Trivia Quiz On Mauryan And Gupta Dynasty!

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Trivia Quiz On Mauryan And Gupta Dynasty!

The Mauryan the Gupta empires were the most successful empires of Ancient India, in these two dynasties India enjoyed a time of peace and growth. Some of their achievements can still be felt up to today. What do you about the events that will not be forgotten when it comes to the two dynasties? Take this test to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Aryans brought the ________ to India.
    • A. 

      Large administration

    • B. 

      Arthashastra

    • C. 

      Caste System

    • D. 

      Bureaucracy

  • 2. 
    Match the caste with their description
    • A. Brahmins
    • A.
    • B. Kshatriyas
    • B.
    • C. Vaisyas
    • C.
    • D. Sudras
    • D.
    • E. Untouchables
    • E.
  • 3. 
    What does the Bhagavad Gita reflect/depict?
    • A. 

      Expectations of castes

    • B. 

      Husband-wife relationship

    • C. 

      The god Vishnu

  • 4. 
    Which of the following are beliefs or related terms to Hinduism?
    • A. 

      Salvation

    • B. 

      Breaking away from desire

    • C. 

      Mahabharata

    • D. 

      Ramayana

    • E. 

      Order

    • F. 

      Bhagavad gita

  • 5. 
    What does the Arthashastra show?
    • A. 

      Trade

    • B. 

      Centralized empire

    • C. 

      Controlled trade

    • D. 

      Democracy

    • E. 

      Taxes

  • 6. 
    ______ _______ created the Mauryan dynasty.
  • 7. 
    How did Chandragupta take control of India from Alexander the Great?
    • A. 

      Organized a rebellion

    • B. 

      Made an alliance with other conquered areas

    • C. 

      Conquered Greek state in Bactria

  • 8. 
    _______ was the only major independent region from the Mauryan dynasty and controlled trade routes.
  • 9. 
    The Mauryan dynasty had a bureaucracy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Ashoka converted to ________.
  • 11. 
    Why did the Mauryan dynasty end?
    • A. 

      Outstripped revenues from high salaries

    • B. 

      White Huns invasions

    • C. 

      Reduced coin values

    • D. 

      Conquered by Roman empire

  • 12. 
    How did Ashoka spread and promote Buddhism?
    • A. 

      Inscribed edicts on stone pillars

    • B. 

      Persecuted any non-Buddhists

    • C. 

      Encouraged Buddhists to spread influence

    • D. 

      Altered laws to follow values

  • 13. 
    [Blank] and [Blank] created the Gupta dynasty.
  • 14. 
    How was the Gupta government run?
    • A. 

      With the Arthashastra

    • B. 

      Military alliances

    • C. 

      Local governments and policy making run by allies

    • D. 

      Organized bureuacracy

  • 15. 
    How did Ashoka run his government?
    • A. 

      Organized bureaucracy

    • B. 

      Arthashastra

    • C. 

      Military alliances

    • D. 

      Buddhism

  • 16. 
    What were some scientific and mathematical advances during the Gupta dynasty?
    • A. 

      Monsoon winds for sailing

    • B. 

      Plastic surgery

    • C. 

      Knowledge of earth as a sphere with an axis

    • D. 

      Qanats

    • E. 

      Symbol for "0"

  • 17. 
    Why did Hinduism become dominant?
    • A. 

      Buddhist monks stopped trying to convert others

    • B. 

      Guptas gave Hindu Brahmins land

    • C. 

      Ashoka converted to Hinduism

    • D. 

      Guptas supported a Hindu education system

    • E. 

      Guptas altered government to follow Hindu values

  • 18. 
    The invasions of the [Blank] caused the Gupta economy to weaken.