Indian History Mock Test -50

Question No:2

Who among the following was appointed by Ashoka to administer justice in his empire ?

A. Sharmana
B. Uparika
C. Rajuka
D. KumarAmatya

Question No:3

Consider the following with reference to the disintegration and decline of the Mauryan Empire—

1. Brahmanical revolt
2. King Ashoka’s pacifist policies
3. Invasions from outside
4. Weakness of Ashoka’s successors

Which of the above reasons led to the isintegration anddecline of the Mauryan Empire ?

A. 1,2 and 4
B. 2 and 4
C. 1 and 3
D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Question No:4

Who of the following was a contemporary of Alexander, the Great ?

A. Bimbisara
B. ChandraguptK;Maurya
C. Ashoka
D. Pushyamitra Sunga

Question No:5

The notion of Saptanga that was introduced in ‘Arthashastra’ includes—

A. kings, territory, administration and treasury
B. music, dance, ragas and wrestling
C. ministers, civil servants, subalterns and those involved in espionage
D. aristocrats, acharyas, traders and monks

Question No:6

Assertion (A) : Ashoka says in his Rock Edict XIII thathe turned to Dhamma.

Reason (R) : He witnessed much misery at Kalinga war.
Codes :

A. Both A and R is true and R is the correct explanation of A
B. Both A and R is true but R is not a correct explanation of A
C. A is true but R is false
D. A is false but R is true

Question No:7

To which dynasty did Ashoka belong ?

A. Vardhana
B. Maurya
C. Kushan
D. Gupta

Question No:8

Which Rock Edict of Ashoka provides a description of the horrors of Kalinga war ?

A. 13th Rock Edict
B. Kalinga Edict at Dhauli
C. The Edict at Jaugadha
D. 10th Rock Edict

Question No:9

The head of a district (Ahaia), the principal co-ordinator of the revenue and the officer in-charge of general and military functions in his jurisdiction during Mauryan Empire was known as—

A. Krori
B. Rajuka
C. Faujdar
D. Chirastadar

Question No:10

A Buddhist council during the reign of Ashoka was held at—

A. Magadha
B. Pataliputra
C. Samastipur
D. Rajgriha

Question No:11

Kautilya’s ‘Arthashastra’ deals with the aspects of—

A. Economic life
B. Political policies
C. Religious life
D. Social life

Question No:12

Chandragupta Maurya figures prominently in the book of—

A. Bhasa
B. Sudraka
C. Vishakhdatta
D. Ashvaghosha

Question No:13

The description of the administration of Pataliputra is available in—

A. Divyavadan
B. Arthashastra
C. Indica
D. Ashoka’s inscriptions

Question No:14

Who amongst the following Mauryan rulers did conquer the Deccan ?

A. Ashoka
B. Chandragupta
C. Bindusara
D. Kunala

Question No:15

Language used in the inscriptions of Ashoka is—

A. Sanskrit
B. Prakrit
C. Apabhramsa
D. Hindi

Question No:16

In how many categories did Megasthenes divide the Indian Society ?

A. Four
B. Five
C. Six
D. Seven

Question No:17

Which dynasty did rule over Magadha after Nanda dynasty ?

A. Maurya
B. Sunga
C. Gupta
D. Kushana

Question No:18

The most famous educational centre during the period of Mauryan age was—

A. Vaishali
B. Nalanda
C. Taxila
D. Ujjain

Question No:19

Who was the writer of ‘Mudrarakshasa’ ?

A. Vishakhdatta
B. Kautilya
C. Bana
D. Kalhana

Question No:20

What is the name of Megasthenes’s book ?

A. Arthashastra
B. Rigveda
C. Purana
D. Indica