Indian History-32

Which of the following statements about the Kautilyan concepts of kingdoms is correct?

(A) He suggested that kingdom should be elective
(B) He advocated for a powerful concentration of all powers in his hands
(C) He favoured a democratic minded and generous king
(D) He was of the opinion that the kingdom should be confined only to the Brahamins

The most important source for the study of Ashoka is

(A) punch marked coins
(B) inscriptions
(C) Greek accounts
(D) Buddhist literature

Which one of the following mentions Chandragupta Sabha, the council of Chandragupta Maurya?

(A) Arthasastra
(B) Mudrarakshasa
(C) Mahabhashya
(D) Parisishtaparvan

Consider the following statements and mark the option which is/are correct,
1. The major rock edicts at Manshera and Shahbazgarhi are in kharoshthi script.
2. Major rock edicts are fourteen in number.
3. The Queen’s edict is an Allahabadpillar.

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 3
(C) All of these
(D) None of these

Ashokan pillars are made of which material?

(A) Black stone
(B) Granite
(C) Marble
(D) Sandstone

The earliest example of rock cut architecture is evident for the times of

(A) Pre-Mauryan Age
(B) Mauryan Age
(C) Post-Mauryan Age
(D) Gupta Age

Which of the following pairs is correctly matched?

(A) Jatakas : Mauryan chronology and genealogy
(B) Puranas : Ashoka’s efforts to spread Buddhism to Sri Lanka
(C) Dipavamsa : Socio-economic conditions of the Mauryan period
(D) Dighanikya : Influence of Buddhist ideas and Mauryan polity

In the ladder of Mauryan administration who were just below the Pradesikas?

(A) Rajukas
(B) Sthanikas
(C) Samahartas
(D) Yuktas

Which one of the following Mauryan kings was known as Aritrichanes or Amritaghata, which appears to be a corruption of the Sanskrit Amritghata, by the Greek writers?

(A) Chandragupta
(B) Bindusara
(C) Ashoka
(D) Dasaratha

It is said that Ashoka’ s personal religion was Buddhism. Which of the following shows that he was a Buddhist?

(A) Ashoka appointed Dharma Mahamatra to supervise the moral conduct of his subject
(B) He declared that anybody who treat to create schism in the serge would be severly punished
(C) He got the doctrines of Dharma engraved on rocks and pillars
(D) Ashoka renounced the policy of-conquest

Identify the places where fourteen major rock edicts of Ashoka are located.

(A) Kalsi, Manshera
(B) Sopara, Yersagudi
(C) Girnar, Junaguda
(D) All of the above

Who was referred to as ‘Vrishala’ and ‘Kulahina’?

(A) Ashoka
(B) Bindusara
(C) Chandragupta Maurya
(D) Kanishka

Which one of the following was the actual cause of the Kalinga war?

(A) Ashoka wanted to control both the land and sea routes to South India, and any hostile power obstructing the route would have to be conquered
(B) Kalinga had grown very powerful during the reign of Bindusara and was posing a danger to the Mauryan Empire
(C) The Nagas, the sea-faring people of Kalinga, were indulged in piracy and obstructing the foreign trade
(D) Kalinga was a throne in the body-politic of the empire

Which of the following sources contains the pronouncement “All men are my children”?

(A) 1st separate rock edict
(B) 2nd separate rock edict
(C) 5th rock edict
(D) 6th pillar edict

Matchthe following List I———-List II
1 . Amatyas
A . Concerned with economic functions and some military duties2 . Tirthas
B . Highest category of officials and were eighteen in numbers3 . Adhyakshya
C . Functioned inadministration and judicial capacity4 . Mahamattas
D . The Arthashastra uses this term in the sense of a minister .


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

In which of the edicts is found the mention of Ashoka’s conversion to Buddhism and his reverence for his religion?

(A) Kalinga edicts
(B) Bhabru Bairat edicts
(C) Major pillar edicts
(D) Minor rock edicts