Q.1: A king who believed in increasing the size of his kingdom by war is known as ____________.
Q.2: __________ is a Prakrit word which means ‘religious duty’.
Q.3: _______ is the oldest script used in India.
Q.4: _______________ founded the Mauryan dynasty and was the first emperor of India.
a) Chandragupta Maurya
Q.5: ____________ is a book written by Kautilya, which gives detailed information about the Mauryan administration.
Q.6: The capital of Mauryan empire was __________.
Q.7: __________ was the Greek ambassador in Chandragupta’s court.
Q.8: _____________ was a governor appointed by Greek king Alexander in north-west India.
a) Seleucus Nicator
Q.9: ___________ was also identified by the names Kautilya and Vishnugupta.
Q.10: Bindusara believed in _________ philosophy.
Q.11: __________ was the most famous Mauryan ruler.
Q.12: Ashoka became a Buddhist after witnessing the destruction caused by ________ war.
Q.13: ____________ went from place to place teaching people about dhammas.
a) Dhamma mahamatta
b) Dhamma mantra
Q.14: _________ was the only kingdom which was not under Mauryan rule.
Q.15: The script of most of the Ashoka’s rock edicts is _______.
Q.16: The district head was called _________.
Q.17: The most important person in the village was the _________.
Q.18: The _________ was the head of the army.
Q.19: _______ was the main source of income of Ashoka’s empire.
a) Land revenue
b) Tax on produce
Q.20: Ashoka died in ______ BCE.
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