Indian History Quiz-9
Chandragupta, who first gained power after capturing the rich Ganges Valley, went on to create what ancient Indian empire with his son and grandson?
In ancient times, northern India was a major battle ground where rich and rival rajahs fought for control of the powerful, bountiful, and rich Ganges Valley. Finally in 321 BC, Chandragupta Maurya, started the first Indian Empire.
Indus River Valley
We know most of what we know today because of Megasthenes, an ambassador to the Maurya court. What part of the world was Megasthenes an ambassador for?
4. Which of these facts about Chandragupta is true?
He called his people children.
He converted to Buddhism and rejected war.
He trained women to protect his palace.
He had stone pillars set up through India with Buddhist inscriptions on them.
Known as the "philosopher king", Asoka was the emperor of the Mauryan empire in 268 BC. What was his relationship to Chandragupta, the original founder of the empire?
Which of these was not one of the things Asoka did for his people during his rule?
Make stone pillars across India
Set up food banks in poor towns
Plant banyan trees by the roads
Send missionaries to Sri Lanka
After the fall of the Maurya empire in India, what was the next major empire to unite many kingdoms in India?
Which of these remains of the Gupta empire is the western Indian city of Ajanta most notable for?
Which of these important inventions that is used all around the world was created by the Gupta civilization?
'Arabic' Numeral System
During his time of life in the Gupta empire, which of these is a famous play that the Gupta poet Kalidasa wrote?
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