Mauryan and Post-Mauryan Period MCQ

Mauryan and Post-Mauryan Period History MCQs from the previous year exam question papers. The objective question answer is very helpful for the preparation of upcoming UPSC, SSC, UPSSSC PET Competitive exams.

Mauryan and Post-Mauryan Period Questions

Qns 1 : Which among the following is India’s oldest dynasty?

(a) Gupta
(b) Maurya
(c) Vardhana
(d) Kushana

Ans : (b) Maurya

Qns 2 : First Indian Empire was established by

(a) Kanishka
(b) Harsha
(c) Chandragupta Maurya
(d) Samudragupta

Ans : (c) Chandragupta Maurya

Qns 3 : Who was the first king to conquer Malwa, Gujarat and Maharashtra?

(a) Harsha
(b) Skandagupta
(c) Vikramaditya
(d) Chandragupta Maurya

Ans : (d) Chandragupta Maurya

Qns 4 : In which year Chandragupta Maurya had defeated Seleucus?

(a) 317 BC
(b) 315 BC
(c) 305 BC
(d) 300 BC

Ans : (c) 305 BC

Qns 5 : Who came to India during the time of Chandragupta Maurya?

(a) Faxian (Fa-Hien)
(b) Xuanzang (Hiuen Tsang)
(c) Megasthenes
(d) Strabo

Ans : (c) Megasthenes

Qns 6: The Greek ambassador Megasthenese was in the court of which of the following rulers?

(a) Ashoka
(b) Chandragupta
(c) Bindusara
(d) Chanakya

Ans : (b) Chandragupta

Qns 7 : Who was referred to as ‘Sandrocottus’ in the writings of the Greeks?

(a) Ashoka
(b) Bindusara
(c) Chandragupta Maurya
(d) Dhanananda

Ans : (c) Chandragupta Maurya

Qns 8 : Who was the son of Chandragupta?

(a) Bindusara
(b) Chandragupta II
(c) Ashoka
(d) Bimbasara

Ans : (a) Bindusara

Qns 9 : To which dynasty did Ashoka belong?

(a) Vardhana
(b) Maurya
(c) Kushan
(d) Gupta

Ans : (b) Maurya

Qns 10 : Which of the king has been mentioned as ‘Piyadassi’ and Devanampiya’ in inscriptions?

(a) Chandragupta Maurya
(b) Ashoka
(c) Samudragupta
(d) Harshavardhana

Ans : (b) Ashoka

Qns 11 : Sarnath Pillar was built by

(a) Harshavardhana
(b) Ashoka
(c) Gautam Buddha
(d) Kanishka

Ans : (b) Ashoka

Qns 12 : Who constructed the ‘Sanchi Stupa’?

(a) Chandragupta
(b) Kautilya
(c) Gautam Buddha
(d) Ashoka

Ans : (d) Ashoka

Qns 13 : Which one of the following inscriptions contains the name of Ashoka?

(a) Gujarra
(b) Ahraura
(c) Brahmagiri
(d) Sarnath

Ans : (a) Gujarra

Qns 14 : Which one of the following is considered the best Stupa?

(a) Amravati
(b) Bharhut
(c) Sanchi
(d) Sarnath

Ans : (c) Sanchi

Qns 15 : Language used in the inscriptions of Ashoka is

(a) Sanskrit
(b) Prakrit
(c) Apabhramsa
(d) Hindi

Ans : (b) Prakrit

Qns 16 : Kalsi is famous for

(a) Buddhist Chaityas
(b) Persian coins
(c) Rock Edicts of Ashoka
(d) Temples of Gupta period

Ans : (c) Rock Edicts of Ashoka

Qns 17 : Kautilya was Prime Minister of

(a) Chandragupta Vikramaditya
(b) Ashoka
(c) Chandragupta Maurya
(d) King Janak

Ans : (c) Chandragupta Maurya

Qns 18 : The another name of Chanakya was

(a) Bhattswami
(b) Vishnugupta
(c) Rajshekhar
(d) Vishakhadatta

Ans : (b) Vishnugupta

Qns 19 : The most famous centre of learning during Maurya period was

(a) Vaishali
(b) Nalanda
(c) Taxila
(d) Ujjain

Ans : (c) Taxila

Qns 20 : The system governing villages through autonomous elected Panchayats was evolved by

