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Important Questions Test: What Books & Burials tell us - Question 1

Which of the following is not a Vedas

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These four volumes are considered the most ancient and sacred scripture of all Hinduism. Holy hymns and Sanskrit mantras were put together in four collections known as Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Atharva Veda and Sama Veda. For thousands of years they were passed on orally from generation to generation.

Important Questions Test: What Books & Burials tell us - Question 2

The Vedic people are generally referred to as the

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The Vedic people are generally referred to as the Aryans. It was a race that came to India from central Asia. Their name have been mentioned in the Vedas several times.

Important Questions Test: What Books & Burials tell us - Question 3

Which of the following was not the currency used during the later Vedic age

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The period that followed Rig Vedic Age is known as Later Vedic Age.
The Aryans did not use coins but specific weights of gold were used for purposes of a gold currency- Satamana, Nishka, Kosambhi, Hastinapur, Kashi and Videha were regarded as renowned trade centres.

Important Questions Test: What Books & Burials tell us - Question 4

A popular drink _____ was prepared from milk and juice of a rare plant that grew on the mountains

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Soma is a drink used in ancient India, in the (Vedic) culture. It is written of in the Vedas, in which there are many hymns praising it. It was probably a juice made from a hallucinogenic mountain plant. In the Vedas, Soma is both the sacred drink and also a god (deva).

Important Questions Test: What Books & Burials tell us - Question 5

The word ____ means big stone

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A megalith is a large stone that has been used to construct a structure or monument, either alone or together with other stones. The adjective megalithic describes structures made of such large stones without the use of mortar or concrete, as well as the periods of prehistory characterised by such constructions.

Important Questions Test: What Books & Burials tell us - Question 6

What is the language of the Vedas?

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Vedic Sanskrit is an Indo-European language, more specifically one branch of the Indo-Iranian group. It is the ancient language of the Vedas of Hinduism, texts compiled over the period of the mid-2nd to mid-1st millennium BCE.

Important Questions Test: What Books & Burials tell us - Question 7

How many types of Epics are there

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Puranas and Mahabharat are written by Vyasa. Ramayana was written by Valmiki.

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The Aryans had divided themselves into _______ tribes

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The Aryans were divided into five tribes called Panchajanya and sometimes procured the help of non-Aryans as well. The rulers of Aryan clan were Bharata and Tritsu assisted by priest Vasishtha. The country Bharatvarsha was named after the king Bharata.

Important Questions Test: What Books & Burials tell us - Question 9

Which Veda is the oldest one?

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The rig Veda is the oldest known Vedic sanskrit text. It's early layers are one of the oldest extant texts in any Indo-European language.

Important Questions Test: What Books & Burials tell us - Question 10

Megalithic people lived ____ life

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A megalith is a large pre-historic stone that has been used to construct a structure or monument, either alone or together with other stones. The scantiness of habitational evidence in comparison to burial evidence has led some archaeologists to propound that these people were nomads.

Important Questions Test: What Books & Burials tell us - Question 11

The Rigveda is divided into 10 ____

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 Rig-Veda is also organized in 10 books called Mandalas. The first and 10th Mandalas are the youngest and the longest books. Second to Seventh Mandalas are oldest parts of Rig-Veda but the shortest books.

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_____ is the assembly of selected persons of a tribe

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In Ancient India sabha was an assembly or council of special persons.

Important Questions Test: What Books & Burials tell us - Question 13

Which of the following animals were given high respect

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In some countries such as India, cows were classed as sacred animals and were used in religious ceremonies and treated with much respect.

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Megaliths are found in

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Megaliths are spread across the Indian subcontinent, though the bulk of them are found in Deccan in the north, east and Kashmir.

Important Questions Test: What Books & Burials tell us - Question 15

______ performed the religious ceremonies for the king , ______ gave him their opinion about important matters and the ______ helped him in the battles

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Purohita  was the priest who performed religious ceremonies and advised the king on important matters.
Samiti and Sabha was a small assembly of important members of the tribe who advised and guided the king.
Senani was the commander in-chief of the warriors and he led the forces during.

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Later Vedic period is known as

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The later vedic age is called the epic age because epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana were composed during that period.

Important Questions Test: What Books & Burials tell us - Question 17

On which bark was the Rigveda written?

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One manuscript was written on birch bark in ancient Sharada script while the remaining 29 manuscripts were written in Devanagari script. The oldest manuscript was dated back to 1464 A D and the manuscripts had several unique features in terms of scripts, accentuation marks and support material used.

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The Aryans had divided themselves into tribes known as

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The Aryans were divided into five tribes called Panchajanas and sometimes procured the help of non-Aryans as well. The rulers of Aryan clan were Bharata and Tritsu assisted by priest Vasishtha.

Important Questions Test: What Books & Burials tell us - Question 19

______ deals with Indian Philosophy

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The Upanishads are a collection of texts of religious and philosophical nature, written in India probably between c. 800 BCE and c. 500 BCE, during a time when Indian society started to question the traditional Vedic religious order.

Important Questions Test: What Books & Burials tell us - Question 20

Agriculture and ___ were the main occupations of Aryans

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The main occupation of the people was cattle rearing and their wealth was measured in the number of cattle. They practiced agriculture by clearing the forests. Metals used were copper, iron and bronze. Few people worked as goldsmith, potters, spinners and carpenters.The main occupation of the people was cattle rearing and their wealth was measured in the number of cattle. They practiced agriculture by clearing the forests. Metals used were copper, iron and bronze. Few people worked as goldsmith, potters, spinners and carpenters.

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