Tuesday, July 13, 2010

History: Vedic Age



History: Vedic Age




The institution of Varna appeared in the
(a) Later Vedic period
(b) Period of the consolidation of the text of the Mahabharat.
(c) Period of the Manava Dharma Shastra
(d) Rig Vedic period


Answer: Rig Vedic period


Which is the oldest Veda?
(a) Rig Veda
(b) Atharva Veda
(c) Sama Veda
(d) Yajur Veda


Answer: Rig Veda


Which of the following Vedas is a collection of spellsand incantations?
(a) Sama Veda
(b) Yajur Veda
(c) Atharva Veda
(d) Rig Veda


Answer: Atharva Veda


Which among the following, was the chief feature of Rig Vedic religion ?
(a) Performance of sacrifices
(b) Predominance of female goddesses
(c) Belief in existence of life after death
(d) Worship of images


Answer: Worship of images


800 B.C.-600 B.C. is designated as the
(a) Period of Mahabharat
(b) Period of Brahmanas
(c) Period of the Sutras
(d) Period of Ramayana


Answer: Period of Brahmanas


Which one of the following was the main characteristic of the later Vedic age ?
(a) Caste system
(b) Food gathering practice
(c) Varna system
(d) Tribal polity


Answer: Caste system


Which of the following is an Upanishad ?
(a) Krishna Karnamruta
(b) Aitreya
(c) Vijasena
(d) Chandogya


Answer: Aitreya


The Vedic deity Indra was the goddess of
(a) Rain and thunder
(b) Fire
(c) Wind
(d) Eternity


Answer: Rain and thunder


Which one of the following contains the Gayatri Mantra ?
(a) Yajur Veda
(b) Sama Veda
(c) Upanishad
(d) Rig Veda


Answer: Rig Veda


Which among the following is the source of information about early Vedic period ?
(a) Excavations
(b) Rig Veda
(c) Jataka stories
(d) Post- Vedic literature


Answer: Rig Veda


What was the basis of class differentiation among Aryans ?
(a) Economic condition
(b) None of these
(c) Trade
(d) Colour


Answer; Colour


What was the basis of class differentiation among Aryans ?
(a) Colour
(b) None of these
(c) Economic condition
(d) Trade


Answer: Colour


Which of the following ideals is not contained in the Atharva Veda ?
(a) Moksha
(b) Upasana
(c) Gnana
(d) Karma


Answer: Moksha


Varna system of Aryans was based on
(a) Caste
(b) Sex
(c) Colour
(d) Occupation


Answer: Colour


The chief characteristic of the Rig Vedic religion was
(a) Performance of sacrifices
(b) Preponderance of female goddesses
(c) Worship of images
(d) Belief in the existence of heaven


Answer: Performance of sacrifices


The God not worshipped during the time of Rig Vedic Aryans was
(a) Marut
(b) Shiva
(c) Indra
(d) Agni


Answer: Shiva


The Rig Veda consists of ?
(a) 2000
(b) 1028
(c) 512
(d) 1024


Answer: 1028


The ninth mandala of the Rig Veda samhita is devoted wholly to
(a) Gods related to plants and drugs
(b) Soma and the god who is named after the drink
(c) Urvashi and the Heaven
(d) Indra and his elephant


Answer: Soma and the god who is named after the drink


Which of the following animals was known to ancient Vedic people ?
(a) Lion
(b) Tiger
(c) Elephant
(d) Boar


Answer: Lion


In Rig Vedic society, which of the following was unknown?
(a) Child marriage
(b) Polyandry
(c) Polygamy
(d) Purdah system


Answer: Polyandry


The family of the Rig Vedic Aryans was
(a) Matrilineal
(b) Patrilineal
(c) Patriarchal
(d) Matrairchal


Answer: Patrilineal


The Vishnu Purana gives an account of
(a) Life in Indus Valley
(b) Mauryan dynasty
(c) The Andhras
(d) The Vardhanas


Answer: Mauryan dynasty


The word Vid from which Veda has been derived means
(a) God
(b) Holy
(c) Doctrine
(d) Knowledge


Answer: God


The ritualistic precepts attached to the hymns of the Vedas were known as the
(a) Upanishads
(b) Aranyakas
(c) Brahmanas
(d) Samhitas


