History Quiz for SSC CGL 2016 and Railways, SSC CPO ,SSC CHSL.

Dear Readers,We are providing you a History Quiz for SSC CGL 2016 and Railways, SSC CPO ,SSC CHSL (Quiz on Vedic Age).
1.Which of the following Vedas was the earliest composition ?
(a) Rigveda
(b) Samaveda
(c) Yajurveda
(d) Atharvaveda

2.Match of following Vedic gods with their actual status or functions:
(A) Pushan 
(B) Savitri 
(C) Aditi 
(D) Dyaus
I. God of heaven and father of Surya
II. Mother of Surya
III. God of light
IV. God of marriages
A B C D
(a) (IV) (III) (II) (I)
(b) (IV) (II) (III) (I)
(c) (II) (III) (IV) (I)
(d) (I) (II) (III) (IV)

3.The famous Vedic saying, “War begins in the minds of men”, is stated in the 
(a) Rigveda
(b) Samaveda
(c) Atharvaveda
(d) Mundaka Upanishad

4.In the Vedic Age
(a) polygame was unknown
(b) child marriage became prominent
(c) widows could remarry
(d) hypergamy was allowed

5.Which of the following is/are matched correctly?
I. Samaveda – melody.
II. Athravaveda–mainly magical spells.
III. Aranyakas–forest books. 
IV. Srauta Sutra–ceremonies of domestic life.
(a) I and III
(b) II and III
(c) I, II and III
(d) I, III and IV

6.Name the Rig Vedic who is believed to be the upholder of the “Rita” or Cosmic order.
(a) Agni
(b) Soma
(c) Indra
(d) Varuna

7.To whom is the Gayatri Mantra dedicated?
(a) Savitri (A solar deity)
(b) Surya (Sun)
(c) Soma (God of the intoxicating juice)
(d) Maruts (Storm Gods)

8.The Rig veda Samhita devotes one fourth of its hymns to:
(a) Indra
(b) Maruts
(c) Rudra
(d) Agni

9.Match the following
Terms    Meaning
(A) Girha I. Early Vedic tribes 
(B) Gramin II. Important member of royal entourage 
(C) Vis        III. Pivot of Rig Vedic society
(D) Druhyas IV. Barber
A B C D
(a) III II IV I
(b) I II III IV
(c) II III IV I
(d) IV III II I

10.Which of the following Vedangas contains the Srauta, Grahya and Dharma Sutras?
(a) Shiksha
(b) Kalpa
(c) Nirukta
(d) Chhanda


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