MCQ Questions for Class 12 History Chapter 2 Kings, Farmers and Towns: Early States and Economies with Answers

Question 1.
Who deciphered Brahmi and Kharoshtl scripts?
(a) James Princep
(b) Cunningham
(c) Wheelar
(d) John Marshall


Answer: (a) James Princep

Question 2.
How many Mahajanapadas were there?
(a) 17
(b) 14
(c) 18
(d) 16


Answer: (d) 16

Question 3.
Which of these was the moSt powerful Mahajanapada from 6th to 4th century BCE?
(a) Kuru
(b) Magadha
(c) PanehaLa
(d) Ciandhara


Answer: (b) Magadha

Question 4.
Who appointed Dhamma Mahamatras?
(a) Bimbisara
(b) Samudraupta
(e) Ashoka
(d) Pandya


Answer: (c) Ashoka

Question 5.
Who founded the Mauryan Empire?
(a) Ashoka
(b) Chandragupta Maurys
(c) Bindusara
(d) Ajatashatru


Answer: (b) Chandragupta Maurya

Question 6.
Sangam is a literature of _________ language.
(a) Tamil
(b) Malsyam
(c) Sanskrit
(d) Marathi


Answer: (a) Tamil

Question 7.
Harishena was the court poet of ________
(a) Samudragupta
(b) Chandragupta II
(c) Ashoka
(d) Chandragupta Maurya


Answer: (a) Samudragupta

Question 8.
Consider the following statements about the Mauryan Empire:
1. There were 5 major political centres in the Empire.
2. Megasthenes wrote about the Mauryan Empire in his book Indica.
3. Ashoka founded the Mauryan Empire in 321 B.C.
4. Ashoka used his resources to propagate Buddhism.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1, 2 and 4
(e) 2, 3 and 4
(d) 1, 3 and 4


Answer: (b) 1, 2 and 4


Leave a Reply

Avatar placeholder

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *