(b) Pushyagupta
(c) Vishnugupta
(d) Upagupta
Which of the following is/are not correct regarding the trade and commerce
in the Mauryan empire?
(i) Tax was exempted on some of the manufactured goods.
(ii) Date was stamped on the manufactured goods in order to distinguish the
old and new.
(iii) A trade tax was fixed at one-fifth of the value and in addition there was a
toll tax of one-fifth of the trade tax.
(iv) Prices were controlled to prevent too great a profit on the part of the
(v) Money lending was not approved by all the contemporary texts.
Select the answer from the codes below:
(a) i and ii
(b) iii and iv
(c) i and v
(d) iii and v
Which of the following castes were prevalent in the Mauryan society
according to Megasthenes?
(i) Philosophers
(ii) Slaves
(iii) Magistrates
(iv) Councillors
Select the answer from the codes below:
(a) All of them except i
(b) All of them except ii
(c) All of them except iii
(d) All of them except iv
Which one of the following literary works refers to a famine in Magadha
lasting for 12 years?
(a) Vamsathapakasini
(b) Parisistaparvan
(c) Divyavadana