King Ashoka: Biography, Quotes & Family Tree


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King Ashoka was an emperor of the _____ Dynasty in India. He ruled from 265-232 BCE.

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1. After killing all but one of his brothers in his rise to power, Ashoka became known as _____.

2. King Ashoka had a change of heart after his conquest of which neighboring kingdom?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What was King Ashoka called after he killed all but one of his brothers? This quiz and worksheet will test your ability to answer this question and others about the life of King Ashoka.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what the quiz covers:

  • Where King Ashoka served as emperor
  • The title he acquired after killing all but one of his brothers
  • King Ashoka's change of heart about a neighboring kingdom
  • How he ruled by a policy of conquest
  • Monuments to Buddhism Ashoka built

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about where King Ashoka ruled
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about King Ashoka's policy of conquest and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding monuments King Ashoka built

Additional Learning

Learn more about this ancient ruler with the lesson titled King Ashoka: Biography, Quotes & Family Tree. Here's a brief look at topics found in this lesson:

  • The timeframe when Ashoka ruled in India
  • Principles Ashoka laid out in a set of 14 edicts
  • King Ashoka's famous quotes