Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

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61. Who was the father of Maurya King Ashoka?

[A] Chandragupta Maurya
[B] Bindusara
[C] Bimbisara
[D] Samudragupta

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62. What was the name of Ashoka’s mother?

[A] Mahadevi
[B] Yashoda
[C] Subhadrangi
[D] Sanghamitra

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63. What does the use of ‘Spoked wheel’ as a motif in the Ashokan pillar symbolizes?

[A] Departure of Siddhartha
[B] Purity and Fecundity
[C] Dharmachakra
[D] Symbol of fertility

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64. Which of the following looked after the ordinary affairs in the Mauryan administration?

[A] Nikayas
[B] Amatya
[C] Tirthas
[D] Mantrin

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65. During the reign of which of the following Kings a fifth province of Kalinga was added in the Mauryan empire?

[A] Chandragupta
[B] Bindusara
[C] Ashoka
[D] None of the above

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66. The provinces of the Mauryan empire were further divided into divisions and were headed by which of the following?

[A] Pradeshikas
[B] Rajukas
[C] Yuktas
[D] Sthanikas

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67. Which of the following committee was responsible to register every birth and death in Mauryan administration?

[A] Vital Statistics
[B] Foreigners
[C] Home Affairs
[D] Tax Collection

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68. Which of the following was/were the term/s used for share-croppers working on the state-owned land during the Mauryan period?
1. Ardhasitikas
2. Svaviryopajivins
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 & 2

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69. Which of the following diplomatic posts are mentioned in the Arthashastra of Kautilya?
1. Nisriharthaduta
2. Parimitarthaduta
3. Sasanharaduta
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Only 1 & 2
[D] 1, 2 & 3

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70. Which of the following areas were under the Hellenistic Kings?

[A] Taxila
[B] Nalanda
[C] Afghanistan
[D] Ujjain

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