The Mauryan Empire and Sangam Age - Solved Questions and answers

1). Who among the following usurped the throe of Magadha in 322 B.C.?
A). Bindusara
B). Ashoka
C). Chandragupta Maurya
D). Kanishka
2). Who is said to have conquered the land between Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal?
A). Kanishka
B). Bindusara
C). Vikramaditya
D). Ajatashatru
3). Which of the following Mauryan emperors abdicated his throne and migrated to the south to live as Jain ascetic?
A). Chandragupta Maurya
B). Ashoka
C). Bindusara
D). Dasaratha
4). Chandragupta Maurya's empire extended in the north-west upto:
A). Ravi
B). Indus
C). Sutlej
D). Hindukush
5). Who among the following is considered as the first national ruler of India?
A). Chandragupta Maurya
B). Ashoka
C). Chandragupta I
D). Kanishka

6). Which one of the following factors was not responsible for Chandragupta Maurya's success against the Nanda Kings?
A). Chandragupta's brilliant generalship
B). Kautilya's astute diplomacy
C). Military assistance provided by Greek rulers
D). Weakness of Nanda rulers
7). Which one of the following rulers was known as Amitraghata, the 'destroyer of foes'?
A). Chandragupta Maurya
B). Bindusara
C). Kanishka
D). Samudragupta
8). In which century did Ashoka reign?
A). Second century B.C.
B). Third century B.C.
C). Second century A.D.
D). Third century A.D.
9). Ashoka, the Great conquered Kalinga in the year:
A). 261 B.C.
B). 58 B.C.
C). 261 A.D.
D). 78 A.D.
10). The Greek ambassador in the court of Chandragupta Maurya was :
A). Hiuen Tsang
B). Fahien
C). Megasthanese
D). Seleucus
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