UPSC,PCS,CDS,NDA /Mauryan Empire History Multiple Choice Questions Set 1 Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
 I. The Arthashastra, attributed to the Mauryan minister Chanakya in the 4th Century B.C., is one of the earliest Indian texts devoted to political philosophy, and it discusses ideas of statecraft and economic policy.,II. During the Indian struggle for independence in the early 20th Century, Mahatma Gandhi popularized the philosophies of ahimsa (non-violence) and satyagraha (non-violent resistance),,III. Gandhian Philosophy was influenced by the teachings of the Hindu Bhagavad Gita, as well as Jesus, Tolstoy, Thoreau and Ruskin., Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct related to the Indian Political Philosophy?

1. Only I

2. Only II

3. Both I ; II

4. I II ; III

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:42:19


Question:
 In which one of the following do we come across a detailed account of the municipal administration of Mauryas?

1.The Arthashastra of Kautilya

2.The account of Megasthenes

3.The Mudrarakshasa.

4.Mauryan inscription

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:13:15


Question:
 Kalinga’s ruler Kharavela gave his protection to

1.Hinduism

2. Shaivism

3.Buddhism

4.Jainism

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:21:05


Question:
 The author of ‘Arthashastra’ was a contemporary of

1.Ashoka

2.Chandragupta Maurya

3.Samudragupta

4.Chandragupta Vikramaditya

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:13:57


Question:
 The best specimens of Mauryan art are represented by their

1.Stupas

2.Pillars

3.Chaityas

4.Caves

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:06:25


Question:
 The great silk-route to the Indians was opened by

1.Kanishka

2.Ashoka

3.Harsha

4.Fa-Hien

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:49:52


Question:
 The Mauryan sculptors had attained the highest perfection in the carving of

1. floral designs

2.pillars

3.animal figures

4.yaksha figures

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 11:27:13


Question:
 The Sultan of Delhi who transferred two monolithic Mauryan pillars to Delhi to beautify his capital, was

1.Iltutmish

2.Alauddin Khalji

3.Firuz Tughluq

4. Muhammad-bin-Tughluq

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 11:25:07


Question:
 Which among the following Kavya of Sanskrit, deal with court intrigues & access to power of Chandragupta Maurya?

1.Mrichhakatika

2.Ritusamhara

3.Kumarasambhava

4.Mudrarakshahsa

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:20:48


Question:
 Which Mauryan king holds the title of Amitraghata?

1.Bimbisar

2.Chandragupta Maurya

3.Bindusara

4.Ashoka

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:13:54


Question:
 Which of the following dynasty succeeded the Mauryas?

1.Satavahanas

2.Sungas

3.Yavanas

4.Pandya

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:36:10


Question:
 Which one of the following is the principle source of information of Ashoka’s campaign against Kalinga?

1.Pillar Edict-VII

2.Mahavamsa

3.Divyavadana

4.Rock Edict-XIII

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:50:33


Question:
 Who started the Saka Era which is still used by the Government of India?
 

1.Kanishka

2.Vikramaditya

3.Samudra Gupta

4.Ashoka

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:41:42


Question:
 Who were the first kings to issue gold coins in India?

1.Mauryas

2.Indo-Greeks

3.Guptas

4.Kushans

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 11:26:29


Question:
 Who, among the following, was not a part of the Mauryan dynasty?

1.Ajatsatru

2.Bindusara

3.Chandragupta Maurya

4.None of the these

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:19:55


Question:
 Yavanika or curtain was introduced in Indian theatre by which of the following?

1.Shakas

2.Parthians

3.Greeks

4.Kushans

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 11:28:03


Question:
After Alexander’s death the Eastern part of his
empire came under

1.Seleucus Nicator

2.Menander

3.Rudradaman

4.Kanishka

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:18:17


Question:
Alexander and Porus fought a battle at

1.Hydaspes

2.Rajasthan

3.Panipat

4.Train

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:23:25


Question:
Arrange the following Magadhan dynasties in chronological order-,I. Nandas,II. Shisu nagas,III. Mauryas,IV. Hariyankas

1.IV II III and I

2. II I IV and III

3. IV II I and III

4. III I IV and II

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:15:50


Question:
Arthasastra was written by

1.Dhanananda

2.Kautilya

3.Bimbisara

4.Pushyamitra

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:22:46


Question:
Ashoka spread Buddhism all over India and Ceylon by

1.Teaching the Triratnas

2.Sending the Dharma Mahamantras

3.Wagins wars

4.Becoming a Buddhist Monk

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:02:43


Question:
Assertion (A): Chandragupta Maurya failed in his first campaign against Magadha. ,Reason (R): He did not begin with the frontiers, but invaded the heart of Magadha.

