The Vedic Era and Mahajanapadas MCQ Questions in English for the preparation of competitive exams. Important GK question answer from the previous year examinations of UPSC, SSC CGL, UPSSSC PET.
The Vedic Era and Mahajanapadas MCQs Practice Set
Qns 1: The earliest evidence of the use of iron in India has been discovered from
Qns 2: In the ancient period chief-livelihood of the Aryans was
Qns 3: Meaning of the term ‘Arya’ in classical Sanskrit is
(a) believer of the God
(b) a hereditary cast
(c) a believer in particular religion
(d) a Noble man
Qns 4: Which of the following rivers was known as Purushni in the Vedic Period?
Qns 5: The Vedic river Kubha was located in
(b) Chinese Turkistan
Qns 6: Vedic river Askini is identified with which one of the following rivers?
Qns 7: Which one of the following rivers was earlier known as ‘Vitasta’?
Qns 8: Gayatri Mantra is found in which book?
(b) Bhagavad Gita
Qns 9: Who composed the Gayatri Mantra?
Qns 10: The word Gotra occurs for the first time in
Qns 11: The largest number of the Mantras in Rigveda belongs to
Qns 12: Which of the following rivers mentioned in the Rigveda gives the due to relations of Aryans with the Afghanistan?
(c) Kubha, Kramu
(d) Vipasha, Shutudri
Qns 13: Rights and Rituals related to Yajnas are mentioned in
(c) Brahmin Granth
Qns 14: ‘Nachiketa’ Legend finds mention in
(b) Satapatha Brahmin
(d) Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
Qns 15: ‘Satyamev Jayate’ which is engraved on the Indian Emblem has been taken from
(b) Bhagavad Gita
(d) Matsya Purana
Qns 16: Panini, the first Grammarian of Sanskrit language in India, lived during the
(a) 2nd century BC
(b) 6th-5th century BC
(c) 2nd century AD
(d) 5th-6th century AD
Qns 17: Ashtadhyayi was written by
(a) Ved Vyas
Qns 18: Which of the following is the correct order of the Vedic literature?
(a) Vedic Samhitas, Brahmins, Aranyakas and Upanishads
(b) Vedic Samhitas, Upanishads, Aranyakas and Brahmins
(c) Vedic Samhitas, Aranyakas, Brahmins and Upanishads
(d) Vedic Samhitas, Vedangas, Aranyakas and Smritis
Qns 19: The battle of Mahabharata is believed to have been fought at Kurukshetra for
(a) 14 days
(b) 16 days
(c) 18 days
(d) 20 days
Qns 20: ‘Nishka’ in ancient India was known as
(a) Gold ornament
(c) Copper Coins
(d) Silver Coins
Qns 21: Boghaz-Koi is important because
(a) It was an important trading centre between Central Asia and Tibet.
(b) Inscriptions were found which mentioned the names of Vedic Gods and Goddesses.
(c) Original Texts of the Vedas were composed here.
(d) None of the above
Qns 22: Originally the Mahabharata was known as
Qns 23: Which among the following is considered as the centre of Aryan civilisation during post-Vedic Period?
(a) Anga, Magadha
(b) Kosal, Videh
(c) Kuru, Panchal
(d) Matsya, Surasena
Qns 24: Who founded Pataliputra?
Qns 25: In ancient India, the earliest capital of Magadha kingdom was at
Qns 26: First ruler of Magadha from the Haryanka Dynasty was ………
Qns 27: What was the name of the dynasty of Ajatashatru?
Qns 28: Which Magadha ruler was known as ‘Seniya’?
(c) Mahapadma Nanda
(d) Chandragupta Maurya
Qns 29: Which emperor of Magadha is known as ‘Aparoparashurama’?
(d) Mahapadma Nanda
Qns 30: Alexander invaded India in ……
(a) 326 BC
(b) 326 BC
(c) 232 BC
(d) 323 AD
Qns 31: Alexander the Great died in 323 BC in ……