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The Maurya Empire | Ancient History Quiz
Question 1

Vishnugupta was the Prime Minister of –

Question 2

Mudra Rakshasa is a play written by –

Question 3

Indika is an account of Mauryan India by the –

Question 4

As per Megasthenese, the Maurayas capital ‘Patliputra’ was administered by six committees. These committees were entrusted with –

  1. Sanitation
  2. Regulations of weights and measures
  3. Care of foreigners
  4. Registration of birth and death

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Question 5

Which of the following statements is/are correct about the Maurya state according to the Arthashastra of Kautilya?

  1. The state controlled almost all the economic activities.
  2. The taxes collected from the peasants varied from one-fourth to one-sixth of the produce.
  3. The state enjoyed a monopoly in mining.

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Question 6

Ashokan Inscription appeared in which of the following script?

  1. Kharoshti
  2. Brahmi
  3. Greek
  4. Aramaic

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Question 7

Consider the following statements about Ashoka:

  1. He fought only one major war called the Kalinga war.
  2. He sent the ambassadors of peace to the Greek kingdoms in West Asia and Greece.
  3. He sent missionaries for the propagation of Buddhism to Sri Lanka and Central Asia.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

Question 8

Consider the following statements regarding Dhammalipi:

  1. They are the Ashoka’s inscriptions.
  2. They cover only religion and morality matters.
  3. They were written in Prakrit under the Buddhist influence.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

Question 9

Consider the following statements about Ashoka:

  1. He emphasized compassion towards animals.
  2. He brought about the political unification of the country.
  3. His teachings were intended to maintain the existing social order on the basis of tolerance.

Which of the statement(s) give above is/are correct?

Question 10

By which of the following the accounts of Kalinga War is known to us?

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