1.Assertion (A): Chandragupta Maurya failed in his first campaign against Magadha. ,Reason (R): He did not begin with the frontiers, but invaded the heart of Magadha.

2.Both A and R is true but R is not a correct explanation of A

3. A is true but R is false

4.A is false but R is true

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 11:23:50


Question:
Bindusara sent Ashoka to quell the rebellion in

1.Swarnagiri

2.Taxila

3.Ujjain

4.Tosali

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:49:18


Question:
Bindusara was the son of?

1.Ashoka

2.Akbar

3. Chandragupta Maurya

4.Shivaji

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:28:26


Question:
Chandra Gupta Maurya spend his last days here

1.Kashi

2.Pataliputra

3.Ujjain

4.Shravanabelagola

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:27:21


Question:
Chandragupta Maurya was an ardent follower of __________

1.Sikhism

2.Jainism

3.Buddhism

4.Jewism

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:21:48


Question:
Chandragupta Maurya was born in

1.340 BC B.

2.563 BC

3.189 BC

4. 99 BC

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:48:33


Question:
Chandragupta Maurya was__________

1. A benevolent despot

2.Autocrat

3.Democrat

4.A pious ruler

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:07:41


Question:
Chandragupta Maurya with the help of Chanakya decided to overthrow the Nandas because

1.Chanakya had been humiliated by the Nandas

2. the Nandas were low-born

3.the Nandas had accumulated a great deal of wealth by extortion and oppression of the people .

4.Chanakya wanted to restore the ideal of Kshatriya rule

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:16:45


Question:
Charak was the famous court physician of

1. Harsha

2.Chandra Gupta Maurya

3.Ashoka

4.Kanishka

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:33:23


Question:
Dharmamahamatras were __________ during the Mauryans

1.Officials

2.Buddhist Monks

3.Jain Monks

4.Soldiers

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:40:00


Question:
During the reign of Bindusara there was unrest at __________

1.Ujjayani

2.Pushkalavati

3.Taxila

4.Rajagriha

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 11:18:27


Question:
Harshavardhana moved his capital from __________ to __________

1.Thanesar Kannauj

2.Delhi Deogiri

3.Kamboj Kannauj

4.Valabhi Delhi

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:54:59


Question:
Harshavardhana moved his capital from __________ to __________

1.Thanesar Kannauj

2.Delhi Deogiri

3.Kamboj Kannauj

4.Valabhi Delhi

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:54:59


Question:
In Mauryan dynasty Kalinga war took place in the year
A. 

1.260 BC

2.261 BC

3.126 BC

4.232 BC

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:10:25


Question:
In which Rock Edict Ashoka mentions about the casualities of Kalinga War and declares the renunciation of war?

1.Maski Edict

2.Rock Edict XIII

3.Rock Edict XI

4.Rock Edict X

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:57:40


Question:
Mauryan Dynasty was founded by

1.Ashoka

2.Chandragupta Maurya

3.Pushyamitra

4.Ajatasatru

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:03:35


Question:
Megasthanes, the ambassador of Selucus at the Mauryan court in Pataliputra, wrote an account of the period in his book

1.Travels of Megasthanes

2.Indika

3.Indicoplecusts

4.Both (b) and (c)

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:12:19


Question:
Mohammed-bin-Qasim conquered Sindh in the year

1.712

2.231

3.245

4.710

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:05:48


Question:
Name the Greek Ambassador at the Mauryan Court ?

1.Alexander

2.Megasthanese

3.Plato

4.Aristotle

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:24:29


Question:
Name the Greek Ambassador at the Mauryan Court ?

