1. Consider the following statement (s) related with the Kautilya’s Arthashastra:
1.Kautilya’s Arthashastra is a book on statecraft was written in Gupta Period.
2.Arthashastra was written in the fourth century B.C. by Kautilya, from which it appeared a tradition of writing on and teaching of statecrafts because Kautilya acknowledges his debt to his predecessors in the field.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1                              (b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 & 2                       (d) None of the above
2.Consider the following statements related to the Megasthenes’ process of writing:
1.Megasthenese wrote extensively in a book called ‘Indica’ which is no longer available to us.
2.Megasthenes’ writings could be seen through various extracts in the writings of Diodorous, Strabo and Arrian.
3.Megasthenes mentions that Indian society comprised of seven castes (jatis).
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a)  Only 1                            (b)  1 and 2
(c)  2 and 3                          (d)  All of the above
3.Consider the following statement:
1.Patliputra seved as the capital of Mauryas , sungas and Guptas amongst others.
2.The city , Patliputra was founded by Ashoka.
3.The city of patliputra is described in the work of Megasthenes.
Which of the above statement is/are correct ?
(a) 1 and 3                             (b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 2                             (d) 1 , 2 and 3
4.Consider the following statements:
1. Ashoka inaugurated a new class of officials, the “Officers of Righteousness”.
2. Ashoka’s reforms tended towards devolution of power.
Find the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 only                              (b) 2 Only
(b) both 1 & 2                      (d) None of the above
 5.The details of Ashoka’s war with kalinga is given in which of the following?
(a) Dhauli edict
(b) Sanchi edict
(c) 13th rock edict
(d) Allahabad edict
 6.Ashokan edicts are written in which of the following scripts?
select the correct answer:
(a) 1,2 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 4 only
(d) 1,3 and 4 only
7. Which of the following Mauryan ruler defeat Selukas , who was Alexander’s general controlling the Northwest India
(a) Ashoka
(b) Bindusara
(c) Chandragupta maurya
(d) Dasharatha
 8.Consider the following statement regarding Bindusara:
1.He is said to have conquered the deccan up to mysore
2.He recieved an ambassador from syrian empire
3.He is said to have lived as an ascetic at shravanabelagola for several year before fasting to death as per jain practice of sallekhana
Which of the statement is/are correct?
(a) 2 and 3 only             (b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1 only                        (d) 1,2 and 3
9.Consider the following statement regarding Ashaka’s Dhamma:
1.Dhamma is a way of life , a code of conduct and a set of principles
2.Adopting Dhamma policy was ashoka’s effort toward spreading buddhisam
3.These principles of dhamma are mentioned in various edicts of ashoka
Which of the above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 3 only                        (b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 2 only                        (d) 1,2 and 3
10.Which of the following statements regarding the administration of Mauryas is wrong ?
(a) Amatyas looked after day to day administration.
(b) The mauryan rule resulted in triumph of monarch in india.
(c) Kautilya the foremost political theorist of ancient india, supported the royal absolution.
(d) Mantriparishad assisted king in administrative matters.
1- B
2- D
3- A
4- A
Exp: Ashoka’s reforms tended towards centralisation.
5- C
6- B
7- C
8- B
9- A
10- C

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