(a) Maski version of Minor Rock Edict I—Asoka’s reference to himself as a
(b) Bhabra Minor Rock Edict II—His confession of faith in and reference to
the Buddhist Trinity
(c) Sarnath Minor Pillar Edicts—His anxiety for the maintenance of the
integrity of the Bliddhist Sangha
(d) Two Kalinga Major Rock Edicts—His dedication of shelter for monks
Consider the following statement of Asoka: ‘Sawe munisha paja mama.’
This is found in
(a) Major Rock Edict V
(b) Major Rock Edict IX
(c) Major Rock Edict VI
(d) Major Rock Edict XIII
Which of the following statements about Chandragupta Maurya is incorrect?
(a) He belonged to the Moriya tribe.
(b) He is said to have dethroned the last Nanda ruler, Dhana Nanda, and
occupied Pataliputra.
(c) Chandragupta and his followers are superior in arms to Dhana Nanda and
his soldiers.
(d) Once Gangetic valley came under Chandra-gupta he moved on to the
Which of the following statements is incorrect?
(a) Kautilya was Chandragupta’s guide and mentor.
(b) Chandragupta was succeeded by his son Bindusara.
(c) Chandragupta was known to the Greeks as ‘Amitrochates’, the destroyer
of foes.
(d) Chandragupta is said to have died of slow starvation in south India.
According to Kalhana’s Rajatarangini, Asoka’s favourite deity was
(a) Siva
(b) Vishnu
(c) Vasudeva
(d) Buddha
Which of the following statements is incorrect about Kautilya?
(a) Kautilya has advocated the