Emergence of State and Empire Book Back Questions

11th Standard

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History

Time : 00:45:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 30
    5 x 1 = 5
  1. Brahmi script in Ashoka’s pillar inscription was deciphered by _____

    (a)

    Thomas Saunders

    (b)

    James Prinsep

    (c)

    Sir John Marshal

    (d)

    William Jones

  2. The first known ruler of Magadha was ______ of the Haryanka dynasty.

    (a)

    Bimbisara

    (b)

    Ajatashatru

    (c)

    Ashoka

    (d)

    Mahapadma Nanda

  3. The play ______ by Visakadatha describes Chandragupta and his accession to the throne of the Magadha Empire.

    (a)

    Mudrarakshasa

    (b)

    Rajatharangini

    (c)

    Arthasastra

    (d)

    Indica

  4. Megasthenes' work ______describes the court of Chandragupta and his administration

    (a)

    Indica

    (b)

    Mudrarakshasa

    (c)

    Ashtadhyayi

    (d)

    Arthasastra

  5. The ______ was a prescriptive text for good administration

    (a)

    Arthasastra

    (b)

    Indica

    (c)

    Rajatharangini

    (d)

    Mudrarakshasa

  6. 3 x 2 = 6
  7. How did Bimbisara extend the territory of Magadhan Empire?

  8. What are the features of a centralised state?

  9. In what ways did the invasion of Alexander make a watershed in Indian history?

  10. 3 x 3 = 9
  11. Mention the urban features revealed by archaeological findings.

  12. Highlight the impact of the invasion of Alexander the Great on India.

  13. Write a note on the commodities traded between India and West and South Asia.

  14. 2 x 5 = 10
  15. Explain the sources for the study of the Mauryan Empire.

  16. Highlight the impact of Persians on India.

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