Test: The Mauryan Empire - 3


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QUESTION: 1

Which one of the following sources informed us about the division of Indian society into seven castes?

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QUESTION: 2

Which one of the following foreign kings was a contemporary of Ashoka?

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QUESTION: 3

Which one of the following Pillar inscriptions referred Ashoka as ‘Devanampiyah’ and ‘Piyadarshi’?

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QUESTION: 4

‘Mudra-Rakshasa’ by Visakhadatta has bearing on the reign of

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QUESTION: 5

Which statement on Mauryan provincial administration is not correct?

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QUESTION: 6

Which one of the following Mauryan provinces had a foreign Governor?

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The correct option is B.
 Saurashtra — Junagarh

QUESTION: 7

Which of the following gives the names of the officers at the district level in the correct decending order?

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The correct option is A.
The correct descending order of the Mauryan officers, at the district level, was Pradeshika, rajuka, yukta.

QUESTION: 8

Match the officers with their functions:

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QUESTION: 9

Which one of the following was not a function of the Parisad in the Mauryan Period?

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QUESTION: 10

The special urban official who formed into six councils or boards and who looked after Pataliputra were known by the name of

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QUESTION: 11

Which one of the following was regarded as the standard coin during the Mauryan period?

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QUESTION: 12

What is Vishti?

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QUESTION: 13

Which of the following was not one of the fiscal measures that could be adopted in emergency?

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QUESTION: 14

Which one of the following items of revenue was paid in cash during Mauryan period?

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QUESTION: 15

Existence of slaves is mentioned in Indian sources. Which one of the following was the most likely reason for Megasthenes’ statement that there were no slaves?

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QUESTION: 16

The lowest order in the social scale of Mauryan society was not a slave but the outcaste. Which one of the following statements about the outcastes is not correct?

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QUESTION: 17

Which one of the following officers were special reporters and had direct access to the king?

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QUESTION: 18

Which one of the following would be the most accurate description of the Maurya monarchy under Ashoka?

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QUESTION: 19

Which one of the following officers were charged with superintendence of women?

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QUESTION: 20

Which one of the following statements about the new service of the dhamma-mahamattas introduced by Ashoka is not correct?

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QUESTION: 21

According to which tradition Ashoka is said to have visited Khotan in central Asia in 236 B.C.?

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QUESTION: 22

Who said that “the royal palace halls of Ashoka.... were all made by spirits”?

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QUESTION: 23

Which Edict refers to Ashoka’s supposed presence in BuddhistSangha?

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The correct option is B.
The Minor Rock Edicts of Ashoka (r.269-233 BCE) are rock inscriptions which form the earliest.In the Gujarra Minor Rock Edict also, the name of Ashoka is used together.

QUESTION: 24

Among the successors of Ashoka who is referred to as a patron of Jains almost in the same light as Buddhist texts treat Ashoka?

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QUESTION: 25

The information that Ashoka had large number of brothers, and he was guilty of murdering them, is primarily found in

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QUESTION: 26

Which statement of Megasthenes is non-controversial?

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The correct option is C.
Humans are a diverse lot, but before Western imperialism, 83 percent of indigenous societies were polygynous, 16 percent monogamous, and 1 percent polyandrous (where women have multiple husbands).

QUESTION: 27

Which Ceylonese king, a contemporary of Ashoka, modelled himself on the latter?

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QUESTION: 28

Which of the following is incorrect?

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QUESTION: 29

What was the function of officer known as Gopa during the reign of Chandragupta Maurya?

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QUESTION: 30

Which one of the following Maurya Kings is believed to have conquered Deccan?

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