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06th December 2018 : Daily MCQ for UPSC Exam ( Answers)

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Daily MCQ for UPSC Exam

06th December 2018

Q-Which of the correct ascending order of Political structure of Rig Vedic India?
a.    Grama > Kula > Vis > Rashtra > Jana
b.    Kula > Grama > Vis > Jana > Rashtra
c.    Rashtra > Jana > Grama > Kula > Vis
d.    Jana > Grama > Kula > Vis > Rashtra

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Ans-B

Explanation:

The political structure of RigVedic India may be traced in the following ascending order:

  • The Family (kula)
  • The Village (grama)
  • The Clan (vis)
  • The People Uana)
  • The Country (rashtra)

 

Q-Consider the following statements regarding Bharatas, the most important people of the Rig Veda:
I.    The Bharatas were settled in the region between the Krishna and Godavari.
II.    The Bharatas were belonged to kula, the smallest unit of the states.

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
a.    Only I
b.    Only II
c.    Both I and II
d.    Neither I nor II

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Explanation:

The Bharatas, who gave their name to the whole country as ‘Bharatvarsha’, are the most important people of the Rig Veda. They were settled in the region between the Saraswati and Yamuna.

Similarly the Rig Veda gives the location of other people like the Purus in the region of Kurukshetra; the Tritsus east of Ravi; the Alinas, the Pakhtas, the Bhalanas and the Sibis west of Indus upto Kabul River and so on

 

Q-Consider the following statements regarding the age of Vedic Civilisation:
I.    Bal Gangadhar Tilak, on astronomical grounds, dated Rig Veda to .6000 B.C. to Harmon Jacobi, Vedic civilization flourished between 4500 B.C. and 2500 B.C. and the Samhitas were composed in the latter half of the period.
II.    Famous Sanskritist, Winternitz felt that the Rig Veda was probably composed in the third millennium B.C.

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
a.    Only I
b.    Only II
c.    Both I and II
d.    Neither I nor II

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Ans-C

Explanation:

Bal Gangadhar Tilak, on astronomical grounds, dated Rig Veda to .6000 B.C. According to Harmon Jacobi Vedic civilization flourished between 4500 B.C. and 2500 B.C. and the Samhitas were composed in the latter half of the period.

Famous Sanskritist , Winternitz felt that the Rig Veda was probably composed in the third millennium B.C. R.K. Mookerjee opined that “on a modest computation, we should come to 2500 B.C. as the time of Rig Veda”. G. C. Pande also favours a dale of 300u B.C. or even earlier.

 

 

Q-Consider the following statements regarding the four Vedas
I.    Rig-Veda is a collection of hymns
II.    Samveda is a collection of songs mostly taken from Rig Veda
III.    Atharvaveda is a collection of sacrificial formulae

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
a.    Only I
b.    I and II
c.    II and III
d.    All of the above

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Ans-B

Explanation:

The Vedas: A collection of hymns, prayers, charms, litanies and sacrificial formulae. There are four Vedas, namely:

  • RigVeda – a collection of hymns
  • Samveda – a collection of songs mostly taken from Rig Veda
  • Yajurveda – a collection of sacrificial formulae
  • Atharvaveda – a collection of spells and charms

The Vedas formed the earliest segment of Vedic literature and amongst the Vedas, RigVeda is the oldest.

 

Q- Consider the following statements regarding the source of Vedic Civilisation:
I.    The most important source of Vedic Civilisation is the Vedas.
II.    The Vedas are neither any individual religious work nor a collection of definite number of books compiled at a particular time.
III.    It consists of three successive classes of literary creations.

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
a.    Only I
b.    I and II
c.    II and III
d.    All of the above

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Ans-D

Explanation:

The most important source is the Vedas. Veda means “knowledge”. The Vedas are neither any individual religious work nor a collection of definite number of books compiled at a particular time.

The Vedic literature had grown in the course of many centuries and was handed down from generation to generation by word of mouth. It consists of three successive classes of literary creations. Some of these still exist, but many have been completely lost forever