General Knowledge – Section 1- History of India | Ancient History – Maurya Dynasty | Part 4

46. Who of the following had first decipher the edicts of Emperor Ashoka? [IAS (Pre) 2016]

(A) George Buhler
(B) James Prinsep
(C) Max Muller
(D) William Jones

47. Pre-Ashokan Brahmi script was found at [UPPCS (Spl)(Pre) 2008]

(A) Nagarjunakonda
(B) Anuradhapura
(C) Brahmagiri
(D) Maski

48. Which one of the following scripts of ancient India was written from right to left? [IAS (Pre) 1997]

(A) Brahmi
(B) Nandnagari
(C) Sharada
(D) Kharoshti

49. The name by which Ashoka is referred to his inscriptions is [IAS (Pre) 1995]

(A) Chakravarti
(B) Dharmadeva
(C) Dharmakirti
(D) Priyadarshi

50. Which of the kings has been mentioned as ‘Piyadassi’ and ‘Devanampriya’ in inscriptions? [MPPCS (Pre) 2015]

(A) Chandragupta Maurya
(B) Ashoka
(C) Samudragupta
(D) Harshavardhana

51. Which one of the following statements regarding Ashokan stone pillars is incorrect? [IAS (Pre) 1997]

(A) These are highly polished
(B) These are monolithic
(C) The shaft of pillars is tapering in shape
(D) These are parts of architectural structures

52. Which one of the following edicts mentions the personal name of Ashoka? [IAS (Pre) 1997]

(A) Kalsi
(B) Rummindei
(C) Special Kalinga Edict
(D) Maski

53. In which of the following inscriptions the name of ‘Ashoka’ has been mentioned? [RAS/RTS (Pre) 2007]

(A) Bhabru Edict
(B) Rock Edict XIII
(C) Rummindei Pillar Inscription
(D) Minor Rock Edict of Maski

54. Which one of the following inscriptions contains the name of Ashoka? [UPPCS (Pre) 2015]

(A) Gujarra
(B) Ahraura
(C) Brahmagiri
(D) Sarnath

55. The Rummindei Pillar of Ashoka was put up to mark [UPPCS (Spl) (Mains) 2008]

(A) Birth of Buddha
(B) Enlightenment of Buddha
(C) First Sermon of Buddha
(D) Demise of Buddha

56. The Gujarra minor rock edict, in which the name of Ashoka is mentioned, is located in [UP Lower Sub. (Pre) 2008]

(A) Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh
(B) Datia district of Madhya Pradesh
(C) Jaipur district of Rajasthan
(D) Champaran district of Bihar

57. The only pillar on which Ashoka declares himself as the emperor of Magadha. [39th BPSC (Pre) 1994]

(A) Minor pillar of Maski
(B) Rummindei pillar
(C) Queen pillar
(D) Bhabru pillar

58. Kalsi is famous for [UP Lower Sub. (Spl) (Pre) 2008]

(A) Buddhist Chaityas
(B) Persian Coins
(C) Rock edicts of Ashoka
(D) Temples of Gupta period

59. Where in Uttarakhand, was a copy of Emperor Ashok’s Rock Edicts discovered? [Uttarakhand UDA/LDA (Mains) 2007]

(A) Nainital
(B) Pauri
(C) Tehri
(D) Kalsi (Dehradun District)

60. Which Ashokan Rock Edict describes the victory and injuries of Kalinga war? [IAS (Pre) 1998]

(A) Rock Edict I
(B) Rock Edict II
(C) Rock Edict XII
(D) Rock Edict XIII


Answer Sheet:-

46. (B)

47. (B)

48. (D)

49. (D)

50. (B)

51. (D)

52. (D)

53. (D)

54. (A)

55. (A)

56. (B)

57. (D)

58. (C)

59. (D)

60. (D)


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