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MCQ on Maurya Empire

MCQ on Maurya Empire
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1. Who identified the name sandrocottus as Chandragupta Maurya?Justin
Megasthenese
V.A.Smith
William Jhones

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2. Who was the founder of Maurya Dynasty?Dhanananda
Vishnugupta
Chanrdagupta Maurya
Samudragupta

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3. The most important source of the history of Mauryan empire isNatural historica
Arthashahstra
Mudrarakshasa
Inscription on pillor

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4.Who of the following was the contemporary of Alexender the Great?Chandragupta Maurya
Pushyamitra sunga
Bimbisara
Ashoka

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5. who was the mentor of Chandragupta Maurya?Megasthenese
Arastu

Chanakya
Kalidas

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6. Which dynasty ruled over magadh after nanda dynasty?Gupta
Sunga
Kushan
Maurya

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7. Who was Ashoka’s Contemporary king of Ceylon?Abhaya
Pakanduka
Mutasiva
Devanampiya Tissa
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8. Who was the first ruler of India?Kanishka
Samudragupta
Chandragupta Maurya
Ajatshatru

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9. Which of the following was the capital of Maurya Empire? Pataliputra
Vaishali
Lumbini
Gaya

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10. The Mauryan administrative centre samapa can be identified withGirnar
Dhauli
Brahmagiri
Jaugada

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11. The book written by Megasthenese was Indica
Arthsashtra
Shahnama
Kavyadarsha

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12. The Book indica was written in which language?English
Greek
Chinese
Sanskrit

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13. what was the main language of Pataliputra?Pali
Sanskrit
Magadhi Prakrit
Tamil

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14. Chandragupta Maurya was an ardent follower ofSikhism
Buddhism
Jainism
Hinduism

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15. Under whose influence Chandragupta Maurya embraced Jainism?Bhadrabahu
Upagupta
Digambara
Mahavira

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16. Which one was the main centre of education during the period of Mauryan Empire?Nalanda
Ujjain
Taxila
Vaishali

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17. Who was the son of Chandragupta maurya?Ashoka
samudragupta
Pushyamitra sungha
Bindusara

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18. Which mauryan king hold the title of Amitraghata?Bimbisara
Ajatshatru
Bindusara
Ashoka

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19. Who was the son of Bindusara?Bimbisara
Harshavardhana
Dhanananda
Ashoka

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20. “Mudrarakshasa” was written by-Kalidasa
Vishakhadatta
Bana
Bharavi

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21. Who was the son of Ashoka sent abroad to spread Buddhism?Ananda
Harisena
Mahendra
Sanghmitra

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22. Who was the last nanda ruler defeated by Chandragupta Maurya?Brihadradha
Dhanananda
Mahapadmananda
Srigupta

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23. With which of the following centres of learning Chanakya the famous leader of Chandragupta Maurya was associated?Nalanda
Taxila
Vaishali
Vikramshila

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24. When did Ashoka invade Kalinga?298 BC
272 BC
261 BC
232 BC

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25. The monk who influenced Ashoka to embrace Buddhism wasVishnugupta
Upagupta
Brahmagupta
Brihadratha

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26. Where was the great Sanchi Stupa located?Uttar Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh

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27. Upto where did Chandragupta Maurya’s empire extend in the northwest?
Ravi river
Indus river
Satluj river
Hindukush river

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28. In which rock edict Ashoka mentions the casualties of Kalinga was and declares the renunciation of War?Rock edict XII
Rock Edict XI
Rock Edict X
Rock Edict IX

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29. Who accessed the throne of Mauryan empire after Chandragupta Maurya?Bimbisara
Bindusara
Ashoka
Vishnugupta

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30. Bindusara sent Ashoka to quell the rebellion in:Swarnagiri
Taxila
Ujjain
Tosali

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31. Who was spatial during Mauryan’s period?District Administrator
Provincial Administrator
Village Administrator
City Administrator

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32. Who amongst the following also had the name Devanama Priyadarshi?Maurya King Ashoka
Chandragupta Maurya
Gautam Buddha
Bhagwan Mahavira

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33. After Alexander’s death the Eastern part of his empire came under:Seleucus Nicator
Menander
Rudradaman
Kanishka

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34. BImbisara was the king of which dynasty?Haryanka
Maurya
Shunga
Nanda

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35. Chandragupta Maurya was born in325 BC
340 BC
189 BC
261 BC

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36. The battle of Hydespas between Alexander and Porus fought at Kalinga
Panipat
Jhelum
Plassey

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37. Who earned the title of Liberator?Ashoka
Bindusara
Chanakya
Chandragupta Maurya

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38. When did ashoka die?232 BC
261 BC
273 BC
298 BC

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39. Before Ascending the maurya throne Ashoka served as a Viceroy ofPataliputra
Taxila
Tosali
Kausambhi

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40. What was the Ashoka literally mean?
One with a pleasing appearance
Beloved of Gods
Slayer of foes
Bereft of sadness

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41. Who killed the last mauryan king?Agnimitra
Sanghamitra
Pushyamitra Shungha
Vasumitra

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42. Who was the last ruler of Maruyan DynastyBhadrabahu
Vikramaditya
Brihadratha
Srigupta

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53. Which Dynasty ruled over “Magadha” after Mauryan Dynasty?Satvahana
Shunga
Nanda
Gupta

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