Emperor Asoka: The Height of Buddhism


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Which empire did Asoka rule?

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1. How would you describe most of the Mauryan emperors before Asoka?

2. According to tradition, why did Asoka convert to Buddhism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What do you know about the life and rule of Emperor Asoka? Find out by trying this multiple-choice quiz. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include Emperor Asoka's conversion to Buddhism and his empire.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Correctly answer questions about the following to pass this quiz:

  • Which empire Asoka ruled
  • Characteristics of the emperors who preceded Asoka
  • When Asoka converted to Buddhism
  • The edicts Asoka passed
  • The term for a particular type of Buddhist shrine

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Emperor Asoka and the spread of Buddhism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Emperor Asoka's conversion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the empire and emperors prior to Asoka

Additional Learning

For further study, review the associated lesson, Emperor Asoka: The Height of Buddhism. This lesson covers objectives such as the following:

  • Learn about the time period of Asoka's rule and characteristics of his empire
  • Understand the transformation of Asoka's rule that took place after his conversion to Buddhism
  • Recognize Asoka's role in the spread of Buddhism throughout Asia