GK Questions and Answers on the Later Vedic Culture and Civilisation

The bracket for the later Vedic period is 1000 BC to 600 BC. There were significant changes in the political structure- for example- ‘Janpad’ instead of ‘Jan’. The territorial state had replaced the tribal state of Rigvedic period. Here, we are giving 10 GK Questions and Answers on the Later Vedic Culture and Civilisation which are designed with the evolving nature of different competitive examinations.
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GK Quiz on Later Vedic Civilisation
GK Quiz on Later Vedic Civilisation

With the passage of time the Rig-Veda civilisation began to change. The Aryans were expanding in several directions. They came into the contact of the non-Aryan people. Their own number also began to increase. They started living together and the changes affected the character of the early Vedic civilisation. The greatest change that the later vedic period saw was in the society of Aryan's which was the rise of the rigid caste system. It destroyed the values of human equality of the earlier days and created a distinction between man and man. Questions regarding Later Vedic perios are as follows:

1. Assertion (A): Slavery was in existence in later Vedic society.

Reason (R): Slaves of later Vedic age did not play any significant role in the process of production.

Codes:

A. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

B. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

C. A is true but R is false

D. Both A & R is not true 

Ans: A

2. Which of the following were the new crops of later Vedic period?

A. Rice and Maize

B. Rice and Wheat

C. Rice and Mustard

D. Rice and Beetroot

Ans: B

3. Assertion (A): Penance had become an important and integral part of religious practice.

Reason (R): According to Taittriya Upnishad ‘Penance is the Brahma’.

Codes:

A. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

B. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

C. A is true but R is false

D. Both A & R is not true 

Ans: B

4. The officer who was responsible for tax collection was called:

A. Ratnin

B. Takshana

C. Bhagadugha

D. Palagal

Ans: C

GK Questions and Answers on the Vedic Civilisation and Culture

5. Assertion (A): Aitreya Brahman refers to ten forms of government.

Reason (R): Aitreya Brahman refers to king as protector of Brahmans

Codes:

A. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

B. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

C. A is true but R is false

D. Both A & R is not true 

Ans: B

6. Match the following

    Ashram                                       Age Limits

a. Brahmacharya Ashram        1. Birth to 25 Years

b. Grihasth Ashram                 2. 25 to 50 Years

c. Vanprastha Ashram             3. 50 to 75 Years

d. Sanyas Ashram                  4. 75 to 100 Years

Code:

         a            b             c             d

A.      4            3            2              1

B.      3            4            1              2

C.      1            3            4              2

D.      1            2            3              4

Ans: D

7. Assertion (A): During later Vedic age, Indra, Agni and Vruna lost their prominence and popularity.  

Reason (R): In the place of old god was taken by new trinity of Gods- Prajapati, Vishnu and Pushan.

Codes:

A. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

B. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

C. A is true but R is false

D. Both A & R is not true 

Ans: B

8. What does later Vedic people called when they cooked rice with milk?

A. Kshirodan

B. Ugra

C. Jeevgrah

D. Apoop

Ans: A

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9. Assertion (A): Yajur Veda is in prose. It has two parts-Shukla and Krishna.

Reason (R): In Shukla, there are verses (Shloka) only.In Krishna verses are accompanied with commentary on them.

Codes:

A. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

B. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

C. A is true but R is false

D. Both A & R is not true 

Ans: A

10. What was human sacrifice called in later Vedic age?

A. Urna Stoma Yagya

B. Manav Rachna Yagya

C. Shattantu Yagya

D. Vratya Stoma Yagya

Ans: D

In the above 10 GK Questions and Answers on the Vedic Civilisation and Culture consists of 10 Multiple Choice Questions that attune and equipped the readers as per the evolving nature of different competitive examinations.

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