Ancient History GK Quiz with Answers

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Welcome to our blog Ancient History GK Quiz with Answers! Explore the depths of antiquity and put your understanding of historical events, cultures, and civilizations to the test. This Ancient History GK Quiz with Answers quiz about ancient history, which covers the period from the rise of early civilizations to the fall of powerful empires, is meant to test your knowledge of this fascinating subject.

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This Ancient History GK Quiz with Answers is a fascinating and educational trip through time, perfect for history buffs, eager learners, and generally curious people. Every question has been thoughtfully constructed to address important facets of ancient history, ranging from the accomplishments of Mesopotamia and Egypt to the rise and fall of ancient Greece and Rome. Now, let's begin our voyage through the ages by grabbing a pen and paper or getting ready to type down your answers. Take our Ancient History GK Quiz with Answers to see how well you know the subject and to test your knowledge!

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Ancient History GK Quiz with Answers

Q :  

The meaning of the word 'Nishka' was jewellery in the Vedic period, the meaning of which was used later, in the following form?

(A) Agricultural equipment

(B) Script

(C) Coin

(D) Shastra

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

According to Rigveda, 'Nishka' is a neck ornament. Later, 'Nishka' was used to represent gold coins.

Q :  

Vedic god Indra was God?

(A) eternity

(B) Varsha and Braj

(C) Agin's

(D) wind

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

Indra was a major deity in the Vedic era of Hinduism. In the Vedic period, Indra is described as superior to any other god in Rigveda 6.30.4. Sayana, in his commentary on Rigveda 6.47.18, has described Indra as taking many forms, making Agni, Vishnu and Rudra his illusory forms.

Q :  

From what are the words 'Satyamev Jayate' inscribed on the base strip of the emblem of India taken?

(A) Ramayana

(B) Mundakopanishad

(C) Rigveda

(D) Shatpath Brahmin

Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

At the right and left ends are the edges of other chakras. Padma of base has been left out. Below the plaque, the sutra of Mundakopanishad 'Satyameva Jayate' is inscribed in Devanagari script, which means - 'Only truth triumphs'.

Q :  

Write where is the first mention of Gayatri Mantra found.

(A) Atharvaveda

(B) Upanishad

(C) Puranas

(D) Rigveda

Correct Answer : D
Explanation :

This mantra is first quoted in Rigveda.

Q :  

What was the main occupation of the Aryans before the Rigvedic period?

(A) Farming

(B) Animal husbandry

(C) Business

(D) Craftsmanship

Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

In ancient Indian history, it is believed that the Aryans came riding on horses. Hence their main occupation is animal husbandry. Full Answer: The Vedic period is the last period in the history of India between the Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age when the Vedas were composed on the northern, urban edge of the Indian subcontinent.

Q :  

Which of the following Vedas is the oldest?

(A) Yajurveda

(B) Rigveda

(C) Upanishad

(D) Samaveda Atharvaveda

Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

Rigveda is considered to be the oldest among the four Vedas.

Q :  

Which most sacred river was mentioned in Rigveda?

(A) Ganga

(B) Indus

(C) Saraswati

(D) Yamuna

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

Saraswati had great glory in the Vedic period and was considered the 'most sacred' river, because by living near its banks and drinking the water of this river, the sages composed the Vedas and expanded the Vedic knowledge.

Q :  

Which metal was first used by the people of the Vedic era?

(A) Iron

(B) Gold

(C) Copper

(D) Silver

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

Copper metal was first used by the Vedic people.

Q :  

Who is called the author of ancient Hindu law?

(A) Panini

(B) Valmiki

(C) Manu

(D) Vashishtha

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

Importance of Vedas: Parashar, Katyayana, Yajnavalkya, Vyas, Panini etc. are called Veda experts of ancient times.

Q :  

In the Vedic era?

(A) Polygamy was unknown

(B) Child marriage was prominent

(C) Widow could remarry

(D) Anulom marriage was accepted

Correct Answer : D
Explanation :

Marriage in same varna with Vedic rituals. The girl's father used to donate his daughter to a priest or a Pandit. In Arsh marriage, Kanyadaan is done by taking a pair of cows from the groom's side. Marriage done without dowry.

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