Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 16

Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Gk General Knowledge Questions Online test Quiz  Set 16 IAS Prelims civil service exams,   for All competitive exams (UPSC, SSC ,SSC CGL)

Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 16 1

1 .The later Vedic Age means the age of the compilation of
A.  Samhitas
B.  Brahmanas
C.  Aranyakas
D.  All the above
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2 .The Vedic Aryans first settled in the region of
A.  Central India
B.  Gangetic Doab
C.  Saptasindhu
D.  Kashmir and Punjab
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3 .The Vedic religion along with its Later (Vedic) developments is actually known as
A.  Hinduism
B.  Brahmanism
C.  Bhagavatism
D.  Vedic Dharma
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4 .Which of the following Vedas deals with magic spells and witchcraft?
A.  Rigveda
B.  Samaveda
C.  Yajurveda
D.  Atharvaveda
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5 .The famous Gayatrimantra is addressed to
A.  Indra
B.  Varuna
C.  Pashupati
D.  Savita
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6 .Division of the Vedic society into four classes is clearly mentioned in the
A.  Yajurveda
B.  Purusa-sukta of Rigveda
C.  Upanishads
D.  Shatapatha Brahmana
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7 .The Harappan or Indus Valley Civilisation flourished during the ____ age.
A.  Megalithic
B.  Paleolithic
C.  Neolithic
D.  Chalcolithic
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8 .The first metal to be extensively used by the people in India was
A.  Bronze
B.  Copper
C.  Iron
D.  Tin
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9 .This Vedic God was 'a breaker of the forts' and also a 'war god'
A.  Indra
B.  Yama
C.  Marut
D.  Varuna
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10 .Two highest ,gods in the Vedic religion were
A.  Agni and Savitri
B.  Vishnu and Mitra
C.  Indra and Varuna
D.  Surya and Pushan
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11 .Of the following scholars who was the first to discover the traces of the Harappan Civilisation?
A.  Sir John Marshall
B.  RD Banerji
C.  A Cunningham
D.  Daya Ram Sahani
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12 .The town planning in the Harappan Civilisation was inspired by a regard for
A.  beauty and utility
B.  uniformity
C.  sanitation and public health
D.  demographic factor
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13 .The Indus or Harappan Civilisation is distinguished from the other contemporary civilisations by its
A.  town planning
B.  underground drainage system
C.  uniformity of weights and measures
D.  large agricultural surplus
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14 .The Harappan Civilisation achieved far greater advancement than Sumer, Elam etc. on account of its
A.  town planning
B.  metal working
C.  weights and measures
D.  seals and figures
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15 .Which of the following civilisations is net associated with the Harappan Civilisation?
A.  Mesopotamian
B.  Egyptian
C.  Sumerian
D.  Chinese
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16 .Most of the large Harappan towns had for fortifications which served the purpose of
A.  safety from robbers
B.  protection against cattle raiders
C.  protection against floods
D.  All the above
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17 .Cereal(s) grown by the people of the Harappan Civilisation was/were
A.  Wheat
B.  Rice
C.  Millet
D.  All the above
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18 .The date of the Harappan Civilisation (2300-1750 BC) has been fixed on the basis of
A.  Pottery design
B.  Stratification
C.  Aryan invasion
D.  Radio Carbon-14 dating
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19 .Which of the following metals was not known to the Indus valley people?
A.  gold
B.  silver
C.  copper
D.  iron
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20 .At which of the following Harappan sites has a supposed dockyard been found?
A.  Kalibangan
B.  Lothal
C.  Suktagendor
D.  Sotka Koli
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21 .The Harappan Civilisation declined as a result of
A.  Aryan invasion
B.  Decline in foreign trade
C.  Ecological factors
D.  Not definitely known factors
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22 .The most common animal figure found at all the Harappan sites is
A.  unihorn bull
B.  cow
C.  bull
D.  tiger
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23 .The economy of the Indus Valley people was based on?
A.  Agriculture
B.  Trade and Commerce
C.  Crafts
D.  All the above
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24 .Which of the following objects was not worshipped by the Indus valley people
A.  Mother Goddess
B.  Pashupati Shiva
C.  Trees such as Peepal and Acacia
D.  Trimurti
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25 .According to the most widely accepted view, the Aryans originally came from
A.  India
B.  Central Asia
C.  Central Europe
D.  Steppes of Russia
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