building a new highway between Delhi and Warangal
    3. Abolishing internal duties and levying taxes only at the points of import and sale
    4. Building serais (inns) along roadways

    A)  1, 2 and 3        

    B)  2 and 3

    C)  1, 3 and 4        

    D)  1, 2, 3 and 4

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] The Grand Trunk Road is one of Asia's oldest and longest major roads. For more than two millennia, it has linked the eastern and western regions of the Indian subcontinent, connecting South Asia with Central Asia. It runs from Chittagong, Bangladesh west to Howrah, West Bengal in India, across north India into Peshawar (in present day Pakistan), up to Kabul, Afghanistan. Its former names include Uttara Patha ("Northern Road"), Shah Rah-e-Azam ("Great Road") or Sadak-e-Azam or Badshahi Sadak. The route spanning the Grand Trunk (GT) road existed during the Maurya Empire, extending from the mouth of the Ganges to the north-western frontier of the Empire. The predecessor of the modern road was rebuilt by Sher Shah Suri, who renovated and extended the ancient Mauryan route in the 16th century. The road was considerably upgraded in the British period between 1833 and 1860.

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