General Knowledge – Section 1- History of India | Ancient History – Maurya Dynasty | Part 2

16. The remains of which ancient city have been found at the Kumrahar site? [UPPCS(Mains) 2011]

(A) Vaishali
(B) Pataliputra
(C) Kapilavastu
(D) Shravasti

17. Bulandibagh was the ancient site of [UPPCS (Spl)(Mains) 2008]

(A) Kapilavastu
(B) Pataliputra
(C) Vaishali
(D) Varanasi

18. Who amongst the following Mauryan rulers did conquer the Deccan? [46th BPSC (Pre) 2004]

(A) Ashoka
(B) Chandragupta
(C) Bindusara
(D) Kunala

19. Who was the first king to conquer Malwa, Gujarat, and Maharashtra? [UPPCS (Pre) 1991]

(A) Harsh
(B) Skandgupta
(C) Vikramaditya
(D) Chandragupta Maurya

20. The Inscription which proves Chandragupta’s way over Western India is [UPPCS (Pre) 1996 39th BPSC (Pre) 1994]

(A) Kalinga Rock Inscription
(B) Girnar Rock Inscription of
(C) Junagarh Rock Inscription of
(D) Sopara Rock Inscription of

21. 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

22. Which Indian King defeated Seleucus, the administrator of Sindh and Afghanistan appointed by Alexander? [MPPCS (Pre) 2008]

(A) Samudragupta
(B) Ashok
(C) Bindusar
(D) Chandragupta

23. In which year did Chandragupta Maurya had defeated Seleucus? [UPRO/ARO (Mains) 2014]

(A) 317 B.C.
(B) 315 B.C.
(C) 305 B.C.
(D) 300 B.C.

24. The given map relates to [IAS (Pre) 1998]

(A) Kanishka at the time of his
(B) Samudragupta after the close
of his South Indian campaign
(C) Ashoka towards the close of his
(D) Empire of Thaneswar on the
eve of Harsha’s accession

25. Who established ‘Rajdharma’ on triplex bases of longanimity, liberty, and compassion? [UPPCS (Pre) 1993]

(A) Ashoka
(B) Akbar
(C) Ranjit Singh
(D) Shivaji

26. Which one territory of the following was not a part of Ashoka’s empire?[42nd BPSC (Pre) 1997]

(A) Afghanistan
(B) Bihar
(C) Sri Lanka
(D) Kalinga

27. In which of the following inscriptions of Ashoka, mention has been made of South Indian kingdoms? [UPPCS (Mains) 2016]

(A) Third Major Rock Edict
(B) Second Major Rock Edict
(C) Ninth Major Rock Edict
(D) First Pillar Inscription

28. India’s first hospital and herbal gardens were built by [UP Lower Sub. (Mains) 2015]

(A) Ashoka
(B) Chandragupta Maurya
(C) Lord Mahavir
(D) Dhanvantari

29. ‘Inspite of being Buddhist, Ashoka did not leave belief in Hinduism’s validation of this fact is [RAS/RTS (Pre) 1999]

(A) Pilgrims
(B) Belief in Moksha
(C) Epithet of ‘Devanampriya’
(D) Establishment of veterinary

30. A Buddhist Council during the reign of Ashoka was held at [45th BPSC (Pre) 2001]

(A) Magadha
(B) Pataliputra
(C) Samastipur
(D) Rajgriha


Answer Sheet:-

16. (B)
17. (B)
18. (B)
19. (D)
20. (C)
21. (B)
22. (D)
23. (C)
24. (C)
25. (A)
26. (C)
27. (B)
28. (A)
29. (C)
30. (B)


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