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[MCQ Set 2] Mauryan Empire> GK Question Answer

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[MCQ Set 2] Mauryan Empire > GK Question Answer:This is the Second set of Multiple choice Questions from Maurya Empire. All these MCQs are very important for the upcoming examinations like Banking, CGL, SSC, MTS, CHSL, Railway etc.

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MAURYAN Dynasty: Chandragupta, Bindusara Ashoka GK

Now lets try to answer the following Questions below.

1. Who introduced Meghasthenese as an ambassador to come India?

A: Seleucus Nikator

B: Greek King Alexander

C: The Afghans

D: King Puru

Answer

Seleucus Nikator

2. What is the name of the book of Meghasthenese had written?

[CDS 1990]

A: Indica

B: Fo-Kuo-King

C: India

D: Indonama

Answer

Indica

3. The literal meaning of ‘Ashoka’ is –

A: Bereft of sadness

B: Great King

C: Beloved of God

D: Beautiful

Answer

Bereft of sadness

4. Personal name of Ashoka mentions in which edicts?

[IAS 1997]

A: Maski

B: Junagarh edict

C: Hatigumpha edict

D: Kalinga edict

-Maski

5. To whom the title ‘Devanam Priya’ was given?

A: Ashoka

B: Bimsara

C: Chandragupta Maurya

D: Kalashoka

Answer

Ashoka

6. On some inscriptions, Ashoka referred as –

[IAS 1995]

A: Devkriti

B: Devbhakti

C: Priyadarshi

D: Dharmadeva

Answer:

Priyadarshi

7. Which region was not the part of Ashoka empire?

[Railway 1992]

A: Madras

B: Kashmir

C: Kannauj

D: Taxila

Answer

Madras

8.  From which inscriptions we get the information of Ashoka’s Kalinga war?

[CDS 1994]

A: Girnar Inscriptions

B: Minor rock edict

C: Hatigumpha inscription

D: Junagarh Inscirption

Answer

Girnar Inscription

9. Sarnth’s Lion Capital is attributed to –

[Railway 1991]

A: Ashoka

B: Chadragupta Maurya

C: Bindusara

D: Samudragupta

Answer

Ashoka

10. Which picture does not observed on Sarnath Pillar?

A: Deer

B: Elephant

C: Horse

D: Bull

Answer

Deer

11. ‘Dhamma’ word come from which language?

A: Prakrit

B: Sanskrit

C: Hindi

D: Pali

Answer

Prakrit

12. What was the function of ‘Rajukas’ ?

[ CDS 1992 NDA 2003]

A: Administrations of justice

B: Tax collector

C: A Priest

D: Commander

Answer

Administration of justice.

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Mauryan Empire : Objective Question Answer Set-1

MAURYAN Dynasty: Chandragupta, Bindusara Ashoka GK

1. Who usurped the throne of Magadha in 322 B.C?

[IAS 2003]

A: Chandragupta Maurya

B: Chandragupta II

C: Ashoka

D: Harshavardhana

Answer

Chandragupta Maurya

2. Who is known for conquered the land between Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal?

A: Ashika

B: Kanishka

C: Bindusara

D: Samudragupta

Answer

Bindusara

3. Who abdicated his throne and migrated to the south to live as Jain ascetic?

[IAS 2003]

A: Chandragupta II

B: Mahapadmananda

C: Chandragupta Maurya

D: Ashika

Answer

Chandragupta Maurya

4. How much extended the Mauryan Empire in the northwest?

[UPSC 1995]

A: Hindukush

B: Afghanisthan

C: Europe

D: Greece

Answer

Hindukush

5. Who is known as the first ‘National Ruler of India’?

A: Bindusara

B: Ashoka

C: Sashanka

D: Chandragupta Maurya

Answer

Chandragupta Maurya

6. ‘Amitraghata, the destroyer of foes’, is known to –

[IAS 2004]

A: Samudragupta

B: Harshabardhan

C: Bindusara

D: Chandragupta Maurya

Answer;

Bindusara

7. Among the following which ambassador came to the court of Chandragupta Maurya?

A: Hiuen Tsang

B: Fahien

C: Megasthenese

D: Selucus

Answer

Meghasthenese

8. Chanyka was prime minister during which Mauryan ruler?

[Railway 1994 UPSC 2002]

