Sunga & Satavahana Empires General Knowledge Questions

1.

The famous book ‘Brihat Katha’ was written by__?
[A]Gunadhya
[B]Sarva Varman
[C]Panini
[D]Radhagupt

Gunadhya,
The famous book ‘Brihat Katha’ was written by Gunadhya, who was the great scholar in the court of Satvahana King Hala.

2.

Which among the following Satkarni ruler recovered Malwa from the Shaka rulers?
[A]Gautamiputra Satkarni
[B]Satkarni I
[C]Hala
[D]Yajnsari Satkarni

Yajnsari Satkarni
Yajnsari Satkarni (165-194 A.D.) recovered Malwa from the Shaka rulers.

3.

Which of the following inscription are related to Satavahana period?
[A]Nanaghat
[B]Nasik
[C]Paithan
[D]a & b

a & b
The Nasik and Nanaghat inscriptions are the major sources that gives detailed information about the Satavahana empire. The Nasik inscription was made by Gautami Balasari and Nanaghat inscription was issued by Naganika.

4.

Which of the following ruler of Satavahana Empire composed Gathasaptashati?
[A]Simuka
[B]Gautamiputra Satkarni
[C]Pulumayi
[D]Hala

Hala
Gathasaptashati is composed by Savahana king Hala. It is a collection of poems in Maharashtri Prakrit. The theme of most of the poems is based on love.

5.

The rulers of which dynasty make land grants to Brahmanas?
[A]Maurya
[B]Sunga
[C]Satvahana
[D]Kanvas

Satvahana
The rulers of Satvahanas dynasty were the first to make land grant to Brahamanas.

6.

Who composed Nasik Inscription in which achievements of Gautamiputra Satkarni were recorded?
[A]Gautamiputra Satkarni
[B]Sarkarni- I
[C]Kanha
[D]Gautami

Gautami
The achievements of Gutamiputra Satkarni were mentioned in Nasik Inscription that were composed by his mother Gautami Balasri. The Nasik Prasasti describes Gautamiputra as the ruler of the Aparanta, Anupa, Saurashtra, Kukura, Akara and Avanti and defeated the Saka King Nahapana and restored the prestige of his dynasty by reconquering a large part of the former dominions of the Satavahanas.

7.

Who was the mother of Gautamiputra Satkarni?
[A]Shubhadrangi
[B]Nirjara
[C]Gautami
[D]Koshala

Gautami
The mother of the famous Satvahana ruler Gautamiputra Satkarni was Gautami Balasri. The Nasik inscription was made by her that denotes the achievements of her son, Gautamiputra Satkarni.

8.

The achievements of which ruler was recorded in Nasik Inscription?
[A]Ashoka
[B]Bindusara
[C]Devabhumi
[D]Gautamiputra Satkarni

Gautamiputra Satkarni
The achievements of Gautamiputra Satkarni were mentioned in Nasik Inscription, who were made by his mother Gautami Balasri. In it, Gautamiputra Satkarni was mentioned as the destroyer of the Sakas, Pahlavas and the Yavanas.

9.

Which Saka king defeated by Gautamiputra Satakarni?
[A]Moga
[B]Rudradaman -I
[C]Menander
[D]Nahapana

Nahapana
The famous Satvahana ruler Gautamiputra Satkarni defeated the Saka King Nahapana and restored the prestige of his dynasty by reconquering a large part of the former dominions of the Satavahanas.

10.

Who was the first Satvahana King?
[A]Simuka
[B]Satkarni
[C]Vashisthaputra
[D]Gautamiputra

Simuka
Simuka (230-207 BC) was the founder of Satvahana dynasty, who conquered the present-day Maharashtra and parts of Madhya Pradesh. He was succeeded by his brother Kanha, who further extended his state to the present day Andhra Pradesh.

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