50+ Important General Knowledge Questions & Answer MCQ of Magadha Empire

Magadha Empire Questions and Answers
Magadha Empire Questions: The period from the 6th century BC to 4th century Bc saw the struggle for supremacy among four mahajanapadas-Magadha, Kosala, Vatsa and Avanti. Ultimately, Magadha emerged as the most powerful and prosperous kingdom in North India. The founder of Magadha was Jarasandha and Brihadratha. But the growth started under the Haryankas, expansion took place under the Sisunagas and Nandas and reached its aenith under the Mauryas. Extent former districts of Patna, Gaya and parts of Shahabad.

1. At the time of Chandragupta Morya who traveled in India?
(A) Fa-Hien (B) Megasthenes
(C) Ibn Battuta (D) Al-Biruni

2. Which area of India was known as Avantika in ancient times? [SSC Sec. Officer (Audit) 1997]
(A) Avadh (B) Ruhelkhand
(C) Bundelkhand (D) Malwa

3. The ‘Ajivikas’ were : [SSC Tax Asst. (Income Tax) 2004]
(A) Sect contemporary to the Buddha ✔ (B) Breakaway branch of the Buddhists
(C) Sect founded by Charvaka (D) Sect founded by Shankaracharya

4. Whose army did Alexander the Greek ruler confront on the banks of the river Jhelum? [SSC CHSL LDC, DEO & PAISA 2015]
(A) Chandragupta Maurya (B) Ambi
(C) Dhanananda (D) Pbrus

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5. Name of Republic which was a confederacy to tribes in the 6th century B.C. : [SSC CHSL LDC, DEO & PAISA 2015]
(A) Gandhara (B) Vajji
(C) Koushal (D) Avanti

6. Who was the founder of Haryanka dynasty?
(A) Ajatsatru (B) Uddyan
(C) Bimbisara ✔ (D) Nagdashak

7. Who was the last king of Nanda Dynasty?
(A) Dhana Nanda ✔ (B) Mahapadma Nanda
(C) Bhutapala Nanda  (D) Kaivarta Nanda

8. Which ruler murdered his father, Bimbisara to ascend the throne? [SSC Combined Matric Level 2002]
(A) Ashoka (B) Ajatshatru
(C) Kanishka (D) Simukha

9. Alexander and the army of Porus camped on the opposite bank of which river? [SSC Combined Matric Level 2000]
(A) Ravi (B) Jhelum
(C) Sutlej (D) Chenab

10. Which one of the following scholar, challenged Invincible Yajnavalkya for debate? [SSC CHSL Exam, 2014]
(A) Ghosha (B) Apala
(C) Maitreyi (D) Gargi

11. Which of the following ruler was responsible for the rise of Magadha? [SSC CHSL 2008]
(A) Bindusara (B) Ajatshatru
(C) Bimbisara ✔ (D) Vasudeva

12. Which book describes more about 16 Mahajanapada?
(A) Digha Nikaya (B) Vinaya Pitaka
(C) Anguttara Nikaya ✔ (D) Sutta Nipata

13. Which one is the capital of Avanti?
(A) Mahismati ✔ (B) Taxila
(C) Kansambi (D) Giriv Raja

14. King Kharvela was the greatest ruler of the Chedi Dynasty of : [SSC CGL 2013]
(A) Cholamandalam (B) Kalinga
(C) Kannauj (D) Purushpur
15. Name the kingdom which first used elephants in wars : [SSC CAPFs SI, CISF ASI & ASI 2015]
(A) Kosala (B) Magadha
(C) Champa (D) Avanti

16. Which dynasty ruled over ‘Magadha’ after Mauryan Dynasty? [SSC CHSL 2013]
(A) Satavahan (B) Shunga
(C) Nanda (D) Kanva

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17. Nalanda Mahavira site is in situated in :
(A) Rajasthan (B) Assam
(C) Bihar ✔ (D) Gujarat

18. Which one is the technique used by Bimbisara to extend his empire?
(A) War (B) Marriage
(C) Betray (D) None

19. Who was the last king of Shishunaga dynasty?
(A) Kakavarna Kalashoka ✔ (B) Nandi Bardhan
(C) Shishunaga (D) None

20. Which Purana explain more about Mauryan Empire?
(A) Agni Purana (B) Padma Purana
(C) Vishnu Purana ✔ (D) Bhagavata Purana

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