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Important General Knowledge Objective Questions of Mauryan Empire

Mauryan was the most important dynasty that arose in ancient India between 321 to 185 BC. Three famous kings Chandragupta Maurya, Bindusara and Ashoka are notable for your GK. These kings were very famous in all directions and were able to unite the whole of India for the first time in Indian history.

We have selected the best and the most important questions on the Mauryan Empire in Indian History for your upcoming competitive examinations and government jobs such as SSC, CGL, MTS, CHSL, BANKING, RAILWAY, etc. The answers are given below.

Mauryan has an important role in Medieval India. Their cultures and custom give a new direction in the history of India.

1. The founder of Mauryan Dynasty was, –

A. Chandragupta Maurya

b) Ashoka

C) Bindusara

D) Kumargutpa

2. When did the Mauryan Period start?

A) 322 BC

B) 332 BC

C) 342 BC

D) 352 BC

3. Who wrote “Arthasastra”?

A) Visakha Datta

B) Kautilya

C) Megasthenes

D) Harisena

4. Who was the author of “Indica”?

A) Kautilya

B) Seleucus

D) Megasthenese

D) Fahien

5. Who was the author of ‘Mudra Rakshasa’?

A) Visakha Datta

B) Kautilya

C) Ibn Batuta

D) Chanakya

6. ‘Liberator’ title was earned by –

A) Chandragupta Maurya

B) Bindusara

C) Ashoka

D) Skandhagupta

7. Who humiliated Kautilya?

A) Nanda

B) Mauryan

C) Buddhist

D) Kushans

8. Who is the prime minister of Chandragupta Maurya?

A) Chanakkya

B) Selecus

C) Visakha Datta

D) Kumargupta

9. Who helped Chandragupta Maurya to defeat Nandas?

A) Kautilya

B) Selecus

C) Ashoka

D) Aswaghosa

10. The founder of Sunga Dynasty was-

A) Ashoka

B) Bindusara

C) Rana Sanga

D) Pushyamitra

11. Ashoka invaded Kalinga in –

A) 251 BC

B) 260 BC

C) 271 BC

D) 281 BBC

12. When did Ashoka died?

A) 261 BC

B) 232 BC

C) 273 BC

D)240 BC

13. Which last Nanda ruler killed by Chandragupta Maurya?

A) Mahapadma Nanda

B) Dhana Nanda

C) Shisunaga Nanda

D) Other

14. Who is defeated by Chandragupta Maurya in the banks of Sindhu?

A) Alexander

B) SeleucusNekator

C) Birbhadra

D) Dhana Nanda

15. Who married the daughter of Seleucus (Helena)?

A) Ashoka

B) Srigupta

C) Chandragupta Maurya

d) Bindusara

16. Who earned the title ‘Aritraghata‘?

A) Bindusara

B) Ashoka

C) Chandragupta Maurya

D) Srigupta

17. The ambassador of Seleucus in the court of Chandragupta Maurya was –

A) Alexander

B) Kautilya

C) Megasthenese

D) Fahien

18.Indica‘ was written in which language?

A) Greek

B) Sanskrit

C) Pali

D) Persian

19. The division of Mauryan society into seven classes was particularly mentioned in –

A) Kautilya’s Arthasastra

B) Ashokan Edicts

C) The Puranas

D) The Indica of Megasthenese

20. The central or main point of Ashoka’s Dhamma was –

A) Loyalty to the king

B) Peace and nonviolence

C) respect to elders

D) Religious toleration

21. The effects of the Kalinga was on king Ashoka are found in

A) Pillar edicts

B) Rock Edicts

C) excavations

D) Other

22. Megastheneses visited India during the reign of

A) Chandragupta Maurya

B) Chandragupta II

C) Ashoka

D) Bindusara

23. Which is the oldest dynasty in ancient India?

A) Gupta

B) Mauryan

C) Kashan

D) Mughal

24. Who deciphered Ashokan Inscriptions?

A) James Princep

B) S. R. Rao

C) M. Wheeler

D) Other

25. The Ashoka pillar at Allahabad provides information about the reign of which king?

A) Chandragupta Maurya

B) Chandragupta

C) Chandragupta II

D) Samudragupta

26. Kalinga is now known as –

A) Bihar

B) West Bengal

C) Orissa

D) Uttar Pradesh

27. The third council of Buddhism held in –

A) 240 BC

B) 250 BC

C) 260 BC

D) 270 BC

28. Which king is known as ‘Constantine of Buddhism‘?

A) Chandragupta Maurya

B) Bindusara

C) Vishnu Gupta

D) Asoka

29. Which was the famous education center of the Mauryan period?

A) Varanasi

B) Takshasila

C) Patliputra

D) Nalanda

30. Who was the administer Justice in the Ashoka period?

A) Rajuka

B) Vishnu Gupta

C) Kharbel

D) Upagupta

31. In which century did Ashoka reign?

A: Third Century B.C

B: Third Century A.D

C: Second century B.C

D: Second Century A.D

Answer: Third Century B.C

32. Ashoka won the Kalinga war in

A: 261 B,C

BL 262 B.C

C: 263 BC

D: 264 BC

Answer: 261 BC

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