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1 .The home of Gargi, Maitrey and Kapila was at
A.  Vidisha
B.  Ujjain
C.  Pataliputra
D.  Mithila
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2 .Which of the following Vedas provides information about the civilization of the Early Vedic Age?
A.  Rig-veda
B.  Yajur-veda
C.  Atharva-veda
D.  Sama-veda
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3 .The most important text of vedic mathematics is:
A.  Satapatha Brahman
B.  Atharva Veda
C.  Sulva Sutras
D.  Chhandogya Upanishad
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4 .Which of the following Craftsmanship was not practised by the Aryans?
A.  Pottery
B.  Jewellery
C.  Carpentry
D.  Blacksmith
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5 .The words 'Satyameva Jayate' in the State Emblem of India were taken from-
A.  Upanishads
B.  Sama Veda
C.  Rig Veda
D.  Ramayana
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6 .Who is hailed as the 'God of Medicine' by the practitioners of Ayurveda?
A.  Susruta
B.  Chyavana
C.  Dhanwantari
D.  Charaka
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7 .The word 'Veda' means-
A.  Knowledge
B.  Wisdom
C.  Skill
D.  Power
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8 .Which metal was first used by the Vedic people?
A.  Silver
B.  Gold
C.  Iron
D.  Copper
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9 .The caste system of India was created for:
A.  Immobility of labour
B.  Recognization of the dignity of labour
C.  Economic uplift
D.  Occupational division of labour
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10 .The origins of Indian music could be traced to
A.  Rigvedic Samhita
B.  Yajurvedic Samhita
C.  Samavedic Samhita
D.  Atharvavedic Samhita
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11 .The crop which was not known to Vedic people is
A.  Barley
B.  Wheat
C.  Rice
D.  Tobacco
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12 .The staple food of the Vedic Aryans was
A.  Barley and rice
B.  Milk and its products
C.  Rice and pulses
D.  Vegetables and fruits
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13 .The tax which the kings used to collect from the people in the Vedic period was called -
A.  Bali
B.  Vidatha
C.  Varman
D.  Kara
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14 .Which one of the following stages of the life of man in Aryan Society, in ascending order of age, is correct?
A.  Brahmacharya – Grihashta–Vanaprastha – Sanyasa
B.  Grihastha–Brahmacharya–Vanaprashta– Sanyasa
C.  Brahmacharya–Vanprastha–Sanyasa– Grihastha
D.  G r i h a s t h a – S a n y a s a – V a n a p r a s t h a – Brahmacharya
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15 .The Rig-Vedic Aryans were a pastoral people is born out by the fact that-
A.  There are many references to the cow in the Rig-Veda
B.  Most of the wars were fought for the sake of cows.
C.  Gifts made to priests were usually cows
D.  All of the above
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16 .The Aryans succeeded in their conflicts with the pre-Aryans because
A.  They used elephants on a large scale
B.  They were taller and stronger
C.  They were from an advanced urban culture
D.  They used chariots driven by horses
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17 .Who among the following was the pioneer of Yoga?
A.  Patanjali
B.  Banabhatta
C.  Atreya
D.  Vrudukanta
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18 .Who among the following was not a physician?
A.  Sushruta
B.  Charaka
C.  Charvaka
D.  Dhanvantari
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19 .The first grammarian of the Sanskrit language was
A.  Kalhana
B.  Maitreyi
C.  Kalidasa
D.  Panini
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20 .Which one of the following Vedas contains sacrificial formulae?
A.  Sama Veda
B.  Rig Veda
C.  Yajur Veda
D.  Atharva Veda
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21 .Subject matter which Manu Smriti deals with is related to :
A.  Economics
B.  Politics
C.  Law
D.  Arts
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22 .Name the temple in Combodia where scenes from Ramayana and Mahabharatha are depicted-
A.  Borobudur
B.  Kailashnath
C.  Angkor Wat
D.  Brihadeshwara
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23 .The term 'Upanishad' Literally implies-
A.  Knowledge
B.  Wisdom
C.  Sitting near
D.  Recitation
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24 .The Sage who is said to have Aryanised South India, was-
A.  Yagnavalkya
B.  Vashistha
C.  Agastya
D.  Vishwamitra
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25 .The origin of Indian music can be traced to which of the following Vedic Samhitas?
A.  Rigveda
B.  Samaveda
C.  Yajurveda
D.  Atharvaveda
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26 .The Earliest Settlements of Aryan tribes were at
A.  Uttar Pradesh
B.  Bengal
C.  Sapta Sindhu
D.  Delhi
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27 .Who compiled the tales of 'The Panchatantra'?
A.  Valmiki
B.  Veda Vyasa
C.  Vishnu Sharma
D.  Tulsidas
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28 .The first to invade India were the-
A.  Aryans
B.  Greeks
C.  Persians
D.  Arabs
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29 .Find the odd one:
A.  Samveda
B.  Yajurveda
C.  Vishnu Purana
D.  Rigveda
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30 .The Veda which deals with the rituals is known as-
A.  Rigveda
B.  Yajurveda
C.  Samaveda
D.  Atharvaveda
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31 .From where the famous 'Gayatri Mantra' has been taken?
A.  Yajurveda
B.  Atharva Veda
C.  Rig Veda
D.  Sama Veda
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32 .Recognize the medicinal trio of ancient India from the following options-
A.  Charaka, Sushruta, and Bharata
B.  Charak, Sushruta and Patanjali
C.  Charak, Sushruta, and Banabhatta
D.  Charak, Vatsyayana, and Banabhatta
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33 .The Upanishads are the _______.
A.  Great Epics
B.  Story Books
C.  Source of Hindu Philosophy
D.  Law Books
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34 .Who was the eldest brother among the Pandavas?
A.  Yudhishthira
B.  Bhima
C.  Sahadeva
D.  Nakula
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