General Knowledge – Section 1- History of India | Ancient History – Maurya Dynasty | Part 6

76. Which of the following sources gives a detailed account of city administration of the Mauryas? [UPPCS (Mains) 2009]

(A) Kautilya’s Arthashastra
(B) Megasthenes’ Indica
(C) Mudrarakashasa of Vishakha Datta
(D) Inscription of Ashoka

77. What is the name of Megasthenes’s book? [47th BPSC (Pre) 2005]

(A) Economics
(B) Rig Veda
(C) Purana
(D) Indica

78. ‘Indica’ was originally written by [Uttarakhand UDA/LDA (Mains) 2007]

(A) Nearchus
(B) Megasthenes
(C) Plutarch
(D) Diodorus

79. Who was the author of ‘Indica’? [56th to 59th BPSC (Pre) 2015]

(A) Vishnugupta
(B) Megasthenes
(C) Diamachus (D) Pliny

80. ‘Bhaga’ and ‘Bali’ were [UPPCS (Pre) 1996]

(A) Military Departments
(B) Sources of Revenue
(C) Religious Ceremonies
(D) Administrative Divisions

81. Land revenue, which was the chief source of income during the Mauryan period, was collected by which officer? [RAS/RTS (Pre) 2010]

(A) Agronomoi
(B) Shulkadhyaksha
(C) Sitadhyaksha
(D) Akradhayaksha

82. ‘Sita’ in Maurya period means [UPPCS (Pre) 2013]

(A) A goddess
(B) A religious sect
(C) Revenue from Crown land
(D) Barren land

83. Who of the following was associat-ed with the collection of revenue in Mauryan Mantriparishad? [UP Lower Sub. (Spl) (Pre) 2008]

(A) Samaharta
(B) Vyabharika
(C) Antapala
(D) Pradeshtha

84. Which of the following Mauryan officers was incharge of weights and measures? [UPPCS (Mains) 2012]

(A) Pautavadhyaksha
(B) Panyadhyaksha
(C) Sitadhyaksha
(D) Sunadhyaksha

85. ‘Pankodakasannirodhe’ was the Penalty in Mauryan administration, charged for [RAS/RTS (Re. Exam) (Pre) 2013]

(A) Filthy drinking water
(B) Slushing the road
(C) Throwing garbage
(D) Stenching temples

86. The most famous centre of learning during Maurya period was [Uttarakhand PCS (Pre) 2010 47th BPSC (Pre) 2005]

(A) Vaishali
(B) Nalanda
(C) Taxila
(D) Ujjain

87. Which aspect of municipal administration of today is continuing since the period of Mauryans? [RAS/RTS (Pre) 1992]

(A) Inspection of weight measure reamer
(B) Determination of prices of goods
(C) Registration of birth and death certificate
(D) Protection of artisans

88. With reference to the cultural history of India, the memorising of Chronicles, dynastic histories, and epic tales was the profession of who of the following? [IAS (Pre) 2016]

(A) Shramana
(B) Parivraajaka
(C) Agrahaarika
(D) Magadha

89. The system governing villages through autonomous elected panchayats was evolved by [RAS/RTS (Pre) 1997]

(A) Kushans
(B) Dravids
(C) Aryans
(D) Mauryans

90. Which one of the following texts of ancient India allows divorce to a wife deserted by her husband? [IAS (Pre) 1996]

(A) Kamasutra
(B) Manavadharmashastra
(C) Sukra Nitisara
(D) Arthashastra


Answer Sheet:-

76. (B)

77. (D)

78. (B)

79. (B)

80. (B)

81. (C)

82. (C)

83. (A)

84. (A)

85. (B)

86. (C)

87. (C)

88. (D)

89. (D)

90. (D)


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