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Class 4 Social Science Empires of India

Class 4 Social Science Empires of India


Fill in the blanks:

  1. The capital of the Mauryan Empire was located at Pataliputra .
  2. Akbar, the greatest emperor of the Mughal dynasty, formed strong and stable ties with many Rajput kings.
  3. Akbar’s court was adorned with nine famous men known as the nine jewels or navaratnas.
  4. One of Akbar’s trusted advisors and a member of the navaratnas was Birbal, whose tales of wit and humor are still famous.
  5. Akbar had a passion for knowledge, art, and architecture.

State True or False

  1. Chandragupta Maurya was the first Mauryan king.     Answer: True
  2. Ashoka’s vow to never fight wars came after the conflict with the state of Kalinga.     Answer: True
  3. The Mughal Empire was established in ancient India.      Answer: False
  4. Babur was the founder of the Mughal Empire.      Answer: True
  5. Fatehpur Sikri served as the capital of the Mughal Empire during Akbar’s reign.      Answer: True
  6. Akbar developed good relations with many Tamil kings during his rule.     Answer: False
  7. The nine famous men in Akbar’s court were known as the ten jewels.      Answer: False
  8. Birbal, a member of Akbar’s court, was known for his military achievements.      Answer: False
  9. Akbar had a passion for reading and writing.      Answer: False
  10. Akbar treated people of all religions with equal respect.  Answer: True

Answer the following questions:

Q: Who was the first Mauryan king?

A: Chandragupta Maurya.


Q: After which war did Ashoka vow to never fight again?

A: War against Kalinga.


Q: Who was the founder of the Mughal Empire?

A: Babur.


Q: What was the capital of the Mauryan Empire?

A: Pataliputra (present-day Patna).


Q: Which city served as the capital of the Mughal Empire during Akbar’s reign?

A: Fatehpur Sikri.


Q: With whom did Akbar form strong ties to ensure a stable empire?

A: Rajput kings.

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