Answer: (a) taxes, (b) governors, (c) roads, rivers, (d) Elephants, timber, honey, wax
Answer: 1 False, 2 True, 3 False, 4 True
What were the problems that Ashoka wanted to solve by introducing dhamma?
Answer: Mindless rituals and sacrifices were the norm during Ashoka’s period. People did not have respect for other religions. People ill treated servants and slaves. By introducing dhamma; Ashoka wanted to solve these problems.
What were the means adopted by Ashoka to spread the message of dhamma?
Answer: Ashoka used the means of communicating with his people to spread the message of dhamma. His messages were inscribed on stone pillars so that people could read them. Officials were instructed to spread his message and to read out inscriptions for those who could not read. Ashoka used Prakrit and local languages so that common people could understand his messages.
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.
Answer: People usually view their servants and slaves are inferior. Hence, servants and slaves were ill-treated. Ashoka’s orders may have had some effect because he was a powerful king. Moreover, his messages must have helped in improving people’s awareness about that issue. This may also have helped in improving the situation.
Who is considered as the greatest ruler of the Mauryan Empire?
Which was the biggest ever empire in the history of India?
Answer: The Mauryan Empire
Ashoka was deeply influences by the teachings of which great thinker of his time?
Answer: Gautama Buddha
Our National Emblem is inspired by which historic monument?
Answer: The Ashokan Pillar at Sarnath
Which dynasty was replaced by the Mauryan dynasty?
Answer: The Nanda dynasty
The Mauryan Empire was founded in which year?
Answer: 322 BC
Who helped Chandragupta in overthrowing the Nanda dynasty?
Which language was used in most of the inscriptions by Ashoka?
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