Post Mauryan Multiple Choice Questions

Post Mauryan MCQs

Question 1.

The great silk-route to the Indians was opened by:

A.

Kanishka

B.

Ashoka

C.

Harsha

D.

Fa-Hien

Explanation :

Silk Route was established during the reign of Han dynasty of China. It connected China with East Europe, Mediterranean countries and Central Asia, passing through lndia, Silk Route played a major role in the development of international trade during the Kushana's period.

Exam: (SSC CGL 1999)

Question 2.

The rulers of which dynasty started the practice of granting tax-free villages to Brahmanas and Buddhist Monks?

A.

Satavahanas

B.

Mauryas

C.

Guptas

D.

Cholas

Explanation :

Satavahanas were the successor of Mauryas in Deccan India. Satvahana dynasty ruled in parts of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. They were patrons of Buddhism. They started the practice of granting tax-free villages to Brahmanas and Buddhist monks.

Exam: (SSC CGL 2000)

Question 3.

Yavanika or curtain was introduced in Indian theatre by which of the following?

A.

Shakas

B.

Parthians

C.

Greeks

D.

Kushans

Explanation :

Greeks are believed to have introduced Yavanika (curtains) in Indian Theatre.

Exam: (SSC CGL 2000)

Question 4.

Who started the Saka Era which is still used by the Government of India?

A.

Kanishka

B.

Vikramaditya

C.

Samudra Gupta

D.

Ashoka

Explanation :

Kushana King Kanishka started the Saka Era from 78 AD (the year of commencement of his rule). The Government of India adopted it as Indian National Calendar in 1957.

Exam: (SSC CGL 2000,CPO SI 2003 & Tax Asst. 2008)

Question 5.

Who were the first kings to issue gold coins in India?

A.

Mauryas

B.

Indo-Greeks

C.

Guptas

D.

Kushans

Explanation :

The Indo-Greeks were the first to introduce gold Icoins in India. Each Indo-Greek King had his own distinctive coins (with his portrait). For eg. Menander II issued gold coins and one of his coins in known as "Athene Promachus".

Exam: (SSC CGL 2002 Matric Level 2001)