Maurya Empire One Liner Questions & Answers


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1 The First Indian Empire was established by – Chandra Gupta Maurya
2 Which among the following is India’s oldest dynasty? Maurya
3 Chandragupta Maurya figures prominently in the book of – Vishakhadatta
4 Who recognized Sandrokottos as Chandra Gupta Maurya? William Jones
5 Who mentions the meeting of Sandrocottus (Chandragupta Maurya) with Alexander, the Great? Justin
6 Who was called ‘Sandrocottos’ by Justin, the Greek Writer? Chandragupta Maurya
7 Kautilya was prime minister of – Chandragupta Maurya
8 By which name was Chanakya known in his childhood? Vishnugupta
9 The Arthashastra of Kautilya is a – Book on Principles of Government
10 Which is the seventh part of the State according to Saptang’s Theory of State? Mitra
11 Kautilya’s Arthashastra deals with the aspects of – Political policies
12 Deimachus came to India during the reign of – Bindusara
13 Chandragupta’s palace situated at Pataliputra is mainly made up of – Woods
14 which ancient city has been found at the Kumrahar site? Pataliputra
15 Bulandi Bagh was the ancient site of – Pataliputra
16 Which Mauryan rulers did conquer the Deccan? Bindusara
17 Who was the first king to conquer Malwa, Gujarat, and Maharashtra? Chandragupta Maurya
18 The Inscription which proves Chandragupta’s sway over Western India is – Junagarh Rock Inscription of Rudradaman
19 In which metals do the Karddamaka Kshatrapas issue very rare coins? Copper
20 Which Indian king defeated Seleucus, the administrator of Sindh and Afghanistan appointed by Alexander – Chandragupta
21 In which year Chandragupta Maurya had defeated Seleucus? 305 B.C.
22 Who established ‘Rajdharma’ on the triplex bases of longanimity, liberty, and compassion? Ashoka
23 Which one territory of the following was not a part of Ashoka’s empire? Sri Lanka
24 Ashoka won the Avanti Maharaj pad and merged into the Mauryan empire during Bindusara’s rule. What text does it refer to? Samant Pasadika of Buddha Ghosh
25 In which inscriptions of Ashoka, mention has been made of South Indian kingdoms? Second Major Rock Edict
26 India’s first hospital and herbal gardens were built by? Ashoka
27 “In spite of being Buddhist, Ashoka did not leave belief in Hinduism” Validation of this fact is– Epithet of “Devanampriya.”
28 A Buddhist Council during the reign of Ashoka was held at – Pataliputra
29 Rajjuka’s were – Officers in the Mauryan administration
30 What was “Sarthwah”? Convoy of Merchants
31 Which officials was not a part of the Mauryan administration? Agraharika
32 Sarnath Pillar was built by – Ashoka
33 Which is considered the best Stupa? Sanchi
34 Who constructed the ‘Sanchi Stupa’? Ashoka
35 Who had made Varanasi his second capital? Shishunag
36 The language used in the inscriptions of Ashoka is? Prakrit
37 Which Ashokan inscriptions is in the “Kharosthi” script? Shahbazgarhi
38 The earliest inscription on the stone was in which language? Prakrit
39 Ashokan inscriptions in the north-western part of the Mauryan Empire near Peshawar were in – Kharosthi Script
40 Which scripts of ancient India was written from right to left? Kharosthi
41 The Brahmi script was first deciphered by letters inscribed on – Stone tablets
42 Who had first deciphered the edicts of Emperor Ashoka? James Prinsep
43 Pre-Ashokan Brahmi script was found at – Anuradhapura
44 The name by which Ashoka is referred to his inscriptions is – Priyadarshi
45 Which kings has been mentioned as ‘Piyadassi’ and ‘Devanampriya’ in inscriptions? Ashoka
46 In which inscriptions the name of ‘Ashoka’ has been mentioned? Minor Rock Edict of Maski
47 Which inscriptions contains the name of Ashoka? Gujarra
48 The Rummindei Pillar of Ashoka was put up to mark – Birth of Buddha
49 The Gujarra minor rock edict, in which the name of Ashoka is mentioned, is located in – Datia district of Madhya Pradesh
50 The only pillar on which Ashoka declares himself as the emperor of Magadha – Bhabru pillar
