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Question 145. Which colour was commonly used in the Harappan Pottery?

(A) Red
(B) Blue-grey
(C) Yellow
(D) Blue

[40th BPSC (Pre) 1995]

Ans:  (A) Red  

Question 146. Which site of Indus Valley is now in Pakistan?

(A) Kalibangan
(B) Harappa
(C) Lothal
(D) Alamgirpur

[UPPCS (Spl)(Pre) 1994]

Ans:  (B) Harappa  

Question 147. In which Vedic text the term ‘Varna’ is found referred for the first time?

(A) Rig Veda
(B) Atharvaveda
(C) Samaveda
(D) Yajurveda

[Uttarakhand PCS (Pre) 2012]

Ans:  (D) None of the above  

Question 148. The largest number of the Mantras in Rig Veda belongs to

(A) Agni
(B) Varuna
(C) Vishnu
(D) Yama

[UPPCS (Mains) 2010]

Ans:  (A) Agni 

Question 149. In which language was the ‘Shrimad Bhagavad Gita’ originally written?

(A) Sanskrit
(B) Urdu
(C) Pali
(D) Hindi

[Uttarakhand UDA/LDA (Pre) 2007]

Ans:  (A) Sanskrit 

Question 150. In which of the Vedas, Sabha and Samiti are called as two daughters of Prajapati?

(A) Rig Veda
(B) Samveda
(C) Yajurveda
(D) Atharvaveda

[UPPCS (Mains) 2009]

Ans:  (D) Atharvaveda  

Question 151. The Vedic river Kubha was located in

(A) Afghanistan
(B) Chinese Turkistan
(C) Kashmir
(D) Punjab

[UPPCS (Pre) 1999]

Ans:  (A) Afghanistan  

Question 152. The largest number of Rigvedic hymns are devoted to

(A) Agni
(B) Indra
(C) Rudra
(D) Vishnu

[UPPCS (Mains) 2002]

Ans: (B) Indra  

Question 153. The river most mentioned in early Vedic literature is

(A) Sindhu
(B) Shutudri
(C) Sarasvati
(D) Ganga

[IAS (Pre) 1996]

Ans:  (A) Sindhu  

Question 154. ‘Ayurveda’ that is ‘Science of Life’ appeared first in

(A) Aranyaka
(B) Samveda
(C) Yajurveda
(D) Atharvaveda

[UPPCS (Pre) 1994]

Ans:  (D) Atharvaveda  

Question 155. In Mahabharat by what name were the Kuninda-kings known?

(A) Sarvasrestha
(B) Madhyam
(C) Dwij Srestha
(D) Dwij

[Uttarakhand PCS (Pre) 2016]

Ans:  (C) Dwij Srestha  

Question 156. In the early Rigvedic period, what was considered to be the most valuable property?

(A) Land
(B) Cow
(C) Women
(D) Water

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

Ans:  (B) Cow 

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