Mauryan and Post Mauryan Period Discussion

Mauryan and Post-Mauryan Period Discussion
Mauryan and Post Mauryan Period Discussion
1. Which dynasty did rule over Magadha
after Nanda dynasty? [BPSC 2005]
(a) Maurya (b) Sunga
(c) Gupta (d) Kushana
2. Which among the following is India’s
oldest dynasty?
[UK Lower Sub (Pre) 2010]
(a) Gupta (b) Maurya
(c) Vardhana (d) Kushana
3. First Indian Empire was established by
(a) Kanishka [UP Lower 2012]
(b) Harsha
(c) Chandragupta Maurya
(d) Samudragupta
4. Chandragupta Maurya figures
prominently in the book of
[BPSC (Pre) 2004]
(a) Bhasa (b) Sudraka
(c) Vishakhadatta (d) Ashvaghosha
5. Chandragupta’s palace situated at
Pataliputra is mainly made up of
[BPSC (Pre) 1996]
(a) bricks (b) stones
(c) woods (d) clays
6. Who amongst the following Mauryan
rulers did conquer the Deccan?
[BPSC (Pre) 2004]
(a) Ashoka (b) Chandragupta
(c) Bindusara (d) Kunala
7. Who was the first king to conquer
Malwa, Gujarat and Maharashtra?
[UPPSC (Pre) 1991]
(a) Harsha (b) Skandagupta
(c) Vikramaditya
(d) Chandragupta Maurya
8. Bulandibagh was an ancient site of
[UPPSC (Mains) 2008]
(a) Kapilavastu (b) Pataliputra
(c) Vaishali (d) Varanasi
9. That Gujarat was included in the Kingdom
of Chandragupta Maurya is proved by
[UP UDA/LDA (Mains) 2010]
(a) Greek accounts
(b) Junagarh Rock Inscription of
(c) Jain tradition
(d) Pillar Edict II of Ashoka
10. In which year Chandragupta Maurya
had defeated Seleucus?
[UPRO/ARO (Mains) 2014]
(a) 317 BC
(b) 315 BC
(c) 305 BC
(d) 300 BC
11. Realising the need of water, the first
ruler who got a lake constructed in the
Girnar area, was
[UPPSC (Mains) 2007, 2002]
(a) Chandragupta Maurya
(b) Ashoka
(c) Rudradaman
(d) Skandagupta
12. Who came to India during the time of
Chandragupta Maurya? [WBCS 2018]
(a) Faxian (Fa-Hien)
(b) Xuanzang (Hiuen Tsang)
(c) Megasthenes
(d) Strabo
13. Megasthenes was the ambassador of
(a) Seleucus (b) Alexander
(c) Darius (d) Greek
14. The Greek ambassador Megasthenese
was in the court of which of the
following rulers? [SSC 2018 ]
(a) Ashoka (b) Chandragupta
(c) Bindusara (d) Chanakya
15. In how many categories did
Megasthenes divide the Indian
Society? [BPSC 2003]
(a) Four (b) Five
(c) Six (d) Seven
16. Who was referred to as ‘Sandrocottus’
in the writings of the Greeks?
(a) Ashoka [WBCS 2018]
(b) Bindusara
(c) Chandragupta Maurya
(d) Dhanananda
17. Who recognised Sandrocottus as
Chandragupta Maurya?
[BPSC (Pre) 2008]
(a) William Jones (b) V Smith
(c) RK Mukherjee (d) DR Bhandarkar
18. The ancient Indian play
‘Mudrarakshasa’ of Vishakhadatta has
its subject on [IAS (Pre) 2002]
(a) conflict between Gods and Demons
of ancient Hindu.
(b) a romantic story of an Aryan Prince
and a tribal woman.
(c) the story of the power struggle
between two Aryan tribes.
(d) the court intrigues at the time of
Chandragupta Maurya.
19. Who was the son of Chandragupta?
[SSC 2017]
(a) Bindusara (b) Chandragupta II
(c) Ashoka (d) Bimbasara

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