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Vedic Age Model Questions

1.   Nivi, Paridhan and Adhivasa were the
(a)    Different types of garments of the Aryans
(b)   Government of officials of the Aryan kings
(c)    Tribal people of ancient India
(d)   Musical instruments of ancient India

2.   What was the main reason for the evolution of kingship in Vedic society?
(a)    War spirits
(b)   Desire o conquer new land
(c)    Social security
(d)   None of the above

3.   Match the following 

List I
(ancient name of river )
List II
(modern Name of River)
        A.      Vitasta
         B.      Askini
        C.      Parushni
         D.      Vipas
        1.       Chenab
        2.       Beas
        3.       Jhelum
        4.       Ravi

                               Codes
                                     A    B    C    D
(a)    3     1    4     2
(b)   2     1    4    3
(c)    3     1    4    2
(d)   2     4    1    3

4.   Who among the following popularized the theory of Arctic Region as the original home of Aryans?
(A)   Macdonell
(B)   Max Muller
(C)   BG Tilak
(D)   Keith

5.   Match the following

List I
(school of Thought)
List II
(person)
      a.       Mimansa
      b.      Nyaya
      c.       Sankhya
      d.      Vaishesik
      1.       Aksapada
      2.       Isvarakrishna
      3.       Jaimini
      4.       Uluka kanadra

Codes
      A   B   C   D
(a)    3   1   2   4
(b)   2   4   3   1
(c)    3   4   2   1
(d)   2   1   3   4

Directions : (Q.nos . 6-8) in the questions given below are two statements labeled as Assertion (A) and Reason  (R) , in the context of the two statements, which one of the following is correct?
Codes
(a)    Both A and R are true and R is the correct Explanation of A
(b)   Both A  and R are true , but R is not the correct explanation of A
(c)    A is true, but R is false
(d)   A is false, but R is true

6.   Assertion (A) the bulk of Rigvedic hymns were composed on the banks of the Sapta Sindhu.
Reason (R) the Gangetic doab was an unfamiliar land to the composer of the hymns.

7.   Assertion (A) Most of the wars of the Rig Vedic Aryans were fought for the sake of cows.
Reason :( R) The cow was the most important form of wealth during Rig Vedic times.
8.   Assertion (A) the Sabha and Samlti, the two political bodies of the Rigvedic Aryans began to lose their strength during the time of the Mahajanpadas.
Reason (R) these tribal assemblies could not fit into the organizational frame work of the large territorial states.

9.   The “Dharma’ and ‘Rita’ depict a central idea of ancient Vedic civilization of India. In this context, consider the following statements.
1.       Dharma was a conception of obligations and of the discharge of one’s duties to oneself and to others.
2.       Rita was the fundamental moral law governing the functioning of the universe and all it contained
Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

(a)    Only 1
(b)   Only2
(c)    Both 1 and 2
(d)   Neither 1 nor 2

10.    consider the following statements regarding the Rig Veda
1.       It is the earliest among the Vedas.
2.       It is a contemporary composition
3.       Collection of hymns offered to various deities by various families of poets and sages.
4.       It is divided into 8 Mandalas.
Which of the statements given above is / are correct?
(a)    1,  2 and 3
(b)   Only 3
(c)    2 , 3 and 4
(d)   All of the above

Answer:

1.       A
2.       B
3.       C
4.       C
5.       A
6.       B
7.       A
8.       A
9.       C
10.   A

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