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General Knowledge of History on Vedic Age in 2020

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1. the institute of Varna appeared in the —

        A)  Rig Vedic Period

        B) Later Vedic Period

        C) Period of the Manava Dharma Shastra

          D) Period of the consolidation of the text of the Mahabharata.

Answer: Rig Vedic Period.

2. Which is the oldest Veda?

                A) Sama Veda

                B) Yajur Veda

                C) Atharva Veda

                D) Rig Veda

Answer: Rig Veda.

3. Which of the following Vedas is a collection spells and incarnation?

                A) Rig Veda

                B) Sama Veda

                C) Yajur Veda

                D) Atharva Veda

Answer: Atharva Veda.

4. Which, among the following, was the chief feature of Rig Vedic religion?

                A) Performance of sacrifice

                B) Belief in existence of life aftter death

                C) Worship of Image

                D) Predominance of female goddesses

Answer: Worship of images.

5. 800 B.C to 600 B.C is designated as the —

                A) Period of Brahmanas

                B) Period of Sutras

                C) Period of Ramayana

                D) Period of Mahabharata

Answer: Periods of Brahmanas.

6. Which one of the following was the main characteristic of the later Vedic Age?

                A) Varna System

                B) Tribal System

                C) Caste system

                D) food gathering practice

Answer: Caste System.

7. What is the main difference of the Indus Valley Civilization and Vedic Period?

                A) Indus valley Civilization was Urban, whereas the Vedic Age was rural

                B) Peepal tree was worshipped in Indus Valley Civilization whereas Burgad tree was worshipped in Vedic Age

                C) The main emphasis in Indus Valley civilization was on trade whereas in Vedic age it was on religion

                D) Indus Valley Civilization believed in non-violence whereas Vedic civilization had no hard and fast rules about it.

Answer: Indus valley Civilization was Urban, whereas the Vedic Age was rural.

8. Which of the following is an Upanishad?

                A) Aitreya

                B) Vijasena

                C) Chandogya

                D) Krishna Karnamruta

Answer: Aitreya.

9. the Vedic deity Indra was the Goddess of —

                A) Wind

                B) Eternity

                c) Rain and Thunder

                D) Fire

Answer: Rain and Thunder.

10. The Gayatri Mantra contained in the Rig Veda is dedicated to which deity?

                A) Agni

                B) Marut             

                C) Surya

                D) Savitri

Answer: Savitri.

11. Which was the God of animal during the later Vedic age?

                A) Indra

                B) Rudra

                C) Vishnu

                D) Prajapati

Answer: Rudra.

12. Which God lost his importance as the first deity during the Rig Vedic period?

                A) Varuna

                B) Agni

                C) Indra

                D) Rudra

Answer: Varuna.

13. The salient feature of Rigvedic religion was the worship of —

                A) Nature

                B) Pashupati

                C) Mother of Goddess

                D) Trimurti

Answer: Nature.

14. which of the following Vedas is rendered musically —

                A) Rig Veda

                B) Sama Veda

                C) Yajur Veda

                D) Atharva Veda

15. Rigveda is divided into 10 books; which book is the oldest?

                A) First

                B) Second-eighth

                C) Third-ninth

                D) Second-seventh

Answer: Second-seventh.

16. Boghazkoi is important because —

                A) Inscription found here mention the names of Vedic Gods and Goddess

                B) It is known as significance trading centre between Central Asia and Tibet

                C) The original text of the Vedas was composed there

                D) None of these

Answer: Inscription found here mention the names of Vedic Gods and Goddess.

17. Rig Vedic Samhita denotes one fourth of its hymns to —

                A) Agni

                B) Indra

                C) Rudra

                D) Marut

Answer: Indra.

18. Which is the subject matter of Upanishad?

                A) Law

                B) Philosophy

                C) Religion

                D) Yoga

Answer: Religion.

19. The term Nishka, which meant an ornament in the Vedic Period, was used in the later times to denote a/an —

                A) Coin

                B) Weapon

                C) Script

       D) Agriculture Implement

Answer: Coin

20. The classical music has its origin in which of the following?


Which of the following Vedas is rendered musically?

                A) Samaveda

                B) Atharvaveda

                C) Yajurveda

       D) Shiv Purana

Answer: Samaveda.

21. Which subject is not dealt with in the Puranas?

                A) Primary creation        

                B) Secondary creation

                C) Genealogies of Gods

       D) Arithmetic

Answer: Arithmetic.

22. Ayurveda owes its origin to —

                A) Rig Veda        

                B) Sama Veda

                C) Yajur Veda

       D) Atharva Veda

Answer: Yajur Veda.

23. which among the following is the source of information about early Vedic period?

                A) Jakata stories

                B) Rig Veda

                C) Post-Vedic literature

       D) Excavations

Answer: Rig Veda.

