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Multiple Choice Questions on Vedas

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MCQ on Vedic Civilisation

Question 1
The Vedic religion along with its Later (Vedic) developments is actually known as
A
Brahmanism
B
Vedic Dharma
C
Bhagavatism
D
Hinduism
Question 2
The normal form of government during the Vedic period was
A
oligarchy
B
republics
C
monarchy
D
democracy
Question 3
Two highest gods in the Vedic religion were
A
Vishnu and Mitra
B
Agni and Savitri
C
Surya and Pushan
D
Indra and Varuna
Question 4
The Vedic Aryans first settled in the region of
A
Saptasindhu
B
Gangetic Doab
C
Central India
D
Kashmir and Punjab
Question 5
The Atharva Veda does not discuss the ideal of

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Upasana
B
Karma
C
Jnana
D
Moksha
Question 6
Division of the Vedic society into four classes is clearly mentioned in the
A
Shatapatha Brahmana
B
Yajurveda
C
Purusa-sukta of Rigveda
D
Upanishads
Question 7
The word 'Veda' has been derived from the root word 'Vid' which means

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A
Divinity
B
Sacredness
C
Doctrine
D
Knowledge
Question 8
Which of the following Vedas is rendered musically?
A
Yajur Veda
B
Atharva Veda
C
Rig Veda
D
Sama Veda
Question 9
The most important craftsman in the Vedic period was the
A
barber
B
blacksmith
C
carpenter
D
goldsmith
Question 10
'Ayurveda' has its origin in
A
Atharva Veda
B
Sama Veda
C
Rig Veda
D
Yajur Veda
Question 11
The famous vedic saying "war begins in the minds of men" is contained in the
A
Mahabharata
B
Mundakopanishad
C
Rig Veda
D
Atharva Veda
Question 12
Which sage or scholar had recast the original single Veda into four distinct Vedas?
A
Vyasa
B
Patanjali
C
Kapila
D
Shankaracharya
Question 13
Which of the following is the oldest of the Vedas?

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A
Rig Veda
B
Yajur Veda
C
Sama Veda
D
Atharva Veda
Question 14
The famous Gayatrimantra is addressed to

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A
Savita
B
Varuna
C
Pashupati
D
Indra
Question 15
The Rig Veda consists of
A
1000 hymns
B
1028 hymns
C
2000 hymns
D
500 hymns
Question 16
In the Rigvedic period, after the king the next most Important functionary of the State was the

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Senani
B
Revenue collector
C
Magician-doctor
D
Purohita
Question 17
Which of the following Vedas was compiled first?

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A
Samaveda
B
Rigveda
C
Yajurveda
D
Atharvaveda
Question 18
The family of the Rig Vedic Aryans was
A
Patrilineal
B
Matriarchal
C
Matrilineal
D
Patriarchal
Question 19
Which of the following Vedas deals with magic spells and witchcraft?
A
Rigveda
B
Samaveda
C
Yajurveda
D
Atharvaveda
Question 20
The Vedic economy was based on
A
all the above
B
crafts and industries
C
trade and commerce
D
agriculture and cattle rearing
Question 21
That the Rig Vedic Aryana were a pastoral people is borne out by the fact that
A
Gifts made to priests were usually cows and not land
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
All of the above
Question 22
This Vedic God was 'a breaker of the forts' and also a 'war god'
A
Varuna
B
Indra
C
Marut
D
Yama
Question 23
The Vedic deity Indra was the god of
A
Rain and Thunder
B
Fire
C
Eternity
D
Wind
Question 24
A 'Sabha' in the Vedic period was a/an
A
Royal Court
B
National Assembly of all Citizens of the State
C
Mantri Parishad
D
Institution of professional men in villages
Question 25
Which of the following contains the famous Gayatrimantra?
A
Kathopanishad
B
Samaveda
C
Rigveda
D
Aitareya Brahmana
Question 26
The ritualistic precepts pertaining to the hymns of the Vedas are known as the
A
Samhitas
B
Aranyakas
C
Upanishads
D
Brahmanas
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