The Mauryan Empire in India: Rulers & Edicts


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What made it possible for Chandragupta Maurya to establish his domain?

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1. What is surprising about Ashoka's reign?

2. What prompted Ashoka's conversion to Buddhism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the rulers and edicts of the Mauryan Empire. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the emperor who founded the empire and who converted to Buddhism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Who founded the Mauryan Empire
  • Which emperor led a the war against Kalinga
  • What happened to the Mauryan Empire after Ashoka's death

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the rulers and edicts of the Mauryan Empire
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the emperor who had edicts carved in rocks and pillars
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the facts about the the Mauryan Empire

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on The Mauryan Empire in India: Rulers and Edicts. This lesson helps you to:

  • Identify the three great emperors of Maurya dynasty
  • Recognize the government style of the Mauryan Empire
  • Understand the importance of religion in the empire
  • Know the factors that led to the decline of the Mauryan Empire