Vedic period: NCERT History MCQs for UPSC IAS/State PSC and other exams

Vedic period: NCERT History MCQs for UPSC IAS/State PSC and other exams: History is equally important for the IAS Prelims and IAS Mains Exam. Globally, History is divided under the three sub-sections i.e. Ancient History, Medieval History and Modern History. NCERT based MCQs of Indian History for IAS Prelims General Studies Paper-1.

Vedic period: NCERT History MCQs for UPSC IAS/State PSC and other exams preparation. For the aspirants of the Civil Services IAS Exam, it is very important to choose the study materials for IAS Exam which are more informative as well as less exhaustive to study. As you know that the History syllabus provided by UPSC for the IAS Prelims Exam is so vast and much comprehensive. A number of questions used to be asked in the IAS Prelims Exam from the subject History including the three sections of this subject i.e. Ancient History, Medieval History and Modern History. So, the IAS Exam aspirants need to study the subject History very hard to crack IAS Prelims Exam. An authenticated and more comprehensive Study Material could be helpful for IAS preparation for IAS Prelims Exam.


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NCERT History MCQs for UPSC IAS/State PSC and other exams

1. Which of the following statements are correct with regard to the Rig Vedic period?

1. Bal Gangadhar Tilak argues that the Aryans came from the Arctic region on astronomical calculations.

2. B.C. Max Muller placed the beginning of the Vedic literature in the latter half of the second millennium B.C.

3. The Rigveda has been included by the UNESCO in the list of literature signifying World Human Heritage.

Select the answer from the codes given below –

(a)    1 and 2       

(b) 2 and 3

(c)    1 and 3       

(d) 1, 2 and 3

2. which of the following were the rivers mentioned during Early Vedic Period?

1. Kubha             

2. Suvastu

3. Krumu             

4. Prapa

Select the answer from the codes given below-

(a) 1, 2, and 3    

(b) 2, 3, and 4

(c) 1, 3, and 4    

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

3. Which of the following statements are correct with regard to the Vedic Period?

1. The word ‘Veda’ is derived from the root ‘vid’, which means to know.

2. The Yajur Veda is set to tune for the purpose of chanting during sacrifice.

3. The Vedic hymns were sung in praise of various gods and godesses.

4. The Rig Veda is the earliest of the four Vedas and it consists of 1028 hymns.

Select the answer from the codes given below:

(a) 1, 2, and 3    

(b) 2, 3, and 4

(c)    1, 3, and 4  (d) None

4. Consider the following statements:

1. The language group who spoke Sanskrit was called as ‘Aryans’.

2. At the outset, the Aryans were wandering in the areas of Saptasindhu region, i.e. northwestern part of India.

3. The Aryans were follower of ‘nature-worship’, and through sacrifices, they express their faith.

4. Regarding Vedic culture, we find two stages of its development, termed as Early Vedic Period and Later Vedic Period,

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

(a)    1, 2, and 3  (b) 2, 3, and 4

(c)    1, 3, and 4  (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

5. Consider the following statements-

1. The early Vedic religion has been designated by the name of henotheism or kathenotheism—a belief in single god, each in turn standing out as the highest.

2. Vedas were said to be revealed texts, called shruti (heard) as they were said to have not been composed, but rather orally revealed to humans by the gods.

Which of the above statement(s) is /are correct?

(a)   1only            (b) 2 only

(c)    1 and 2 both              (d) None

6. Fire (Agni) was essential to the Vedic religious world because it had tremendous power. It –

1. Transforms the physical, material goods offered into “food” for the gods.

2. Purifies the offerings made to the gods.

3. Represents both creative and destructive energy.

4. Is the very basis of human domestic life (without heat and cooking, there can be no life).

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a)    1, 2, and 3  (b) 2, 3, and 4

(c)    1, 3, and 4  (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

7. Which of the following statements are correct with regard to the Rig Vedic society?

1. The vis or clan was the basic unit of the Rigvedic society.

2. Family was patriarchal in nature.

3. Monogamy was the usual norm of marriage but polygamy was also practiced.

4. Marriages took place after attaining maturity. Select the answer from the codes given below-

(a)    1, 2, and 3  (b) 2, 3, and 4

(c)    1, 3, and 4  (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

8. Consider the following statements-

1. The prayers to propitiate gods for physical protection and for material gains were the main concerns of the Rig Vedic people.

