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Maurya Empire General Knowledge Questions

1.

In context of Mauryan administration, who was the chief supervisor of the collection of revenue from the whole kingdom?
[A]Samaharta
[B]Sannidhata
[C]Karmantika
[D]Antapal

Samaharta
As per the Arthashastra of Chankya, Samaharta was the Chief Collector general of revenue that supervises the collection of revenue from the whole kingdom.Pradeshtri was known as the Divisional Commissioner. They were the modern district magistrates and in charge of district. They were to make tours once in every 5 years to inspect the entire administration of the areas under control. Antapal was known as the Governor of the frontier.

2.

In context of Mauryan administration, who was regarded as the ‘Chief treasury officer’?
[A]Samaharta
[B]Paura
[C]Sannidhata
[D]Karmantika

Sannidhata
As per the Arthashastra of Chankya, there were two important officers in the Central Administration. These are Sannidhata (the Chief treasury officer) and Samaharta (the Chief Collector General of Revenue).

3.

Mauryan Emperor Ashoka is referred as Ashokavardhana in which of the following?
[A]Junagarh Inscription
[B]Puranas
[C]Nitlur minor rock edict
[D]Maski edict

Puranas
In the Puranas, the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka is referred as Ashokavardhana. However, in the Rudradaman’s Junagarh rock edict, the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka is mentioned as Asoka Maurya.

4.

In which inscription, the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka refers himself as Piyadassi laja Magadhe (Piyadassi, King of Magadha)?
[A]Junagarh Inscription
[B]Kandhar Inscription
[C]Dipavamsa Inscription
[D]Babhru Inscription

Babhru Inscription
In Babhru edict, the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka refers himself as Piyadassi laja Magadhe (Piyadassi, King of Magadha). In this edict he states his faith in the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha.

5.

Who was Paura during the Maurya empire?
[A]Governor of the city
[B]Chief Judge
[C]Mantri
[D]Dandapal

Governor of the city
As per the Arthashastra of Chanakya, Paura was the Governor of the city.

6.

In the Maurya empire, what was the name of department of the Chief of the Mines ?
[A]Dauvarika
[B]Antapal
[C]Karmantika
[D]Paura

Karmantika
Karmantika was the department name of the Chief of the Mines.

7.

In the Maurya empire, who was the superintendent of Ports ?
[A]Pattanadhyaksha
[B]Manadhyaksha
[C]Kosadhyaksha
[D]Ganikadhyaksha

Pattanadhyaksha
As per the officials mentioned in the Arthashastra, Pattanadhyaksha was the superintendent of Ports.

8.

In the Maurya empire, who looked after Markets and check wrong practices?
[A]Samsthadhyaksha
[B]Sitadhyaksha
[C]Akaradhyaksha
[D]Manadhyaksha

Samsthadhyaksha
In the Mauryan Empire, Samsthadhyaksha looked after the Markets and check wrong practices.

9.

As per the officials mentioned in the Arthashastra, the duties related to Crown lands was performed by whom ?
[A]Kosadhyaksha
[B]Hastyadhyaksha
[C]Lohadhyaksha
[D]Sitadhyaksha

Sitadhyaksha
Sitadhyaksha was responsible for the maintenance of Crown lands.

10.

In the Mauryan period, the duties of Mudradhyaksha were concerned with –
[A]Forest produce
[B]Ports
[C]Commerce
[D]Passports

Passports
Mudradhyaksha was responsible for the issue of passports in the Mauryan period.

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