GK Compilation From Harappan Civilization And Vedic Age

GK Compilation From Harappan Civilization And Vedic Age:

  • The elaborate drainage system is a unique feature of the- Indus Valley Civilization.
  • From where a series of ‘Fire Altars’ on mud-brick platforms were discovered- Kalibangan.
  • Pashupati Shiva is a three-faced deity surrounded by which animals- Elephant, Tiger, Buffalo & Rhinoceros.
  • Indus people believed in ghosts and evil forces and used_____as protection against them- Amulets.
  • The Great Granary- the largest building of the Indus Valley Civilization was discovered in- Mohenjodaro.
  • Harappa was the First Indus Site to be discovered in 1921 by- Daya Ram Sahni.
  • Which Harappan Civilization site is known as Lancashire of India- Chanhudaro.
  • What was the original homeland of the Aryans- Central Asia or South Russia.
  • The institution of ‘Gotra’ appeared in- Later Vedic Age.
  • Which god was supposed to uphold the Rita or the Natural order in the early Vedic period- Varuna.
  • Which god occupies a supreme position in the later Vedic age- Prajapati.
  • Which is the most mentioned river in the Rig Veda- Sindhu.
  • Rig Veda speaks of ‘Panis’ as indulging in what occupation- Trade and Commerce.
  • The Harappan Civilization was________in nature- Urban.
  • The distinctive Aryan pottery is known as- Painted Grey Ware.
  • Who is considered as the god of the priests and the priest of the gods- Agni.
  • Which sacrifice invested the king with divine power- Rajasuya.
  • The philosophical principles of Shankara and Ramanuja are derived from- Upanishads.
  • Which Sutras deal with the ceremonies connected with family life- Grihya Sutras or Smarta Sutras.
  • The Nyaya Darshana was written by- Gautama.
  • Which is called the Vedanta i.e. the end of the Veda- Upanishads.
  • Which is called as the ‘Forest Books’- The Aranyakas.
  • Who describes the popular beliefs and superstitions of the humble folk- Atharvaveda.
  • Regarding Economic Life, the people in the early Vedic Age were predominantly- Pastoral.
  • The term used in the Rig Veda for ‘war’ is- Gavishti.
  • Traces of rice cultivation have been found at- Lothal and Rangpur.
  • Horse remains are found at- Surkotada.
  • The metal most widely used by the Indus valley people was- Copper.
  • The main focus of the Rigvedic culture was- The Punjab and Delhi region.
  • Rigvedic Society is basically a- Tribal Society.
  • Which is meant to be sung at the time of Soma Sacrifice by the Udgatri priests- Samaveda.
  • Yoga Darshana was written by- Patanjali.
  • Which site was excavated by N.G.Majumdar- Chanhudaro.
  • In which Harappan sites beadmakers shop seen- Lothal & Chanhudaro.
  • Which Veda prescribes the rituals for performing different sacrifices- Yajurveda.
  • Upanishads were composed around- 800 & 500 B.C.
  • The concept of the four-fold varna system of social division appeared in the- Later Vedic age.
  • The term ‘Varna’ appears in the Rigdvedic age means- Colour.
  • Mohenjodaro excavated in 1922 by- R.D.Banerjee.
  • Harappan script is _________in nature- Pictographic.
  • Which evils were not present in the Early Vedic Age- Child Marriage & Sati.
  • The word ‘Vid’ from which ‘Veda’ has been derived means- Knowledge.
  • The Gayatri Mantra contained in the Rig Veda is dedicated to which deity- Savitri.
  • The tools and weapons of the Harappan Civilization were mostly made of- Copper & Bronze.
  • The chief female deity of the Harappan Civilization was- Mother Goddess.
  • Persian gulf seal is obtained from- Lothal.
  • Iron began to use from- Later Vedic Age.
  • Dasrajna Yudha was fought on the bank of which river- Parusni (Ravi).
  • Six granaries in a row were found at- Harappa.
  • Who won the Dasrajna Yudha- Sudas, a Bharata King of Tritsu family.
  • Pravahana Jaivali was a popular king of- Panchalas.
  • The Harappan towns and cities were divided into large______blocks- Rectangular.
  • Lingam worship was prevalent in the- Harappan Civilization.
  • Who personified the natural forces into many gods and worshipped them- Rig Vedic Aryans.
  • Later Vedic Period is dated around- 1000B.C – 600 B.C.
  • Child Marriage was seen in the- Later Vedic Society.

Indus Valley CivilizationPre-Gupta Period
Vedic AgeSangam Age
BuddhismGupta Empire
JainismHarshavardhana or Harsha (606-647 A.D.)
Mauryan EmpireIndia Between AD 750-1200– NIOS

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