Indian History MCQ-17

The largest number of beads were discovered from

(A) Lothal
(B) Mohenjodaro
(C) Harappa
(D) Dholavira

The religion of early Vedic Aryans was primarily of

(A) bhakti
(B) image worship and yajnas
(C) worship of nature and yajnas
(D) worship of nature and bhakti

Which one among the following is not true with regard to Rigveda Samhita?

(A) There are about 300 non-Indo-European words in Rig Veda
(B) There is a reference to Dasarajna (battle of ten kings) in the Rigveda
(C) It is mentioned in the Rigveda that the Bharata Chief Sudas fought against a confederacy of ten tribes
(D) Purus sides with Bharata in the battle often kings

In the Vedic period, the people called Panis, were

(A) those, who controlled trades
(B) cattle breeders
(C) cowheads
(D) ploughmen

Rigveda consist of ritual hymns.

(A) 1028
(B) 1017
(C) 1128
(D) 1020

Which one of the following is a Vedangal

(A) Sruti
(B) smriti
(C) Nirukta
(D) Samhita

The term nishkas which meant an ornament in the Vedic Period was used in later times to denote a/an

(A) weapons
(B) agricultural implement
(C) script
(D) coin

Which of the following is not included in the Vedic literature?

(A) Shadvinsa
(B) Satapatha
(C) Aitareya
(D) Kausitaki

Which of the following statements regarding the later Vedic Age is not correct?

(A) It was a fully mone tised peasant society and a full fledged class based society
(B) Exchange of goods especially gifts and expensive rituals formed a part of later Vedic Society
(C) In the major part of later Vedic period ritualism and ritualistic class grew rapidly
(D) The tribal militia of the Rigvedic society was replaced by the peasants militian of later Vedic society

The term ‘Aryan’ denotes

(A) an ethnic group
(B) a nomadic people
(C) a speech group
(D) a superior race

Who favoured the Arctic Homes theory of the Aryans?

(A) Pargiter
(B) AC Das
(C) BG Tilak
(D) Jacobi

In which Upanishad is mentioned ‘Satyamev Jayate’?

(A) Chandogya Upanishad
(B) Prasana Upanishad
(C) Isa Upanishad
(D) Mundaka Upanishad

The word ‘Aryan’ is borrowed from ‘Arya’ in Sanskrit or Airyan in Zevel; which means

(A) of good family
(B) of white man
(C) of local origin
(D) of outside origin

Match the following
List I
1. Brahmin
2. Kshtriya
3. Vaishyas
List II
A. Pushan
B. Rudra, Maruts, Vasus
C. Indra, Varun, Soma,Yama
D. Agni and Brihaspati

(A) 4 3 2 1
(B) 1 2 3 4
(C) 3 4 2 1
(D) 4 2 1 3

The Nritti theme first of all appears in the

(A) Rigveda
(B) Upanishadas
(C) Satpathe Brahmana
(D) Jabal Upanishadas

How many times the term Jana occur in the Rigveda

(A) 100
(B) 260
(C) 275
(D) 300

Which of the following are correctly matched?
1. Prithvisthana — Agni, Soma, Prithvi, Brihaspati
2. Madhya Sthana — Indra, Rudra
3. Dyusthana — Varuna, Surya, Mitra, Pushan, Vishnu, Asvinis, Aditi, Savitri, Usha
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 and 2
(B) 2 and 3
(C) None of these
(D) All of these