World History Quiz Questions & Answers for Competitive Exams UPSC, SSC - 1

Question: 1

Kautilya’s ‘Arthashastra’ deals with the aspects of

(A) Economic life

(B) Political polices

(C) Religious life

(D) Social life

Ans: B

Political polices

Question: 2

What is the name of Megasthenes’s book?

(A) Indica

(B) Purana

(C) Rigveda

(D) Arthashastra

Ans: A

Indica

Question: 3

Who of the following was a contemporary of Alexander, the Great?

(A) Ashoka

(B) Pushyamitra Sunga

(C) Bimbisara

(D) Chandragupta Maurya

Ans: D

Chandragupta Maurya

Question: 4

The monk who influenced Ashoka to embrace Buddhism was

(A) Vishnu Gupta

(B) Brihadrath

(C) Brahma Gupta

(D) Upa Gupta

Ans: D

Upa Gupta

Question: 5

Who identified the name Sandrocottus as Chandragupta Maurya?

(A) William Jones

(B) D.R. Bhandarkar

(C) R.K. Mookeriji

(D) V.A. Smith

Ans: A

William Jones

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