Mauryan Empire

. Which among the following is the oldest dynasty?
(A) Maurya
(B) Gupta
(C) Kushan
(D) Kanva
Ans. (A)

2. Who amongst the following also had the name ‘Devanama Piyadassi’?
(A) Mauryan King Ashoka
(B) Mauryan King Chandragupta Maurya
(C) Gautam Buddha
(D) Bhagwan Mahavira
Ans. (A)

3. Upto where did Chandragupta Maurya’s empire extend in the north west?
(A) Ravi river
(B) Indus river
(C) Satluj river
(D) Hindukush range
Ans. (D)

4. Which of the following could be the most accurate description of the Mauryan monarchy under Ashoka?
(A) Enlightened despotism
(B) Centralised autocracy
(C) Oriental despotism
(D) Guided democracy
Ans. (A)

5. The illustrious names of Aryabhatta and Varahamihir are associated with the age of the
(A) Guptas
(B) Kushanas
(C) Mauryas
(D) Palas
Ans. (A)

6. In Mauryan dynasty Kalinga war took place in the year-
(A) 260 BC
(B) 261 BC
(C) 126 BC
(D) 232 BC
Ans. (B)

7. Which event brought about a profound change in Ashoka’s administrative policy?
(A) The third Buddhist Council
(B) the Kalinga War
(C) His embracing of Buddhism
(D) His sending missionary to Ceylon
Ans. (B)

8. The monk who influenced Ashoka to embrace Buddhism was-
(A) Vishnu Gupta
(B) Upagupta
(C) Brahma Gupta
(D) Brihadratha
Ans. (B)

9. The Greek ambassador sent to Chandragupta Maurya’s Court was:
(A) Kautilya
(B) Seleucus Nicator
(C) Megasthenes
(D) Justin
Ans. (C)

10. Arthasastra was written by-
(A) Dhanananda
(B) Kautilya
(C) Bimbisara
(D) Pushyamitra
Ans. (B)

11. Alexander and Porus fought a battle at-
(A) Hydaspes
(B) Jhelum
(C) Panipat
(D) Train

12. Seleucus Nicator was defeated by-
(A) Ashoka
(B) Chandragupta Maurya
(C) Bindu Sara
(D) Brihadratha
Ans. (B)

13. After Alexander’s death the Eastern part of his empire came under-
(A) Seleucus Nicator
(B) Menander
(C) Rudradaman
(D) Kanishka
Ans. (A)

14. Bindusara sent Ashoka to quell the rebellion in–
(A) Swarnagiri
(B) Taxila
(C) Ujjain
(D) Tosali
Ans. (B)

15. Who, among the following, was not a part of the Mauryan dynasty?
(A) Ajatsatru
(B) Bindusara
(C) Chandragupta Maurya
(D) None of these
Ans. (A)

16. Who among the following foreigners was the first to visit India?
(A) Hiuen Tsang
(B) Magasthenese
(C) I-Tsing
(D) Fahien
Ans. (B)

17. Who amidst the following was a wife of emperor Ashoka who influenced him?
(A) Chandalika
(B) Charulata
(C) Gautami
(D) Karuwaki
Ans. (D)

18. The Greeks were driven out of India by-
(A) Chandragupta Maurya
(B) Chandragupta Vikramaditya
(C) Ashoka
(D) Bindusara
Ans. (A)

19. Which of the following dynasty succeeded the Mauryas?
(A) Satavahanas
(B) Sungas
(C) Yavanas
(D) Pandya
Ans. (B)

20. Which one of the following is the principle source of information of Ashoka’s campaign against Kalinga?
(A) Pillar Edict VII
(B) Mahavamsa
(C) Divyavadana
(D) Rock Edict XIII
Ans. (D)

21. Ashoka spread Buddhism all over India and Ceylon by-
(A) Teaching the Triratnas
(B) Sending the Dharma Mahamantras
(C) Wagins wars
(D) Becoming a Buddhist Monk
Ans. (B)

22. In which Rock Edict Ashoka mentions about the causalities of Kalinga War and declares
the renunciation of war?
(A) Maski Edict
(B) Rock Edict XIII
(C) Rock Edict XI
(D) Rock Edict X
Ans. (B)

23. During the reign of Bindusara there was unrest at ____.
(A) Ujjayani
(B) Pushkalavati
(C) Taxila
(D) Rajagriha
Ans. (C)

24. Name the Greek Ambassador at the Mauryan Court.
(A) Alexander
(B) Megasthanese
(C) Plato
(D) Aristotle
Ans. (B)

25. The author of ‘Arthashastra’ was a contemporary of-
(A) Ashoka
(B) Chandragupta Maurya
(C) Samudragupta
(D) Chandragupta Vikramaditya
Ans. (B)

26. Which Indian rular fought the Kalinga War?
(A) Samudragupta
(B) Chandragupta
(C) Shivaji
(D) Ashoka
Ans. (D)

27. The capital of the Mauryan kingdom was located at-
(A) Pataliputra
(B) Vaishali
(C) Lumbini
(D) Gaya
Ans. (A)

28. Who took the throne after Chandra Gupta Maurya?
(A) Bimbisara
(B) Ashoka
(C) Bindusara
(D) Vishnugupta

29. Chandra Gupta Maurya spend his last days here-
(A) Kashi
(B) Pataliputra
(C) Ujjain
(D) Shravanabelagola
Ans. (D)

30. Who was the spatial (Sthaanik) during Mauryan’s period?
(A) District Administrator
(B) Provincial Administrator
(C) Village Administrator
(D) City Administrator
Ans. (A)

31. Chanakya was known as ______.
(A) Rajasekhara
(B) Tejasvi
(C) Kautilya
(D) Vatsyayana
Ans. (C)

32. Chandragupta Maurya was born in _______.
(A) 340 BC
(B) 563 BC
(C) 189 BC
(D) 99 BC
Ans. (A)

33. Bimbisara was the king of which dynasty?
(A) Haryanka
(B) Maurya
(C) Shunga
(D) Nanda
Ans. (A)

34. Bindusara was the son of?
(A) Ashoka
(B) Akbar
(C) Chandragupta Maurya
(D) Shivaji
Ans. (C)

35. Ghatotkacha (who ruled in the years 290–305 B.C.) was a king from which dynasty?
(A) Gupta Dynasty
(B) Kanva Dynasty
(C) Shunga Dynasty
(D) Maurya Dynasty
Ans. (A)

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