General Knowledge – Section 1- History of India | Ancient History – Maurya Dynasty | Part 1

1. Chandragupta Maurya figures prominently in the book of [46th BPSC (Pre) 2004]

(A) Bhasa
(B) Sudraka
(C) Vishakhadatta
(D) Ashvaghosha

2. Who recognized Sandrokottos as Chandra Gupta Maurya? [48th to 52nd BPSC (Pre) 2008]

(A) William Jones
(B) V. Smith
(C) R. K. Mukherjee
(D) D. R. Bhandarkar

3. First Indian Empire was established by [UP Lower Sub. (Pre) 2002]

(A) Kanishka
(B) Harsh
(C) Chandra Gupta Maurya
(D) Samundragupta

4. Which among the following is India’s oldest dynasty[Uttarakhand Lower Sub. (Pre) 2010]

(A) Gupta
(B) Maurya
(C) Vardhana
(D) Kushana

5. Who of the following mentions the meeting of Sandrokottos (Chandragupta Maurya) with Alexander, the Great? [UP Lower Sub. (Pre) 2008]

(A) Pliny
(B) Justin
(C) Strabo
(D) Megasthenese

6. Who was called ‘Sandrocottos’ by Justin, the Greek Writer? [Uttarakhand PCS (Pre) 2016]

(A) Chandragupta Maurya
(B) Chandragupta I
(C) Chandragupta II
(D) Samudragupta

7. Kautilya was prime minister of [UPPCS (Pre) 2002 UP Lower Sub (Spl) (Pre) 2002]

(A) Chandragupta Vikramaditya
(B) Ashoka
(C) Chandragupta Maurya
(D) King Janak

8. By which name was Chanakya known in his childhood? [UPPCS (Pre) 2006]

(A) Ajaya
(B) Chanakya
(C) Vishnugupta
(D) Deogupta

9. Another name of Chanakya was [IAS (Pre) 1993]

(A) Bhattswami
(B) Vishnugupta
(C) Rajshekhar
(D) Vishakhdatta

10. The Arthashastra of Kautilya is a [UPPCS (Mains) 2012]

(A) Play about Chandragupta
(B) Biography
(C) History of Chandragupta
(D) Book on Principles of

11. Which one of the following is the seventh part of the State according to the Saptang Theory of State? [UPPCS (Re. Exam) (Pre) 2015]

(A) Janapada
(B) Durga
(C) Mitra
(D) Kosha

12. Kautilya’s Arthashastra deals with the aspects of [45th BPSC (Pre) 2001]

(A) Economic life
(B) Political policies
(C) Religious life
(D) Social life

13. Which of the following can be compared to the ‘Prince’ of Machiavelli? [UPPCS (Pre) 1994]

(A) Kalidasa’s ‘Malvikagni Mitram’
(B) Kautilya’s ‘Arthashastra’
(C) Vatsyanana’s ‘Kamasutra’
(D) Thiruvalluvar’s ‘Thirukkural’

14. Deimachus came to India during the reign of [UP Lower Sub. (Pre) 2015]

(A) Chandragupta Maurya
(B) Bindusara
(C) Ashoka
(D) Kanishka

15. Chandragupta’s palace situated at Pataliputra is mainly made up of [41st BPSC (Pre) 1996]

(A) Bricks
(B) Stones
(C) Woods
(D) Clays


Answer Sheet:-

1. (C)
2. (A)
3. (C)
4. (B)
5. (B)
6. (A)
7. (C)
8. (C)
9. (B)
10. (D)
11. (C)
12. (B)
13. (B)
14. (B)
15. (C)


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