2. The functions of different gods reflect the needs in the Rig Vedic society.

Which of the above statement(s) is / are correct?

(a)   1 only           (b) 2 only

(c)    1 and 2 both              (d) None

9. The origins of Indian music are traced in-

(a)   Rig Veda     

(b) Yajur Veda

(c)   Sama Veda

(d) Atharva Veda

10. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

1. Because of non-Aryan resistance the Aryans could not move towards east in the Later Vedic Period.

2. The king performed various  rituals  and  sacrifices to strengthen his position during the Later Vedic Period.

Select the answer from the codes given below:

(a)   1 only          

(b)  2 only

(c)    1 and 2 both             

(d) None

11. Consider the following statements:

1. Iron was not used during the Later Vedic Period.

2. The four divisions of society (Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas and Sudras) or the Varna system was thoroughly established during the Later Vedic  period.

3. Gods like Indra and Agni lost their importance during the Later Vedic Period.

Which of the above statement(s) is / are correct?

(a)  1 only           

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c)    2 and 3 only              

(d) 1, 2 and 3

12. Pravahana Jaivali was a popular king of?

1. Videha            

2. Kasi

3. Kurus               

4. Panchalas

13. Match the following.

1. Nishka              (i)            Later Vedic coin

2. Ushas               (ii)           Rig Vedic coin

3. Apala                (iii)         Goddess

4. Krishnala         (iv)         Woman poet Choose the correct code:

(a)    1-i, 2-ii, 3-iii, 4-iv     

(b)   1-ii 2-iii, 3- iv, 4- i

(c)    1- ii, 2-iii, 3-i,  4-iv   

(d)   1-iii, 2-ii, 3-i, 4- iv

14. Which of the following statement(s) is /are correct?

1. To understand the knowledge of the Vedas in a proper and systematic manner, the Aranyakas were created.

2. To understand the philosophical content of Vedas, the Shad-darshanas were created.

Select the answer from the codes given below:

(a)   1 only                        

(b) 2 only

(c)    1 and 2 both             

(d) None

15. During early Vedic period the sources of law were:

(a) Vedic literature

(b) Tradition

(c) Experiences of elder people.

(d) All of the above

16. Various crafts in the Early Vedic period were:

1. Carpentry            2.            Weaving

3. Goldsmith           4.            Pot-making

Select the answer from the codes given below:

(a)    1, 2, and 3 

(b) 2, 3, and 4

(c)    1, 3, and 4 

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

17. Concept of Purushartha emrged during the Later Vedic Period. Which of the following were the elements of Purushartha during this period?

1. Dharma          

2. Artha

3. Kama               

4. Moksha.

Select the answer from the codes given below:

(a) 1, 2, and 3    

(b) 2, 3, and 4

(c) 1, 3, and 4    

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

18. Match the following lists –

List-I      List- II

1. Brahma-vivaha      (i) father gives his daughter’s hand to the knowledgeable and well-behaved bridegroom with proper rites and rituals

2. Daiva-vivaha  (ii) father gives the bride’s hand to the priest, engaged in sacrifice

3. Prajapatya-vivaha    (iii) father greets bridegroom and appealls the couple to follow religious duties

4. Arsha-vivaha         (iv) after receiving a pair of cattle from the groom, father gives the bride’s hand to the bridegroom

Choose the correct code:

(a)    1-i, 2-ii, 3-iii, 4-iv      (b)   1-ii 2-iii, 3- iv, 4- i

(c)    1- ii, 2-iii, 3-i,  4-iv    (d)   1-iii, 2-ii, 3-i, 4- iv

19. Which of the following statements are correct with regard to the Later Vedic Period?

1. Iron was used extensively in this period.

2. Gods of the Early Vedic period like Indra and Agni lost their Importance during Later Vedic Period.

3. A large number of new officials were involved in the administration in addition to the existing purohita, senani and gramani.

Select the answer from the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only (b) 1 and 3

(c) 2 and 3           (d) 1, 2 and 3

20. Which of the following statements are correct with regard to the Early Vedic society?

1. The family was the basic unit of the Rig Vedic society.

2. It was patriarchal in nature.

3. Monogamy was the usual norm of marriage but the chiefs at times practiced polygamy

4. The Rig Vedic society was a simple and largely an egalitarian society.

Select the answer from the codes given below:

(a)   1, 2, and 3 only         (b) 2, 3, and 4 only

(c)   1, 3, and 4 only          (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

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