General Knowledge Quiz – Set Forty Four

1. Ashoka the Great, was an Indian emperor of the which dynasty who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from circa 269 BCE to 232 BCE
a) Tuglaq dynasty
b) Maurya dynasty
c) Seleucid dynasty
d) Gupta dynasty

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Answer b) Maurya Dynasty

2. In about 260 BCE Ashoka waged a bitterly destructive war against which state?
a) Kalinga
b) Guntur
c) Pataliputra
d) Panipat

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Answer a) Kalinga

3. The emblem of the modern _______ is an adaptation of the Lion Capital of Ashoka.
a) Republic of Czech
b) Republic of India
c) German Republic
d) Republic of china

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Answer b) Republic of India

4. Ashoka is referred to as Samraat Chakravartin Ashoka the “Emperor of Emperors Ashoka.” His name “Aśoka” means
a) Without sorrows
b) Valor
c) God messenger
d) Audacious

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Answer a) Without sorrows

5. Amidst the tens of thousands of names of monarchs that crowd the columns of history, their majesties and graciousnesses and serenities and royal highnesses and the like, the name of Ashoka shines, and shines, almost alone, a star who wrote this lines?
a) H.G. Wells
b) Stephan hawkings
c) Amulya Chandra sen
d) None

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Answer a) H.G Wells

6. In 2015, Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat a television serial based on the life of Ashoka is currently airing on which channel
a) Zee tv
b) Colors
c) Starplus
d) sony

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Answer b) colors

7. After his successful, but bloody conquest of the country on the east coast, Ashoka renounced armed conquest and adopted a policy that he called
a) Conquest by dharma
b) Conquest by karma
c) Conquest by power
d) Conquest by wisdow

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Answer a) Conquest by Dharma

8. Who composed Ashoka ki Chinta Ashoka’s Anxiety, a poem that portrays Ashoka’s feelings during the war of Kalinga
a) Mason Jennings
b) Agyeya
c) Ratan Thiyam
d) Jaishankar Prasad

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Answer d) Jaishankar prasad

9. The Ashok stambh was made from the
a) Sandstone
b) Clay
c) Granite
d) Limestone

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Answer a) sandstone

10. King Asoka had built many pillars during his reign. How many pillars are still standing in the northern India? Among these pillars, pillar of Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh is most famous
a) 19
b) 20
c) 21
d) 22

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Answer a) 19