Ancient History Multiple Choice Questions Page-11

Question 121. Who composed the Gayatri Mantra?

(A) Vasishtha
(B) Vishwamitra
(C) Indra
(D) Parikshit

[Uttarakhand PCS (Pre) 2006]

Ans:  (B) Vishwamitra  

Question 122. In the Rigvedic period, people believed mainly in

(A) Idol worship
(B) One God belief
(C) Goddess worship
(D) Sacrifice and rituals

[UPPCS (Pre) 1993]

Ans:  (D) Sacrifice and rituals  

Question 123. The System of Governance prevalent in the Vedic era was

(A) Autocratic
(B) Democratic
(C) Republic
(D) Descended monarchy

[RAS/RTS (Pre) 1993]

Ans:  (D) Descended monarchy 

Question 124. The name of scripture in which ‘Purusha Medha’ was mentioned is

(A) Krishna Yajurveda
(B) Shukla Yajurveda
(C) Shatpath Brahmana
(D) Panchvish Brahmana

[UPPCS (Spl) (Pre) 2008]

Ans:  (C) Shatpath Brahmana 

Question 125. Give the name of the tribe which is not related to the ‘Panchjana’ of the Rig Veda Aryans?

(A) Yadu
(B) Puru
(C) Turvasa
(D) Kikat

[UPPCS (Mains) 2009]

Ans:  (D) Kikat  

Question 126. Which Mandala of Rig Veda is completely dedicated to ‘Soma’?

(A) Seventh Mandala
(B) Eighth Mandala
(C) Ninth Mandala
(D) Tenth Mandala

[42nd BPSC (Pre) 1997]

Ans:  (C) Ninth Mandala  

Question 127. ‘Satyamev Jayate’ which is engraved on the Indian Emblem has been taken from

(A) Rig Veda
(B) Bhagavad Gita
(C) Mundakopanishad
(D) Matsya Purana

[UPPSC (RI) 2014]

Ans:  (C) Mundakopanishad 

Question 128. According to Hindu mythology, which serpent offered himself as a rope for churning the ocean?

(A) Kalia
(B) Vasuki
(C) Pushkar
(D) Sheshnag

[Uttarakhand UDA/LDA (Pre) 2007]

Ans:  (B) Vasuki 

Question 129. Sarga, Pratisarga, Vansa, Manvantara and Vanshanucharita are the indicators of

(A) Vedas
(B) Puranas
(C) Upanishads
(D) Sutras

[UPPCS (Pre) (Re. Exam) 2015]

Ans:  (B) Puranas  

Question 130. Gayatri Mantra is found in which book?

(A) Upanishad
(B) Bhagwatgita
(C) Rig Veda
(D) Yajurveda

[39th BPSC (Pre) 1994]

Ans:  (C) Rig Veda  

Question 131. Who among the following was a Brahmavadini who composed some hymns of the Vedas?

(A) Lopamudra
(B) Gargi
(C) Leelavati
(D) Savitri

[IAS (Pre) 1995]

Ans:  (A) Lopamudra 

Question 132. The Statement ‘Tamsoma Jyotirgamaya’ was originally mentioned in

(A) Upanishadas
(B) Mahakavyas
(C) Puranas
(D) Shaddarshanas

[Chhattisgarh PCS (Pre) 2016]

Ans:  (A) Upanishadas  

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