Gupta Empire General Knowledge Questions

1.

What was the name of the Lichchavi princess who Chandragupta-I married?
[A]Kumara Devi
[B]Kubernaga
[C]Dhruva Devi
[D]Vasu Devi

Kumara Devi
The Gupta emperor Chandragupta I married a Lichchavi princess Kumara Devi, who was the heiress to the throne of the Lichchavis and by her marriage with Chandragupta the two states got united. Lichchhavi Princess Kumari Devi was the first Indian Queen featured on a coin.

2.

In context of Gupta empire during whose time period was the Iron Pillar in Delhi erected?
[A]Samudragupta
[B]Chandragupta II
[C]Kumargupta I
[D]Skandgupta

Chandragupta II
As per Natya-darpana ( by Vishakadata), the Iron pillar had been put up by Chandragupta II himself after defeating Vahilakas. He designated that pillar as a memory of the victory. The pillar is made of 98% wrought iron and has stood more than 1,600 years without rusting or decomposing.

3.

Which of the following are the famous temples of Gupta empire?
[A]Mukund Darra Temple, Kota
[B]Dasavtar Temple, Jhansi
[C]Vishnu Temple, Tigawa
[D]All of the above

All of the above
The famous temples of Gupta Age are as follows:
a) Vishnu Temple, Tigawa(Jabalpur)
b) Shiva Temple, Bhumara(Nagaud)
c) Parvati Temple, Nachria Kuthara
d) Dasavtar Temple, Deogarh(Jhansi)
e) Shiva Temple, Koh(Nagaland)
f) Bhitragaon Temple, Bhitragaon
g) Lakshman Temple, Kanpur(Brick made)
h) Lakshman Temple, Sirpur (Raipur)
i) Mukund Darra Temple, Kota
j) Dhammekh Temple, Sarnath
k) Jarasangh’s Sitting, Rajgrih (Bihar)

4.

Who among the following Gupta emperor made Ujjain as his second capital?
[A]Samudragupta
[B]Chandragupta II
[C]Kumargupta I
[D]Skandgupta

Chandragupta II
Chandragupta II Vikramaditya made Ujjain as second capital of his empire.

5.

Which of the following inscriptions mentions Chandragupta Vikramaditya’s authority over North-Western India?
[A]Mehrauli iron pillar inscription
[B]Beirut inscription
[C]Junagarh inscription
[D]Allahbad pillar inscription

Mehrauli iron pillar inscription
The Mehrauli iron pillar inscription mentions Chandragupta Vikramaditya’s authority over north western India and a good portion of Bengal. This pillar was established by Chandragupta as Vishnupada in the honor of Lord Vishnu.

6.

Which of the following is / are the 9 gems of Chandragupta Vikramaditya?
[A]Amarsimha
[B]Harisena
[C]Kahapanaka
[D]All of the above

All of the above
The nine gems or Navratnas adorned in the court of Chandragupta II Vikramaditya are Amarsimha, Dhanvantri, Harisena, Kalidasa, Kahapanaka, Sanku, Varahamihira, Vararuchi and .Vetalbhatta

7.

The gold coins issued during the reign of Chandragupta Vikramaditya were known as__?
[A]Dinara
[B]Couch
[C]Archer
[D]Chhatra

Dinara
The gold coins issued during the reign of Chandragupta Vikramaditya were known as Dinara.

8.

Who defeated the Saka king Rudrasimha III and annexed his kingdom?
[A]Ramagupta
[B]Chandragupta II
[C]Kumargupta I
[D]Samudragupta

Chandragupta II
Chandragupta II defeated the Saka king Rudrasimha III and annexed his kingdom and assumed the title Vikramaditya. This brought an end to Saka-Kshatrapa rule in western India and added the regions of Gujarat, Kathiawad and west Malwa to the Gupta empire.

9.

Who granted permission to Buddhist king of Ceylon Meghavarman to build a monastic at Bodh Gaya?
[A]Samudragupta
[B]Kumargupta
[C]Skandgupta
[D]Chandragupta II

Samudragupta
The Gupta emperor, Samudragupta granted permission to Buddhist king of Ceylon Meghavarman to build a monastry at Bodh Gaya. Hence, he was also known as Anukampavan (full of compassion).

10.

The Gupta Emperor Chandragupta II was succeeded by whom?
[A]Kumargupta I
[B]Skandgupta
[C]Buddhagupta
[D]Vishnugupta

Kumargupta I
The Gupta Emperor Chandragupta II was succeeded by Kumargupta I in 415 AD. He adopted the title of Mahendraditya. His rule is known for peace and prosperity. He ruled till 455 AD.

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