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Ashoka, the Emperor Who Gave Up War

Question:

Give one point of difference between empires and kingdoms.

Answer:

Empires need more resources than kingdoms do as they are larger,

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Ashoka, the Emperor Who Gave Up War

Q 1.

Give one point of difference between empires and kingdoms.

Q 2.

Name some countries where Ashoka spread his dhamma'.

Q 3.

What was special about Ashoka as a ruler?  [V. Imp.]

Q 4.

Make a list of the occupations of the people who lived within the Mauryan empire.

Q 5.

What all was given as tribute by people in forested areas?

Q 6.

Describe governance in the Mauryan empire. [V. Imp.]

Q 7.

What was the purpose of Ashoka's dhamma'?             [V. Imp.]

Q 8.

State whether true or false:
(a) UJjain was the gateway to the north-west.
(b) Chandragupta's ideas were written down in the Arthashastra.
(c) Kalinga was the ancient name of Bengal
(d) Most Ashokan inscriptions are in the Brahmi script.

Q 9.

Write a short note to describe the Mauryan people.

Q 10.

Complete the following sentences:
(a) Officials collected…….. from the area under the direct control of the ruler.
(b) Royal princes often went to the provinces as………….
(c) The Mauryan rulers tried to control…….. and……….. which were important for  transport.
(d) People in forested regions provided the Mauryan officials with…………

Q 11.

Who lived in the Mauryan cities?

Q 12.

How was Ashoka unique? [V. Imp.]

Q 13.

Write a short paragraph explaining to Roshan why the lions are shown on our currency notes. List at least one other object on which you see them.

Q 14.

What change came upon Ashoka after the Kalinga war?[V. Imp.]

Q 15.

Give one point of information given by the Arthashastra

Q 16.

What were the problems that Ashoka wanted to solve by introducing dhamma'?

Q 17.

Who was Chanakya?

Q 18.

Where has the Rampurwa Bull been placed now?

Q 19.

What were the means adopted by Ashoka to spread the message of dhamma'?

Q 20.

Suppose you had the power to inscribe your orders, what four commands would you like to issue?

Q 21.

Fill in the blanks with appropriate words to complete each sentence.
(i) Ashoka was Chandragupta's ……………………………….
(ii) Chanakya was …….. 's minister.
(iii) The Arthashastra was written by………….
(iv)……… was the gateway to the northwest of the empire.
(v)………. were sent as governors to other provincial capitals.
(vi) South India was important for ………….
(vii) Ashoka gave up war after winning over…………
(viii) Dhamma' is the Prakrit word for the Sanskrit word
(ix) Ashoka appointed ……..  to spread dhamma'.

Q 22.

Why do you think slaves and servants were ill-treated? Do you think the orders of the emperor would have improved their condition? Give reasons for your answer.