Question: Who was Chanakya?
Answer: Chanakya (or Kauṭilya) was a wise man who served Chandragupta Maurya.
Question: Who lived in the Mauryan cities?
Answer: Merchants, officials and crafts persons lived in Mauryan cities.
Question: Giue one point of difference between empires and kingdoms.
Answer: Empires need more resources than kingdoms do as they are larger,
Question: Give one point of information given by the Arthashastra.
Answer: The Arthashastra tells that the north west of the Mauryan empire was important for blankets, and south for stones.
Question: What all was given as tribute by people in forested areas?
Answer: People living in the forested areas gave elephants, timber, honey, wax etc. as tribute.
Question: What was special about Ashoka as a ruler?
Answer: Ashoka was the first ruler who tried to take his message to his subject through inscriptions.
Question: What change came upon Ashoka after the Kalinga war?
Answer: Ashoka saw that there was a lot of violence in the war and many people were killed. So he decided he would not fight any more wars.
Question: What was the purpose of Ashoka’s ‘dhamma’?
Answer: Ashoka wished to instruct his subjects, for which he introduced his ‘dhamma’.
Question: Name some countries where Ashoka spread his ‘dhamma’.
Question: Where has the Rampurva Bull been placed now?
Answer: The Rampurva Bull is now in the Rashtrapati Bhavan.