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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

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