General Knowledge – Section 1- History of India | Ancient History – Vedic Age | Part 1

1. Which one of the following is oldest Veda? [Uttarakhand PCS (Pre) 2010 UPPCS (Pre) 1995 Uttarakhand UDA/LDA (Pre) 2007]

(A) Yajurveda
(B) Rig Veda
(C) Samaveda
(D) Atharvaveda

2. ‘Trayi’ is a name for [UPPSC (GIC) 2010]
(A) Three Vedas
(B) Dharma, Sangha and Buddha
(C) Three Gods in Hindu Pantheon
(D) Three seasons

3. The term ‘Aryan’ denotes [IAS (Pre) 1999; UPPCS (Pre) 1999]

(A) An ethnic group
(B) A nomadic people
(C) A speech group
(D) A superior race

4. Meaning of the term ‘Arya’ in classical Sanskrit is [UP Lower Sub. (Pre) 1998]

(A) Believer of the God
(B) A hereditary cast
(C) A believer in particular religion
(D) A Noble man

5. In which Vedic text the term ‘Varna’ is found referred for the first time? [Uttarakhand PCS (Pre) 2012]

(A) Rig Veda
(B) Atharvaveda
(C) Samaveda
(D) Yajurveda

6. The ‘Purush Sukta’ related to Varna System is originally found in [Chhattisgarh PCS (Pre) 2014]
(A) Atharvaveda
(B) Samaveda
(C) Rig Veda
(D) Manusmriti

7. Which one of the following four Vedas contains an account of magical charmsandspells[Jharkhand PCS (Pre) 2011]

(A) Rig Veda
(B) Yajurveda
(C) Atharvaveda
(D) Samaveda

8. In Rig Veda there are ….. hymns. [Tamil Nadu PSC (Pre) 2017 Chhattisgarh PCS (Pre) 2011]

(A) 1028
(B) 1017
(C) 1128
(D) 1020

9. The Rig Veda is the [UPRO/ARO (Pre) 2016]

(A) Collection of hymns
(B) Collection of stories
(C) Collection of words
(D) Text of war

10. Which one of the following Brahmana texts belongs to the Rig Veda? [MPPCS (Pre) 2017]

(A) Aitareya Brahmana
(B) Gopatha Brahmana
(C) Shatapatha Brahmana
(D) Taittriya Brahmana

11. ‘Gopatha Brahmana’ is associated with [UPRO/ARO (Pre) 2014]

(A) Yajurveda
(B) Samveda
(C) Atharvaveda
(D) Rig Veda

12. Which Mandala of Rig Veda is completely dedicated to ‘Soma’? [42nd BPSC (Pre) 1997]

(A) Seventh Mandala
(B) Eighth Mandala
(C) Ninth Mandala
(D) Tenth Mandala

13. The ninth Mandala of the Rig Veda Samhita is devoted wholly to[40th BPSC (Pre) 1995]

(A) Indra and his elephant
(B) Urvashi and the Heaven
(C) Gods related to plants and drugs
(D) ‘Soma’ and the god who isnamed after the drink

14. Rights and Rituals related to Yajnasare mentioned in [RAS/RTS (Pre) 1999]

(A) Rig Veda
(B) Samaveda
(C) Brahmin Granthas
(D) Yajurveda

15. The compilation of which among the following is based upon the Rig Veda? [UPPCS (Pre) 1997]

A) Yajurveda
(B) Samaveda
(C) Atharvaveda
(D) None of these

16. The earliest evidence of the use of iron in India has been discovered from [UPPCS (Pre) 1998]

(A) Taxila
(B) Atranjikhera
(C) Kaushambi
(D) Hastinapur


Answer Sheet:

1. (B)
2. (A)
3. (D)
4. (D)
5. (A)
6. (C)
7. (C)
8. (A)
9. (A)
10. (A)
11. (C)
12. (C)
13. (D)
14. (D)
15. (B)
16. (B)

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