General Studies: Important for Exam: Indian History MCQ Part 55

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Q. Chandragupta Maura with the help of Chana Kya decided to overthrow the Nanas because:

(a) Chana Kya had been homily acted by the Nanas

(b) The Nanas were low born

(c) The Nanas had account lasted a great deal of wealth by extortion and oppression of the people

Q. The decline of the Nanas at the hands of Kantilla and Chandragupta Maura has been vividly portrayed in the San – skirt play

(a) Mudrarakshas

(b) Devi Chandra gupta

(c) Malauikagnimitram

(d) Mrichchhakatika

Q. Kautilya (also known as Vishnugupta and Chanakya) is the author of Arthasastra which has been compared with:

(a) Plato’s State

(b) Machiavelli’s Prince

(c) Karl Marx’s Das Capital

(d) Hitler ‘Mein Kami

Q. Which of the following statements about Chandragupta Maurya is not true?

(a) He first ousted the Greek invaders from northwest India

(b) He defeated the Greek King Selects and entered into a treaty with him

(c) He was the founder of the first large empire in India

(d) He was the first to conquer South India at least as far as Andhra and Karnataka

(e) He was the first ruler of India to have issued epigraphs

Q. Megasthenes, the ambassador of Selects at the Maryann court in Pataliputra, wrote an account of the period in his book:

(a) Travels of Megasthenes

(b) India

(c) Indicoplecusts

(d) Both (b) and (c)

Q. Which of the following Maryann Kings requested the Greek king Antiochus I of Syria to send him “sweet wines, figs and a philosopher”?

(a) Chandragupta Maura

(b) Bindusara

(c) Asoka

(d) Brihadratha

Q. Which of the following is the single most important source of the history of Asoka?

(a) Sri Lankan chronicles Dipavasma and Mahavamsa

(b) Buddhist works Divyavadana and Asokavadana

(c) Inscriptions of Asoka

(d) Archaeological sources and the purines

Q. The first event recorded in the inscriptions of Asoka, and also the most important event of his reign was:

(a) His conversion to Buddhism

(b) Propagation of Dharma

(c) Chis resolve never to wage any war

(d) Kalinga war

Q. After the Kalinga war, Asoka decided never to wage any war because:

(a) After the conquest of Kalinga, the political unity of Maryann India had been achieved

(b) Asoka felt apologetic about the destruction of men and material on both sides in the war

(c) He was moved by the violence, slaughter and suffering to the com bat ants and non – combatants in the war

(d) Shortly after the war he adopted Buddhism, which was opposed to violence.

Q. After the Kalinga war, the greatest mission of Asoka’s life was:

(a) Propagation of Buddhism

(b) To work for the material well fare of people

(c) Moral uplift of the people through propagation of Dharma

(d) To send religious missions abroad

Q. In his inscriptions Asoka calls himself:

(a) Devanampiya priyadarshi king

(b) Asoka Priyadarshi

(c) Dhammasoka (Dharmasoka)

(d) Daivaputra

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