Rise of Magadha Multiple Choice Questions

Rise of Magadha MCQs

Question 1.

Which area of India was known as Avantika in ancient times?

A.

Avadh

B.

Ruhelkhand

C.

Bundelkhand

D.

Malwa

Explanation :

1) Avanti was one of the 16 Mahajanapadas

2) It was located at present day Malwa.

3) It was divided into two parts by Vindhyas.

4) Northern Part with its capital Ujjaiyini

5) Southern part with its capital Mahismati.

Exam: (SSC Sec. Officer (Audit) 1997)

Question 2.

The 'Ajivikas' were

A.

Sect contemporary to the Buddha

B.

Breakaway branch of the Buddhists

C.

Sect founded by Charvaka

D.

Sect founded by Shankaracharya

Explanation :

1) The Ajivika were the Indian sect of naked wandering ascetics who were heterodox Hindus.

2) They belonged to Mahajanpadas period.

3) They became prominent during reign of Mauryan emperor Bindusara.

Exam: (SSC Tax. Asst. (Income Tax) 2004)

Question 3.

Which ruler murdered his father, Bimbisara to ascend the throne?

A.

Ashoka

B.

Ajatshatru

C.

Kanishka

D.

Simukha

Explanation :

Bimbisara was the first ruler of Haryank dynasty of the Magadha (Capital-Rajgriha). His son Ajatshatru imprisoned him and killed him to ascend the throne.

Exam: (SSC Combind Matric Level 2002)

Question 4.

Alexander and the army of Porus camped on the opposite bank of which river?

A.

Ravi

B.

Jhelum

C.

Sutlej

Explanation :

The Battle of Hydaspes was fought between Alexander the Great and Porus of the Paurvan Kingdom is 326 BC on the banks of river Hydaspes (now known as Jhelum).

Exam: (SSC Combind Matric Level 2000)

Question 5.

Arrange the following Magadhan dynasties in chronological order:

(I.) Nandas

(II.) Shishu nagas

(III.) Mauryas

(IV.) Haryankas

A.

IV, II, III and I

B.

II, I, IV and III

C.

IV, II, I and III

D.

III, I, IV and II

Explanation :

MAGADHA EMPIRE

Haryankas (544-412 BC)

Shishunagas (412-344 BC)

Nandas (344-322 BC)

Mauryans (323-184) BC).

Exam: (SSC MTS 2011)