Emergence of State and Empire - Important Question Paper

11th Standard

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History

Time : 01:00:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 50

    Part A

    7 x 1 = 7
  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. __________ was the ruler of Magadha during the invasion of Alexander in India.

    (a)

    Mahapadma Nanda

    (b)

    Dhana Nanda

    (c)

    Bindhusara

    (d)

    Bimbisara

  4. A comprehensive historical chronicle in Pali from Sri Lanka serving as an important source for the Mauryan Period is ___________

    (a)

    Mahavamsa

    (b)

    Deepavamsa

    (c)

    Brahmanas

    (d)

    Mudrarakshasa

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

    (a)

    Mudrarakshasa

    (b)

    Rajatharangini

    (c)

    Arthasastra

    (d)

    Indica

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

    (a)

    Indica

    (b)

    Mudrarakshasa

    (c)

    Ashtadhyayi

    (d)

    Arthasastra

  7. The ______ was a prescriptive text for good administration

    (a)

    Arthasastra

    (b)

    Indica

    (c)

    Rajatharangini

    (d)

    Mudrarakshasa

  8. Part B

    5 x 2 = 10
  9. How did Bimbisara extend the territory of Magadhan Empire?

  10. Write a note on Mahapadma Nanda.

  11. What made Alexander the Great to restore the throne of Porus?

  12. What are the features of a centralised state?

  13. Give a brief note on the literary sources for the study of Mauryan state.

  14. Part C

    6 x 3 = 18
  15. Mention the urban features revealed by archaeological findings.

  16. Explain the features of the monarchies or kingdoms on the Gangetic plains.

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

  18. What do you know of Ashoka’s campaign against Kalinga?

  19. Discuss the extensive trade on textiles carried on during the Mauryan period.

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

  21. Part D

    3 x 5 = 15
  22. Explain the sources for the study of the Mauryan Empire.

  23. Describe the salient features of Mauryan polity.

  24. Highlight the impact of Persians on India.

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