[General Studies] History Questions For All Competitive Exams

[General Studies]

History

Objective Questions For All Competitive Exams

(1). The Indus valley civilization was non-Aryan because

1.it was urban.                                                                                                                            2. it has a pictographic script.

3.it had an agricultural economy.

4.it extended up to the Narmada valley.

(2). Kalibangan means

1.means black bangles

2.has evidence of furrow marks

3. is the regular use of the practice

4.has evidence of the practice of a fire cult

(3). Patanjali is well-known for the compilation of

1.Yoga Sutra                       2.Panchatanra

3.Brahma                            4.Ayurveda

(4). Panini the first Grammarian of Sanskrit language in India lived during the

1. 2nd Century BC                2. 6th – 4th Century BC

3. 2nd Century AD                4. 5th – 6th Century AD

(5). The God who is the most prominent in ‘Rigveda’ is

1. Indra                                  2. Agni

3. Pasupati                           4. Vishnu

(6). The Rigvedic God Varuna was

1. Harbinger of peace           2. Destroyer of foes

3. Guardian of the sky           4. God of prosperity

(7). Upanished are books on

1.Religion                              2.Yoga

3..Law                                   4.Philosophy

(8). The words ‘Satyameva Jayate’ in the state Emblem of India have been adopted from which one of the following?

1. Mundak Upanishad          2. Brahma upanishad

3. Mudgala Upanishad         4. Maitreyi Upanishad

(9). Who was the first European designate Aryan as a race?

1. William Jones                   2. H.H Wilson

3. Max Muller                       4. General Cunningham

(10). In which language was the ‘Shrimad Bhagavad Gita’ originally written?

1. Sanskrit                             2. Apabhramsa

3. Prakrit                               4. Pali

(11).The expounder of Yoga philosophy was

1. Patanjali                           2. Guatam

3. Jaimini                              4. Sakya

(12). The word ‘Gotra’ occurs for the first time in

1. Rigaveda                         2. Samaveda

3. Manusmriti                      4. Atharaveda

(13). Purushasukta is founded in the

1. Bhagavad Gita                2. Rigaveda

3. Manusmriti                      4. Atharvaveda

(14).The Literal meaning of the word ‘Arya’ is

1. Superior                          2. Learned

3. Priest                              4. Warrior

(15). The staple food of the Vedic Aryan was

1. barley and rice                2. milk and its products

3. rice and pulses               4. vegetables and fruits

(16). Who among the following wrote Sanskrit Grammar?

1. Kalidasa                         2. Charaka

3. Panini                             4. Aryabhatt

(17). Which one of the following four Vedas contain an account of magical charms and spells?

1. Rigaveda                        2. Samaveda

3. Yajurveda                       4. Atharvaveda

(18). The hymns of ‘Rigaveda’ are the work of

1. one author                      2. four authors

3. seven authors                 4. many authors

(19). The Government of India has decided to declare which of the following rivers as ‘National River’?

1. Ganga                             2.Yamuna

3. Kaveri                             4. Brahmaputra

(20). The great law giver of ancient times was

1. Manu                               2. Vatsyayana

3. Ashok                              4. Aryabhatta

(21). The battle of Mahabharata is believed to have been fought at Kurukshetra for

1.14 days                             2.16 days

3.18 days                             4. 20 days

(22). Which river has no mention in Rigaveda?

1. Sindhu                             2. Saraswati

3. Yamuna                           4. Jaimini

(23). ‘Nyaya Darshan’ was propagated by

1. Gautama                          2. Kapil

3. Kanada                            4. Jaimini

(24). The group which figures prominently in the context of cattle raids in the Rigveda was that of the

1. Mlechchhas                      2. Desas and Dasyus

3. Panis                               4. Nishadas

(25). ‘Ashtadhyayi’ was written by

1. Ved Vyas                          2. Panini

3. Shukadeva                       4. Valmiki

 

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