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Q1

In the post-Vedic text, Vaisyas were placed in the category of Dvija along with kshatriya and Brahmanas, ‘Dvija’ in the text, refers to

Q2


Consider the following:

  1. Deification of the Buddha

  2. Treading the path of Bodhisattvas

  3. Image worship and rituals

Which of the above is/are the feature/ features of Mahayana Buddhism?

Q3

With reference to Sramana tradition, what is/are the difference/differences between Jainism and Buddhism:

  1. Jainism did not condemn the Varna system, whereas Buddhism won the support of the lower orders as it attacked the varna system.  

  2. Jainism recognised the concept of god, whereas Buddhism does not recognize the concept of god or soul.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q4

With reference to the Aryan invasion, who were dasyus/dasas.

Q5

With reference to “Rig Veda”, which of the following statements is/are incorrect?

  1. In Rig Veda, the term for family (Kula) is mentioned widely.

  2. The Rig Veda mentions about the judicial officer.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Q6

With reference to the Aryan Society, what does the “Varna” refers to-

Q7

With reference to the Vedic Society, consider the following statements:

 

  1. The Vedic society was Patriarchal.

  2. Child marriage was prevalent.

  3. Widow marriage and levirate were also observed

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?

Q8

Which of the following were reasons for the rise of Jainism and Buddhism in the 6th century B.C.?

1. Presence of strong republican institutions

2. Expensive religious ceremonies

3. Superstitious beliefs and mantras

4. Absence of highly philosophical teachings

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Q9

The term 'gavisthi' mentioned in the Rig Veda refers to 

Q10

With reference to the polity of the Rig Vedic period, consider the following statements:

1. Vrajapati was the commander-in-chief of the standing army. 

2. The king was termed as 'Rajan' and he exercised unlimited power. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q11

With reference to the religious practices of the later Vedic period, consider the following statements:

1. The Rig Vedic gods lost their former importance in this period. 

2. During this period, some symbolic objects began to be worshipped. 

3. People of this period stopped private sacrifices and started community sacrifices.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q12

 The Jainism spread rapidly in Western India and Karnataka, because

1. The presence of the Sangha system.

2. Patronization of royal families. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q13

With reference to the teachings of Mahavira, which of the following is the correct explanation of the term 'right knowledge'?

Q14

Consider the following statements:

1. The early Vedic period is represented by the Rig Veda while the later Vedic period is represented by the Brahmanas, Aranyakas, and Upanishads.

2. The Ramayana and the Mahabharata were written in the later Vedic period.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Q15

 Who among the following kings gave up his throne and became a monk as per the tradition of Jainism?

Q16

Consider the following pairs:

Buddhist Council                       Place 

1. First Buddhist Council:         Rajagriha

2. Third Buddhist Council:        Vaisali

3. Fourth Buddhist Council:      Kashmir

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

Q17

With reference to the later Vedic period, what was ‘Bali'?

Q18

Which of the following features of Buddhism helped in its spread?

1. Buddhism overlooked the existence of God and the soul.

2. Buddhism admitted women to the Sangha. 

3. Buddha tried to fight evil by goodness and hatred by love. 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Q1.

In the post-Vedic text, Vaisyas were placed in the category of Dvija along with kshatriya and Brahmanas, ‘Dvija’ in the text, refers to

a) Two souls
b) Twice born
c) Two principles
d) Action and knowledge.
Q2.


Consider the following:

  1. Deification of the Buddha

  2. Treading the path of Bodhisattvas

  3. Image worship and rituals

Which of the above is/are the feature/ features of Mahayana Buddhism?

a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Q3.

With reference to Sramana tradition, what is/are the difference/differences between Jainism and Buddhism:

  1. Jainism did not condemn the Varna system, whereas Buddhism won the support of the lower orders as it attacked the varna system.  

  2. Jainism recognised the concept of god, whereas Buddhism does not recognize the concept of god or soul.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q4.

With reference to the Aryan invasion, who were dasyus/dasas.

a) Local rulers
b) Head of Bharata clan
c) Indigenous inhabitants
d) Foreign invaders
Q5.

With reference to “Rig Veda”, which of the following statements is/are incorrect?

  1. In Rig Veda, the term for family (Kula) is mentioned widely.

  2. The Rig Veda mentions about the judicial officer.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q6.

With reference to the Aryan Society, what does the “Varna” refers to-

a) Caste system
b) Colour
c) Religious Poems
d) God
Q7.

With reference to the Vedic Society, consider the following statements:

 

  1. The Vedic society was Patriarchal.

  2. Child marriage was prevalent.

  3. Widow marriage and levirate were also observed

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Q8.

Which of the following were reasons for the rise of Jainism and Buddhism in the 6th century B.C.?

1. Presence of strong republican institutions

2. Expensive religious ceremonies

3. Superstitious beliefs and mantras

4. Absence of highly philosophical teachings

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1 and 4 only
b) 1, 2 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Q9.

The term 'gavisthi' mentioned in the Rig Veda refers to 

a) War
b) Donation
c) Salvation
d) settled-life
Q10.

With reference to the polity of the Rig Vedic period, consider the following statements:

1. Vrajapati was the commander-in-chief of the standing army. 

2. The king was termed as 'Rajan' and he exercised unlimited power. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q11.

With reference to the religious practices of the later Vedic period, consider the following statements:

1. The Rig Vedic gods lost their former importance in this period. 

2. During this period, some symbolic objects began to be worshipped. 

3. People of this period stopped private sacrifices and started community sacrifices.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 3 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Q12.

 The Jainism spread rapidly in Western India and Karnataka, because

1. The presence of the Sangha system.

2. Patronization of royal families. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q13.

With reference to the teachings of Mahavira, which of the following is the correct explanation of the term 'right knowledge'?

a) The world is not created by God and all objects do not possess a soul.
b) There is a God or a creator and that all objects possess a soul.
c) There is a creator but the world can sustain without God and all objects possess a soul.
d) There is no God and that the world has been existing without a creator and that all objects possess a soul.
Q14.

Consider the following statements:

1. The early Vedic period is represented by the Rig Veda while the later Vedic period is represented by the Brahmanas, Aranyakas, and Upanishads.

2. The Ramayana and the Mahabharata were written in the later Vedic period.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q15.

 Who among the following kings gave up his throne and became a monk as per the tradition of Jainism?

a) Bindusara
b) Kharavela
c) Chandragupta Maurya
d) Samudragupta
Q16.

Consider the following pairs:

Buddhist Council                       Place 

1. First Buddhist Council:         Rajagriha

2. Third Buddhist Council:        Vaisali

3. Fourth Buddhist Council:      Kashmir

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

a) 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Q17.

With reference to the later Vedic period, what was ‘Bali'?

a) A voluntary gift to the chief.
b) A unit of currency.
c) A system of a penalty imposed for killing a cow.
d) A regular tax.
Q18.

Which of the following features of Buddhism helped in its spread?

1. Buddhism overlooked the existence of God and the soul.

2. Buddhism admitted women to the Sangha. 

3. Buddha tried to fight evil by goodness and hatred by love. 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1 and 3 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 only
d) 1, 2 and 3