1.Which dynasty ruled over Magadha after the Mauryan dynasty ?

(A) Satavahana       (B) Sunga            (C) Nanda        (D) Kanva

2.When and by whom were the Ashokan Inscriptions deciphered for the first time ?

(A) 1787 — John Tower

(B) 1810 — Harry Smith

(C) 1825 — Charles Metcalfe

(D) 1837 — James Prinsep

1.The Kandahar Edict of Asoka was written in

(A) Aramaic     (B) Greek         (C) Brahmi        (D) Both Aramaic and Greek

1.Who is the author of the Book "Asoka and decline of the Mauryas" ?

(A) D. N. Jha        (B) RomilaThapar              (C) R. S. Sharma        (D) A. L. Basham

2.Rummindei pillar of Ashoka is put up to mark Buddha's

(A) Birth          (B) Enlightenment       (C) First Sermon       (D) Death

1.Name of which Indian ruler is inseparably associated with the first known International treaty made in Indian history ?

(A) Mahapadma Nanda        (B) Chandragupta Maurya        (C) Bindusara  (D) Asoka

2.Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?

(A) Diodorus Siculus - Bibliotheca Historica

(B) Strabo - Geography

(C) Anrian - lndica

(D) Claudius Aelianus - Naturalis Historica

Which of the following major rock edicts of Asoka are in Prakrit language and Kharosthi scrips ?

(A) Manshera              (B) Shabbazgarbi        (C) Both (A) and (B)   (D) Dhauli

3.Which of the following was not a regional headquarters in the Maurya empire ?

(A) Ujjaiyini     (B) Taxila         (C) Tosali        (D) Tambaparini

4.To whom was the Lomasa Rishi cave in the Barabar hills (near Gaya) donated by Asoka ?

(A) Ajivika monks      (B) Jain monks            (C) Brahmnas              (D) Shri Lankan Buddhist monks

1.Kalidasa's work include

(i) Abhigyana Sakuntalam       (ii) Meghadootam        (iii) Raghuvamsa    (iv) Malavikagnimitram

(v) Ritusamhara      (vi) Kumara Sambhava

Select the answer from the codes below -

(A) All of them            (B) i, ii, iii and iv           (C) i, ii, iv, v and vi      (D) i, iii, iv and v

2.Which one of the following has not been mentioned as 'asineva' in Ashokan inscriptions

(A) Greed and passion              (B) Cruelty and anger          (C) Pride and fury        (D) Envy and revenge

3.Who among the following started the general use of stone for monuments ?

(A) Chandra Gupta Maurya     (B) Bimbisara              (C) Bindusara        (D) Asoka

4.'Just as for my children, I desire that they should enjoy all happiness and prosperity both in this world and the next. So for all men I desire the like happiness and prosperity'.

This is stated in -

(A) Barabar Cave Inscriptions             (B) Minor Rock Edicts             (C) Tarai Pillars      (D) Kallinga Inscriptions

5.According to 'Rajtarangini' Ashoka's favourite deity was

(A) Siva         (B) Vishnu         (C) Vasudeva        (D) Buddha

6.Which of the following sources describe the Mauryas as belonged to the Sudra Varna  ?

(A) Puranas        (B) Jatakas              (C) Purvas        (D)  European Classical Writers

7.Which one of the following sources states that Srinagar was built by Asoka ?

(A) Kalahana's Rajtarangini              (B) Divyavandana

(C) Taranatha's History of Tibet          (D) Mahavamsa

8.Who among the following was not a Greek Ambassador staying at the Mauryan Court ?

(A) Megasthenes        (B) Diodorus               (C) Deimachus            (D) Dionisius

9.Kontakasodhanas of the Mauryan period were

(A) Royal treasuries        (B) Civil courts       (C) Criminal courts      (D) Police stations

10.The hereditary soldiers of the Mauryan period were known as

(A) Bhritakas        (B) Mania               (C) Vardhaki                (D) Aravivala

1.Name the class which is conspicuous by its absence from the list of seven classes given by Megasthenes

(A) Artisans         (B) Traders             (C) Cultivatiors            (D) Philosophers

2.Which of the following sources states that Srinagar was built by Asoka  ?

(A) Divyavadana        (B) Rajtarangini           (C) Taranath's History of Tibet  (D) Mahavamsa

3.Rummindei pillar of Asoka is put up to mark Buddha's

(A) Birth          (B) Enlightenment       (C) First Sermon       (D) Death

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