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)

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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