1. Who was the founder of Mauryan dynasty?
A. Chandra Gupta Maurya
B. Kumaragupta
C. Skandagupta
D. Ashoka

2. Which of the following are the sources of Mauryan period?
A. Arthasastra
B. Indica
C. Mudrarakshasa
D. All the above

3. Chandra Gupta Maurya was born to a Sudra women called
A. Ammangadevi
B. Mahamaya
C. Mura
D. Subadhra

4. Who wrote Arthasastra?
A. Kautilya
B. Harisena
C. Ravikeerthi
D. Ananda

5. Chanakya was humiliated by
A. Guptas
B. Kushans
C. Nandas
D. Satavahanas

6. Kautilya or Chanakya was the Prime Minister of
A. Skandagupta
B. Kumaragupta
C. Chandra Gupta Maurya
D. Brihadradha

7. Chandra Gupta Maurya defeated Nandas with the help of
A. Chanakya
B. Aswaghosa
C. Harisena
D. Jayasimha

8. Who was the last Nanda ruler defeated and killed by Chandra Gupta Maurya?
A. Brihadradha
B. Susarma
C. Mahapadmananda
D. Dhana Nanda

9. Who became king of Syria after the death of Alexander?
A. Antiochus
B. Selucus Nicator
C. Megasthanese
D. Dimachus

10. Who defeated Selucus Nikator in 305 A.D. on the banks of the Sindhu?
A. Ashoka
B. Chandra Gupta Maurya
C. Bimbisara
D. Brihadradha

11. Who married Helen, daughter of Selucus Nikator?
A. Srigupta
B. Ashoka
C. Chandra Gupta Maurya
D. Bimbisara

12. Who had the title of ‘Amitraghata’?
A. Ashoka
B. Simhavishnu
C. Brihadradha
D. Bindusara

13. Who was the Ambassador of Selucus Nikator in the court of Chandra Gupta Maurya?
A. Megasthenes
B. Itsing
C. Fahien
D. Barbosa

14. Megasthenes worte indica in
A. Sanskrit Language
B. Greek Language
C. Hindi Language
D. Persian language

15. Who dug the Sudarsana tank in Gujarat?
A. Samudragupta
B. Skandagupta
C. Chandra Gupta Maurya
D. Kumaragupta

16. Chandra Gupta Maurya was the follower of
A. Buddhism
B. Hinduism
C. Ajivika
D. Jainism

17. Chandra Gupta Maurya abdicated the thrown and went to Sravanabelagola along with Jaina saint
A. Badrabahu
B. Stulabahu
C. Parswanatha
D. Rushabhanatha

18. Who received a Greek Ambassador Daimachos from Antiochus I?
A. Chandragupta Maurya
B. Bindusara
C. Budhagupta
D. Brihadradha

19. What was the period of rule of Ashoka?
A. 321-300 B.C
B. 330-301 B.C
C. 300-289 B.C
D. 273-236 B.C.

20. When did Kalinga war take place?
A. 299 B.C
B. 261 B.C
C. 270 B.C
D. 241 B.C

21. Where did Kalinga war take place?
A. Mandu
B. Trivendam
C. Ujjaini
D. Dhauli

22. What was the religious sect followed by the Bindusara?
A. Ajivika
B. Jainism
C. Hinduism
D. Buddhism

23. During whose reign revolt in Taxila took place
A. Bindusara
B. Brihadradha
C. Chandragupta Maurya
D. Ashoka

24. Who supressed the revolt of Taxila?
A. Chandragupta Maurya
B. Ashoka
C. Bhudhagupta
D. Harisena

25. During the period of Bindusara, Ashoka served as viceroy of
A. Suvarnagiri
B. Tosali
C. Taxila and Ujjain
D. Ujjain

26. Ashoka was the son of
A. Bindusara and Subhadrangi
B. Bimbisara and Kamaladevi
C. Udayan and Amaladevi
D. Bimbisara and Amaladevi

27. Who built the city of Srinagar in Kashmir?
A. Bimbisara
B. Bindusara
C. Ashoka
D. Brihadradha

28. Which of the following states that Ashoka came to power after killing his 99 brothers?
A. Deepavamsa
B. Mahavamsha
C. Parisistaparvan
D. All the above

29. As per Buddhist texts how many Stupas built Ashoka
A. 88,000
B. 33,000
C. 84,000
D. 43,000

30. Which of the following was Ashoka`s welfare activity for his people?
A. Planting trees along roads
B. Hospitals for men and animals
C. Digging irrigational canals
D. All the above

31. The famous Ashokan pillar containing a sculpture of four lions standing back to back is located at
A. Sarnath
B. Bhopal
C. Allahabad
D. Peshawar

32. Sanchi Stupa is located near 
A. Bhopal
B. Culcutta
C. Mysore
D. Allahabad

33. Ashoka’s coronation ceremony was held in
A. 269 B.C.
B. 234 B.C
C. 267 B.C
D. 266 B.C

34. Ashoka appointed special officers to enforce Dharama called
A. Amatyas
B. Dharma Mahamatras
C. Karnas
D. Maha Sevaks

35. Most of the Ashokan edicts were composed in
A. Sanskrit
B. Hindi
C. Prakrit
D. Aramik

36. What was the script used in most of the Ashoka edicts?
A. Devanagari
B. Aramic
C. Kharosti
D. Brahmi

37. Which of the following rock edict say  that the missionaries were sent to Ceylon, Egypt and Syria to propagate Buddhism?
A. Rock Edict X
B. Rock Edict XI
C. Rock Edict XII
D. Rock Edict XIII

38. Who was the last ruler of Mauryas?
A. Susarma
B. Brihadratha
C. Pushyamitra
D. Agnimitra

39. The Major Rock Edict which prohibits animal sacrifice
A. Fifth Major Rock Edict
B. First Major Rock Edict
C. Sixth Major Rock Edict
D. Seventh Major Rock Edict

40. Yerragudi, Rajula Mandagiri and Maski inscriptions are located in
A. Karnataka
B. Andhra Pradesh
C. Tamil Nadu
D. Orissa

41. Which of the following Ashokan edicts are in Kharosthi script?
A. Mansehra and Sahdazgarhi
B. Sanchi
C. Saranath
D. Bhahbru

42. Which of the following Ashokan pillar edict is longest among all the edicts?
A. 7th Pillar Edict
B. 6th Pillar Edict
C. 7th Pillar Edict
D. 8th Pillar Edict

43. The edict which mentions the Ashoka’s faith in buddhism
A. Dhauli Edict
B. Jaugada Edict
C. Bhabru Edict
D. Maski Edict

44. Which of the following is BilingualGreek and Aramic-inscription?
A. Sanchi Inscription
B. Saranath Inscription
C. Dhauli Inscription
D. Kandhar Inscription

45. Which of the following coins belonged to Mauryan period?
A. Pana
B. Masika
C. Kakini
D. All the above

46. Who deciphered Ashokan edicts in 1837
A. B.P.Acharya
B. Dayananda
C. James Princep
D. Jhon Marshal

47. Who was the head of city administration?
A. Kotwal
B. Nagarika
C. Patwari
D. Rajuka

48. Municipal commission during the Mauryan period consists
A. 20 members divided into 4 panchayats of 5 members
B. 30 members divided into 6 panchayats of 5 members
C. 25 members divided into 5 panchayats of 5 members
D. 30 members divided into 5 panchayats of 6 members

49. Who was the district officer in Mauryan administration?
A. Sthanika
B. Gopa
C. Pradesika
D. Patwari

50. The district officer, Pradesika, was assisted by
A. Rajuka
B. Patwari
C. Karna
D. Amatya

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