Indian History-38

Consider the following statements
Mudra Rakshasa, Parisishta Parvan (Jain) and Magavamsa (Buddhist) describes Chandragupta Maurya’s war with Nanda King Dhanananda.
Junagarh Rock Edict of Rudradaman mentions about Chandragupta Maurya’s conquest of Western India (Saurashtra).
Chandragupta Maurya conquered Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra region of South but not Kalinga.
Jain text Parishisthaparvan describes that Chandragupta embraced Jainism towards the end of his life.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

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

Which among the following materials were used for minting coins during the rule of the Mauryas?

(A) Gold and Silver
(B) Silver and Copper
(C) Copper and Bronze
(D) Gold and Copper

The official credited with the construction of Sudarshana lake in Saurashtra during the reign of Chandragupta Maurya was

(A) Yavanaraga Tusapha
(B) Parnadatta
(C) Pahilava Suvisakha
(D) Vaisya Pusyagupta

Consider the following passage and identify the three tribal principalities referred to therein using the codes given below
In the early history of the far South in India, three tribal principalities are mentioned in Ashokan inscriptions of the third century BC and in Kharvela inscription of the first century BC.

(A) Vakatakas, Cholas and Satvahanas
(B) Cholas, Pandyas and Cheras
(C) Ikshvakus, Vakatakas and Pandyas
(D) Pallavas, Cholas and Pandyas

Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the given rulers of ancient India?

(A) Ashoka — Kanishka — Milinda
(B) Milinda — Ashoka — Kanishka
(C) Ashoka — Milinda — Kanishka
(D) Milinda — Kanishka — Ashoka

Consider the following statements about Ashoka’s edicts and inscriptions
Kharosthi script was used in the two Northern Major Rock Edicts at Mansehra and Shahbazgarhi.
2. Meerut and Topara pillar inscriptions were shifted to Delhi.
3. In the Queen’s Edict, Ashoka ordered that “Whosoever monk or nun breaks up the Sangha, after being clothed in white garments, shall take up abode in a, place other than a monastery.”
4. Ashoka’s son Tivara and his second wife Karuwaki is mentioned in his Edict.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

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

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

The Ashtadhyayi of Panini, the Mahabhashya of Patanjali and the Kashika Vriti of Jayaditya deal with

(A) principles of law
(B) principles of phonetics
(C) principles of grammar
(D) principles of linguistics

The ancient Indian play ‘Mudrarakshasa’ of Vishakhdutt has its subject on

(A) conflict between Gods and Demons of ancient Hindu lore
(B) a romantic story of an Aryan Prince and a tribal woman
(C) the story of the power struggle between two Aryan tribes
(D) the court intrigues at the time of Chandragupta Maurya

The head of a district (Ahara), the principal coordinator 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) Foujdar
(D) Chirastadar

Which one of the following ancient Indian records is the earliest royal order to preserve foodgrains to be utilised during the crisis in the country?

(A) Sohagaura copper-plate
(B) Rummindei pillaredict of Ashoka
(C) Prayaga Prasasti
(D) Mehrauli pillar inscription of Chandra gupta Maurya

Which of the following is considered to be the controversial part of the treaty of 303 BC between Chandragupta and seleucus?

(A) Seleucus surrendered his large territories to Chandragupta
(B) Chandragupta made a gift of 500 elephants to Seleucus
(C) Seleucus gave his daughter in marriage to Chandragupta
(D) A Greek envoy (Megasthenes) was a credited to the Mauryan court at Patliputra

The name Dharmashoka was found in the

(A) Maski Edict
(B) Junagarh Inscription
(C) Sarnath Inscription
(D) Allahabad Pillar Inscription

Consider the following statements about Ashoka’s Dhamma
1. Non injury, restraint in behaviour and equal treatment to all, constitutes the doctrinal aspects of dhamma.
2. Fear of sin does not constitute the doctrinal aspects.
3. Doing less sins and more good are the two essential constituents of Dhamma.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

(A) 1 and 3
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 2
(D) All of the above

MatchList I (Ruler) with List II (Title) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists

List I ———————-List II
A. Ashoka 1. Vikramaditya
B. Kanishka 2. Kalinga Chakravarti
c. Kharavela 3. Devaputra
D. Kumaragupta 4. Mahendraditya
5 . Priyadashi


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

Ashoka himself considered his policy of Dhamma as

(A) the essence of original Buddhism as preached by the Buddha
(B) a way of life which was both practical and convenient as well as highly moral
(C) the ideal of virtuous life based on moral teachings of various thinkers
(D) the essence of all religions or the common religion of mankind