50+ Post Mauryan Period GK Questions and Answers on Indian History

Important GK Questions with Answers of Post Mauryan Period. In this lesson we have discussed important questions on Mauryan Period for SSC CGL, MTS, CHSL, CPO, Railway, Bank PO etc.

1. Who were the first kings to issue gold coins in India? (SSC CGL2002, Matric Level 2001)

(A) Mauryas (B) Indo-Greeks
(C) Guptas (D) Kushans

2. Who among the following were contemporaries of Kanishka? (SSC CGL2003)
(A) Kamban, Banabhatta, Ashvagosha (B) Nagarjuna, Ashvagosha, Vasumitra
(C) Asvagosha, Kalidasa, Banabhatta (D) Kalidas, Kamba, Vasumitra

3. ‘Charak’ was the famous court physician of : [SSC Tax Asst. (In. Tax & Central Excise) 2005]
(A) Harsha (B) Chandra Gupta Maurya
(C) Ashoka (D) Kanishka

4. Who was the author of the Kadambari, a great romantic play? (SSC CPO SI 2008)
(A) Banabhatta ✔ (B) Harshavardhana
(C) Baskarvardhana (D) Bindusara

5. Alexander and the army of Porus camped on the opposite banks of this river : (SSC Combined Matric Level 2000)
(A) Ravi (B) Jhelum
(C) Sutlej (D) Chenab

6. ‘Puruspura’ is the other name for : (SSC Combined Matric Level 2002)
(A) Patna (B) Pataliputra
(C) Peshawar ✔ (D) Punjab

7. The ruler of Kharvela was the greatest ruler of which Chedi Dynasty? (SSC CHSL 2013)
(A) Cholamandalam (B) Kalinga
(C) Kannoj (D) Purushpura

8. Kalinga’s ruler Kharavela gave his protection to : (SSC CHSL 2012)
(A) Hinduism (B) Shaivism
(C) Buddhism (D) Jainism

9. The great silk-route to the Indians was opened by : (SSC CGL 1999)
(A) Kanishka ✔ (B) Ashoka
(C) Harsha (D) Fa-Hien

10. The rulers of which dynasty started the practice of granting tax-free villages to Brahmanas and Buddhist Monks? (SSC CGL 2000)
(A) Satavahanas ✔ (B) Mauryas
(C) Guptas (D) Cholas

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11. Mohammed-bin-Qasim conquered Sindh in the year : (SSC CPO SI 2003)
(A) 712 AD. ✔ (B) 812 AD.
(C) 912 AD. (D) 1012 AD.

12. With whom is ‘Junagarh Rock Inscription’ associated? [SSC Sec. Officer (Audit) 2005]
(A) Rudradaman ✔ (B) Bimbisara
(C) Chandragupta-II (D) Gautamiputra Satakarni

13. Satvahanas minted their coins predominantly in : (SSC Investigator 2010)
(A) Lead ✔ (B) Silver
(C) Gold (D) Copper

14. Who is called as the ‘second Ashoka’? (SSC Combined Matric Level 1999)
(A) Samudra Gupta (B) Chandra Gupta Maurya
(C) Kanishka ✔ (D) Harshavardhana

15. Who among the following was the court physician of Kanishka? (SSC CGL 2016)
(A) Vasumitra (B) Nagarjuna
(C) Charaka ✔ (D) Patanjali

16. The year of accession of Kanishka to throne was : (SSC CHSL 2011)
(A) 108 AD (B) 78 AD
(C) 58 AD (D) 128 AD

17. Who was the founder of the Satvahana Empire? (SSC CGL 2016)
(A) Kanha (B) Simuka
(C) Hala (D) Gautamiputra

18. Yavanika or curtain was introduced in Indian theatre by which of the following? (SSC CGL 2000)
(A) Shakas (B) Parthians
(C) Greeks ✔ (D) Kushans

19. Who started the Saka Era which is still used by the Government of India? (SSC CGL 2000, CPO SI 2003 & Tax Asst. 2008)
(A) Kanishka ✔ (B) Vikramaditya
(C) Samudra Gupta (D) Ashoka

20. Harshavardhana organised his religious assembly at : [SSC Sec. officer (Audit)]
(A) Mathura (B) Prayag
(C) Varanasi (D) Tamralipt

21. The greatest development in the Kushana period was in the field of : (SSC CGL 2005)
(A) Religion (B) Art
(C) Literature (D) Architecture

22. The capital of Kanishka was : (SSC Combined Matric Level 2002)
(A) Puruspura ✔ (B) Benares
(C) Allahabad (D) Sarnath

23. The Greatest Kushan leader who got converted to Buddhism was : (SSC Combined Matric Level 2002)
(A) Kujala (B) Vima
(C) Kanishka ✔ (D) Kadphises

24. Which dynasty immediately succeeded the Maurya dynasty and ruled Magadha Kingdom? (SSC CHSL 2013)
(A) Satavahana (B) Sunga
(C) Nanda (D) Kanva

25. Who among the following was ruler from The Kushan dynasty? [SSC CAPF’s (CPO) SI. & ASI Delhi Police 2016]
(A) Vikarmaditya (B) Danti Durga
(C) Khadphises I ✔ (D) Pushyamitra

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