Mauryan Empire Art & Culture


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With respect to the art of the Mauryan Empire, what is a monolith?

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1. The abacus is located on what part of an Ashoka pillar?

2. The Mauryan Empire is known for stone carving and highly-polished surfaces. In addition to tall pillars, among its works of art are spectacular free-standing figural carvings of deities known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our quiz/worksheet combo gives you a handy way to check your comprehension of the art and culture of the Mauryan Empire. Answer these questions to address topics such as the artwork of the Mauryan Empire and some of the culture's characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions test your ability to do the following:

  • Define the monolith of the Mauryan Empire
  • Identify where the abacus is located on an Ashoka pillar
  • Name the free-standing carvings of deities the Mauryan Empire is known for
  • Point out an important element of the Mauryan Empire culture
  • Explain what an Indian domed structured built of brick, stone and earth is called

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the monolith of the Mauryan Empire and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the important elements of the Mauryan Empire
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the free-standing carvings of deities made famous by the Mauryan Empire

Additional Learning

So you can study this subject further, we've put together a short lesson called Mauryan Empire Art & Culture. Once you finish this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Identify the leader of the Mauryan Empire
  • Detail the medium that Mauryan Empire artisans mastered
  • Explain how the guild system worked