Ancient History MCQ (Pages :17)

  • 1 Which of the following Vedas deals with magic spells and witchcraft?

    (A) Rigveda
    (B) Samaveda
    (C) Yajurveda
    (D) Atharvaveda
  • 2 The later Vedic Age means the age of the compilation of?

    (A) Samhitas
    (B) Brahmanas
    (C) Aranyakas
    (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
  • 4 The Vedic Aryans first settled in the region of?

    (A) Central India
    (B) Gangetic Doab
    (C) Saptasindhu
    (D) Kashmir and Punjab
  • 5 Which of the following contains the famous Gayatrimantra?

    (A) Rigveda
    (B) Samaveda
    (C) Kathopanishad
    (D) Aitareya Brahmana
  • 6 The famous Gayatrimantra is addressed to?

    (A) Indra
    (B) Varuna
    (C) Pashupati
    (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
  • 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
  • 9 This Vedic God was 'a breaker of the forts' and also a 'war god'?

    (A) Indra
    (B) Yama
    (C) Marut
    (D) Varuna
  • 10 The Harappan or Indus Valley Civilisation flourished during the ____ age?

    (A) Megalithic
    (B) Paleolithic
    (C) Neolithic
    (D) Chalcolithic
  • 11 The first metal to be extensively used by the people in India was?

    (A) Bronze
    (B) Copper
    (C) Iron
    (D) Tin
  • 12 Which of the following civilisations is net associated with the Harappan Civilisation?

    (A) Mesopotamian
    (B) Egyptian
    (C) Sumerian
    (D) Chinese
  • 13 Of the following scholars who was the first to discover the traces of the Harappan Civilisation?

    (A) Sir John Marshall
    (B) RD Banerji
    (C) A Cunningham
    (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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 17 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
  • 18 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
  • 19 Cereal (s) grown by the people of the Harappan Civilisation was/were?

    (A) Wheat
    (B) Rice
    (C) Millet
    (D) All the above
  • 20 The utensils of the Indus Valley people were mainly made of?

    (A) clay
    (B) copper
    (C) bronze
    (D) brass
  • 21 Which of the following metals was not known to the Indus valley people?

    (A) gold
    (B) silver
    (C) copper
    (D) iron
  • 22 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
  • 23 At which of the following Harappan sites has a supposed dockyard been found?

    (A) Kalibangan
    (B) Lothal
    (C) Suktagendor
    (D) Sotka Koli
  • 24 The economy of the Indus Valley people was based on?

    (A) Agriculture
    (B) Trade and Commerce
    (C) Crafts
    (D) All the above
  • 25 The Harappan Civilisation declined as a result of?

    (A) Aryan invasion
    (B) Decline in foreign trade
    (C) Ecological factors
    (D) Not definitely known factors
  • 26 The most common animal figure found at all the Harappan sites is?

    (A) unihorn bull
    (B) cow
    (C) bull
    (D) tiger
  • 27 The term Aryan, Indo-Aryan or Indo-European denotes a _____concept?

    (A) Linguistic
    (B) Racial
    (C) Religious
    (D) Cultural
  • 28 According to the most widely accepted view, the Aryans originally came from?

    (A) India
    (B) Central Asia
    (C) Central Europe
    (D) Steppes of Russia
  • 29 Which of the following Vedas was compiled first?

    (A) Rigveda
    (B) Samaveda
    (C) Yajurveda
    (D) Atharvaveda
  • 30 The Vedic economy was based on?

    (A) trade and commerce
    (B) crafts and industries
    (C) agriculture and cattle rearing
    (D) all the above

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