Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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Q 1:Many historians have given various theories regarding the original place of the Aryans.However, the Central Asian theory, given by ............., is the most accepted one. It states that the Aryans were semi-nomadic pastoral people and originated from area around the Caspian Sea in Central Asia.
John Biddulph
Max Muller
Stanley Wolpert



Q 2:The holy book of Iran '..............' indicates entry of Aryans to India via Iran.

Mormon
Zend Avesta
Torah




Q 3:The Aryans entered India probably through the Khyber Pass (in Hindukush Mountains) around .............
2500 BC
500 BC
1500 BC




Q 4:Many clans (Vish) formed a tribe. The basic social unit was the Kula or the family and ................ was the head of the family.
Patria Potesta
Kulapa
Banpo




Q 5:In Vedic India the king was assisted by a number of officers of which purohita was the most important. Next important functionary was the Senani (leader of the army), although there was no regular or standing army. The military technique of the early Aryans was much advanced. The Aryans succeeded everywhere because they possessed chariots driven by .............?
camels
horses
mulls




Q 6:Villages were headed by Gramini who used to represent village in sabha and samiti. Later, Gramini was handed over the charge of Vrajapati also (an officer who enjoyed authority over the ................).
trade
market
pasture ground




Q 7:The word '..........' came to refer to any person who was respected.
Varna
Arya
Shudra




Q 8:Match the following--
Modern Names Rigvedic Names
1]Indus a]Asikni
2]Jhelum b]Sindhu
3]Chenab c]Vitasta

1-a,2-b,3-c
1-b,2-c,3-a
1-c,2-b,3-a




Q 9:Click wrong pair.
Ghaggar-- Drisshadvati
Gomati-- Gumal
Beas-- Vipasa




Q 10:Click wrong option.
Physicians were there called 'Bhishakas'.
The staple crop was wheat.
Gavyuti was used as a measure of distance and Godhuli as a measure of time.



Q 11:Click the wrong option regarding Early Vedic Age.
The most important divinity was Varuna.
Didn't believe in erecting temples or idol worship. Worshipped in open air through yajnas.
Soma was considered to be the god of plants. Maruts personified the storms. Some female deities are also mentioned, like Aditi and Usha, who represented the appearance of dawn.



Q 12:............was considered as an intermediary between gods and men.

Soma
Agni
Pashupati




Q 13:Which one of the following Vedas contains an account of magical charms and spells?
Samveda
Rigveda
Atharvaveda




Q 14:.............is a group of poems that were first sung and recited for hundreds of years and then written down in Sanskrit about 1000 BC. It is one of the most sacred texts of Hinduism.
Rigveda
Samaveda
Atharvaveda




Q 15:The Rig Veda tells the story of............, the first god who created the world.
Pashupati
Prajapati
Vrjapati




Q 16:Gayatri Mantra is found in?
Atharvaveda
Samveda
Rigveda




Q 17:Click the wrong option.
Pratiloma marriage was the marriage of a higher varno man with a lower varna woman.
Brahma : Marriage of a duly dowered girl to a man of the same class.
Arsa : Marriage in which a token bride-price of a cow and a bull was paid to the daughter's father.




Q 18:A sacrifice ceremony which conferred supreme power on the king is termed as?
Vajapeya
Rajasuya
Aswamedha




Q 19:The first three vedas are collectively known as 'Trayi' or 'trio'. Each Veda is further divided into ...............
Granthas
Shrutis
Samhitas




Q 20:It is a collection of melodies.It has 1603 verses but except 99 all the rest have been borrowed from Rig Veda.Contains 'Dhrupada Raga'.Name it?
Samveda
Yajurveda
Atharvaveda


Q 21:...............deals with the procedure for the performance of sacrifices.
Yajurveda
Samveda
Atharvaveda



Q 22:Regarding Brahmanas.Click wrong option.

Rigveda : Kaushetki and Aitreya.
Samveda : Gopath
Yajurveda : Taitriya & Shatpatha.




Q 23:...................form a bridge between 'Way of work' (Karma Marg) which was the sole concern of the Upanishads and the 'Way of knowledge' (Gyan Marg) which the Brahmanas advocated.
Puranas
Manusmriti
Aranyakas




Q 24:......................was called Vedanta (the end of the vedas) firstly because they denote the last phase of the Vedic Period and secondly, because they reveal the final aim of the vedas.
Upanishads
Aranyakas
Puranas

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