UPSC History The vedic period - Early vedic period, Later vedic period and sangam period Question Bank Vedic Period/Mahajanapadas/Nandas etc

  • question_answer Match List-I and List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
    List-I (Mahajanpada) List-II (Capital)
    A. Matsya 1.Potana
    B. Asmaka 2. Virat
    C. Anga 3. Champa
    D. Chedi 4. Shuktimati

    A) A-1    B-2    C-3    D-4  

    B) A-2    B-1    C-3    D-4

    C) A-4    B-3    C-2    D-1

    D) A-3    B-4    C-2    D-1

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Correctly matched pairs are:
    Matsya              Virat
    Asmaka             Potana
    Anga                Champa
    Chedi               Suktimati
    The main Matsyas under Virata had its capital named Viratanagari which is now known as Bairat in Jaipur district of Rajasthan. Upaplavya was another famous city in this kingdom. Asmaka was a kingdom among the 16 Mahajanapadas mentioned in the Buddhist texts. All other kingdoms were in the north, from Vanga to Gandhara. Some believes that Asmaka was a coloiy of the Kambojas, and its earlier name was   Aswaka. It is believed that there were many Anga kings who ruled different parts of Anga kingdom, contemporaty to Kama. Champapuri was the capital of Anga ruled by Kama. Magadha (south-west Bihar) king Jarasandha gifted another city called Malinipuri, to the Anga king Kama. The city called Suktimati is mentioned as the capital of Chedi. Prominent Chedis during Kurukshetra War included Damaghosha, Shishupala, Dhrishtaketu, etc.

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