Indian History-31

Turamaya, a contemporary of Ashoka, was the ruler of

(A) Egypt
(B) Corinth
(C) Macedonia
(D) Syria

Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

1. Asia : Heart
2. Araehizia : Kandhar
3. Gednosia : Baluchistan
4. Parapyhadae: Kabul
Select the correct answer

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

the Ashokan Edicts were deciphered first by

(A) Sir John Marshall
(B) Sir William Jones
(C) Charles Wilkins
(D) James Prinscep

Which of the following Southern people are clearly mentioned in the Ashokan inscription?
1. Cholas
2. Pallavas
3. Pandyas
5. Satyaputra
Select the correct answer using the cedes given below

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

‘Indica’ of Megasthenes is now lost, but it is still preserved in the form of quotations by later writers. Who among the following was one of the later Greek writers to quote from Megasthenes?

(A) Aorian
(B) Strabo
(C) Diodoras
(D) All of these

Chandragupta Maurya is said to have spent his last years in South India at a place called

(A) Kanchi
(B) Madurai
(C) Sarvanabelgola
(D) Rameshwaram

Who among the following is not contemporary of Ashoka?

(A) Antiochus I
(B) Antiochus II
(C) -Ptolemy II
(D) Magas of Gyrene

During Bindusara’s reign, Ashoka suppressed an uprising at which place?

(A) Kalinga
(B) Brahmagiri
(C) Ujjain
(D) Taxila

Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?
1. Uttarapatha :
Taxila Avantipatha :
Rajpura Dakshinapatha
: Suvrnagiri Kalinga
TosaliSelect the correct answer from thecodes given below

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

‘Pativedikas’ and ‘Pulisanis’ of Ashokan edicts are concerned with

(A) military department
(B) police department
(C) commerce and Industry
(D) espionage

Consider the following statements and mark the option which is correct
1.The Kaushambi pillar was brought to Allahabad by Jahangir.
2. The Topra and Meerut pillar were brought to Delhi by Feroz Shah Tughlaq.
3. The Bairat inscription was brought to Kolkata by Cunningham.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

(A) Only 2
(B) 1 and 3
(C) All of the above
(D) None of the above

‘Mahamatyapasarpa’ was an official in the Mauryan administration concerned with

(A) Control of irrigation
(B) Weight and measures
(C) Control of Spies
(D) Chief Judicial officer

Megasthenes calls the town officials in the Mauryan empire as

(A) Astyonmoi
(B) Agrooomoi
(C) Overseers
(D) Assessors

Ashoka denoted to Sudama as Lomas Rishi Caves in the Barabar hills near Bodh Gaya to whom?

(A) Buddhists
(B) Ajivikas
(C) Jainas
(D) Brahmanas

The Mauryan state had monopoly over which following sector?

(A) Mining and Metallurgy
(B) Coins and Currency
(C) Armaments and Ship building
(D) All of the above

Which one of the following Buddhist literary sources contain information about the Mauryan period?

(A) Dipavamsa
(B) Mahapurinibbanasutra
(C) Divyavadana 1
(D) All of the above