1.Alexander

2.Megasthanese

3.Plato

4.Aristotle

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:24:30


Question:
Puruspura is the other name for

1.Patna

2.Pataliputra

3.Peshawar

4.Punjab

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:30:18


Question:
Puruspura is the other name for

1.Patna

2.Pataliputra

3.Peshawar

4.Punjab

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:30:33


Question:
Satvahanas minted their coins predominantly in

1.Lead

2.Silver

3.Gold

4.Copper

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:35:21


Question:
Seleucus Nicator was defeated by

1.Ashoka

2.Chandragupta Maurya

3.Bindu Sara

4.Brihadratha

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:58:25


Question:
The capital of Kanishka was

1.Puruspura

2.Benares

3.Allahabad

4.Sarnath

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:32:39


Question:
The capital of the Mauryan kingdom was located at

1.Pataliputra

2.Vaishali

3.Lumbini

4.Gaya

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:04:06


Question:
The correct descending order of the Mauryan officers, at the district level, was

1.Rajuka pradeshika yukta

2.Yukta rajuka pradeshika

3.Pradeshika yukta rajuka

4.Pradeshika rajuka yukta

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:25:07


Question:
The decline of the Nandas at the hands of Kautilya and Chandragupta Maurya has been vividly portrayed in the Sanskrit play written by Kalidasa

1.Mudrarakshas

2.Devichandragupta

3.Malavikagnimitram

4.Mrichhakatika

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:09:27


Question:
The greatest development in the Kushana period was in the field of

1.Religion

2.Art

3.Literature

4.Architecture

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:16:55


Question:
The Greatest Kushan leader who got converted to Buddhism was

1.Kujala

2.Virna

3.Kanishka

4.Kadphises

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:55:38


Question:
The Greek ambassador sent to Chandragupta
Maurya’s Court was

1.Kautilya

2.Seleucus Nicator

3.Megasthenes

4.Justin

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:46:58


Question:
The Greek ambassador sent to Chandragupta
Maurya’s Court was

1.Kautilya

2.Seleucus Nicator

3.Megasthenes

4.Justin

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:47:08


Question:
The Greeks were driven out of India by

1.Chandragupta Maurya

2.Chandragupta Vikramaditya

3.Ashoka

4.Bindusara

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:51:18


Question:
The illustrious names of Aryabhatta and Varahamihir are associated with the age of the

1.Guptas

2.Kushanas

3.Mauryas

4.Palas

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:25:30


Question:
The last Mauryan king was

1.Pushyamitra Sunga

2.Ashoka

3.Harsha

4.Brihadratha

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:35:14


Question:
The Mauryan administration was highly

1.Decentralized

2.Bureaucratic

3.Centralized

4.Despotic

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:12:33


Question:
The monk who influenced Ashoka to embrace Buddhism was

1.Vishnu Gupta

2.Upagupta

3. Brahma Gupta

4.Brihadratha

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:23:28


Question:
The Monk whom Chandragupta Maurya accompanied to South India was _____

1.Asvaghosa

2.Vasumitra

3.Upagupta

4.Bhadrabahu

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 11:25:50


Question:
The most commonly used coin during the Mauryan period was

1.Karashopana

2.Nishka

3.Suvarna

4.Kakini

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:38:58


Question:
The official language of the Mauryan Court was

1.Magadhi

2.Prakrit

3.Mythili

4.Sanskrit

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:57:00


Question:
The one most important feature of the Mauryan Administration was

1.wide powers enjoyed by the provincial governors

2.the presence of a ‘council of ministers’

3.the presence of vast numerous powers of the bureaucracy

4. an extensive network of spy-system

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:40:31


Question:
The ruler of Kharvela was the greatest ruler of which Chedi Dynasty?

1.Cholamandalam

2.Kalinga

3.Kannoj

4.Purushpura

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:29:46


Question:
The rulers of which dynasty started the practice of granting tax-free villages to Brahmanas and Buddhist Monks?

1.Satavahanas

2.Mauryas

3.Guptas

4.Cholas

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:32:41


Question:
Under Mauryas each province was placed under a__________

1.Prince

2.Commander

3.Council

4.Minister

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:54:00


Question:
Upto where did Chandragupta Maurya’s empire extend in the north west?

1.Ravi river

2.indus river

3.Satluj river

4.Hindukush range

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:21:44


Question:
Which among the following is the oldest dynasty?

1.Maurya

2.Gupta

3.Kushan

4.Kanva

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:00:45


Question:
Which dynasty ruled over ‘Magadha’ after Mauryan Dynasty?

1.Satavahan

2.Shunga

3.Nanda

4.Kanva

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:08:07


Question:
Which event brought about a profound change in Ashoka’s administrative policy?

1.The third Buddhist Council

2.The Kalinga War

3. His embracing of Buddhism

4.His sending missionary to Ceylon

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:14:49


Question:
Which Indian ruler fought the Kalinga War?

