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History Questions

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 :  

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 :  

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 :  

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 :  

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 :  

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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