A: Chandragupta Maurya

b: Ashoka

C: bindusara

D: Ajatsatru

Answer

Chandragupta Maurya

9. Who united the three valleys Ganga, Yamuna and Indus rivers for the first time?

A: Ashoka

B: Samudragupta

C: Chandragupta II

D: Kanishka

Answer

Ashoka

10. Where did Ashoka serve as viceroy before become the great king ?

[CDS 1992]

A: Patliputra

B: Taxila

C: Varanashi

D: Ujjain

Answer

Taxila

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MCQ> History General Knowledge Set 2 – Gupta Period

MCQ> History General Knowledge Set 2 – Gupta Period: Dear aspirant, all the important question came in the various exams and probable questions with answers from history Gupta period are listed below as an objective type. So I advice all of you to practice these set of MCQs regularly to build up a strong base of your General knowledge.

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Important Points on Gupta Dynasty

Q.1 Who contributed The Chalukya in Western India?

[Engineering Service 1993]

A: Pathans
B: Mughal
C: Gupta
D: Satabahana

Answer

Gupta

Q.2 The port which handle trade with north India in Gupta period was –

[IAS 1999]

A: Lothal
B: Kalibangan
C: Broach
D: Bombay

Answer

Broach

Q.3 The name of the silver coin in Gupta era was –

[IAS 1997]

A: Dinaras
B: Rupayakas
C: Tanka
D: Mudra

Answer

Rupayakas

Q.4 Mihirakula, a Hun ruler defeated by –

A: Rama Gupta
B: Srigupta
C: Yasodharman
D: Kumargupta

Answer

Yasodharman

Q.5 Which location was not a place for learning in Gupta era?

A: Patliputra
B: Ujjain
C: Vaishali
D: Mathura

Answer

Vaishali

Q.6 Which Gupta ruler made a brave stand against Huns?

A: Chandragupta I
B: Samudragupta II
C: Ramagupta
D: Skandagupta

Answer

Skandagupta

Q.7 Aryabhatta if famous for his –

A: Concept of Zero
B: Discovery of Earth revolve around sun
C: Earth’s magnetic field
D: Theory of planetary motion

Answer

Concept of Zero

Q.8Devichandraguptam‘ was related to which Gupta king?

A: Chandragupta II
B: Chandragupta I
C: Srigupta
D: Kumargupta

Answer

Chandragupta II

Q.9 Gupta Period “The Golden Age of India” due to –

A: development in the field of science
B: peace and prosperity
C: religious tolerance
D: all of above

Answer

All of above

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Q.10 Which is the oldest among the following dynasty?

[CPO AC 2003]

A: Sultanate
B: Maurya dynasty
C: Gupta dynasty
D: Satavahana dynasty

Answer

Maurya Dynasty

Q.11 The Iron pillar near Quwatul mosque in Delhi is famous for which king?

[UP PSC 2002]

A: Chandragupta
B: Harshabardhana
C: Ashoka
D: Samudragupta

Answer

Chandragupta

Q.12 During which reign the Huns invaded in India for the first time?

A: Kumargupta
B: Ramagupta
C: Chandragupta II
D: Samudragupta

Answer

Kumargupta

Q.13 Who of the following discovered the number Zero?

[IAS 1995]

A: Varahamihir
B: Sudraka
C: Aryabhatta
D: Unknown Indian

Answer

Unknown Indian

Q.14 Who is known as the Indian Shakespeare?

A: Kalidasa
B: Varahmihir
C: Harisena
D: Bharavi

Answer

Kalidasa

Q.15 Who anticipated Newton by saying that Earth attract all the things?

 [IAS 1995]

A: Brahmagupta
B: Aryabhatta
C: Raghuvansa
D: Vishakhadatta

Answer

Brahmagupta

Q.16 Which Gupta ruler is famous for music and acquired title of ‘Kaviraja‘?

A: Srigupta
B: Samudragupta
C: Kumargupta
D: Kanishka

Answer

Samudragupta

Q.17 Contemporary dynasty of Gupta from south India was –

A: Chalukya
B: Satavahana
C: Choal
D: Vakatakas

Answer

Vatakas

Q.18 Which Hindu king is considered to have the same qualities of Samudragupta and Ashoka?

A: Harshavardhana
B: Chandragupta Maury
C: Muhammad bin Tughlaq
D: Alauddin Khilji

Answer

Harshavarhana

Q.19 During which reign Nalanda Vishavidyalay flourished ?

