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IAS Previous Year Ancient History Questions | Lecture 03 | Aryans & Vedic Age

Q.1) The river most mentioned in early Vedic literature is (1996)





Q.2) The term ‘Aryan’ denotes (1999)

(a)an ethnic group

(b)a nomadic people

(c)a speech group

(d)a superior race

Q.3) Which one of the following four Vedas contains an account of magical charms and spells? (2004)

(a) Rig-veda

(b) Yajur-veda

(c) Atharva-veda

(d) Sama-veda

Q.4) The religion of early Vedic Aryans was primarily of (2012)


(b)Image worship and Yajnas

(c)Worship of nature and Yajnas

(d)Worship of nature and Bhakti

Q.5) With reference to the difference between the culture of Rigvedic Aryans and Indus Valley people, which of the following statements is/are correct? (2017)

  1. Rigvedic Aryans used the coat of mail and helmet in warfare whereas the people of Indus Valley Civilization did not leave any evidence of using them
  2. Rigvedic Aryans knew gold, silver and copper whereas Indus Valley people knew only copper and iron.
  3. Rigvedic Aryans had domesticated the horse whereas there is no evidence of Indus Valley people having been aware of this animal.

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

(a)1 only

(b)2 and 3 only

(c)1 and 3 only

(d)1 , 2 and 3

Q.5) The famous dialogue between Nachiketa and Yama is mentioned in the (1997)





Q.6) The ‘dharma’ and ‘rita’ depict a central idea of ancient Vedic civilization of India. In this context, consider the following statements: (2011)

1.Dharma was a conception of obligations and of the discharge of one’s duties to oneself and to others

2.Rita was the fundamental moral law governing the functioning of the universe and all it contained

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)1 only

(b)2 only

(c)Both 1 and 2

(d)Neither 1 nor 2

Q.7) Who among the following was a Brahmavadini who composed some hymns of the Vedas? (1995)






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