The Emperor Who Gave Up War
Q1. Fill in the blanks.
Officials collected taxes from the
area under the direct control of the ruler.
Royal princes often went to the provinces
The Mauryan rulers tried to control roads
and rivers which were important for transport.
People in forested regions provided the
Mauryan officials with elephants, timber, honey and wax.
The Arthashastra tells us that the
north-west was important for blankets.
Ashoka was inspired by the teachings of Buddha.
Ujjain was the gateway to the north-west. False
Chandragupta’s ideas were written down in
the Arthashastra. True
Kalinga was the ancient name of Bengal. False
Most Ashokan inscriptions are in the Brahmi
The Arthashastra tells us that south India
for its gold and precious stones. True
The empire that Ashoka ruled was founded by
his father. False
Ashoka appointed special officials who were
known as the Dhamma Mahamatta. True
Q3. How did Ashoka convey his
message to the people?
conveyed his message to the people through inscriptions.
Q4. Who built Great Wall of China?
in China built the Great Wall.
Q5. Who wrote Arthashashtra?
Q6. What is the ancient name of
is the ancient name of coastal Orissa.
Q7. Name some cities of Mauryan
Taxila, and Ujjain.
Q8. Name the book in which the
ideas of Kautilya were written down.
Chanakya’s ideas were written down in a book called the Arthashastra.
Q9. What is dhamma?
‘Dhamma’ is the Prakrit word for the Sanskrit term ‘Dharma’.
Q10. Name the provincial capital of Mauryan Empire.
Q11. Who was Seleucus Nicator?
was a Greek ruler of West Asia.
Q12. Which the region that was
popular for the production of blanket during Maurya period?
Q13. Who was Chanakya?
was supported by a wise man named Chanakya or Kautilya.
Q14. Why was the Great Wall of
was built to protect the northern frontier of the empire from pastoral people.
Q15. Which script was used in the
of Ashoka’s inscriptions were in Prakrit and were written in the Brahmi script.
Q16. Who founded the Mauryan Empire?
Empire was founded by Chandragupta Maurya more than 2300 years ago.
Q17. Name the capital of Mauryan Empire. In which current state
of India is it located?
(modern Patna) in Bihar
Q18. Name some countries where Ashoka propagated ‘Dhamma’.
sent messengers to spread ideas about dhamma to other lands, such as Syria,
Egypt, Greece and Sri Lanka.
Q19. Where did the lions on the
currency come from?
lions that we see on our notes and coins have a long history. They were carved
in stone, and placed on top of a massive stone pillar at Sarnath.