General Knowledge – Section 1- History of India | Ancient History – Maurya Dynasty | Part 5

61. The accounts of Kalinga War is known to us by the [UPPCS (Pre) 2016]

(A) Rock Edict XIII
(B) Rummindei Pillar Inscription
(C) Accounts of Hiuen Tsang
(D) Minor Rock Edict-I

62. Which of the following Ashokan inscriptions is devoted to the principle of religious tolerance completely? [UP Lower Sub. (Pre) 2008]

(A) Rock Edict XIII
(B) Rock Edict XII
(C) Pillar inscription VII
(D) Bhabru minor rock edict

63. The Ashokan major rock edicts which tell us about the Sangam Kingdom include rock edicts [IAS (Pre) 1998]

(A) I and X
(B) I and XI
(C) II and XIII
(D) II and XIV

64. Which of the following South Kingdoms is not mentioned in the Ashokan inscriptions? [UPPCS (Mains) 2005]

(A) Chola
(B) Pandya
(C) Satiyaputta
(D) Satavahana

65. Which of the following inscriptions of Ashoka bans animal sacrifice on certain festive gathering, that probably included a ban on animal killing as well? [RAS/RTS (Pre) 2013]

(A) Rock Edict I
(B) Pillar Edict V
(C) Rock Edict IX
(D) Rock Edict XI

66. Ptolemy Philadelphus whose had diplomatic relation with Ashoka, was king of [UP  UDA/LDA (Pre) 2006]

(A) Cyron
(B) Egypt
(C) Macedonia
(D) Syria

67. Turamaya, a contemporary of Ashoka was the ruler of [UPPCS (Pre) 2012]

(A) Egypt
(B) Corinth
(C) Macedonia
(D) Syria

68. Rulers of which of the following dynasties had diplomatic relations with distant countries like Syria and Egypt? [UPPSC (GIC) 2010]

(A) Chola
(B) Gupta
(C) Maurya
(D) Pallavas

69. Which one of the following ancient Indian records is the earliest royal order to preserve food-grains to be utilised during the crisis in the country? [IAS (Pre) 1998]

(A) Sohagaura Copper-plate
(B) Rummindei Pillar-edict of Ashoka
(C) Prayaga-Prasasti
(D) Mehrauli Pillar inscription of Chandra

70. In the Mauryan period, tax evasion was punished with [Jharkhand PCS (Pre) 2013]

(A) Death
(B) Confiscation of goods
(C) Imprisonment
(D) None of the above

71. Famous Greek ambassador Megas-thenese came to the court of which emperor? [RAS/RTS (Pre) 1997]

(A) Ashoka
(B) Harsha Vardhana
(C) Chandragupta Maurya
(D) None of the above

72. In how many categories did Megasthenese divide the Indian Society? [46th BPSC (Pre) 2003]

(A) Four
(B) Five
(C) Six
(D) Seven

73. Which of the following sources states that there was no slavery in ancient India? [UPRO/ARO (Mains) 2013]

(A) Arthashastra
(B) Mudrarakshasha
(C) Megasthenes’ Indica
(D) Vayupuran

74. The division of Mauryan ‘Society into seven classes’ is particularly mentioned in [UP Lower Sub. (Spl)(Pre) 2008]

(A) Kautilya’s Arthashastra
(B) Ashokan Edicts
(C) The Puranas
(D) Megasthenes’ Indica

75. The description of the administration of Pataliputra is available in [46th BPSC (Pre) 2003]

(A) Divyanadan
(B) Arthashastra
(C) Indica
(D) Ashoka’s inscription


Answer Sheet:-

61. (A)

62. (B)

63. (C)

64. (D)

65. (A)

66. (B)

67. (A)

68. (C)

69. (A)

70. (A)

71. (C)

72. (D)

73. (C)

74. (D)

75. (C)


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