Short Question and
Short Question and Answers
In the fourth century BC the empire of Magadh was greatly expanded
under which powerful dynasty?
Through which accounts we come to know that Nandas conquered all
rival monarchs and became all powerful rulers of North India?
Hathigumpha inscription is associated with which monarch?
Kharavela ruled over Kalinga in which century?
Ans: IInd century BC
Where Emperor Chandragupta is said to have lived for many years as a
Ans: Sravana Belgola
A period of 12 years of dire famine the whole of Jain sangha
migrated from the north to south under whose leadership?
Which literary source gives some information of value about the trade
between the north and the south in the age of the early Maurayan
Who has given the account of the rule of the Pandyan kingdom by
Pandala a daughter of Herakles ?
In which rock edicts of Ashoka the kingdom of south India together
with Ceylon are mentioned?
Ans: Second Rock edicts and thirteenth rock edicts.
Which rock-edicts include the names of Chola, Pandya, Satiyaputra,
Keralaputa and Tambapanni?
Ans: IInd Rock edict
When Kalinga did was conquered by Ashoka?
Ans: 260 BC
Which edicts of Ashoka prove the inclusion within the Mauryan Empire
of the north-west as well as the north-east of the Deccan?
Which source mentions that the mission had been send after the third
Buddhist council at Pataliputra for the propagation of the Dhamma in
From which places in farther south Ashokan inscription have been
Ans: Raichur,Chitaldurg and Kurnool
Which of the following ancient place is now known as Kanakgiri?
Antamahamatras were incharge of what work?
Ans: Defence and missionary work among people.
Which inscription mentions a league of Tamil states that was 113
years old at the date of the inscription and had been for some time a
source of danger to the Kalinga kingdom?
Which poet mentions that the Kosar started operations against their
foes and gained success against many of them?
The most important records which have a dedication to Jain ascetics
by a Chera prince come from which place?
Which language is employed in the script of Damili records?
The language employed in the script of Damili records was Tamil but
at which place it is in Prakrit?
A Pallava inscription of the 9th century AD mentions which earliest
ruler of Kanchipuram ?
Which dynasty is identical with the Andhras of Andhrabhrityas in the
Puranic lists of the Kings?
Ans: Kushan dynasty
Who mentions that the Andhra territory in the eastern Deccan as
including thirty walled towns, besides numerous villages and as
maintaining an army of 100,000 infantry,2000 cavalry and 1000 elephants?
How many kings have been mentioned in the dynasty of Satvahanas
according to Puranas?
The names of the earliest kings in the Puranic list figure also on
inscriptions and on coins are found at which places in Deccan?
Nasik,Karle and Naneghat
About which Satvahana king Kharavela of Kalinga states clearly that
the territory of that Satvahana king lay to the west of his kingdom?
Who was the first king of Satvahanas?
Nasik inscription was associated with which Satvahana king?
Which accounts states that Simuka grew wicked and dethroned and
Whose figure was sculptured in rilievo at Naneghat along with the
figures of his father Simuka,Queen Naganika a maharathi and three
Ans: Sri Satakarni I
Which source mentions victory of the Sungas over the Andhras?
Who is described in the inscription of his queen as the lord of
Ans: Satakarni I
Which king of Satvahana enjoyed the longest reign 56 years and
wrested Malwa from the Sungas?
Ans: Satakarni III
Who was the famous Satvahana king whom Kharavela of Kalinga defied in
the second year of his reign by sending a large army of horse, elephant,
foot soldiers and chariots to the west?
Ans: Satakarni II
Which king has compiled the famous literature Sattasai?
In which language the Saptasati has been written?
Which Gupta ruler destroyed the Saka power in the west?
Ans: Chandragupta II
Bhumaka and Nahapana were famous rulers of which satrap?
Ans: Western satrap
Which was the capital of Natrapana?
Which Satvahana ruler described as the destroyer of the Shakas
Pahlavas and Yavasas?
Ans: Gautamiputra Satakarni
Which ruler of Satvahanas overthrew Nahapana and minted his silver
Ans: Gautamiputra Satkarni
Coins of Pulumayi II are found in which districts?
Ans: Godavari,Guntur and Cuddalore
Which Shaka king defeated the Satvahana ruler twice and took Aparanta
and Anupa from him?
Which Satvahana ruler coin bears the figure of a ship stating that
his power was not confined to the land?
Which writer names several ports in Maisolia the regions between the
deltas of Godavari and Krishna?
In western Deccan which one was the most important port?
What was the religion of most of the Satvahana rulers?
Hala’s saptasati opens with invocation of which god?
Which Satvahana ruler was a great supporter of the Brahmins and tried
to emulate the epic heroes Rama,Krishna and Arjuna?
Ans: Gautamiputra Satakarni
In which text temples to Gauri and also the vrata of fire and water
Who founded the Abhiras dynasty?
When Kalachuri or Chedi era started?
Ans: 248-49 AD
Which Indo-Greek king offered an elephant scalp to Nandivarman II on
the occasion of his being chosen for the throne?
Which dynasty declared its devotion to Kadamba tree?
Which Pallava king belonged to Bharadvaja gotra and also performed
the agnistoma,vajpeya and asvamedha sacrifices and bore the title of
Supreme king of kings devoted to dharma?