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Question: Which of these remains of the Gupta empire is the western Indian city of Ajanta most notable for?
Correct Answer In the caverns of Ajanta, India, one can see the many cave paintings that were left on the walls of cave temples. The Buddhists who had their temples their painting mural of Buddhist stories and legends and also of scenes of Gupta India.
Question: Which of these important inventions that is used all around the world was created by the Gupta civilization?
Correct Answer The Gupta civilization took pride in its education system and its mathematics in the ancient world. The number system that they created - which is now known as the 'Arabic' numeral system, was based on the number zero. The Gupta civilization was also very advanced in herbal medicine. They were skilled in setting bones and in simple plastic surgery. Also, the Gupta civilization began vaccinating people for smallpox thousands of years before the Western world started doing it.
Question: After the fall of the Maurya empire in India, what was the next major empire to unite many kingdoms in India?
Correct Answer Between the time of the Maurya empire and Gupta empire, which lasted about 500 years, many kingdoms popped up on the Deccan Plateau and in Southern India. Some of these kingdoms included the Tamil kingdom which was known for its rich literature and the Dravidians, who were known for a very different culture and customs.
Question: Which of these was not one of the things Asoka did for his people during his rule?
Correct Answer After making a public speech calling everyone in his kingdom his children, he set out to help them. He began by building roads, rest hourses, hospitals and by making stone pillars with virtues on them, planting mango groves, and making shelters. He also became a vegetarian and limited Hindu animal sacrifices, but encouraged a tolerance in religion.
Question: Known as the "philosopher king", Asoka was the emperer of the Maurya empire as of 268 BC. What was his relationship to Chandragupta, the original founder of the empire?
Correct Answer Asoka was known as the philosopher king throughout the empire because after becoming emporer, he fought a battle to conquer the Deccan region of Kalinga. After seeing all the violence and slaughter that had happened, he turned his back on violence and converted to Buddhism.
Question: Which of these facts about Chandragupta is true?
Correct Answer Chandragupta was perhaps one of the most anxious emperors, and he particularly feared being killed. As well as training woman to be guards and putting them to protect the palace, he also had servants taste his food to protect him from poisoning and made secret palaces in the palace to protect him from being harmed if ever his palace was invaded.
Question: We know most of what we know today because of Megasthenes, an ambassador to the Maurya court. What empire was Megasthenes an ambassador for?
Correct Answer Megasthenes described what he called "the great capital of Pataliputra" as the most largest and prosperous city in the world. He wrote about its palaces, school, temples, parks, and said that the wall around the city "was crowned with 570 towers and had 64 gates". All quotations are from copies of Megasthene's report of Patiliputra.
Question: After Chandragupta forged his empire in the north, what geographic feature did he conquer most of after capturing the Ganges Valley?
Correct Answer The Deccan is a vast plateau between the mountain ranges of the coasts of India. The Deccan was a very rich resource in ancient times and still is today because of its rich, agricultural soil which is used to make cotton.
Question: Chandragupta, who first gained power after capturing the rich Ganges Valley, went on to create what ancient Indian empire with his son and grandson?
Correct Answer In ancient times, northern India was a major battle ground where rich and rival rajahs fought for control of the powerful, bountiful, and rich Ganges Valley. Finally in 321 BC, Chandragupta Maurya, started the first Indian Empire.