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Ancient History Unbound: Vedas part 1

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Hello Aspirants. Welcome to General Knowledge Test in AffairsCloud.com. Here we are creating question samples from Vedic Culture which may help in your SSC-CGL, Intelligence Bureau and other competitive exams.

Answer the following questions
Level : Medium
Ideal Score : 7/10

  1. Which of the following Vedas is divided into two parts – Krishna and Shukla ?
    a.Rig Veda
    b.Sama Veda
    c.Yajur Veda
    d.Atharva Veda
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    c.Yajur Veda


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  2. Which among the following is also called ‘the book of magical formulas’?
    a.Rig Veda
    b.Sama Veda
    c.Yajur Veda
    d.Atharva Veda
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    d.Atharva Veda


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  3. Which of the following is not one of the literary productions of Vedis Literature ?
    a.The Samhitas or Vedas
    b.The Shastras
    c.The Arnyakas
    d.The Upanishads
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    b.The Shastras


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  4. Why The Vedas, the most important of Vedic Literature are also called ‘Apaurasheya’ ?
    a.Man can’t define it in simple words
    b.Not created by man but God gifted
    c.They are four in number
    d.They are in existence since time immemorial
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    b.Not created by man but God gifted


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  5. Out of the four Vedas, Which three together called the ‘Vedatrayi’, the trio of Vedas ?
    a.Rig Veda, Sama Veda and Yajur Veda
    b.Rig Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda
    c.Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda
    d.Rig Veda, Sama Veda and Atharva Veda
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    a.Rig Veda, Sama Veda and Yajur Veda


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  6. Which of the following is the oldest text in the world, and therefore also called the first testament of ‘mankind’ ?
    a.Rig Veda
    b.Sama Veda
    c.Yajur Veda
    d.Atharva Veda
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    a.Rig Veda


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  7. Which of the following also called the ‘forest texts’, because they were written mainly for the hermits and the students living in jungles ?
    a.Upanishads
    b.Aranyakas
    c.Brahmanas
    d.Shatapatha
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    b.Aranyakas


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  8. Which of the following MahaKavyas is also called the ‘AdiKavya’, the oldest epic of the world ?
    a.The MahaBharata
    b.The Ramayana (Valmiki)
    c. Bhagwad Gita
    d.Vishnu Puran
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    b.The Ramayana (Valmiki)


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  9. Which of the following are also called the ‘philosophical texts’, generally known by ‘Vedanta’ as they came towards the end of the Veda ?
    a.Shruti
    b.Vedangas/Sutras
    c.Upanishads
    d.Mahakavyas
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    c.Upanishads


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  10. Which of the following ‘Vedangas’ deal with ‘phonetics’ in ancient society ?
    a.Shiksha
    b.Kalpa Sutras
    c.Nirukta
    d.Jyotisha
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    a.Shiksha


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