Quiz On Ancient Indian History With Answers: Set 13

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  • 1. 

    Under the Mauryan Empire, which revenue item was collected in cash?

    • A.

      Bali

    • B.

      Hiranya

    • C.

      Pindikara

    • D.

      Arthashastra

    Correct Answer
    B. Hiranya
    Explanation
    During the Mauryan Empire, the revenue item that was collected in cash was Hiranya. Hiranya refers to gold or gold coins. This indicates that the Mauryan Empire collected revenue in the form of gold or gold coins rather than other forms of payment such as goods or services. This practice of collecting revenue in cash demonstrates the economic and administrative sophistication of the Mauryan Empire.

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  • 2. 

    The immediate successors of Mauryas in Magadha were?

    • A.

      Vakatakas

    • B.

      Chalunkas

    • C.

      Sungas

    • D.

      Satavahanas

    Correct Answer
    C. Sungas
    Explanation
    The immediate successors of the Mauryas in Magadha were the Sungas. After the decline of the Mauryan Empire, the Sunga dynasty emerged and ruled over Magadha from around 185 BCE to 73 BCE. They were able to establish their rule by overthrowing the last Mauryan ruler, Brihadratha. The Sungas played a significant role in the political and cultural history of ancient India, and their rule marked a transitional period between the Mauryan and Gupta empires.

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  • 3. 

    Seleucus I Nicator was a contemporary of which of the following kings?

    • A.

      Kanishka

    • B.

      Augustus

    • C.

      Samudragupta

    • D.

      Chandragupta Maurya

    Correct Answer
    D. Chandragupta Maurya
    Explanation
    Seleucus I Nicator was a contemporary of Chandragupta Maurya. Chandragupta Maurya was the founder of the Maurya Empire in ancient India. Seleucus I Nicator was a Greek general and one of the Diadochi, the successors of Alexander the Great. He ruled over the Seleucid Empire, which encompassed parts of modern-day Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Chandragupta Maurya and Seleucus I Nicator engaged in a conflict known as the Seleucid-Mauryan War, which eventually resulted in a peace treaty and the exchange of territories between the two empires.

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  • 4. 

    The capital of Kanishka was at Purusha pura. Among the following places, which place had the status of second capital?

    • A.

      Bhopal

    • B.

      Mathura

    • C.

      Panaji

    • D.

      Ahmedabad

    Correct Answer
    B. Mathura
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mathura because it is stated that the capital of Kanishka was at Purusha pura, implying that Purusha pura was the first capital. Therefore, Mathura had the status of second capital.

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  • 5. 

    Who was defeated by Chandragupta Maurya?

    • A.

      Rajendra Chola

    • B.

      Amoghavarsha

    • C.

      Seleucus

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Seleucus
    Explanation
    Seleucus was defeated by Chandragupta Maurya. Seleucus was a Greek general and one of the Diadochi, the rival successors to Alexander the Great. He attempted to expand his empire into India but was ultimately defeated by Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of the Mauryan Empire. This victory allowed Chandragupta Maurya to establish his rule over a vast territory and marked the beginning of the Mauryan dynasty in India.

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