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  • when R. Shamasastry discovered the Arthashastra, it altered the perception of ancient India and the view that Indians learned administration from the Greeks?

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Question 1: Military might in those times depended not only upon horses and men but also battle-elephants; these played a role in the defeat of Seleucus, ________'s governor of the Punjab.
AlexanderFrench languageSpanish languagePortuguese language

Question 2: ________ says - Quarrels among people can be resolved by winning over the leaders or by removing the cause of the quarrel - people fighting among themselves help the king by their mutual rivalry.
ChanakyaAncient economic thoughtGandhian economicsKeynesian economics

Question 3: He summarizes: subject to the qualification that ________ is most dangerous in cases where power is shared, the vice with the most serious consequence is addiction to drink, followed by, lusting after women, gambling, and lastly hunting.
GamblingSlot machineLotteryGambling in the United States

Question 4: It discusses the ethics of ________ and the duties and obligations of a king.
EconomicsMoneyKeynesian economicsHeterodox economics

Question 5: The original identification of Kautilya or Vishnugupta with the ________ minister Nickasaur would date the Arthaśāstra to the 4th century BC.
Chola DynastyKushan EmpirePala EmpireMaurya Empire

Question 6: Kautilya recommended seven strategies in dealing with neighboring powers to ________.
Chandragupta MauryaIndo-GreeksSeleucid EmpireMaurya Empire

Question 7: ________'s Arthashastra unambiguously specifies the responsibilities of officials such as the Protector of the Elephant Forests:[14]
ChanakyaAncient economic thoughtKeynesian economicsGandhian economics

Question 8: ________ – "science of material gain"[9]
Irfan HabibDamodar Dharmananda KosambiRomila ThaparIndia

Question 9: ________ says that artha (Sound Economies) is the most important; dharma & kama are both dependent on it.
Ancient economic thoughtChanakyaGandhian economicsKeynesian economics

Question 10: The qualities of ________ are: desire to learn, listening (to others), grasping, retaining, understanding thoroughly and reflecting on knowledge, rejecting false views and adhering to the true ones.
IntelligenceArtificial intelligenceBehaviorismCognition

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