The First Empire & Ashoka

Q.1: A king who believed in increasing the size of his kingdom by war is known as ____________.

a) expansionist

b) Strategist

c) Controller

Q.2: __________ is a Prakrit word which means ‘religious duty’.

a) dhamma

b) karma

c) none

Q.3: _______ is the oldest script used in India.

a) Brahmi

b) Gupta

c) Devanagari

Q.4: _______________ founded the Mauryan dynasty and was the first emperor of India.

a) Chandragupta Maurya

b) Ashoka

c) Chanakya

Q.5: ____________ is a book written by Kautilya, which gives detailed information about the Mauryan administration.

a) Arthashatra

b) Indica

c) Both

Q.6: The capital of Mauryan empire was __________.

a) Patliputra

b) Vaishali

c) Agra

Q.7: __________ was the Greek ambassador in Chandragupta’s court.

a) Megasthenes

b) Alexander

c) Kautilya

Q.8: _____________ was a governor appointed by Greek king Alexander in north-west India.

a) Seleucus Nicator

b) Megasthenes

c) Chanakya

Q.9: ___________ was also identified by the names Kautilya and Vishnugupta.

a) Chanakya

b) Ashoka

c) Bindusara

Q.10: Bindusara believed in _________ philosophy.

a) Ajivika

b) Jain

c) Hindu

Q.11: __________ was the most famous Mauryan ruler.

a) Ashoka

b) Bindusara

c) Chandragupta

Q.12: Ashoka became a Buddhist after witnessing the destruction caused by ________ war.

a) Kalinga

b) Kurukshetra

c) Patliputra

Q.13: ____________ went from place to place teaching people about dhammas.

a) Dhamma mahamatta

b) Dhamma mantra

c) None

Q.14: _________ was the only kingdom which was not under Mauryan rule.

a) Kalinga

b) Patliputra

c) Rajgriha

Q.15: The script of most of the Ashoka’s rock edicts is _______.

a) Brahmi

b) Devanagari

c) Kalinga

Q.16: The district head was called _________.

a) Pradeshta

b) Mahammata

c) Rajukas

Q.17: The most important person in the village was the _________.

a) headman

b) panch

c) tehsildar

Q.18: The _________ was the head of the army.

a) senapati

b) rajuka

c) yukta

Q.19: _______ was the main source of income of Ashoka’s empire.

a) Land revenue

b) Tax on produce

c) Octroi

Q.20: Ashoka died in ______ BCE.

a) 232

b) 114

c) 265

Q.21: Land revenue was fixed between ____ and ____ of the produce, depending upon the fertility of the soil.

a) ¼ and 1/6

b) ½ and 1/3

c) ¼ and 1/5

Q.22: The last Mauryan ruler, Brihadratha was killed by __________ in 185 BCE.

a) Pushyamitra Sunga

b) Ibrahim Lodi

c) Skandagupta


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Published by Priya Prakash

In the midst of winter, i found there was within me an invincible summer ~ Albert Camus

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