(a) Kushans
(b) Dravids
(c) Aryans
(d) Mauryans

Ans : (d) Mauryans

Qns 21 : During Mauryan Period ‘Pin tax’ was a

(a) tax given for labour
(b) irrigation tax
(c) tax on non-agricultural product
(d) tax collected by a village

Ans : (d) tax collected by a village

Qns 22 : ‘Sita’ in Maurya period means

(a) a Goddess
(b) a religious sect
(c) revenue from crown land
(d) barren land

Ans : (c) revenue from crown land

Qns 23 : India’s first hospital and herbal gardens were built by

(a) Ashoka
(b) Chandragupta Maurya
(c) Lord Mahavir
(d) Dhanvantari

Ans : (a) Ashoka

Qns 24 : India’s first hospital and herbal gardens were built by

(a) Ashoka
(b) Chandragupta Maurya
(c) Lord Mahavir
(d) Dhanvantari

Ans : (d) Dhanvantari

Qns 25 : Kautilya’s Arthashastra is a book on

(a) economic relations
(b) principles and practice of statecraft
(c) foreign policy
(d) wealth accumulation

Ans : (b) principles and practice of statecraft

Qns 26 : What is the name of Megasthenes’s book?

(a) Economics
(b) Rig Veda
(c) Purana
(d) Indica

Ans : (d) Indica

Qns 27 : Who among the following was not a contemporary of the other three?

(a) Bimbisara
(b) Gautama Buddha
(c) Milinda
(d) Prasenjit

Ans : (c) Milinda

Qns 28 : The last Mauryan emperor was

(a) Jaloka
(b) Avanti Verma
(c) Nandivardhana
(d) Brihadratha

Ans : (d) Brihadratha

Qns 29 : The following persons came to India at one time or another.
I. Fa-Hien II. I-Tsing
III. Megasthenes IV. Hieun-Tsang
The correct chronological sequence of their visits are

(a) III, I, II and IV
(b) III, I, IV, II
(c) I, III, II and IV
(d) I, III, IV and II

Ans : (b) III, I, IV, II

Qns 30 : Who started the Shaka era and when?

(a) Kadphises in 58 BC [WBCS 2008]
(b) Vikramaditya in 58 BC
(c) Rudradaman I in AD 78
(d) Kanishka in AD 78

Ans : (d) Kanishka in AD 78

Qns 31 : Which of the following dynasty empire was expanded even outside of India?

(a) Gupta dynasty
(b) Maurya dynasty
(c) Kushan dynasty
(d) None of these

Ans : (c) Kushan dynasty

Qns 32 : Art of Ganghara style flourished during the reign of

(a) Kushans
(b) Guptas
(c) Akbar
(d) Mauryas

Ans : (a) Kushans

Qns 33 : Who among the following was the ruler of Kushan dynasty?

(a) Vikramaditya
(b) Danti Durga
(c) Khadphises I
(d) Pushyamitra

Ans : (c) Khadphises I

Qns 34 : The capital of the Satavahanas was located at

(a) Amravati
(b) Nanded
(c) Naldurg
(d) Durg

Ans : (a) Amravati

Qns 35 : When was Vikram Samvat started?

(a) 78 AD
(b) 57 BC
(c) 72 BC
(d) 56 BC

Ans : (b) 57 BC

Qns 36 : The art style which combines Indian and Greek feature is called

(a) Sikhar
(b) Vera
(c) Gandhara
(d) Nagara

Ans : (c) Gandhara

Qns 37 : With reference to the invaders in ancient India, which one of the following is the correct chronological order?

(a) Greeks, Shakas and Kushans
(b) Greeks, Kushans and Shakas
(c) Shakas, Greeks and Kushans
(d) Shakas, Kushans and Greeks

Ans : (d) Shakas, Kushans and Greeks

Qns 38 : Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the given rulers of ancient India?

(a) Ashoka, Kanishka and Milinda
(b) Milinda, Ashoka and Kanishka
(c) Ashoka, Milinda and Kanishka
(d) Milinda, Kanishka and Ashoka

Ans : (c) Ashoka, Milinda and Kanishka

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