The Vedic Era and Mahajanapadas

The Vedic Era and Mahajanapadas
The Vedic Era and Mahajanapadas
1. The earliest evidence of the use of iron
in India has been discovered from
[UPPSC (Pre) 1998]
(a) Taxila (b) Atranjikhera
(c) Kaushambi (d) Hastinapur
2. In the ancient period chief-livelihood of
the Aryans was [UPPSC (Pre) 1993]
(a) Agriculture (b) Hunting
(c) Artcraft (d) Business
3. Nivi, Paridhan and Adhivasa were the
[CDS 2005]
(a) different types of garments of the
(b) government officials of the Aryan kings.
(c) tribal people of ancient Indians.
(d) musical instrument of ancient Indians.
4. Who was the first European to
designate Aryan as a race? [SSC 2006]
(a)William Jones
(b) HH Wilson
(c) Max Muller
(d) General Cunningham
5. Give the name of the tribe which is not
related to the ‘Panchajana’ of the
Rigveda Aryans. [UPPSC (Mains) 2009]
(a) Yadu (b) Puru
(c) Turvasa (d) Kikat
6. The term ‘Aryan’ denotes
(a) an ethnic group [IAS (Pre) 1999]
(b) a nomadic people
(c) a speech group
(d) a superior race
The Vedic Era and Mahajanapadas
7. Meaning of the term ‘Arya’ in classical
Sanskrit is [UP Lower (Pre) 1998]
(a) believer of the God
(b) a hereditary cast
(c) a believer in particular religion
(d) a Noble man
8. Which of the following inscriptions tells
about the Aryan’s movement of Aryan
from Iran to India?
[UPPSC (Mains) 2009]
(a) Mansehra (b) Shahbajgarhi
(c) Boghaz-Koi (d) Junagarh
9. Who among the following wrote on the
original homeland of the Aryans?
(a) Sankaracharya [UPPSC (Pre) 1996]
(b) Annie Besant
(c) Vivekanand
(d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
10. Which one among the following is not a
characteristic of Rigvedic Aryans?
[CDS 2011]
(a) They were acquainted with horses,
chariots and the use of bronze.
(b) They were acquainted with the use of
(c) They were acquainted with the cow,
which formed the most important
form of wealth.
(d) They were acquainted with the use of
copper and the modern ploughshare.
11. Which of the following Vedas is not a
part of Vedatrayi? [SSC 2017]
(a) Rigveda (b) Yajurveda
(c) Samaveda (d) Atharvaveda
12. ‘Trayi’ is a name for [UPPSC 2010]
(a) Three Vedas
(b) Dharma, Sangha and Buddha
(c) Three Gods in Hindu Pantheon
(d) Three seasons
13. In the Vedic period, the people called
Panis, were [HPSC 2012]
(a) those, who controlled trades
(b) cattle breeders
(c) cowheads
(d) ploughmen
The Vedic Era and Mahajanapadas
14. Which of the following rivers was
known as Purushni in the Vedic
Period? [SSC CGL 2019]
(a) Ravi (b) Sutlej
(c) Beas (d) Chenab
15. The Vedic river Kubha was located in
[UPPSC (Pre) 1999]
(a) Afghanistan
(b) Chinese Turkistan
(c) Kashmir
(d) Punjab
16. The river most mentioned in early
Vedic literature is [IAS (Pre) 1996]
(a) Sindhu (b) Sutudri
(c) Sarasvati (d) Ganga
17. Vedic river Askini is identified with
which one of the following rivers?
[UPPSC 2010]
(a) Beas (b) Ravi
(c) Chenab (d) Jhelum
18. Which one of the following rivers was
earlier known as ‘Vitasta’? [NDA 2019]
(a) Tista
(b) Jhelum
(c) Tungabhadra
(d) Bharatpuzha
19. Who among the following was a
Brahmavadini who composed some
hymns of the Vedas? [IAS (Pre) 1995]
(a) Lopamudra (b) Gargi
(c) Leelavati (d) Savitri
20. Which hymns of the Rigveda are
considered to contain the rudiments of
the Indian drama? [IAS (Pre) 2006]
(a) Vivaha-sukta
(b) Apri-sukta
(c) Samaveda-sukta
(d) Purusha-sukta
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