Answer :

(a) Officials collected Taxes from the area under the direct control of the ruler.

Officials were appointed by king to collect taxes from farmers, herders and crafts men.

(b) Royal princes often went to provinces as governor.

Royal princes often visited places like Taxila, which were far from capital to supervise the administration as Governor.

(c) The Mauryan rulers tried to control roads and rivers which were important for transport.

Transportation system was important for trade and control on the Empire. Officials used these transport systems to go to faraway places to collect taxes and resources.

(d) People in forested regions provided the Mauryan officials with elephants, timber and honey.

People living in forests were experts in controlling elephants and collecting honey. Officials approached them for resources available in forest.

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