Important MCQs for History Competitive Exams Part 24

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Q. Where did agriculture begin first in the Indian subcontinent?

1. Harappa

2. Merger

3. Mohenjo-Daro

4. Amir

Answer: B

Q. The origins of Indian music could be traced to which of the following Vedic Semites?

1. Rig Veda

2. Same Veda

3. Your Veda

4. Atheroma Veda

Answer: B

Q. Which of the following does not come under ‘suit’ literature?

1. Brahmans

2. Vedanggas

3. Aranyakas

4. Upanishads

Answer: B

Q. Which of the following animals was probably not known to the Vedic people?

1. Elephant

2. Lion

3. Tiger

4. Hose

Answer: C

Q. Which ‘mandala’ or book of the Rig Veda Samiti mentions the Sutras for the first time?

1. First

2. Fifth

3. Tenth

4. Fifteenth

Answer: C

Q. Which of the following Vedic gods is said to have evolved from the Harappan cult of Pasu.pati Mahadeva?

1. Vrajpati

2. Radar

3. Vishnu

4. Pusan

Answer: B

Q. The belief in the passage of human soul from life to life is contained in which part of the Vedic literature?

1. Semites

2. Brahmans

3. Aranyakas

4. Upanishads

Answer: D

Q. Which of the following contains the famous Galati ‘mantra’ addressed to the solar deity Savior?

1. Chandogya Upanishad

2. Taittiriya Brahman

3. Rig Veda amrita

4. Your Veda Samiti

Answer: C

Q. Which one of the following mentions the word ‘gore’ for the first time?

1. Rig Veda

2. Your Veda

3. Same Veda

4. Atheroma Veda

Answer: D

Q. Which of the following works was the earliest to deal with the origin of kingship in the form of a legend?

1. Rig Veda

2. Aitareya Brahman

3. Chandogya Upanishad

4. Danu Veda

Answer: B

Q. Pick out the earliest tax from the following:

1. Braga or Spoils of war

2. Bali or voluntary offerings

3. Visit or forced labour

4. Kara or customary share of grain

Answer: A

Q. How many gods were worshipped by the Aryans in the early Vedic period?

1. 3 only

2. 12

3. 24

4. 33

Answer: D