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King Ashoka & the First Unification of India

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Which empire did Ashoka rule?

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1. What was the name of the enemy whose defeat lead Ashoka to Buddhism?

2. Which region received the most missionaries from India?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

King Ashoka of India transformed from a bloodthirsty warlord to a peace loving philosopher. You will be quizzed on his specific philosophies and his legacy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess you on the following:

  • Ashoka's Empire
  • Ashoka's most influential enemy
  • The region most impacted by Indian missionaries
  • Stupas
  • Ashoka's ideas and beliefs about animals

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - demonstrate that you can pull out the most important information about King Ashoka from the lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply what you've learned to discuss the spread of Buddhism throughout Southeast Asia in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of Ashoka's writings to answer questions about his specific beliefs and philosophies

Additional Learning

To learn more about King Ashoka, review the lesson King Ashoka & the First Unification of India. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Understand the history of India prior to King Ashoka
  • Explore the importance of the Battle of Kalinga
  • Examine the Kalinga Edicts and what Ashoka emphasizes in them
  • Discuss the role of Indian missionaries
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