[Astt. Comm. PF 2002]

A: Samudragupta
B: Chandragupta
C: Harsha
D: Ashoka

Answer

Harsha

Q.20 Who was able to unite the northern India after Gupta era?

[UDC 1991]

A: Harshavardhana
B: Rajput rulers
C: Pulakeshi II
D: Shaka rulers

Answer

Harshavardhana

Other History MCQ:  Mauryan Empire Questions with Answers

Q.21 Where Pushyabhuti dynasty ruled over?

[Railway 1995]

A: Taneshwar
B: Magadha
C: Varanashi
D: Delhi

Answer

Thaneshwar

Q.22 Hieun Tsang, visited India during –

[CDS 2004]

A: Harshavardhana
B: Samudragupta
C: Chandragupta Maurya
D: Kanishka

Answer

Harshavardhana

Q.23 Who wrote ‘Kadambari‘?

[MBA 1995]

A: Kalidasa
B: Megasthenese
C: Fahien
D: Bana

Answer

Bana

Q.24 The father of Ayurveda was considered to

[CDS 1994]

A: Sushruta
B: Charaka
C: Patanjali
D: Priyadarshika

Answer

Charaka

Q.25 Nalanda Mahavira was famous for the study of:

[CDS 1994]

A: Hinduism
B: Buddhism
C: Jainism
D: Persian

Answer

Buddhism

Q.26  Which Bengali scholar was the head of Nalanda Mahavira?

[Railway 1995]

A: Sheelvadra
B: Vashudeva
C: Fahien
D: Atisha

Answer

Sheelvadra

Other History MCQ: Vedic Age: The Aryans; Objective Question Answer

Q.27 The oldest place of learning was –

A: Taxila
B: Nalanda University
C: Varanashi
D: Vidramashila

Answer

Taxila

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MCQ> History General Knowledge Set 1 – Gupta Period

MCQ> History General Knowledge Set 1 from Gupta Period: Dear aspirant, We have chosen most important as well as top objective Questions with Answers from the Gupta period. These MCQs are very important as a piece of general knowledge for various examinations.

Read First: Important Points on Gupta Dynasty

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Q.1Maharajadhiraja‘ title won by which Gupta King?

A: Chandragupta Maurya
B: Chandragupta I
C: Harshabardhana
D: Chandragupta II

Answer

Chandragupta I

Q.2 What is the meaning of the title ‘Maharajadhira‘?

A: King of All
B: King of People
C: King of Kings
D: King of States

Answer

King of Kings

Q.3 The name of Gupta ruler who campaigned to south India is –

[Income Tax Exam 1991]

A: Samudragupta
B: Chandragupta I
C: Ashoka
D: Kaniska

Answer

Samudragupta

Q.4 Among which of the following Gupta king is related to Licchavi on the mother side?

[IAS 2004]

A: Samudragupta
B: Chandragupta II
C: Chandragupta Maurya
D: Devgupta

Answer

Samudragupta

Q.5 The council of ‘Navaratna‘ is associated with

[Railway 1995]

A: Chandragupta II
B: Ashoka
C: Srigupta
D: Bindusara

Answer

Chandragupta II

Q.6 Which of the following inscription describe the reign of Samudragupta?

[CDS 2010]

A: Allahabad Pillar
B: Qutub Minar
C: Ihole Inscription
D: Hatigupha

Answer

Allahabad Inscription

Q.7Panchatantra‘ a famous book written during which of the following period?

[NDA 1991]

A: Vedic Period
B: Pre-Gupta Period
C: Gupta Period
D: Maurya Period

Answer

Gupta Period

Q.8 Who wrote the book ‘Panchatantra

A: Aryabhatta
B: Banbhatta
C: Vishnu Sharma
D: Vishakhamitra

Answer

Vishnu Sharma

Q.9 Which book provides information about economical condition of the Gupta period?

[IAS 2002]

A; Arthashastra
B: Ramayana
C: Indica
D: Mudrarakshas

Answer

Arthahastra

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Q.10 Which is not a reason for declination of the Gupta period?

[IAS 2003]

A: Poor quality of goods
B: Chinese invention
C: Arabs invention
D: Fall of the Roman empire

Answer

Poor quality of goods

Q.11 Samudragupta was unique among Hindu rulers due to his –

[IAS 2003]

A: Passion for conquest and empire building
B: Desire to conquest all over India
C: Desire to create big buildings
D: Gupta empire lasted over two hundred years

Answer

Passion for conquest and empire building

Q.12 What was the main reason for Fahien to visit India?

