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Test: Kings, Farmers And Town- 2 - Question 1

Who deciphered Brahmi and kharosthi?

Test: Kings, Farmers And Town- 2 - Question 2

What was the name of the king most of the inscriptions and coins mentioned?

Test: Kings, Farmers And Town- 2 - Question 3

Sanchi refer to which king?

Test: Kings, Farmers And Town- 2 - Question 4

The sixth-century BCE is an era associated with early states, cities, the growing use of what?

Test: Kings, Farmers And Town- 2 - Question 5

How many states are known as Mahajanapadas?

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The Arthashastra was composed by

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Correct option is B. Kautilya

Test: Kings, Farmers And Town- 2 - Question 7

Why is the sixth century BCE often considered a major turning point in Indian history?

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The sixth century BCE is often regarded as a major turning point in early Indian history. It is an era associated with early states, cities, the growing use of iron, the development of coinage, etc. It also witnessed the growth of diverse systems of thought, including Buddhism and Jainism.

Test: Kings, Farmers And Town- 2 - Question 8

What was particularly productive in Magadha?

Test: Kings, Farmers And Town- 2 - Question 9

What animal was found in forests in the region?

Test: Kings, Farmers And Town- 2 - Question 10

What is the literal name for the golden mountain?

Test: Kings, Farmers And Town- 2 - Question 11

How many subcommittees did Megasthenes mention?

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What was the third subcommittee responsible for?

Test: Kings, Farmers And Town- 2 - Question 13

Asoka tried to hold his empire together by propagating what?

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  • Dhamma is derived from Classical Sanskrit or Prakrit, in Buddhism.
  • It means the teachings and doctrines of the Buddha.
  • Three Jewels (Triratnas) of Buddhism: Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha.
  • Ashoka was the greatest Mauryan ruler and Governor of Taxila and Ujjain.
  • He embraced Buddhism under Upagupta after the Kalinga war, which changed his attitude towards war.
  • He sent his son Mahendra and daughter Sanghamitra to Ceylon as Buddhist missionaries with a sapling of original peepal tree.
  • With the help of Chanakya (Vishnugupta/ Kautilya), Chandragupta Maurya defeated Dhana Nanda (322 BCE) and founded the Mauryan Dynasty.
  • Chanakya encouraged Chandragupta Maurya and his army to take over the throne of Magadha.
  • His vast empire included Bihar, Bengal, Deccan (except modern Kerala, Tamilnadu, and parts of Northeast India), Eastern Afghanistan, Baluchistan, and the area west of the Indus river.
Test: Kings, Farmers And Town- 2 - Question 14

What did Asoka believe dhamma would ensure?

Test: Kings, Farmers And Town- 2 - Question 15

What were essential means for ensuring the battle?

Test: Kings, Farmers And Town- 2 - Question 16

Where are colossal statues of Kushana rulers found?

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In which language were the jatakas written?

Test: Kings, Farmers And Town- 2 - Question 18

Who issued the first coins to bear the names and images of rulers?

Test: Kings, Farmers And Town- 2 - Question 19

What country were the Parthian rulers of?

Test: Kings, Farmers And Town- 2 - Question 20

Who issued some of the most spectacular gold coins?

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