|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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