100 History General Knowledge Maurya Period Objective Questions

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Topic wise-100 History General Knowledge Maurya Period  Objective Questions

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                                             Basic Information Related

1

For the first time in Indian History , the description of the state administration was found for which periods ?

Maurya period

2

How many departments were made for smooth administration by Mauryan kings ?

18

3

Mauryan dynasty was divided into how many parts?

4

The most commonly used coin, during the Mauryan period, was

Karashapana

5

Which coins belonged to Mauryan period ?

Pana, Masika, Kakini

                                               Year Related

6

When did Mauryan Period started ?

322 BC

7

What was the period of rule of Chandra Gupta Maurya ?

324-300 B.C

8

When did the Mauryan Empire fall ?

185 BC

9

Bindusara died on

272 BC

10

What was the period of rule of Ashoka ?

273-236 B.C

11

When did kalinga war take place ?

261 B.C

12

Ashoka’s coronation ceremony was held in which year ?

269 B.C

13

Who invaded kalingya in which year ?

260 BC

14

When did Ashoka died ?

232 BC

15

In which century did Ashoka reign?

Third Century B.C

                                              Place Related

16

What was the capital of mauryan Empire ?

Ujjain

17

What was the capital city of Chandragupta Maurya/Mauryan Empire/Ashoke ?

Patliputra.

18

Historical town of Pataliputra was built by

Ajatshatru

19

What was the centre of education during Mauryan regime?

Taxila.

20

With Which centres of learning, Chanakya the famous teacher of Chandragupta Maurya , was associated ?

Takshasila

21

Where the Mauryan court was located at Patliputra?

Kumharar.

22

Where was the main centre of production of woolen fabrics during Mauryan period?

Kashmir.

                                             Book Related

23

Which book has Chanakya written?

24

What information does the book ‘Arthashastra’ provide?

It throws a flood of light on the political condition of India during the Mauryan period and the administration system of the Mauryans

25

What information does the book ‘Indika’ provide?

This book provides us with a lot of information about the political social and economic conditions in Chandragupta’s empire.

26

The division of Mauryan society into seven classes w as particularly mentioned in which book?

The Indica of Megathenes

27

Which books are the sources of Mauryan period ?

Arhtasastra ,Indica, Mudrarakshasa

                                              Title Related

28

Who earned the title ‘Liberator’ ?

Chandragupta Maurya

29

What title did Bindusara assume?

Amitraghata (killer of the enemies).

30

The title ‘Devanam Priya” was given to

Ashoka

31

Who had the title of ‘Amitraghata’ ?

Bindusara

                                         Traveler Related

32

Who was Megasthenese?

He was Seleucus’s ambassador in the court of Chandragupta Maurya. He was a great Philosopher.

33

Megastheneses visited India during the reign of which Emperor ?

Chandragupta Maurya

34

The Greek ambassador sent to Chandragupta Maurya’s court was

Megasthenes

                                      Administration Related

35

What was the main feature of Mauryan administration ?

Centralized

36

Who was the village officers during the period of Mauryas ?

Gramini

37

Who was the district officer in Mauryan administration ?

Pradesika

38

What were the highest category of officials of Mauryan period ?

Tirthas, Adhyakashya, Mahamattas and Amatyas

39

The officer incharge of ten village was called?

Gopa

                                         Person Related

40

What was the real name of Chanakya?

Vishnugupta, he was also known as Kautilya.

41

Kautilya or Chankya was the prime minister of ?

Chandragupta Maurya

42

Who was the founder of the Mauryan Dynasty ?

 Chandragupta Maurya

43

Who was the 1st emperor of the Bharata ?

Chandragupta Maurya

44

Who was the last Nanda ruler defeatd and killed by Chandra Gupta Maurya ?

Dhana Nanda

45

Who ruled North india before Chandragupta Maurya

Nandas

46

Chandra Gupta Maurya defeatd Nandas with the help of ?

Chanakya

47

 Who constructed the Sudarshan lake at Junagarh (Gujarat) ?

Chandragupta Maurya

48

Chandragupta Maurya overthrew the power of Nandas at

Magadha

49

Chandragupta Maurya”s empire extended in the north -west upto

Hindukush

50

Under whose influence Chandragupta Maurya embraced Jainism ?

