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Q.1. Fill in the blanks.
(i) Officials collected _____from the area under the direct control of the ruler.
(ii) Royal princes often went to the provinces as_______________.
(iii) The Mauryan rulers tried to control __________and _________which were important for transport.
(iv) People in forested regions provided the Mauryan officials with _______________________.
(v) The Arthashastra tells us that the north-west was important for ________.
(vi) Ashoka was inspired by the teachings of ____________.
Q.2. Who built Great Wall of China?
Q.3. What is the ancient name of coastal Orissa?
Q.4. Name the book in which the ideas of Kautilya were written down.
Q.5. Name the provincial capital of Mauryan Empire.
Q.6. Which the region that was popular for the production of blanket during Maurya period?
Q.7. Which script was used in the Ashoka’s inscriptions?
Q.8. Name the capital of Mauryan Empire. In which current state of India is it located?
Q.9. Where did the lions on the currency come from?
Q.10. How did Ashoka convey his message to the people?
Q.11. Who wrote Arthashashtra?
Q.12. Name some cities of Mauryan Empire.
Q.13. What is dhamma?
Q.14. Who was Seleucus Nicator?
Q.15. Who was Chanakya?
Q.16. Why was the Great Wall of China made?
Q.17. Who founded the Mauryan Empire?
Q.18. Name some countries where Ashoka propagated ‘Dhamma’.
Q.19. State True (T) or false (F).
(i) Ujjain was the gateway to the north-west. _________
(ii) Chandragupta’s ideas were written down in the Arthashastra. _________
(iii) Kalinga was the ancient name of Bengal. _________
(iv) Most Ashokan inscriptions are in the Brahmi script. ________
(v) The Arthashastra tells us that south India for its gold and precious stones. ________
(vi) The empire that Ashoka ruled was founded by his father. ________
(vii) Ashoka appointed special officials who were known as the Dhamma Mahamatta. __________