Vedic Culture : Ancient History Quiz

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

31.Which six mandalas of Rigveda are called ‘Vansh Mandala’ / ‘Gotra Mandal’?
A. 2nd Division to 7th Division
B. 1st Division to 6th Division
C. 3rd Division to 8th Division
D. 4th Division to 9th Division
Option “A” is correct.
32.Which Veda describes magical charms and spells?
A. Rigveda
B. Yajurveda
C. Samveda
D. Atharvaveda
Option “D” is correct.

The Atharvaveda is sometimes called the “Veda of magical formulas”,[1] an epithet declared to be incorrect by other scholars

33.The literal meaning of the word ‘Arya’ is ___________.
A. warrior
B. priest
C. learned
D. superior
Option “D” is correct.
34.How many mandalas are there in Rigveda?
A. 7
B. 8
C. 9
D. 10
Option “D” is correct.
  • The Rigveda is divided into 10 mandalas (books).
  • The first and tenth Mandalas are the youngest and the longest.
  • The Gayatri mantra is in Rig Veda is taken ffrom Mandala 3.
  • Mandala 9 is completely devoted to Soma.
  • The 10th mandala contains the Purusha Sukta which explains the 4 Varnas that were born from the Mouth, arms, thighs, and feet of the Brahma or Purusha.
  • Nasadiya Sukta which talks about the origin of the Universe is in the 10th Mandala
35.The Aryans probably came to India-
A. from Europe
B. from central asia
C. from east asia
D. from other regions
Option “B” is correct.
The Aryans came to India from Central Asia. By 1500 BCE the Aryans migrated into the Indian subcontinent. Coming from central Asia, this large group of nomadic cattle herders crossed the Hindu Kush Mountains and came in contact with the Indus Valley Civilization.
36.Which Veda is also partly composed in prose form?
A. Rigveda
B. The Yajurveda
C. Samveda
D. Atharvaveda
Option “B” is correct.
Adhyayas of Yajur Veda, made up partly of verses and partly of prose, contain a number of prayers and sacrificial formulae.
37.In which Veda is the mention of ‘Sabha and Samiti were two daughters of Prajapati’?
A. In the Rigveda
B. in Yajurveda
C. in Samaveda
D. in the Atharvaveda
Option “D” is correct.
  • They are a collection of prayers, poetry, hymns, and rituals.
  • There are fours Vedas which are Rigveda, the Samaveda, the Yajurveda, and the Atharvaveda.
  • The Vedic period was ruled by Aryans who started their reign in 1500 BC.
  • During the Vedic period, the assembly was known as the Sabha and the committee was known as Samiti.
  • The Sabha consisted of the village elders and the Samiti consisted of the members of the community.
  • The Atharvaveda called the Sabha and the Samiti as the two daughters of Prajapati.
38.Which was the oldest institution of the Rigvedic age?
A. Meeting
B. Committee
C. With
D. Council
Option “C” is correct.
39.Which is the most ancient of the Brahmin texts?
A. Aitareya Brahmin
B. Shatapath Brahmin
C. Gopath Brahman
D. Panchvish Brahmin
Option “B” is correct.
40.When did the ‘Gotra’ system come into vogue?
A. in the Rigvedic period
B. in the post-Vedic period
C. in the epic period
D. in the formative period
Option “B” is correct.