Bhadrabahu, a renowned Jain Muni

51

Chandra Gupta maurya abdicatd the thrown and went to Sravanabelagola along with Jaina sait .Who is he ?

Badrabahu

52

Chandragupta Maurya was the follower of which religion ?

Jainism

53

On which mountain Chandragupta Maurya ended his life by slow starvation?

Chadragiri

54

Chandragupta Maurya was born to a sudra woman named ?

Mura

55

Who dug Sudarsana tank in Gujarat ?

Chandragupta Maurya

56

ChandraGupta Maurya died by following ‘sallekana’ at

Sravanabelagola

57

Chandragupta Maurya spent his last days at

Sravanabelgola

58

Who defeated Selucus Nikator  on the bank of the Sindhu ?

Chandragupta Maurya

59

Who married Helina, daughter of Selucus Nikator ?

Chandragupta Maurya

60

Which provinces did Seleucus give to Chandragupta Maury at accordance with the treaty singned by them in 303 BC?

61

As per treaty singned by Chandragupta Maury and Seleucus in 303 BC what are provinces given to Chandragupta Maury

Kabul, Qandhar, Herat and Baluchistan

62

How many elephants did Chandragupta give to Seleucus?

 500.

63

Who is chandragupta maurya’s grandson ?

Ashoka

64

By which name Ashoka is generally inscriptions?

Priydarshi.

65

The Ashoka’s which inscription gives an account of the Kalinga war and its effects?

Minor Rock-edict -XIII.

66

During whose reign revolt in Taxila took place ?

Bindusara

67

Ashoka was deputed by Bindusara to suppress revolt at

Taxilla

68

Whom Bindusara sent to Taxila to crush the revolt ?

Ashoka

69

The governor of Ujjain during the reign of Bindusara?

Ashoka

70

Bindusara Birth name is

Simhasena

71

The governor of Taxila during the reign of Bindusara?

Susima (the eldest son of Bindusara.)

72

Ashok was son of…..

Bindusara

73

Mahidra was son of………

Ashoka

74

How did Ashoka try to spread his spiritual message ?

By encouraging dhamma

75

The inscriptions of Ashoka and the Brhami script were decipherd by ?

James Princep

76

In which inscriptions Ashoka made his famous declaration, “All men are my children”?

Separate Kalinga Rock Edict I

77

Who influenced Ashoka to follow Buddhism ?

Upagupta

78

Who suppressed the revolt of Taxila ?

Ashoka

79

Who built the city of Srinagar of Kashmir

Ashoka

80

Which king is known as ‘Constantine of Buddhism‘?

Asoka

81

By whome of Stupa of Sanchi was constructed ?

Ashoka

82

What was the court language of Ashoka ?

Prakrit

83

Most of the Ashokan edicts were composed in which language ?

Prakrit

84

What was the script used in most of the Ashoka edicts ?

Brahmi

85

The script used in Ashokan edicts in te North-west part was

Kharosthi

86

What are the famous Stupas of Ashoka ?

Sanchi, Sarnath, Barhut

87

Ashoka appointed special officers to enforce Dharama called

Dharma Mahamatras

88

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

Peace and nonviolence

89

The famous Ashokan pillar containing a sculpture of four lions sanding back to back located at which place ?

Sarnath

90

Who was the son of Ashoka sent to abroad to spread Buddhism ?

Mahendra

91

Who was the daughter of Ashoka sent to abroad ?

Sangamithra

92

Who deciphered Ashokan edicts in 1837 ?

James Princep

93

Which Ashokan pillar edict is longest all the edicts ?

7 th Pillar edict

94

Which is the longest the Major Rock Edicts ?

13 th Rock Edict

95

Who was the last ruler of Maurya dynasty ?

Brihadratha Maurya

96

Who killed Brihadratha in 185 BC ?

Pusyamitra Sunga

                                        Miscellaneous

97

Which dynasty which succeeded the Mauryan Dynasty ?

Sunga dynasty

98

What was the language of the common masses during Mauryan Empire?

 Pali.

99

What was the main occupation of the people during Mauryan period?

Agriculture.

100

How much did agriculturists pay taxes during Mauryan Period?

1/4th of the total produce.

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