A: Record Gupta Administrative system
B: Learn the economic condition of India
C: to visit Buddhist monasteries
D: To trade with India

Answer

To visit Buddhist monasteries

Q.14 Choose the correct chronological order –

[IAS 2004]

A: Gupta > Maurya > Shaka > Sultan
B: Maurya > Gupta > Shaka > Sultan
C: Maurya > Shaka > Gupta > Sultan
D: Shaka > Maurya > Gupta > Sultan

Answer

Maurya > Shaka > Gupta > Sultan

Q.15 ‘Mrichchhakatika’ book by Shudraka deal with –

[IAS 2002]

A: Love affairs
B: Economic Condition
C: Military expedition
D: Social Condition

Answer

Love affairs of rich merchants in Gupta period

Q.16 Who was ‘Dhanvantari‘ in Gupta era?

[Asst Com PF 2002]

A: Famous General
B: famous Physician
C: Great Musician
D: Great Mathematician

Answer

Famous Physician in the court of Vikramaditya

Q.17 The inventor of Algebra considered to

A: Aryabhatta
B: Barahaminir
C: Chanakya
D: Newton

Answer

Aryabhatta

Q. 18 Who introduced the decimal system?

A: Aryabhatta
B: Bhaskara
D: Socratic
D: Ramanujam

Answer

Bhaskara

Q.19 What kind of Gupta administration was –

[CDS 2003]

A: anarchical
B: Monarchical
C: Republican
D: Communist

Answer

Monarchic

More History MCQ: GK> Mauryan Empire Questions with Answers

Q.20 Which Gupta king performed the horse-sacrifice to show strength?

A: Rama Gupta
B: Srigupta
C: Kumargupta
D: Adityasena

Answer

Adityasena

Q.21 The foreigner absorbed a great part of Indian society from which period?

[MBA 1995]

A: Maurya Period
B: Gupta Period
C: Sultan period
D: Mughal period

Answer

Gupta Period

Q.22 Kalidasa lived in the court of which king?

A: Chandragupta Ii
B: Ashoka
C: Chandragupta I
D: Harshabardhana

Answer

Chandragupta II

Q.23 Sanskrit plays in the Gupta era were spoken in which language?

[IAS 1995]

A: Pali
B: Prakrit
C: Hindi
D: Sanskrit

Answer

Prakrit

Q.24 From where we can find the name of the poet Kalidasa?

A: Ihole inscription
B: Hatigumpha inscription
C: Allahabad Inscription
D: Girnar Inscription

Answer

Ihole Inscription

Q.25 From where Ajanta Painting depicts scenes?

[ Income Tax 1990]

A: Jatakas
B: Sarnath Inscription
C: Alapadu Grant
D: Girnar Inscription

Answer

Jatakas

Q.26 What described in Ajanta Painting?

[IAS 2003]

A: Gautama Buddha’s life
B: Gandharva Apsaras
C: Animal Birds
D: All

Answer

All of the above

Q.27 Colossal images of Buddha were works of which of the following art?

[Railway 1994]

A: Gupta Art
B: Mauryan Art
C: Shaka Art
D: Gandhara Art

Answer

Gupta Art

Q.28 ‘Napoleon of India’ is called to which king?

A: Samudragupta
B: Chandragupta
C: Ashoka
D: Bindusara

Answer

Samudragupta

Q.29 Use of white marble was the characteristics features of –

[CDS 2010]

A: Amravati School Art
B: Taxila School Art
C: Nalanda Art
D: Gandhara School Art

Answer

Amravati School art

More MCQ: MCQ> 16 Mahajanpadas and Magadha Empire

Q.30 Match the following –

[IAS 1995]

i) Vikrama Era                               a) 3100 B.C

ii) Gupta Era                                  b) 78 A.D

iii) Shaka Era                                 c) 319 AD

iii) Kali Era                                     d) 57 A.D

—i)   ii)  iii)  iv)
A: d   c     b     a
B: a    b    c     d
C: d    c    b    a
D: d   c    a    b

Answer

A

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MCQ> 16 Mahajanpadas and Magadha Empire

MCQ Set> 16 Mahajanapadas and Magadha Empire

MCQ> 16 Mahajanpadas and Magadha Empire: Dear reader, we have selected the most important objective questions and answers from the Sixteenth Mahajanpadas and Magadha Empire. These are very important for CGL SSC Railway UPSC IAS etc.