51 Kalsi is famous for – Rock edicts of Ashoka
52 Where in Uttarakhand, was a copy of Emperor Ashok’s Rock Edicts discovered? Kalsi (Dehradun District)
53 In which relief sculpture inscriptions is ‘Ranyo Ashoka’ (King Ashoka) mentioned along with the stone portrait of Ashoka? Kanganahalli
54 Which Ashokan Rock Edict describes the victory and injuries of the Kalinga War? Rock edict XIII
55 Which Ashokan inscriptions is devoted to the principle of religious tolerance completely? Rock edict XII
56 Which South Kingdoms is not mentioned in the Ashokan inscriptions? Satavahana
57 Which inscriptions of Ashoka bans animal sacrifice on certain festive gatherings, that probably included a ban on animal killing as well? Pillar Edict V
58 Ptolemy Philadelphus who had diplomatic relations with Ashoka, was king of – Egypt
59 Turamaya, a contemporary of Ashoka was the ruler of – Egypt
60 Rulers dynasties had diplomatic relations with distant countries like Syria and Egypt? Maurya
61 Which ancient Indian records is the earliest royal order to preserve food grains to be utilized during the crisis in the country? Sohgavra Copper-plate
62 In the Mauryan period, tax evasion was punished with – Death
63 Famous Greek ambassador Megasthenes came to the court of which emperor? Chandragupta Maurya
64 Megasthenes was the ambassador of – Seleucus
65 During whose rule did Megasthenes come to India? Chandragupta Maurya
66 In how many categories did Megasthenes divide the Indian Society? Seven
67 Which sources states that there was no slavery in ancient India? Megasthenes’ Indica
68 The division of Mauryan ‘Society into seven classes’ is particularly mentioned in – Megasthenes’ Indica
69 The division of Mauryan society into seven classes is particularly mentioned in – the Indica of Megasthenes
70 The description of the administration of Pataliputra is available in – Indica
71 Which sources gives a detailed account of city administration of the Mauryas ? Megasthenes’ Indica
72 What is the name of Megasthenes’ book? Indica
73 ‘Indica’ was originally written by – Megasthen
74 Who was the author of ‘Indica’? Megasthenes
75 Who was the author of ‘Indica’? Megasthenes
76 Among Mauryan idols, the idol inscribed with the name Manibhadra (Yaksha) was found in which place? Parkham
77 ‘Bhaga’ and ‘Bali’ were – Sources of Revenue
78 Land revenue, which was the chief source of income during the Mauryan period, was collected by which officer? Sitadhyaksha
79 The official ‘Agronomai’ during the Mauryan age was related to which of the following field? Construction of roads & (d) Revenue management
80 ‘Sita’ in the Mauryan period means – Revenue from Crown land
81 Which was associated with the collection of revenue in Mauryan Mantriparishad? Samaharta
82 Which Mauryan officers was in charge of weights and measures? Pautavadhyaksha
83 ‘Pankodakasannirodhe’ was the Penalty in Mauryan administration, charged for – Slushing the road
84 The most famous center of learning during the Mauryan period was – Taxila
85 Which aspect of municipal administration of today has continuing since the period of Mauryans – Registration of birth and death certificate
86 With reference to the cultural history of India, the memorizing of Chronicles, dynastic histories, and epic tales was the profession of which of the following? Maagadha
87 The system governing villages through autonomous elected panchayats were evolved by – Dravids
88 Which texts of ancient India allows divorce to a wife deserted by her husband? Arthashastra
89 The social status assigned to foreigners in Indian society by Manu was of the – Fallen Kshatriyas
90 The last Mauryan emperor was? Brihadratha
91 Realizing the need for water, the first ruler who got a lake constructed in the Girnar area was – Chandragupta Maurya
92 In which inscription mentioned Chandragupta and Ashoka both? Junagarh inscription of Maha Kshatrapa Rudradaman
93 In which inscriptions, Ashoka’s edicts are also found? Junagarh Inscription of Maha Kshatrapa Rudradaman