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Question 1: Some scholars however point to the presence of Buddhist communities in the Hellenistic world from that time, in particular in ________ (mentioned by Clement of Alexandria).
Alexander the GreatAlexandriaGreeceAncient Greece

Question 2: He names the Greek rulers of the time, inheritors of the conquest of ________, from Bactria to as far as Greece and North Africa, displaying an amazingly clear grasp of the political situation at the time.
Ptolemaic KingdomAlexander the GreatMacedonia (ancient kingdom)Seleucid Empire

Question 3: The Edicts of Ashoka are a collection of 33 inscriptions on the Pillars of Ashoka, as well as boulders and cave walls, made by the Emperor Ashoka of the ________ during his reign from 269 BCE to 231 BCE.
Maurya EmpirePala EmpireChola DynastyKushan Empire

Question 4: Antiochos refers to Antiochus II Theos of Syria (261-246 BC), who controlled the Seleucid Empire from Syria to ________, in the east from 305 to 250 BC, and was therefore a direct neighbor of Ashoka.
BactriaAchaemenid EmpireMedesGreco-Bactrian Kingdom

Question 5: Beyond spreading the moral virtues of Buddhism, ________ also insisted that the word of the Buddha be read and followed, in particular in monastic circles (the Sanghas):
Ashoka the GreatSarnathGreco-BuddhismGautama Buddha

Question 6: This edict, found in ________, advocates the adoption of "Piety" (using the Greek term Eusebeia for Diahria) to the Greek community:

Question 7: Ashoka showed great concern for fairness in the exercise of ________, caution and tolerance in the application of sentences, and regularly pardoned prisoners.
Political philosophyDeontological ethicsUtilitarianismJustice

Question 8: These inscriptions are dispersed throughout the areas of modern-day Pakistan, Nepal and ________, and represent the first tangible evidence of Buddhism.
IndiaResearch and Analysis WingLok SabhaIndia and the Non-Aligned Movement

Question 9: Ptolemy refers to Ptolemy II Philadelphos of Egypt (285-247 BCE), king of the dynasty founded by Ptolemy I, a former general of ________, in Egypt.
Alexander the GreatPtolemaic KingdomMacedonia (ancient kingdom)Seleucid Empire

Question 10: When ________ embraced Buddhism in the latter part of his reign, he brought about significant changes in his style of governance, which included providing protection to fauna, and even relinquished the royal hunt.
Ashoka the GreatSarnathGreco-BuddhismGautama Buddha

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