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    1. Which of the following Vedas deals with magic spells and witchcraft?
    (a) Rigveda
    (b) Samaveda
    (c) Yajurveda
    (d) Atharvaveda
    Ans: (d) Atharvaveda
    2. The later Vedic Age means the age of the compilation of
    (a) Samhitas
    (b) Brahmanas
    (c) Aranyakas
    (d) All the above
    Ans: (d) All the above
    3. The Vedic religion along with its Later (Vedic) developments is actually known as
    (a) Hinduism
    (b) Brahmanism
    (c) Bhagavatism
    (d) Vedic Dharma
    Ans: (b) Brahmanism
    4. The Vedic Aryans first settled in the region of
    (a) Central India
    (b) Gangetic Doab
    (c) Saptasindhu
    (d) Kashmir and Punjab
    Ans: (c) Saptasindhu
    5. Which of the following contains the famous Gayatrimantra?
    (a) Rigveda
    (b) Samaveda
    (c) Kathopanishad
    (d) Aitareya Brahmana
    Ans:(a) Rigveda
    6. The famous Gayatrimantra is addressed to
    (a) Indra
    (b) Varuna
    (c) Pashupati
    (d) Savita
    Ans:(d) Savita
    7. Two highest ,gods in the Vedic religion were
    (a) Agni and Savitri
    (b) Vishnu and Mitra
    (c) Indra and Varuna
    (d) Surya and Pushan
    Ans:(c) Indra and Varuna
    8. Division of the Vedic society into four classes is clearly mentioned in the
    (a) Yajurveda
    (b) Purusa-sukta of Rigveda
    (c) Upanishads
    (d) Shatapatha Brahmana
    Ans: (b) Purusa-sukta of Rigveda
    9. This Vedic God was ‘a breaker of the forts’ and also a ‘war god’
    (a) Indra
    (b) Yama
    (c) Marut
    (d) Varuna
    Ans:(a) Indra
    10. The Harappan or Indus Valley Civilisation flourished during the ____ age.
    (a) Megalithic
    (b) Paleolithic
    (c) Neolithic
    (d) Chalcolithic
    Ans: (d) Chalcolithic
    11. The first metal to be extensively used by the people in India was
    (a) Bronze
    (b) Copper
    (c) Iron
    (d) Tin
    Ans:(b) Copper
    12. Which of the following civilisations is net associated with the Harappan Civilisation?
    (a) Mesopotamian
    (b) Egyptian
    (c) Sumerian
    (d) Chinese
    Ans:(d) Chinese
    13. Of the following scholars who was the first to discover the traces of the Harappan
    (a) Sir John Marshall
    (b) RD Banerji
    (c) A Cunningham
    (d) Daya Ram Sahani
    Ans:(d) Daya Ram Sahani
    14. The Harappan Civilisation achieved far greater advancement than Sumer, Elam etc. on
    account of its
    (a) town planning
    (b) metal working
    (c) weights and measures
    (d) seals and figures
    Ans: (a) town planning
    15. The town planning in the Harappan Civilisation was inspired by a regard for
    (a) beauty and utility
    (b) uniformity
    (c) sanitation and public health
    (d) demographic factor
    Ans:(c) sanitation and public health
    16. The Indus or Harappan Civilisation is distinguished from the other contemporary
    civilisations by its
    (a) town planning
    (b) underground drainage system
    (c) uniformity of weights and measures
    (d) large agricultural surplus
    Ans: (b) underground drainage system
    17. Match the location of the following Harappan sites:
    List-1  List-2
    Sites) (States)
