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MCQ: From a Kingdom to an Empire - Question 1

Who founded the empire that Ashoka ruled?

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The empire Ashoka ruled was founded by his grandfather, Chandragupta Maurya, more than 2300 years ago.

MCQ: From a Kingdom to an Empire - Question 2

Which wise man supported Chandragupta Maurya?

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Chandragupta was supported by Chanakya, also known as Kautilya and Vishnugupta, who wrote the Arthashastra.

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MCQ: From a Kingdom to an Empire - Question 3

What significant change did Ashoka make after the Kalinga war?

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Ashoka was so horrified by the violence and bloodshed in the Kalinga war that he decided not to fight any more wars.

MCQ: From a Kingdom to an Empire - Question 4

Which book contains many of Chanakya's ideas?

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Chanakya's ideas were written down in a book called the Arthashastra.

MCQ: From a Kingdom to an Empire - Question 5

What language were most of Ashoka's inscriptions written in?

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Most of Ashoka's inscriptions were in Prakrit and were written in the Brahmi script.

MCQ: From a Kingdom to an Empire - Question 6

Which region was known for its blankets in the Mauryan Empire?

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The Arthashastra mentions that the north-west was important for blankets.

MCQ: From a Kingdom to an Empire - Question 7

What was South India known for in the Mauryan Empire?

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South India was known for its gold and precious stones in the Mauryan Empire.

MCQ: From a Kingdom to an Empire - Question 8

The lions on Roshan's rupees were printed on the ____ side.

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The lions on Roshan's rupees were printed on the right side. That means the lions were on the opposite side from where Gandhiji's face was smiling.

MCQ: From a Kingdom to an Empire - Question 9
Ashoka appointed officials known as _____ who went from place to place teaching people about dhamma.
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Ashoka appointed officials known as "Dhamma mahamatta" who went from place to place teaching people about dhamma. These officials helped spread Ashoka's teachings and instructions to solve various societal problems.
MCQ: From a Kingdom to an Empire - Question 10

State whether the following statement is True or False:

Ashoka's dhamma included worshipping gods and performing sacrifices.

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  • Explanation: Ashoka's dhamma did not involve worshipping gods or performing sacrifices. He believed in teaching and guiding his subjects, inspired by the teachings of the Buddha. He wanted to solve problems like conflicts due to different religions, mistreatment of slaves, and family disputes. Ashoka appointed officials to spread his teachings and inscribed messages on rocks and pillars.
  • For a 4-6-year-old: Ashoka did not pray to gods or do special ceremonies. He wanted to teach people to be kind and solve problems. He had messages written on rocks to help people learn good things.
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