vedic period Practice Questions Answers Test with Solutions

Question : 1

Which part of Rigveda gives an account of the origin of the Universe?

a) Ninth Mandala

b) Tenth Mandala

c) Fourth Mandala

d) Second Mandala

Answer: (b)

In the tenth book (Tenth Mandala) of Rigveda, 129th hymn (Suktam) deals with the origin of the universe and creation.

Question : 2

The Gayatri Mantra is dedicated to :

a) Gayatri

b) Savitri

c) Aditi

d) Indra

Answer: (b)

The Gayatri Mantra is a highly revered mantra, based on a Vedic Sanskrit verse from a hymn of the Rigveda. The Gayatri mantra is dedicated to Savitr, is hence called Savitri. It is considered to be among the holiest mantras of Hinduism.

Question : 3

Match the following:

1. Nishka (i) Later Vedic coin
2. Ushas (ii) Rig Vedic coin
3. Apala (iii) Goddess
4. Krishnala (iv) Woman poet
Choose the correct code:

a) 1-ii 2-iii, 3- iv, 4- i

b) 1-i, 2-ii, 3-iii, 4-iv

c) 1-iii, 2-ii, 3-i, 4- iv

d) 1- ii, 2-iii, 3-i, 4-iv

Answer: (c)

Besides nishka of the Rig Vedic period, gold and silver coins like satamana and krishnala were used as media of exchange during the Later Vedic Period. During the Rigvedic Period, Women were given equal opportunities as men for their spiritual and intellectual development.

There were women poets like Apala, Viswavara, Ghosa and Lopamudra during the Rig Vedic period. Women could even attend the popular assemblies. There was no child marriage and the practice of Sati was absent.

Question : 4

The game of ‘dice’ was part of the ritual of :

a) Aswamedha

b) Rajasuya

c) Vajapeya

d) Agnistoma

Answer: (b)

Question : 5

Which of the following Purusarthas is not a part of Trivarga?

a) Moksha

b) Kama

c) Dharma

d) Artha

Answer: (a)

Artha, Dharma and Kama are a part of Trivarga. But Moksh is not a part of Trivarga, it is a part of Chaturvarga.

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