GK Questions and Answers on the Sources of Mauryan History

The epigraphical sources, literary sources, foreign accounts and material obtained from the excavation are the sources of knowledge about Mauryas. Here, we are giving 10 GK Questions and Answers on the Sources of Mauryan History for general awareness.
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The epigraphical sources, literary sources, foreign accounts and material obtained from the excavation are the sources of knowledge about Mauryas. Here, we are giving 10 GK Questions and Answers on the Sources of Mauryan History for general awareness.

Source o Mauryas History

1. Which of the following literary sources that reveals the economic and political conditions of the Mauryan period?

A. Kautilya's Arthsashtra

B. Mudra Rakshasa

C. Indica

D. Buddhist Literature

Ans: A

2. Which book was written by Visakha Dutt in Gupta period but gives an account of how Chnadragupta Maurya defeated Nandas with the help of Chankya besides throwing light on socio-economic conditions?

A. Kautilya's Arthsashtra

B. Mudra Rakshasa

C. Indica

D. Buddhist Literature

Ans: B

3. Which among the following literary source mention seven caste system and absence of slavery in Mauryan Empire?

A. Kautilya's Arthsashtra

B. Mudra Rakshasa

C. Indica

D. Buddhist Literature

Ans: C

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4. Which Tibetan Buddhist text informs us about Ashoka’s efforts in spreading Buddhism?

A. Kautilya's Arthsashtra

B. Mudra Rakshasa

C. Indica

D. Divyavadam

Ans: D

5. Which ancient Indian King issued inscriptions like Darius I (king of Iran)?

A.  Bimbisara

B. Shishunagas

C. Bindusara

D. Ashoka

Ans: D

6. In the Indian History which of the following ancient Indian ruler who left his records engraved on stones?

A. Samundragupta

B. Chandragupta Maurya

C. Bindusara

D. Ashoka

Ans: D

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7. Match the following

a. Edict 1    1. Prohibits animal sacrifices

b. Edict 2    2. Depicts measures of social welfare

c. Edict 3    3. Respect for Brahmanas

d. Edict 4    4. Respect to elders

Select correct code:

    a    b    c    d

A. 4   3    2    1

B. 3   4   1     2

C. 1   2   3     4

D. 1   4   2     3

Ans: C

8. Find out the correct pair.

A. Edics 6: Order of Dhamma Mahamatras

B. Edics 10: Damma yatras

C. Edics 9: Respect to elders

D. Edics 7: Respect for Brahamans

Ans: A

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9. Which of the following literary work that reveals the list of Mauryan rulers and chronology?

A. Puranas

B. Brahamanas

C. Vedas

D. None of the above

Ans: A

10. Which Rock Edicts depicted the principle of Dhamma?

A. Minor Rock Edicts

B. Major Rock Edicts

C. Kalinga Rock Edicts

D. Bhabru-Bairat Rock Edicts

Ans: B

In the above 10 GK Questions and Answers on the Sources of Mauryan History will enhance the knowledge about the sources that give us information about the Mauryan state, administration, society, politics and economy.

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