Craft production in Early Historic cities.

This is an MCQ-based quiz on Kings, Farmers, the Towns Early States, and Economies.

This includes information about the conduct of Kings, information about administration, and land settlement and taxes.

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Who deciphered Brahmi and Kharoshtl scripts?

James Princep Cunningham Wheelar John Marshall

How many Mahajanapadas were there?

17 14 18 16

Who founded the Mauryan Empire?

Ashoka Chandragupta Maurys Bindusara Ajatashatru

Sangam is a literature of _________ language.

Tamil Malsyam Sanskrit Marathi

Which of these was the most powerful Mahajanapada from 6th to 4th century BCE?





Why is the sixth century BCE often considered a major turning point in Indian history?

Emergence of states, cities, and towns; Use of iron Emergence of states, cities, and towns; Dominance of Hinduism Dominance of Hinduism; Use of iron Emergence of Buddhism and Jainism, Extensive use of Copper

Who composed the Prayag Prashasti in praise of Samudragupta?

Prabhavati Gupta Harisena Kautilya Banabhatta

Which of the following is not one of the main features of Ashoka’s dhamma?

Respect the elders and be generous to the Brahmins. Consider your religion superior to the other religions. Gahapati should respect members of the family, relatives, servants, the poor, and the slaves. Follow non-violence.

What were the guilds of the merchants and craftsmen called?

Shrenis Ur Adimai Uzhavar

Where were large granaries found?

Lothal and Dholavira Kalibangan Banawali Harappa and Mohenjodaro

Harishena was the court poet of ________

Samudragupta Chandragupta II Ashoka Chandragupta Maurya

What are big rocks kept on the burial in central and south India called?

Northern Black Polished Ware Megaliths Pillars Boulders

Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R): Assertion (A): There are limits to what epigraphy can reveal. Reason (R): It is not always easy to be sure about the exact meaning of the words used in inscriptions.

Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A). (A) is correct but (R) is not correct. (R) is correct but (A) is not correct. Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

Which one of the following statements was not a justified reason for Magadha being a powerful mahajana pada?

Magadha was drained by several rivers which made the land very fertile. Pataliputra, the capital of Magadha, was fortified. In Magadha there were rich deposits of iron ore. Magadha was ruled by powerful kings.

Identify the best reason for considering King Ashoka as ‘Devanampiya’ and ‘Piyadassi’ by his subjects.

He did well being of society through Dhamma. Ashoka commissioned the edicts himself He adopted the title of ‘Devaputra’. Epigraphists have concluded him as devanam priya.
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