maurya & post mauryan period Practice Questions Answers Test with Solutions

Question : 1 [42nd BPSC (Pre) 1997]

Which one territory of the following was not a part of Ashoka’s empire?

a) Bihar

b) Kalinga

c) Afghanistan

d) Sri Lanka

Answer: (d)

Question : 2 [UP Lower Sub. (Pre) 2002]

Assertion (A):
Ashoka annexed Kalinga to the Mauryan Empire.
Reason (R):
Kalinga controlled the land and sea routes to South India.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a) Both (A,) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A,)

b) (A,) is false, but (R) is true

c) Both (A,) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A,)

d) (A,) is true, but (R) is false

Answer: (c)

Question : 3

Ceylon became a stronghold of which among the following branches of Buddhism?

a) Mahayan

b) Theravada

c) Hinayan

d) Mahendra

Answer: (c)

Question : 4

During the period of Bindusara, Ashoka served has the Viceroy of

a) Ujjain

b) Taxila and Ujjain

c) Suvarnagiri

d) Tosali

Answer: (b)

Question : 5

Ashoka himself considered his policy of dhamma as:

a) The essence of original Buddhism as preached by the Buddha

b) The essence of all religions or the common religion of mankind

c) A way of life which was both practical and convenient as well as highly moral

d) The ideal of virtuous life based on moral teachings of various thinkers

Answer: (c)

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