Indian History-33

The word ‘Charaka’ in the Mauryan administration set up meant

(A) Civil court
(B) Criminal court
(C) Jail
(D) Police lock-up

The typical pottery of the Mauryan period was

(A) PGW
(B) Ochre coloured pottery
(C) NBPW
(D) Red ware

Arrange the following later Mauryas in chronological order
1.Devaravman
Satadhanva
3. Brihadratha
4.Dasaratha
5. Samprati
6. Salisuka
Select the correct answer from the codes given below

(A) 4,5,6,1,2,3
(B) 2, 3, 4, 5, 1,6
(C) 3,4,1,5,6,2
(D) 5, 2, 1,3,6, 4

‘Udaka Bhaga’ a tax levied by the Mauryan state was

(A) a land tax
(B) cess on irrigation
(C) customs tax
(D) ferry tax

Which of the following observations of Megasthenes about Mauryan society are true?
1. Growing practice of polygamy.
2. Employment of women as palace guards.
3. Theft was a rare occurrence.
4. Slavery was absent in Indian society.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below

(A) 1, 2 and 3
(B) 1, 2 and 4
(C) 2, 3, and 4
(D) All of these

Who was the son of Ashoka mentioned in an inscription?

(A) Tivara
(B) Kunala
(C) Mahendra
(D) Jalauka

Matchthe following

List 1———List II

1 . Lakshanandh A . Mint yaksha
2 . Sansthadhyaska B . Commerce/ fixed price
3 . Panyadhayaksha C . Market

Codes

ABC

(A) 2 1 3
(B) 1 3 2
(C) 3 2 1
(D) 1 2 3

The capital of the province of Kalinga under Ashoka was Tosali. It was also known as

(A) Jayaguda
(B) Sanpa
(C) Dhauli
(D) Udayagiri

Which source informs that the military department in the Mauryan times was divided into six committees of five members each?

(A) Indika
(B) Arthashastra
(C) Ashokan inscriptions
(D) Medrabshasa

Matchthe following
List I—————–List II

A . Junagarh Rock inscription of Rudradaman
B Rajatarangini
C . Jatakas
List-II

1 . Junagarh Rock inscription of Rudradaman
2 . Rajatarangini
3 . Jatakas
codes:

ABC

(A) 2 1 3
(B) 1 2 3
(C) 1 2 3
(D) 3 1 2

Who identified ‘Sandrocottas’ mentioned in Justins book ‘Epitome as Chandragupta Maurya’?

(A) William James
(B) Charles Wilkins
(C) Max Muller
(D) James Princep

Assertion (A) Ashoka was converted to Buddhism immediately after the Kalinga war in about 260 BC. Reason (R) One of the Ashoka edicts, namely the Bhadra edict clearly states that Ashoka was converted to Buddhism two-half years after the Kalinga war.

(A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
(B) Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A
(C) A is true, but R is false
(D) A is false, but R is true

Assertion (A) Under Ashoka, Mauryan monarchy became paternal despotism.

Reason (R) Major rock edict VI shows Ashoka remarking “All men are my children”.

(A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
(B) Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A
(C) A is true, but R is false
(D) A is false, but R is true

Assertion (A) Ashoka followed a tolerant religious policy.

Reason (R) He did not try to foist his Buddhist faith on his subjects and he presented gifts to non-Buddhist and even anti-Buddhist sect.

(A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
(B) Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A
(C) A is true, but R is false
(D) A is false, but R is true

Assertion (A) During the Mauryan period even the kings faced a great amount of insecurity.

Reason (R) According to Megasthenes, Chandragupta Maurya did not sleep for two nights successively in the same bed room.

(A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
(B) Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A
(C) A is true, but R is false
(D) A is false, but R is true

Assertion (A) Foreigners were welcome at Patliputra.
Reason (R) The municipality in the city had a special committee to look after the welfare of foreigners.

(A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
(B) Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A
(C) A is true, but R is false
(D) A is false, but R is true