    A. Ropar (i) Uttar Pradesh
    B. Alamgirpur (ii) Punjab
    C. Kalibangan (iii) Gujarat
    D. Dholavira (iv) Rajasthan
    E. Banawali (v) Haryana
    A B C D E
    (a) ii i iv iii v
    (b) i ii iii iv v
    (c) ii i iii iv v
    (d) ii iii I v iv
    Ans: (a) ii i iv iii v
    18. The date of the Harappan Civilisation (2300-1750 BC) has been fixed on the basis of
    (a) Pottery design
    (b) Stratification
    (c) Aryan invasion
    (d) Radio Carbon-14 dating
    Ans: (d) Radio Carbon-14 dating
    19. Most of the large Harappan towns had for fortifications which served the purpose of
    (a) safety from robbers
    (b) protection against cattle raiders
    (c) protection against floods
    (d) All the above
    Ans:(d) All the above
    20. Cereal(s) grown by the people of the Harappan Civilisation was/were
    (a) Wheat
    (b) Rice
    (c) Millet
    (d) All the above
    Ans:(d) All the above
    21. The utensils of the Indus Valley people were mainly made of
    (a) clay
    (b) copper
    (c) bronze
    (d) brass
    Ans:(a) clay
    22. Which of the following metals was not known to the Indus valley people?
    (a) gold
    (b) silver
    (c) copper
    (d) iron
    Ans:(d) iron
    23. Which of the following objects was not worshipped by the Indus valley people
    (a) Mother Goddess
    (b) Pashupati Shiva
    (c) Trees such as Peepal and Acacia
    (d) Trimurti
    Ans: (d) Trimurti
    24. At which of the following Harappan sites has a supposed dockyard been found?
    (a) Kalibangan
    (b) Lothal
    (c) Suktagendor
    (d) Sotka Koli
    Ans: (b) Lothal
    25. The economy of the Indus Valley people was based on?
    (a) Agriculture
    (b) Trade and Commerce
    (c) Crafts
    (d) All the above
    Ans:(d) All the above
    26. The Harappan Civilisation declined as a result of
    (a) Aryan invasion
    (b) Decline in foreign trade
    (c) Ecological factors
    (d) Not definitely known factors
    Ans:(d) Not definitely known factors
    27. The most common animal figure found at all the Harappan sites is
    (a) unihorn bull
    (b) cow
    (c) bull
    (d) tiger
    Ans: (a) unihorn bull
    28. The term Aryan, Indo-Aryan or Indo-European denotes a _____concept?
    (a) Linguistic
    (b) Racial
    (c) Religious
    (d) Cultural
    Ans:(a) Linguistic
    29. According to the most widely accepted view, the Aryans originally came from
    (a) India
    (b) Central Asia
    (c) Central Europe
    (d) Steppes of Russia
    Ans:(b) Central Asia
    30. Which of the following Vedas was compiled first?
    (a) Rigveda
    (b) Samaveda
    (c) Yajurveda
    (d) Atharvaveda
    Ans:(a) Rigveda
    31. The Vedic economy was based on
    (a) trade and commerce
    (b) crafts and industries
    (c) agriculture and cattle rearing
    (d) all the above
    Ans:(c) agriculture and cattle rearing
    32. The normal form of government during the Vedic period was
    (a) democracy
    (b) republics
    (c) oligarchy
    (d) monarchy
    Ans: (d) monarchy
    33. Two popular Assemblies of the Vedic period were
    (a) Sabha and Mahasabha
    (b) Mahasabha and Ganasabha
    (c) Sabha and Samiti
    (d) Ur and Kula
    Ans:(c) Sabha and Samiti
    34. The Indo-Greek Kingdom set up in north Afghanistan in the beginning of the second
    century BC was
    (a) Scythia
    (b) Zedrasia
    (c) Bactria
    (d) Aria
    Ans: (a) Scythia
    35. The beat specimens of Mauryan art are represented by their
    (a) Stupas
    (b) Pillars
    (c) Chaityas
    (d) Caves
    Ans: (b) Pillars
    36. Which of the following does not represent an important source material for the
    Mauryan period?
    (a) Literary works
    (b) Foreign accounts
    (c) Numismatic evidence
    (d) Epigraphic sources
    Ans: (c) Numismatic evidence
    37. According to Strabo, the Tamil kingdom to first send emissaries to meet Augustin in
    Athens in 20 BC, was
    (a) Pallava
    (b) Chola
    (c) Pandya
    (d) Chera
    Ans: (c) Pandya
    38. Who among the following was the founder of the Nanda dynasty?
    (a) Mahapadma Nanda
    (b) Ashoka Nanda
    (c) Dhana Nanda
    (d) None of the above
    Ans: (a) Mahapadma Nanda
    39. The word ‘Veda’ has been derived from the root word ‘Vid’ which means
    (a) Divinity
    (b) Sacredness
    (c) Doctrine
    (d) Knowledge
    Ans:(d) Knowledge
    40. The Kushan rule was brought to an end by
    (a) The Nagas
    (b) The Britishers
    (c) Samudragupta
    (d) The Hindu Shahi Dynasty
    Ans: (d) The Hindu Shahi Dynasty
    41. Ashoka has been particularly Influenced by the Buddhist monk
    (a) Ambhi
    (b) Upagupta
    (c) Asvaghosha
    (d) Vasubandhu
    Ans: (b) Upagupta
    42. During Kanishka’s reign, the centre of political activity shifted from Magadha to
    (a) Delhi
    (b) Ayodhya
    (c) Kannauj
    (d) Purushapura (Peshawar)
    Ans: (d) Purushapura (Peshawar)
    43. Which of the following Sanskrit language?
    (a) Kushanas
    (b) Mauryas
    (c) Guptas
    (d) Indo-Greeks
    Ans: (c) Guptas
    44. Who had got the Konark Sun Temple constructed?
    (a) Kanishka
    (b) Ashoka
    (c) Narasimha Deva II
    (d) Rajendra Chola
    Ans: (c) Narasimha Deva II
    45. Which one of the following sculptures invariably used green schist as the medium?
    (a) Maurya sculptures
    (b) Mathura sculptures
    (c) Bharhut sculptures
    (d) Gandhara sculptures
    Ans:(c) Bharhut sculptures
    46. Who among the following is known for his work on medicine during the Gupta period?
    (a) Saumilla
    (b) Sudraka
    (c) Shaunaka
    (d) Susrutha
    Ans: (d) Susrutha
    47. In the context of ancient Indian society, which one of the following terms does not
    belong to the category of the other three?
    (a) Kula
    (b) Vamsa
    (c) Kosa
    (d) Gotra
    Ans:(c) Kosa
    48. Who wrote Mrichchhakatika (Clay Cart)?
    (a) Akbar
    (b) Kalidas
    (c) Sudraka
    (d) Dandin
    Ans:(c) Sudraka
    49. After the partition of India, the largest number of Harappan towns and settlements
    have been found In
    (a) Punjab
    (b) Haryana
    (c) Gujarat
    (d) Uttar Pradesh
    Ans:(c) Gujarat
    50. The Indus Valley civilisation can be said to belong to the
    (a) Paleolithic age
    (b) Primitive age
    (c) Neolithic age
    (d) Bronze age
    Ans:(d) Bronze age

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