Indian History Questions for Competitive Exams

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Q :  

Four Ashrams are related to which of the following?

(A) From the stages of life

(B) From the religious and worshipable place of Arya Samaj.

(C) From the residence of kings and saints

(D) By caste


Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

There are following four ashrams:

• Brahmacharya – student

• Grihastha – household household

• Vanaprastha – Forest traveler/forest dweller

• Sanyas – renunciation


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 :  

The main feature of Vedic religion was the worship of which of the following?

(A) Mother Goddess

(B) Pashupati

(C) Trimurti

(D) Nature


Correct Answer : D
Explanation :

In the Vedic period, various principles of nature were worshiped as deities. Prominent among these deities were Sun, Fire, Air, Rain, Earth, Water etc. Various Vaishvinas of nature were worshiped as deities.


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 is the total number of Puranas?

(A) 21

(B) 18

(C) 20

(D) 11


Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

In eighteen Puranas, the stories of sin and virtue, religion and unrighteousness, karma and non-karma have been told considering different Gods and Goddesses as the center. In some Puranas, details of creation from beginning to end have been given.


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 :  

Who was the most important deity among the gods mentioned in Rigveda?

(A) Indra

(B) Sun

(C) Brahma

(D) Vishnu


Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

There are 33 gods and goddesses mentioned in the Rigveda. Goddesses like Surya, Usha and Aditi have been described in this Veda. In this, Agni has been called Aashirsha, Apad, Ghritmukh, Ghrit Page, Ghrit-Lom, Archilom and Vabhralom. In this, Indra is considered to be the universally accepted and most powerful god.


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 :  

Who is the main Divinity of Rigveda?

(A) power

(B) Varun

(C) Marut

(D) fire


Correct Answer : D
Explanation :

The main deity of Rigveda was Indra.


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'.


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