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The Vedic Age MCQ Questions and Answers

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#1. List-I (Rigvedic name) List-II (Modern name) A. Gomal 1. Gomati B. Kurmu 2. Kurram C. Suvastu 3. Swatiu D. Drishavari 4. Ghaghar Codes: A B C D

#2. The river Chenab was known during the Vedic period by the name :

#3. The ceremonies of rajasuya and vajpeya are mentioned in which text?

#4. Which one of the following assemblies was also called Narishta meaning a resolution that cannot be broken?

#5. In which type of marriage, payment of bride-price was a condition?

#6. Which of the following Samhitas of Yajurveda contains only hymns and no prose?

#7. The flood Legend in which a divine fish has been described as rescuing Manu occurs in detail in :

#8. Which one of the following sites is not associated with Painted Grey Ware ?

#9. The religion of early Vedic Aryans was primarily of

#10. The people who migrated from the region of the Caspian sea were called

#11. Who among the following was a commentator of the Manusmriti ?

#12. With regard to the position of woman during the Vedic age, which one of the following statements is not true?

#13. The concept of ‘Gotra’ become established in which period?

#14. The great law giver of ancient time was :

#15. Who is the most important God in Rigaveda?

#16. Which of the following is concerned with origin of Indian medicine?

#17. Which of the following characteristic(s) describes the nature of religion according to the Rig Veda? 1. Rig Vedic religion can be described a naturalistic polytheism. 2. There are striking similarities between the Rig Vedic religion and the ideas in the Iranian Avesta. 3. Vedic sacrifices were conducted in the house of the priest who was called yajaman. 4. Vedic sacrifices were of two kind – those conducted by the household and those that required rituals specialists. Select the correct answer using the code given below :

#18. How many times the word ‘Jana’ occur in the Rigveda?

#19. Which book of the later vedic age divides the country into five parts?

#20. The game of ‘dice’ was part of the ritual of :

#21. List-I (Samhita) List-II (Upanisad) A. Rigveda 1. Chhandogya B. Yajurveda 2. Mundaka C. Samaveda 3. Katha D. Atharvaveda 4. Kaushitaki Codes: A B C D

#22. The Gayatri Mantra is dedicated to :

#23. To which Sakha does the publised Rigveda Samhita belong?

#24. Who among the following artisan classes were entitled to wear the sacred thread in the vedic period?

#25. King Asvapati of the Upanishadic Age was the ruler of :

#26. Which of the following statements regarding the hymns of the Rig veda are correct ?They refer to the Himavant and the Nujavant.They mention geographical terms like Aryavarta and Dakshinatya. Most rivers mentioned in them flow in areas west of the Yamuna and the Ganga. Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

#27. The words “Satyameva Jayate” in the state emblem of India have been adopted from which one of the following?

#28. Who among the following Vedic deities bears resemblance with Avestan God ‘Ahurmazda’?

#29. Who wrote the first textbook on Jyotish?

#30. Which one among the following is not true with regard to Rig Veda Samhita?

#31. During the Rigvedic period, ‘Niska’ was an ornament of :

#32. Sayana the famous commentator of the Vedic texts, was patronised by :

#33. Regarding women in the Vedic period, which of the following are correct? 1. They were allowed to study 2. They held good positions 3. They did not practice Purdah system 4. They attended Sabha and Samiti Which of the given above statements are correct?

#34. Which of the following statements about the administrative system of the Early Vedic period is not correct?

#35. Which one among the following is not a characteristic of Rig-Vedic Aryans?

#36. The word Yava mentioned in Rigveda is used for which agricultural product?

#37. Which of the following was the centre of Aryan activity in the later Vedic period?

#38. The Rigvedic hymns can be treated as being historically fairly authentic because__

#39. An inscription of 1400 B.C. which describes the Vedic Gods was found in Asia Minor at ________.

#40. A story of Sunahsesha, in which his father Ajigarta is stated to have sold him to Harishchandra, occurs in :

#41. List-I List-II (Rivers) (Vedic Names) A. Satluj 1. Vipasha B. Vyas 2. Sutudari C. Ravi 3. Asikini D. Chenab 4. Parushni Codes: A B C D

#42. The “Dharma” and “Rita” depict a central idea of ancient Vedic civilization of India. In this context, consider the following statements : 1. Dharma was a conception of obligations and of the discharge of one’s duties to oneself and to others. 2. Rita was the fundamental moral law governing the functioning of the universe and all it contained. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#43. Which of the following statements about the system of taxation and revenue administration in the Later Vedic period is not correct?

#44. Which of the following was not one of the reasons for the gradual weakening of the tribal assemblies in the Later Vedic Period?

#45. Which of the following descriptions of the Later Vedic officials is not correct?

#46. The Rigvedic concept of Rita denotes the___

#47. The head of which of the following was supposed to be known as ganapati or jyeshtha?

#48. Like the Vedic Aryans the custom of sacrificial fire was also followed by the ancient__

#49. The ‘Wedding Hymn’ describing the oldest marriage ritual is found in the__

#50. With reference to the early vedic age, consider the following statements: 1. In Rig Veda, there are 20 mandalas of which book I to X are the oldest and relate to early Vedic Age. 2. The total numbers of hymns is 1028. 3. Book VIII of Rigveda ascribed to Kanvas and Angirases. 4. Samaveda, Yajurveda and Atharvaveda are composed during the early vedic age. Which of the above is/are correct

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