Vedic Culture : Ancient History Quiz

Topic-Vedic Culture of Ancient History
Ancient History Quiz
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Vedic Culture of Ancient History

1.The famous Battle of Ten Kings – Dasharaj War – was fought on which coast?
A. Ganges
B. Brahmaputra
C. Kaveri
D. Purushni
Option “D” is correct.
This battle was fought on the river Parushni, and it gave victory to Sudas, king of Bharatas and established their rule in the upper Gangetic basin where they played an important role in later Vedic times.
2.What are the rates of land revenue in Dharmashastras?
A. 1/3
B. 1/4
C. 1/6
D. 1/8
Option “C” is correct.
3.The period from 800 BC to 600 BC is associated with which era?
A. Brahmin era
B. Formula era
C. Ramayana era
D. Mahabharata era
Option “A” is correct.
  • The caste system, which had been in place for a long time, remained the foundation of society. However, there were significant changes within the caste system.
  • As a result, the Brahmans’ position was significantly strengthened.
  • As we have seen, the ruler of Sind, who was a Brahman himself, as well as the rulers of Bengal and south India, invited Brahmans and provided them with large tracts of revenue-free land on which to settle.
  • These Brahmans not only expanded agriculture, but also served as local revenue officials, ministers, accountants, and other positions. Some of them were also involved in military affairs.
  • Another important aspect of their work was education and the creation of literary works.
  • The period’s smriti writers appear to reflect the growing importance of the Brahmans by exalting their position.
  • Some argue that after the ancient caste of Kshatriyas vanished and the Vaishyas became Shudras, the only dvija (twice born or privileged) section of society was the Brahman
4.In which period the concept of untouchability emerged clearly?
A. in the Rigvedic period
B. in the post-Vedic period
C. in the late Gupta period
D. in the age of theology
Option “D” is correct.
5.Bogazkoi located in Asia Minor is important because
A. In the inscriptions that have been found there, four Vedic deities – Indra, Varuna, Mitra, Nasatya – are mentioned.
B. It was an important trading center between Central Asia and Tibet.
C. The original text of the Vedas was composed here
D. None of these
Option “A” is correct.
6.In which book is the Gayatri Mantra (addressed to Goddess Savitri) found?
A. Rigveda
B. Yajurveda
C. Upanishads
D. Bhagwat Gita
Option “A” is correct.
Found in the Rigveda, Gayatri mantra is one of the most important and powerful Vedic mantras even today.
7.Justice was promoted
A. Charvak
B. Gautam 
C. Kapil
D. Jaimini
Option “D” is correct.
8.Known as ‘Nishka’ in ancient India
A. Gold Coins
B. Cows
C. copper coins
D. Silver coins
Option “A” is correct.
Nishka was the Gold coin of Mauryans. The official currency of Mauryans was Pan. Pan was made up of silver and equivalent to ¾ tola
9.Exponent of yoga philosophy__
A. Patanjali
B. Gautam
C. Gemini
D. Shankaracharya
Option “A” is correct.
Patanjali, a great sage, systematized and organized the study of the yogic teachings and the human internal states into 196 sutras.
10.Upanishads are books
A. on religion
B. on yoga
C. on method
D. on philosophy
Option “D” is correct.
The Upanishads are very comprehensive and extensively written. It thus can become hard to draw lines of what it really is about. But the central theme is always philosophical and hence, we can say they are books on philosophy.