You can read : List of Mahajanapadas (16), Capitals & Locations

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Now try to answer these questions bellow.

Q.1 In which Mahajanapada Gautama Buddha was died?

A: Vatsa
B: Kosala
C: Mall
D: Anga

Answer:

Mall

Q.2 Who was the first foreigner to invade India?

A: Alamgir
B: Muhammad bin Quasim
C: Mahmud of Ghazni
D: Darius I

Answer:

Darius I

Q.3 Who was the first monarch of Magadh in 16th century B.C.

A: Chandragupta Maurya
B: Bimbisara
C: Sishunaga
D: Devadutta

Answer

Bimbisara

Q.4 Which was the earliest capital of Magadha?

A: Vaishali
B: Benarash
C: Rajgir
D: Patliputra

Answer

Rajgir

Q.5 Who transferred his capital from Rajgir to Patliputra?

A: Chandragupta II
B: Ashoka
C: Udayin
D: Harshabardhana

Answer

Udayin

Q.6 Who transferred his capital from Patliputra to Vaishali?

A: Ahoka
B: Dhanananda
C: Shishunaga
D: Giriraja

Answer:

Shishunag

Q.7 In which battle Alexander defeated king Puru?

A: Battle of Panipath
B: Battle of Buxer
C: Battle of Hydaspas
D: Battle of Palasi

Answer:

Battle of Hydaspas

Q.8 Which is the largest center in ancient India?

A: Varanasi
B: Udayin
C: Kausambi
D: Taxila

Answer

Kausambi

Q.9 Which king is titled as the “Second Parshurama”?

A: Mahapadma Nanda
B: Bimbisara
C: Cyrus
D: Shishunaga

Answer

Mahapadma Nanda

More History MCQ: Vedic Age: The Aryans – Objective Question Answer

Q.10 The king who claimed himself as the first Imperial ruler of India?

A: Ajatasatru
B: Bimbisara
C: Udayin
D: Sasanka

Answer

Udayin

Q.11 Along the bank of which river Alexander defeated king Puru?

A: Indus
B: Satadru
C: Jhelum
D: Chenab

Answer

Jhelum

Q.12 Where king Alexander died?

A: Patliputra
B: Vaisali
C: Babylon
D: Rajgir

Answer

Babylon

Q.13 Among which the Sculptures of Gandhara school reflect?

[UP PSC 1996]

A: Greeks
B: Europe
C: Central Asia
D: China

Answer

Greeks

Q.15 The founder of Nanda Dynasty was

A: Mahapadma Nanda
B: Dhana Nanda
C: Sishunag Nanda
D: Shiva Nanda

Answer

Mahapadma Nanda

Q.16 Among the following who is contemporary of Gautama Buddha?

[CDS 2003]

A: Ajatsatru
B: Bindusara
C: Alauddin Khilji
D: Babur

Answer:

Ajatsatru

Q.17 The most significant ruler of Kalinga was

[IFC 1993]

A: Ashoka
B: Kharavela
C: Chandragupta Maurya
D: Devadatta

Answer

Kharavela

Q.18 Which Mahajanapada was destroyed by the influence of Shishunag Dynasty?

A: Chedi
B: Kashi
C: Avanti
D: Magadha

Answer

Avanti

Q.19 Among which Mahajanpadas Bimbisara had not friend relationship?

A: Magadha
B: Avanti
C: Vatsa
D: Anga

Answer

Anga

More History MCQ: GK> Mauryan Empire Questions with Answers

Q.20 The most powerful city among all the Mahajanpadas is –

[IAS 1999]

A: Magadha
B: Patliputra
C: Kashi
D: Vaishali

Answer

Magadha

Q.21 Which Mahajanapada was situated on the bank of Yamuna?

[IAS 2008]

A: Vatsa
B: Surasena
C: Kosala
D: Panchal

Answer

Vatsa

Q.22 Between which of the following was the ancient town of Takshasila Located?

A: Ganga and Yamuna
B: Mahanadi and Godavari
C: Indus and Jhelum
D: Krishna and Kaveri

Answer:

Indus and Jhelum