Quiz On Ancient Indian History With Answers: Set 21

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  • 1. 

    During the Vedic age, wheat was known as?

    • A.

      Godhuma

    • B.

      Vrihi

    • C.

      Masa

    • D.

      Yova

    Correct Answer
    A. Godhuma
    Explanation
    During the Vedic age, wheat was known as "Godhuma." In Vedic literature, "Godhuma" is mentioned as one of the staple grains consumed by the ancient Indian society. This term specifically refers to wheat and signifies its importance and widespread cultivation during that time. Wheat, being a versatile and nutritious grain, played a significant role in the diet and economy of the Vedic people.

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  • 2. 

    The pottery OCP (Ochre Colored) that characterize varied cultures in India is associated with?

    • A.

      Copper and stone using groups (Chalcolthic) in India

    • B.

      Marks the arrival of iron technology in India

    • C.

      Ceramic par-excellence was traded, presumably, for wine or oil

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Copper and stone using groups (Chalcolthic) in India
    Explanation
    The pottery OCP (Ochre Colored) is associated with Copper and stone using groups (Chalcolthic) in India. This indicates that these groups used copper and stone tools and implements during the time period when the OCP pottery was prevalent. The OCP pottery is a characteristic feature of these cultures in India and is closely linked to their technological practices.

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  • 3. 

    Orthodox Hindus hold that there are six 'astika' systems of Hindu philosophy, of these the oldest is?

    • A.

      Samkhya

    • B.

      Nyaya

    • C.

      Vaisesika

    • D.

      Vedanta

    Correct Answer
    A. Samkhya
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Samkhya. Orthodox Hindus believe that there are six 'astika' systems of Hindu philosophy, and Samkhya is considered the oldest among them. Samkhya philosophy is based on the idea that the universe is composed of two fundamental entities, Purusha (consciousness) and Prakriti (matter), and liberation can be achieved by realizing the distinction between these two. It is one of the major philosophical schools in Hinduism and has had a significant influence on various aspects of Indian thought and culture.

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  • 4. 

    During the Vedic age, the cereal Urad was known as?

    • A.

      Masa

    • B.

      Godhuma

    • C.

      Vrihi

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Masa
    Explanation
    During the Vedic age, the cereal Urad was known as "Masa".

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  • 5. 

    Asthakula dhikarana, a rural body under the Guptas was associated with local administration. Pick out the odd one from the following options.

    • A.

      Vishayadhikarana

    • B.

      Mahattarras

    • C.

      Kutumbins

    • D.

      Ramika

    Correct Answer
    A. Vishayadhikarana
    Explanation
    Vishayadhikarana is the odd one out because it is not associated with the rural administration under the Guptas. Asthakula dhikarana, Mahattarras, and Kutumbins are all rural bodies that were part of the local administration during the Gupta period. However, Vishayadhikarana does not fit into this category and is therefore the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    During the time of ______________, the Indian Civil Service was introduced.

    • A.

      Warren Hastings

    • B.

      Sir John Shore

    • C.

      Sir Alured Clrke

    • D.

      Lord Cornwallis

    Correct Answer
    D. Lord Cornwallis
    Explanation
    During the time of Lord Cornwallis, the Indian Civil Service was introduced. Lord Cornwallis served as the Governor-General of India from 1786 to 1793. He is known for his administrative reforms and the establishment of the civil service system in India. The Indian Civil Service was created to bring efficiency and professionalism to the administration of British India. Under this system, British officials were recruited through competitive exams and appointed to various administrative positions. Lord Cornwallis played a significant role in shaping the early structure of the Indian Civil Service.

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  • 7. 

    Arrange the following in ascending chronological order of construction.1. Kutub Minar2. Meenakshi temple3. Puri lagannath temple4. Mamallapuram temple

    • A.

      4,3,1,2

    • B.

      1,3,2,4

    • C.

      2,3,1,4

    • D.

      1,3,4,2

    Correct Answer
    A. 4,3,1,2
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 4,3,1,2. The Mamallapuram temple is the oldest among the given options as it was constructed during the 7th and 8th centuries. The Puri Jagannath temple was built in the 12th century, making it the second oldest. The Kutub Minar was constructed in the 13th century, placing it as the third oldest. The Meenakshi temple is the most recent construction among the options, as it was built in the 17th century.

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  • 8. 

    Ramanujacharya is associated with which of the following?

    • A.

      Calvanism philosophy

    • B.

      Christian philosophy

    • C.

      Charvaka cult

    • D.

      Vashista-avaita philosophy

    Correct Answer
    D. Vashista-avaita philosophy
    Explanation
    Ramanujacharya is associated with Vashista-avaita philosophy. Ramanujacharya was a Hindu philosopher and theologian who played a significant role in the development of the Vashista-avaita philosophy. This philosophy is a school of Vedanta that emphasizes the concept of qualified non-dualism, which states that the individual soul and the supreme soul are distinct entities, but the individual soul is dependent on the supreme soul. Ramanujacharya's teachings and commentaries on the Vedanta scriptures have greatly influenced the understanding and practice of Vashista-avaita philosophy.

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  • 9. 

    During the Vedic age, rice was known as?

    • A.

      Masa

    • B.

      Godhuma

    • C.

      Vrihi

    • D.

      Yova

    Correct Answer
    C. Vrihi
    Explanation
    During the Vedic age, rice was known as "Vrihi". This is because Vrihi is the Sanskrit term for rice. Rice was an important staple crop during this time and was commonly referred to as Vrihi in ancient texts and scriptures.

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  • 10. 

    The pottery Black and Red ware (BRW) that characterize different cultures in India is associated with?

    • A.

      Marks the arrival of iron technology in India

    • B.

      Characterizes the first iron object-using cultural sites in the east

    • C.

      Ceramic par-excellence was traded, presumably, for wine or oil

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Characterizes the first iron object-using cultural sites in the east
    Explanation
    The Black and Red ware (BRW) pottery in India is associated with the first iron object-using cultural sites in the east. This suggests that the BRW pottery was developed and used by cultures that were among the first to utilize iron objects in their daily lives. This association highlights the significance of the BRW pottery in marking the arrival and use of iron technology in India.

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