Vedic Age One Liner Questions & Answers

Explore the fascinating world of the Vedic Age with these concise one-liner questions and answers, uncovering key insights about our ancient human ancestors.

Questions Answer
1 The term ‘Aryan’ denotes – A speech group
2 The meaning of the term ‘Arya’ in classical Sanskrit is – A Nobleman
3 Which one of the following is the oldest Veda – Rig Veda
4 ‘Trayi’ is a name for – Three Vedas
5 In which Vedic text the term ‘Varna’ is found for the first time? Rig Veda
6 The ‘Purush Sukta’ related to Varna System is originally found in – Rig Veda
7 In Rig Veda there are how many mantras – 1028
8 The Rig Veda is the – Collection of hymns
9 Which Brahmana texts belongs to the Rigveda? Aitareya Brahmana
10 ‘Gopatha Brahmana’ is associated with – Atharvaveda
11 Which is a Samhita of Shukla Yajurveda? Vajasanami
12 Which Mandala of Rig Veda is completely dedicated to ‘Soma’? Ninth Mandala
13 Rights and Rituals related to Yajnas are mentioned in – Yajurveda
14 Which four Vedas contains an account of magical charms and spells? Atharvaveda
15 The earliest evidence of the use of iron in India has been discovered from – Atranjikhera
16 The main theme of Upanishads is – Philosophy
17 Which one of the following Vedic literature talks about salvation – Upanishads
18 The famous dialogue between Nachiketa and Yama is mentioned in the – Kathopanishad
19 King Asvapati of the Upanishadic period was the ruler of – Kekaya
20 The river mentioned most in early Vedic literature is – Sindhu
21 Vedic river ‘Askini’ is identified with which rivers? Chenab
22 Which rivers mentioned in the Rig Veda indicates the relations of Aryans with Afghanistan? Kubha, Kramu
23 Who was believed to be their priest of God in vedic period? Brihaspati
24 Who was a Brahmavadini who composed some hymns of the Vedas? Lopamudra
25 During the Rigvedic Period word ‘Nishka’ was used for Jewellery but in a later period it was used for the meaning of – Coin
26 ‘Nishka’ in ancient India was known as – Gold Ornament
27 Which of the following inscriptions tells about the Aryan’s movement of Aryan from Iran to India? Boghaz-Koi
28 An inscription from the 14th century B.C. describes the Vedic Gods have been found in – Boghaz-Koi
29 Who wrote on the original homeland of the Aryans – Bal Gangadhar Tilak
30 The name of scripture in which ‘’Purusha Medha’ was mentioned is– Shatpath Brahmana
31 The priest associated with King Videgha Madhava referred to in Shatapatha Brahmana was – Rishi Gautama Rahugana
32 In the post-Vedic period which was considered the axis of Aryan Culture – Kuru & Panchala
33 The word Gotra occurs for the first time in – Rig Veda
34 The religion of early Vedic Aryans was primarily of – Worship of nature and yajnas
35 In the Rigvedic period, people believed mainly in – Sacrifice and rituals
36 The famous Battle of ‘Ten Kings’ was fought on the bank of the river – Parushni
37 Which rivers referred to as ‘Matetama’, ‘Devitama’, and ‘Naditama’ in the Rig Veda? Saraswati
38 Name of 5 tribes related to the ‘Panchjana’ of the Rig Veda Aryans – Kuru, Pancala, Matsya, Surasena, and Vrishni
39 In the ancient period, the chief livelihood source of the Aryans was – Agriculture
40 The word ‘Yava’ mentioned in Rig Veda is used for which agricultural product? Barley
41 The Rigvedic “Pani” belongs to which class of citizens? Traders
42 The System of Governance prevalent in the Vedic era was – Descended monarchy
43 ‘Sabha’ of Vedic-era – Was the council of ministers
44 The Rigvedic tribal assembly associated with the judicial function was – Sabha
45 In which of the Vedas, Sabha, and Samiti are called two daughters of Prajapati? Atharvaveda
46 ‘Ayurveda’ that is ‘Science of Life’ appeared first in – Atharvaveda
47 Rig Vedic religion was – Polytheistic
48 The largest number of Rigvedic hymns are devoted to – Indra
49 Who among the following is regarded as War-God in the Rig Veda? Indra
50 800 B.C. to 600 B.C. is related to which era? Brahmin era
51 Gayatri Mantra is found in which book? Rig Veda
52 Who composed the Gayatri Mantra? Vishwamitra
53 Sarga, Pratisarga, Vansa, Manvantara, and Vanshanucharita are the indicators of – Puranas
54 The number of Puranas is – 18
55 In which language was the ‘Shrimad Bhagavad Gita’ originally written? Sanskrit
56 Originally the Mahabharata was known as – Jayasamhita
57 The Shatasahasri-Samhita is the nickname of which of the following texts? Mahabharata
58 In Mahabharat by what name were the Kuninda-kings known? Dwij Srestha
59 According to Hindu mythology, which serpent offered himself as a rope for churning the ocean? Vasuki
60 In which phase, the concept of untouchability was put clearly? Dharmashastra phase
61 From where was the word ‘Satyameva Jayate’ taken? Mundakopanishad
62 The Statement “Tamsoma Jyotirgamaya” was originally mentioned in – Brahadaranyaka Upanishad
63 The legend of Satyakam Jabal, which challenges the stigma of being an unmarried mother, is mentioned in – Chhandogya Upanishad
64 The fundamental or basic script of the ‘Rig Veda’ was – Brahmi
65 In the Vedic rituals, HOTA is associated with the – Rig Veda
66 There is a similarity between Avesta and the Rig Veda, from which region the Avesta is related to – Iran
67 Which of the following animals was considered as “Aghanya” during the Vedic period – Cow
68 In the early Rigvedic period, what was considered to be the most valuable property? Cow
69 In the context of Indian culture ‘Rit’ means – Natural law
70 What is the total number of Sanskaras? 16
71 “Ganga Dashehara” is celebrated in which month and day according to Hindu Calendar? Tenth bright lunar day of Jyeshtha
72 The teacher who taught ‘Ved-Vedanga’ for livelihood, was called – Upadhyaya