24. What was the basis of class differentiation among Aryans?

                A) Economic conditions

                B) Trade

                C) Colour

       D) None of the above

Answer: Colour.

25. Varna system of Aryans was based on —

                A) Occupation  

                B) Caste

                C) Colour

       D) Sex

Answer: Colour

26. The chief characteristic of the Rig Vedic religion was —

                A) Worship of Images    

                B) Belief in the existence of heaven

                C) Performance of Sacrifice

       D) Preponderance of female goddess

Answer: Performance of Sacrifice.

27. The Rig Veda consist of —

                A) 512 hymns   

                B) 1024 hymns

                C) 1028 hymns

       D) 2000 hymns

Answer: 1028 hymns

28. The ‘ninth’ mandala of the Rig Vedic Samhita is devoted wholly to —

                A) Urvashi and the Heaven          

                B) ‘Soma’ and the god who is named after the drink

                C) Indra and his elephant

       D) Gods related to plants and drugs

Answer:  ‘Soma’ and the god who is named after the drink.

29. Which of the following animals was known to ancient Vedic People —

                A) Elephant        

                B) Boar

                C) Tiger

       D) Lion

 Answer: Lion

30. The chief impact of Vedic culture on Indian history was the —

                A) growth of Sanskrit     

                B) progress of philosophy

                C) consolidation of caste system

       D) rise of other worldly outlook

Answer: consolidation of caste system.

31. Which of the following Vedas throws light on the belief and practice of the non-Aryans?

                A) Rigveda         

                B) Samaveda

                C) Yajurveda

       D) Atharvaveda

Answer:  Artharva Veda

32. The Puranas contains —

                A) hymns of the favour of God   

                B) thoughts on the mystery of life and universe

                C) mythology

       D) laws of Manu and the history on various dynasties

Answer: thoughts on the mystery of life and universe.

33. Brahmanas are books that dealt with—

                A) Bhakti             

                B) Ritualism

                C) Yoga

       D) Meditation

Answer: Ritualism

34. The Aryans came to India from —

                A) Eastern Europe           

                B) Central Asia

                C) South-east Asia

       D) None of the above

Answer: Central Asia

35. In Rig Vedic society, which of the following was unknown?

                A) Polygamy     

                B) Purdah system

                C) Polyandry

       D) Child marriage

Answer: Polyandry

36. The family of the Rig Vedic Aryans was —

                A) Patrilineal     

                B) Patriarchal

                C) Matriarchal

       D) Matrilineal

Answer: Patriarchal

37. The Vishnu Purana gives an account of

                A) Mauryan dynasty      

                B) the Andhras

                C) the Vardhanas

       D) life in Indua Valley

Answer: Mauryan Dynasty

38. The word ‘Vid’ from which ‘Veda’ has been derived means

                A) God 

                B) Doctrine

                C) Knowledge

       D) Holy

Answer: Knowledge

39. Who was the first European to designated Aryan as a race?

       A) William Jones

       B) H.H Wilson

       C) Max Muller

       D) General Cunningham

Answer:       Max Muller.

40. The staple food of the Vedic Aryan was­­­ —

       A) Milk and its products

       B) Barley and rice

       C) Rice and pulse

       D) Vegetables and fruits

Answer:        Milk and its Products

41. The battle of Mahabharata is believed to have been fought at Kurukshetra for —

       A)14 days

       B) 16 days

       C) 18 days

       D) 20 days

Answer:       18 Days.

42. Which one of the following stages of the life of man in Aryan Society in ascending order of age, is correct —

       A) Brahmacharya–Grihastha–Vanaprastha–Sanyasa

       B) Grihastha –Brahmacharya–Vanaprastha–Sanyasa

       C) Sanyasa – Grihastha –Brahmacharya–Vanaprastha

       D) Vanaprastha–Brahmacharya–Grihastha–Sanyasa

Answer:       Brahmacharya–Grihastha–Vanaprastha–Sanyasa

43. Who among the following wrote Sanskrit Grammar?

       A) Kalidasa

       B) Charaka

       C) Panini

       D) Aryabhatt

Answer:       Panini.

