History Quiz: Trivia Questions On Ancient India!

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History Quiz: Trivia Questions On Ancient India! - Quiz

Ancient India is one of the known civilizations in the world that did not have slave labor? There are a lot of things that are relevant in the world that can be attributed to this civilization, and one of them is the fourth oldest dam in the world, which they still use. Do take up this history quiz and see what more you might learn about this ancient civilization. All the best!

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Buddhists created what is now known as the caste system.

    • A. 


    • B. 


    Correct Answer
    B. False
    The statement is false because the caste system predates Buddhism and was already deeply ingrained in Indian society before the time of Buddha. The caste system is believed to have originated from the ancient Hindu scriptures known as the Vedas, which predate Buddhism by several centuries. Buddhism actually emerged as a reaction against the social inequality perpetuated by the caste system, advocating for equality and the rejection of social hierarchies. Therefore, it is incorrect to attribute the creation of the caste system to the Buddhists.

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  • 2. 

    The ___________ was a young prince who achieved nirvana and began the teachings of _____________ throughout India.

    Correct Answer
    The young prince referred to in the question is known as Buddha. He achieved nirvana and started spreading the teachings of Buddhism throughout India. Buddhism is the religion or philosophy that Buddha founded.

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  • 3. 

    In what way did Asoka help the Mauryan dynasty to prosper and grow the most?

    • A. 

      India became the center of a huge trading network

    • B. 

      Allowed Hindu subjects to practice their own religion

    • C. 

      Developed new roads

    • D. 

      Established hospitals and shelters

    • E. 

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Asoka helped the Mauryan dynasty to prosper and grow the most by implementing various measures. He made India the center of a vast trading network, which boosted the economy and brought wealth to the empire. Additionally, he allowed Hindu subjects to freely practice their religion, promoting social harmony and stability. Asoka also developed new roads, improving transportation and facilitating trade and communication within the empire. Furthermore, he established hospitals and shelters, demonstrating his concern for the welfare of his people and ensuring their well-being. Therefore, all of the mentioned actions contributed to the prosperity and growth of the Mauryan dynasty.

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  • 4. 

    Name 2 important rivers that have fertile soil and land that can be used for farming. IN INDIA... THINK PEOPLE!

    • A. 

      Indus River Valley, Ganges River

    • B. 

      LA River, Mississippi River

    • C. 

      Nile, Colorado

    Correct Answer
    A. Indus River Valley, Ganges River
    The Indus River Valley and the Ganges River are two important rivers in India that have fertile soil and land suitable for farming. These rivers provide a constant water supply for irrigation, which is essential for agriculture. The fertile soil along the banks of these rivers is enriched with nutrients and sediments, making it highly productive for farming. Additionally, the Indus River Valley and the Ganges River have been the cradle of ancient civilizations, with a long history of agriculture and settlement along their banks.

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