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MCQ on Vedic Civilisation

Question 1
The most important craftsman in the Vedic period was the
A
barber
B
blacksmith
C
goldsmith
D
carpenter
Question 2
The ritualistic precepts pertaining to the hymns of the Vedas are known as the
A
Samhitas
B
Aranyakas
C
Upanishads
D
Brahmanas
Question 3
The famous Gayatrimantra is addressed to

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A
Savita
B
Pashupati
C
Varuna
D
Indra
Question 4
A 'Sabha' in the Vedic period was a/an
A
Royal Court
B
Institution of professional men in villages
C
Mantri Parishad
D
National Assembly of all Citizens of the State
Question 5
In the Rigvedic period, after the king the next most Important functionary of the State was the

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A
Revenue collector
B
Magician-doctor
C
Senani
D
Purohita
Question 6
The Vedic Aryans first settled in the region of
A
Kashmir and Punjab
B
Saptasindhu
C
Gangetic Doab
D
Central India
Question 7
Which sage or scholar had recast the original single Veda into four distinct Vedas?
A
Shankaracharya
B
Vyasa
C
Patanjali
D
Kapila
Question 8
The normal form of government during the Vedic period was
A
democracy
B
monarchy
C
oligarchy
D
republics
Question 9
Which of the following is the oldest of the Vedas?

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A
Rig Veda
B
Sama Veda
C
Yajur Veda
D
Atharva Veda
Question 10
Which of the following contains the famous Gayatrimantra?
A
Kathopanishad
B
Rigveda
C
Samaveda
D
Aitareya Brahmana
Question 11
The Vedic deity Indra was the god of
A
Rain and Thunder
B
Fire
C
Wind
D
Eternity
Question 12
'Ayurveda' has its origin in
A
Atharva Veda
B
Yajur Veda
C
Rig Veda
D
Sama Veda
Question 13
Which of the following Vedas deals with magic spells and witchcraft?
A
Rigveda
B
Samaveda
C
Yajurveda
D
Atharvaveda
Question 14
Two highest gods in the Vedic religion were
A
Surya and Pushan
B
Indra and Varuna
C
Vishnu and Mitra
D
Agni and Savitri
Question 15
The family of the Rig Vedic Aryans was
A
Matriarchal
B
Matrilineal
C
Patrilineal
D
Patriarchal
Question 16
The Vedic religion along with its Later (Vedic) developments is actually known as
A
Bhagavatism
B
Brahmanism
C
Hinduism
D
Vedic Dharma
Question 17
Which of the following Vedas was compiled first?
A
Samaveda
B
Rigveda
C
Atharvaveda
D
Yajurveda
Question 18
This Vedic God was 'a breaker of the forts' and also a 'war god'
A
Varuna
B
Marut
C
Yama
D
Indra
Question 19
The Vedic economy was based on
A
all the above
B
crafts and industries
C
agriculture and cattle rearing
D
trade and commerce
Question 20
Which of the following Vedas is rendered musically?
A
Sama Veda
B
Yajur Veda
C
Rig Veda
D
Atharva Veda
Question 21
That the Rig Vedic Aryana were a pastoral people is borne out by the fact that
A
All of the above
B
Most of the wars were fought for the sake of cows
C
there are many references to the cow in the Rig Veda
D
Gifts made to priests were usually cows and not land
Question 22
The famous vedic saying "war begins in the minds of men" is contained in the
A
Mahabharata
B
Atharva Veda
C
Rig Veda
D
Mundakopanishad
Question 23
Division of the Vedic society into four classes is clearly mentioned in the
A
Upanishads
B
Purusa-sukta of Rigveda
C
Shatapatha Brahmana
D
Yajurveda
Question 24
The Rig Veda consists of
A
1028 hymns
B
2000 hymns
C
1000 hymns
D
500 hymns
Question 25
The word 'Veda' has been derived from the root word 'Vid' which means
A
Knowledge
B
Divinity
C
Doctrine
D
Sacredness
Question 26
The Atharva Veda does not discuss the ideal of
A
Karma
B
Upasana
C
Jnana
D
Moksha
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