Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 85 of 130)

  1. Which one of the following sites contains the evidence of cemetery H culture?

    1. Chanhudaro

    2. harappa

    3. Hohenjodaro

    4. Kalibangan

  2. Which one of the following statements regarding Purushasukta is incorrect?

    1. it occurs in the seventh mandala of the Rigveda

    2. It mentions the Brahmana as emanating from the mouth of the Primeval Being.

    3. It shows the rise of hierarchy

    4. It accords religious sanction to the then emerging social structure.

  3. the Vaishya is characterized as a tributary to another (anyasya balikrita) and to be eaten or lived upon by another (anyyasyadya) in the

    1. Vajasaneyi Samhita

    2. Aitareya Brahmana Atharvaveda

    3. Atharvaveda

    4. Shatapatha Brahmana

  4. Which one of the following is NOT true of woman the Rigveda?

    1. They attended the proceedings of the Sabha

    2. They performed the sacrifice

    3. They took an active part in battles

    4. They were married before puberty

  5. Along with the ‘Late Harappan’ artefact, painted grey ware has been found at

    1. Ropar

    2. Bhagwanpura

    3. Bhanawali

    4. Daulatpur

  6. Caste is NOT Characterized by

    1. endogamy

    2. division of labour

    3. equity

    4. heredity

  7. The concept of Varnasamkara occurs first in the

    1. Brahamanas

    2. Upanishads

    3. dharmasutras

    4. Smritis

  8. The nirvasita (excluded) and aniravasita (not excluded) shudras have been referred to by

    1. Yaska in the Nirukta

    2. Panini in the Ashtadhyayio

    3. kautilya in the Arthashastra

    4. None of the above

  9. Math List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Kautilya

    2. Manu

    3. Yajnavalkya

    4. Narada

    1. The householder should not quarrel with a slave

    2. There are fifteen kinds of slave

    3. No Arya can be a slave

    4. Nobody can be enslaved without his consent

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
  10. Which one of the following combinations is true of the Rigvedic culture?

    1. nature worship, varnasystem, image worship

    2. Rural, pastoral, monarchical

    3. Barter system, sati system sacredness of cow

    4. matriarchy, monogamy, defensive weapons

  11. Which of the following characterized the Tamill society of Sangam Age?

    1. Complex caste system

    2. Prohibition of intermarriage between the kings and velalas

    3. Vegetarianism among the Brahmanes

    4. Gradual Aryanisation

    Selection the correct answer using the codes give below:

    1. 1 alone

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 4 alone

  12. What is the correct chronological order in which the following appeared in Tamil land?

    1. Damili Inscriptions

    2. Sangam Age

    3. Rock-cut Temples

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2, 3

    2. 2, 1, 3

    3. 3, 1, 2

    4. 3, 2, 1

  13. The first translator of Mahabharata into Tamil was

    1. Perundevanar

    2. Kamban

    3. Sundaramurthi

    4. Bharavi

  14. Who among the following was the earliest known Greek follower of Bhagwatism?

    1. Demetrius

    2. Antialkides

    3. Heliodorus

    4. Menander

  15. Which one of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched?

      • Udiyanjeral
      • Chera king
      • Nedumjeliyan
      • Pandya king
      • Senganan
      • Chola king
      • Pari
      • Pallava king