Ashoka The Emperor Who Gave Up The War
1. Make a list of the occupations of the people who lived within the Mauryan empire.
List of the occupations of the people who lived within the Mauryan empire:
Ques 2. Complete the following sentences:
(a) Officials collected _____ from the area under the direct control of the ruler.
(b) Royal princes often went to the provinces as ____
(c) The Mauryan rulers tried to control ____ and ____ which were important for transport.
Ans. roads and rivers
(d) People in forested regions provided the Mauryan officials with ____
Ans. elephant, timbers, honey and wax.
Ques 3. State whether true or false:
(a) Ujjain was the gateway to the north-west.
(b) Chandragupta’s ideas were written down in the Arthashastra.
(c) Kalinga was the ancient name of Bengal.
(d) Most Ashokan inscriptions are in the Brahmi script.
Ques 4. What were the problems that Ashoka wanted to solve by introducing dhamma?
The problems that Ashoka wanted to solve by introducing dhamma were:
Ques 5. What were the means adopted by Ashoka to spread the message of dhamma?
Ans: The means that Ashoka adopted to spread the message of dhamma were:
Ques 6. Why do you think slaves and servants were ill-treated? Do you think the orders of the emperor would have improved their condition? Give reasons for your answer.
Ans: The slaves and servants were mostly prisoners of wars that is why they were ill-treated. Yes, I think the order of emperor would have improved their condition as he was the head of the state. He can issue law of punishment regarding this.