Which dynasty ruled over ‘Magadha’ after Mauryan Dynasty?
A. Satavahan
B. Shunga
C. Nanda
D. Kanva

B. Shunga

With which of the following centres of learning, Chanakya the famous teacher of Chandragupta Maurya, was associated?
A. Taxila
B. Nalanda
C. Vikramshila
D. Vaishali

A. Taxila

The decline of the Nandas at the hands of Kautilya and Chandragupta Maurya has been vividly portrayed in the Sanskrit play written by Kalidasa
A. Mudrarakshas
B. Devichandragupta
C. Malavikagnimitram
D. Mrichhakatika

C. Malavikagnimitram

Who is called as the ‘second Ashoka’ ?
A. Samudra Gupta
B. Chandra Gupta Maurya
C. Kanishka
D. Harshavardhana

C. Kanishka

Who was the author of the Kadambari, a great romantic play?
A. Banabhatta
B. Harshavardhana
C. Baskarvardhana
D. Bindusara

A. Banabhatta

The Mauryan administration was highly
A. Decentralized
B. Bureaucratic
C. Centralized
D. Despotic

C. Centralized

Harshavardhana organised his religious assembly at
A. Mathura
B. Prayag
C. Varanasi
D. Tamralipt

B. Prayag

The author of ‘Arthashastra’ was a contemporary of
A. Ashoka
B. Chandragupta Maurya
C. Samudragupta
D. Chandragupta Vikramaditya

B. Chandragupta Maurya

Which event brought about a profound change in Ashoka’s administrative policy?
A. The third Buddhist Council
B. The Kalinga War
C. His embracing of Buddhism
D. His sending missionary to Ceylon

B. The Kalinga War

Arrange the following Magadhan dynasties in chronological order-,I. Nandas,II. Shisu nagas,III. Mauryas,IV. Hariyankas
A. IV II III and I
B. II I IV and III
C. IV II I and III
D. III I IV and II

C. IV II I and III

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