Which one of the following places does not have the famous Schism Edict of
Asoka, in which he speaks emphatically of the continued unity of the
Buddhist Sangha and the expulsion of dissident monks and nuns?
(a) Allahabad
(b) Sanchi
(c) Sarnath
(d) Sahasram
Which one of the following pairs is not correct?
(a) Aparantaka—Yona Dhammarakhita
(b) Yona—Maharakkhita
(c) Suvarnabhumi—Sona and Uttara
(d) Lanka—Mahadeva
Which one of the following is the only Asokan inscription which makes a
clear reference to taxation?
(a) Major Rock Edict VI
(b) Rummindei Pillar Inscription
(c) Kalinga Edicts
(d) Brahmagiri Minor Rock Edict I
Who among the following queens of Asoka, according to the Mahavamsa,
injured the bodhi tree by piercing it with a poisonous thorn?
(a) Asandhimitta
(b) Padmavati
(c) Tissarakkha
(d) Gautami
In the Mauryan period, pariharaka meant villages that
(a) were exempted from taxation
(b) supplied soldiers
(c) paid their taxes in kind
(d) supplied services and dairy produce in lieu of taxes
In the Mauryan period, the free labourers working for a regular wage in the
guilds were known as
(i) bhritakas or bhatakas
(ii) kupyas
(iii) karamkaras