Vedic Culture (1500 BC-600BC)
1.Who was the first European to designate Aryan as a race ?
(a) William Jones (b) H.H.Wilson (c) Max Muller tot griy (d) General Cunningham
2.The staple food of the Vedic Aryan was
(a) barley and rice (b) milk and its products (c) rice and pulses (d) vegetables and fruits
3.The battle of Mahabharata is believed to have been foughts at Kurukshetra for
(a) 14 days (b) 16 days (c) 18 days (d) 20 days
4.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) Brahmacharya-Vanaprastha-Sanyasa-Grihastha (d) Grihastha-Sanyasa-Vanaprastha-Brahmacharya
5.Who among the following wrote Sanskrit Grammar ?
(a) Kalidasa (b) Charaka (c) Panini (d) Aryabhatt
6.Which river has no mention in Rigaveda ?
(a) Sindhu (b) Saraswati(c) Yamuna (d) Periyar
7.Which of the following is the major impact of Vedic Culture on Indian History ?
(a) Progress of philosophy (b) Development of culture (c) Rigidification of caste system (d) Perception of a new world insa ST
8.In which language was the ‘Shrimad Bhagavad Gita’ originally written?
(a) Sanskrit – (b) Apabhramsa (c) Prakrit (d) Pali
9.Purushasukta is founded in the —
(a) Bhagavad Gita (b) Rigaveda (c) Manusmriti (d) Atharvaveda Sinbera
10.The hymns of ‘Rigaveda’ are the work of SA
(a) one author (b) four author (c) seven author ola (d) many author
11.The Government of India has decided to declare which of the following rivers as ‘National River’?
(a) Ganga (b) Yamuma (c) Kaveri (d) Brahmaputra (e) None of these
12.Patanjali is well-known for the compilation of
(a) Yoga Sutra (b) Panchatantra (c) Brahma Sutra (d) Ayurveda
13.The God who is the most prominent in ‘Rigaveda’ is—
(a) Indra (b) Agni (c) Pasupati (d) Vishnu
14.The Rigvedic God Varuna was
(a) Harbinger of peace (b) Destroyer of foes (c) Guardian of the cosmic order (d) God of prosperity
15.Nivi, Paridhan and Adhivasa were the
(a) Different types of garments of the Aryans (b) Government officials of the Aryan Kings (c) Tribal people of Ancient Indians (d) Musical instrument of Ancient Indians
16.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) 5th-6th Century AD
17.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 br (c) Mudgala Upanishad (d) Maitreyi Upnishad
18.Upanishad are books onno
(a) Religion (b) Yogas (c) Law (d) Philosophy
19.The expounder of Yoga philosophy was—
(a) Patanjali (b) Gautam (c) Jaimini (d) Sankaracharya
20.The great law giver of ancient times was- bu
(a) Manu (b) Vatsyayana (c) Ashokabah (d) Aryabhatta
21.The word Gotra occurs for the first time in- M 6 )
(a) Rigaveda (b) Samaveda (c) Yajurveda isitos (d) Atharvaveda oto
22.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 authenticity of the Vedas do (d) Belief in the doctrine of rebirth
23.Nyaya Darshan was propagated by
(a) Gautama (b) Kapil (c) Kanada (d) Jaimini
24.Ashtadhyayi’ was written by
(a) Ved Vyas (b) Panini (c) Shukadeva (d) Balmiki
25.The literal meaning of the word Arya is bass o
(a) Superior (b) Learned (c) Priest (d) Warrior
26.The ‘Manu Smriti’ mainly deals with— osaa
(a) Social orderd (b) Laws and 29 (c) Economics (b) e (d) State-craft
27.Purushmedha i.e. Male sacrifice is referred to in
(a) Krishna Yajurveda (b) Shukla Yajurveda (c) Shatapatha Brahman (d) Panchvisha Brahman
28.Who composed the Gayatri Mantra ?
(a) Vishwamitra (b) Vasishtha Sm (c) Indra eroth (d) Parikshit [Utt. PCS 2008]
29.Author of ‘Nayaya Sutra’ was
(a) Gautam (b) Kanad (c) Kapil (d) Badrayan
30.The word Aryan means
(a) Of good family (b) Cultivator (c) Pastoral society (d) Brahmachari
31.Which one of the following four Vedas contains an account of magical charms and spells?
(a)Rigaveda (b) Samaveda (c) Yajurveda (d) Atharvaveda
32.The religion of early Vedic Aryans was primarily of
(a) Bhakti (b) image worship and Yajnas TOT (c) worship of nature and Yajnas (d) worship of nature and Bhakti
33.The Earliest Settlement of Aryan tribes were at
(a) Uttar Pradesh(b) Bengal (c) Sapta Sindhu (d) Delhi
34.In the early Rigvedic period, what was considered to be the most valuable property ?
(a) Land S V (b) Cow (c) Woman (d) Water
35.Sarga, Pratisarga, Vansa, Manvantara and Vanshanucharit are the indicators of—-
(a) Vedas (b) Puranas (c) Upnishads (d) Sutras
36.Which one of the following rivers was earlier known as Vitasta’?
(a).Tista (b).Jhelurn( c). Tungabhdra (D) Bharatpuzha
37.The Rigvedic Pani’ belong to which class of citizens ? (c) Upnishads (d) Sutras
(a) Priests (b) Ironsmiths c) Goldsmiths (d) Traders
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