44. Which river has no mention in Rigaveda?

       A) Sindhu

       B) Saraswati

       C) Yamuna

       D) Periyar

Answer:       Periyar

45. Which of the following is the major impact of Vedic culture on Indian History?

       A) Progress of Philosophy

       B) Development of Culture

       C) Rig identification of caste system

       D) Perception of a new world

Answer:       Rig identification of caste system

46. Which one of the following is the distinctive feature between a  Nastika  and  Astika system in India?

       A) Belief in the existence of God

       B) Belief in the existence of heaven and hell

       C) Belief in the authority of the Vedas

       D) Belief in the doctrine of rebirth

Answer:       Belief in the existence of God

47. The word Gotra occurs for the first time in —

       A) Rigaveda

       B) Samaveda

       C) Yajurveda

       D) Atharvaveda

Answer:       Rigaveda

48. The great law giver of ancient times was —

       A) Manu

       B) Vatsyanaya

       C) Ashoka

       D) Aryabhatta

Answer:       Manu

49. The expounder of Yoga philosophy was —

       A) Patanjali

       B) Gautam

       C) Jamini

       D) Sankaracharya

Answer:       Patanjali

50. Upanishad are books on—

       A) Religion

       B) Yoga

       C) Law

       D) Philosophy

Answer:       Philosophy

51. The words Satyameva Jayate in the state Emblem of India have been adopted from which one of the following?

       A) Mundak Upanishad

       B) Brahma Upanishad

       C) Mudgala Upanishad

       D) Maitreyi Upanishad

Answer:       Mundak Upanishad

Panini, the first Grammarian of Sanskrit language in India, lived during the —

       A) 2nd Century BC

       B) 6th-5th Century BC        

       C) 2nd Century AD

       D) 6th-5th Century AD

Answer:       6th-5th Century BC

52. Nivi, Paridhan and Adhivasa were the—

       A) Different types of garments of the Aryan

       B) Government officials of the Aryan Kings

       C) Tribal people of Ancient Indians

       D) Musical instrument of ancient Indians

Answer:       Different types of garments of the Aryan

53. The Rigvedic God Varun was—

       A) Harbinger of Peace

       B) Destroyer of foes

       C) Guardian of the cosmic order

       D) God of prosperity

Answeer:     Guardian of the cosmic order

54. The God who is the most prominent in ‘Rigaveda’ is—

       A) Indra

       B) Agni

       C) Pasupati

       D) Vishnu

Answer:       Indra

55. Patanjali is well known for the compilation of—

       A) Yoga sutra

       B) Panchatantra

       C) Brahma Sutra

       D) Ayurveda

Answer:       Yoga Sutra

56. In which language was the ‘Shrimad Bhagavad Gita’ originally written?

       A) Sanskrit

       B) Pali

       C) Apabhramsa

       D) Prakrit

57. Purushasukta is founded in the —

       A) Bhagavad Gita

       B) Rigaveda

       C) Manusmriti

       D) Atharvaveda

Answer:       Rigaveda

57. The hymns of Rigaveda are the work of —

       A) One author

       B) Many author

       C) Four author

       D) Seven author

Answer:       Many Author

58. The government of India has decidec to declare which of the following rivers as “National River”?

       A) Ganga

       B) Yamuna

       C) Kaveri

       D) Brahmaputra

Answer:       Ganga

59. Sarga, Pratisavge, vansa, Manvantaraand and Vanshanucharit are the indicators of —

       A) Vedas

       B) Puranas

       C) Upanishad

       D) Sutras

Answer:       Puranas

60. In the early rigvedic period, what was the considered to be the most valuable property —

       A) Land

       B) Cow

       C) Woman

       D) Water

Answer:       Cow

61. Nyaya darshan was propagated by —

       A) Gautama

       B) Kapil

       C) Kanada

       D) Jaimini

Answer:       Gautama

62. ‘Ashtadhyayi’ was written by —

       A) Ved Vyas

       B) Panini

       C) Shukadeva

       D) Balmiki

Answer:       Panini

63. The earliest settlement of Aryan tribes were at —

       A) U.P

       B) Bengal

       C) Sapta Sindhu

       D) Delhi

Answer:       Sapta Sindhu

64. The religion of early Vedic Aryans was primarily of —

       A) Bhakti

       B) Image worship and Yajnas

       C) Image nature and Yajnas

       D) Image worship and Bhakti

Answer:       Image Nature and Yajnas

65. Which one of the following four Vedas contains an account of magical charms and spells?

       A) Rigaveda

       B) Samaveda

       C) Yajurveda

       D) Atharvaveda

Answer:       Atharvaveda

66. The “Manu Smriti” mainly deals with —

       A) Social order

       B) Laws

       C) Economics

       D) State-craft

Answer:       Laws

Purushmedha i.e. male sacrifice is reffered to in —

       A) Krishna Yajurveda

       B) Shukla Yajurveda

       C) Shatapatha Brahman

       D) Panchvisha Brahman

Answer:       Shatapatha Brahman

67. Who composed the ‘Gayatri Mantra’?

       A) Vishwamitra

       B) Vasishtha

       C) Indra

       D) Parikshit

Answer:       Vishwamitra

68. Author of the ‘Nayaya Sutra’ —

       A) Gautam

       B) Kanad    

       C) Kapil

       D) Badrayan

Answer:       Gautam

69. The word Aryan means —

       A) Of good family

       B) Cultivator

       C) Pastoral society

       D) Brahmachari

Answer:       Brahmachari

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