1.Samudragupta

2.Chandragupta

3.Shivaji

4.Ashoka

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:28:05


Question:
Which of the following could be the most accurate
description of the Mauryan monarchy under Ashoka?

1.Enlightened despotism

2.Centralised autocracy

3.Oriental despotism

4.Guided democracy

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:05:02


Question:
Which of the following does not represent an important source material for the Mauryan period?

1.Literary works

2.Foreign accounts

3.Numismatic evidence

4.Epigraphic sources

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:31:55


Question:
Which of the following is the correct chronological sequence of the ruling dynasties of northern India, from the decline of the Mauryas to the rise of the imperial Guptas?

1.Sungas Indo-Greeks Kushans Sakas and Guptas

2.Sungas Kushans Parthians Sakas and Guptas

3.Sungas Kanvas Indo-Greeks Sakas Parthians and Guptas

4.Kanvas Sungas Indo-Greeks Sakas Parthians and Guptas

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:46:11


Question:
Which of the following was not one of the actual cause for the decline of the Mauryan empire?

1.Ashoka’s pacifist policies

2.Division of the empire after Ashoka

3.Foreign aggressions particularly Greek

4.Economic and financial crisis

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:34:47


Question:
Which one of the following mentioned division of the Mauryan Society into seven classes?

1.Ashoka’s Edicts

2.Indica

3.Kautilya’s Arthshastra

4.Vishnu Purana

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:18:40


Question:
Which one of the following was not a characteristic of society in Mauryan times?

1.Slavery

2.Rigidity of Caste

3.Prostitution

4.Widow remarriage

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:33:33


Question:
Which one of the following was not a characteristic of society in Mauryan times?

1.Slavery

2.Rigidity of Caste

3.Prostitution

4.Widow remarriage

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:33:35


Question:
Who amidst the following was a wife of emperor Ashoka who influenced him?

1.Chandalika

2.Charulata

3.Gautami

4.Karuwaki

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:26:59


Question:
Who among the following has written the play of Mudrarakshasha (narrates the ascent of the king Chandragupta Maurya)?

1.Kautilya

2.Vishakhadatta

3.Kalidasa

4.Panini

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:34:04


Question:
Who among the following was ruler from The Kushan dynasty?

1.Vikarmaditya

2. Danti Durga

3.Khadphises I

4.Pushyamitra

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:29:01


Question:
Who among the following was the court physician of Kanishka?

1.Vasumitra

2.Nagarjuna

3.Charaka

4.Patanjali

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:40:48


Question:
Who among the following were contemporaries of Kanishka?

1.Kamban Banabhatta Ashvagosha

2.Nagarjuna Ashvagosha Vasumitra

3. Asvagosha Kalidasa Banabhatta

4.Kalidas Kamba Vasumitra

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:24:20


Question:
Who amongst the following also had the name ‘Devanama Piyadassi’?

1.Mauryan King Ashoka

2.Mauryan King Chandragupta Maurya

3.. Gautam Buddha

4.Bhagwan Mahavira

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 11:17:45


Question:
Who is called as the ‘second Ashoka’ ?

1.Samudra Gupta

2.Chandra Gupta Maurya

3.Kanishka

4.Harshavardhana

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:11:21


Question:
Who took the throne after Chandra Gupta Maurya?

1.Bimbisara

2.Ashoka

3.Bindusara

4.Vishnugupta

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:08:31


Question:
Who usurped power from the Mauryas after killing the last Mauryan ruler Brihadratha?

1.Pushyamitra Sunga

2.Agnimitra

3.Vasumitra

4.Jyesthamitra

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:26:18


Question:
Who was the author of the Kadambari, a great romantic play?

1.Banabhatta

2.Harshavardhana

3.Baskarvardhana

4.Bindusara

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:11:52


Question:
Who was the spatial (Sthaanik) during Mauryan’s period?

1.District Administrator

2.Provincial Administrator

3.Village Administrator

4. City Administrator

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:17:44


Question:
With which of the following centres of learning, Chanakya the famous teacher of Chandragupta Maurya, was associated?

1.Taxila

2.Nalanda

3.Vikramshila

4.Vaishali

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 09:08:41


Question:
With whom is ‘Junagarh Rock Inscription’ associated?

1. Rudradaman

2.Bimbisara

3.Chandragupta-II

4.Gautamiputra Satakarni

Posted Date:-2021-12-23 10:26:03


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