Answer: Brahmanas


The Aryans at first settled in
(a) Punjab
(b) Kashmir
(c) Sindh
(d) Gujarat


Answer: Punjab


Which of the following craftmanship was not practised by the Aryans?
(a) Blacksmith
(b) Carpentery
(c) Pottery
(d) Jewellery


Answer: Blacksmith


The Aryans came to India from
(a) South-east Asia
(b) None of these
(c) Central Asia
(d) Eastern Europe


Answer: Central Asia


Brahmanas are books that deal with
(a) Bhakti
(b) Meditation
(c) Ritualism
(d) Yoga


Answer: Bhakti


Which of the following Vedas throws light on the beliefs and practices of the non-Aryans ?
(a) Samaveda
(b) Atharvaveda
(c) Yajurveda
(d) Rigveda


Answer: Rigveda


The Puranas contain
(a) Laws of Manu and the history on various dynasties
(b) Thoughts on the mystery of life and universe mythology.
(c) Hymns in favour of the Gods
(d) Mythology


Answer: Thoughts on the mystery of life and universe mythology.


The code of conduct of the Vedic society was laid out in which of the following texts ?
(a) Vedas
(b) Upanishads
(c) Puranas
(d) Smritis


Answer: Smritis


The chief impact of Vedic culture on Indian history was the
(a) Progress of philosophy
(b) Rise of other wordly outlook
(c) Consolidation of caste system
(d) Growth of Sanskrit


Answer: Consolidation of caste system


Ayurveda owes its origin to
(a) Sama Veda
(b) Atharva Veda
(c) Yajur Veda
(d) Rig Veda


Answer: Yajur Veda


Which subject is not dealt with in the Puranas ?
(a) Arithmetic
(b) Genealogies of gods
(c) Primary ceation
(d) Secondary creation


Answer: Arithmetic


The Term nishka, which meant an ornament in the Vedic period, was used in later times to denote a/an
(a) Script
(b) Argriculture implement
(c) Coin
(d) Weapon


Answer: Coin


Which is the most important divinity of Rig Veda?
(a) Marut
(b) Shakti
(c) Agni
(d) Varun


Answer: Varun


What is the subject matter of the Upanishads ?
(a) Philosophy
(b) Yoga
(c) Religion
(d) Law


Answer: Religion


Rigveda Samhita denotes one fourth of its hymns to
(a) Rudra
(b) Marut
(c) Indra
(d) Agni


Answer: Indra


Boghazkoi is important because
(a) It is known as significant trading centre between Central Asia and Tibet.
(b) None of these
(c) The original text of the Vedas was composed there.
(d) Insription found here mention the names of Vedic gods and goddesses.


Answer: Insription found here mention the names of Vedic gods and goddesses.


Rigveda is divided into 10 books. Which among the following book(s) is/are the oldest ?
(a) Second-seventh
(b) Third-ninth
(c) First
(d) Second-eighth


Answer: Second-seventh


Which of the following Vedas is rendered musically ?
(a) Sama Veda
(b) Atharva Veda
(c) Rig Veda
(d) Yajur Veda


Answer: Sama Veda


The salient feature of Rigvedic religion was the worship of
(a) Pashupati
(b) Trimurti
(c) Mother Goddess
(d) Nature


Answer: Nature


Which God lost his importance as the first deity during the Rig Vedic period ?
(a) Agni
(b) Rudra
(c) Indra
(d) Varuna


Answer: Varuna


Which was the God of animal during the later Vedic period ?
(a) Vishnu
(b) Prajapati
(c) Rudra
(d) Indra


Answer; Rudra


 The Gayatri Mantra contained in the Rig Veda is dedicated to which deity ?
(a) Surya
(b) Savitri
(c) Agni
(d) Marut


Answer: Savitri

6 comments:

  1. English thoughts are used to answer these questions which are not correct.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. the meaning of the vid which drived from veda is knowledge

      Delete
  2. What is the local name of Mohenjodaro?

    ReplyDelete
  3. which is the chief feature of rig vedic religion? THE answer is performance of Sacrifices

    ReplyDelete