Ancient Indian History Questions – Gupta Empire

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Ancient Indian History Questions [Gupta Empire] for UPSC Civil Services, SSC, RRB etc.


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Q: Who was the founder of the Gupta Dynasty?

a. ChanderGupta

b. VishnuGupta

c. SriGupta

d. SamudraGupta

Correct Answer: Sri Gupta

The founder of the Gupta Dynasty was SriGupta. SriGupta was succeded by Ghatotkacha. These two were called as Maharajas. There is not much information available about these two in historical sources.


Q: Which Gupta ruler is mentioned as ‘Kaviraj’ in the Allahabad Pillar Inscription?

a. ChandraGupta I

b. SamudraGupta

c. SkandaGupta

d. ChandraGupta II

Correct Answer: SamudraGupta

The Allahabad Pillar inscription mentions SamudraGupta as ‘Kaviraja’ because of because of his ability in composing verses.. It also speaks of his magnanimity to his foes, his polished intellect, his poetic skills and his extreme proficiency in music.


Q: Which Gupta ruler was also called as ‘Sakari’?

a. SamudraGupta

b. SkandaGupta

c. ChandraGupta II

d. ChandraGupta I

Correct Answer: ChandraGupta II

Chandragupta II defeated, dethroned and killed Rudrasimha
III, the last ruler of the Saka satrap . After this victory he performed the horse sacrifice and assumed the title Sakari, meaning, ‘destroyer of Sakas’. He was also called as ‘Vikramaditya’.


Q: Which Gupta ruler is known as ‘Indian Napolean’?

a. SamudraGupta

b. SkandaGupta

c. ChandraGupta

d. SriGupta

Correct Answer: SamudraGupta

Samudragupta was known as ‘Indian Napoleon’, because of his military achievements.


Q: Which Gupta ruler issued gold and silver coins with the legend ‘restorer of the asvamedha’?

a. ChandraGupta II

b. SkandaGupta

c. SamudraGupta

d. ChandraGupta I

Correct Answer: SamudraGupta

SamudraGupta, issued gold and silver coins with the legend ‘restorer of the asvamedha’. Samudragupta performed the
asvamedha sacrifice after military victories over his rivals.


Q: Who is considered as the founder of Gupta Era?

a. ChandraGupta II

b. SamudraGupta

c. SkandaGupta

d. ChandraGupta I

Correct Answer: ChandraGupta I

Chandragupta I is said to be the founder of the Gupta era which starts with his accession in A.D. 320.


Q: By what name provinces in the Gupta empire were known as?

a. Vishi

b. Bhukti

c. Grama

d. Vishya

Correct Answer: Bhukti

Provinces in the Gupta Empire were known as Bhuktis and provincial governors as Uparikas. They were mostly chosen from among the princes.


Q: Who is the author of Mudrarakshasa?

a. Narayan

b. Kalidasa

c. Sudraka

d. Visakadutta

Correct Answer: Visakadutta

Visakadatta was a celebrated author of Gupta period. He was the author of two famous Sanskrit dramas, Mudrarakshasa and Devichandraguptam.


Q: Which Gupta ruler laid the foundation of Nalanda University?

a. KumaraGupta

b. SriGupta

c. SamudraGupta

d. ChandraGupta

Correct Answer: KumaraGupta

Kumaragupta was the son and successor of Chandragupta II. Kumaragupta laid the foundation of the Nalanda University which emerged an institution of international reputation


Q: Under whose reign Fahien visited India?

a. KumaraGupta

b. ChandraGupta I

c. ChandraGupta II

d. SamudraGupta

Correct Answer: ChandraGupta II

The famous Chinese pilgrim, Fahien visited India during the reign of Chandragupta II. Out of his nine years stay in India, he spent six years in the Gupta empire.


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