Important MCQs on Vedic Civilisation (Early & Later Vedic period) for Competitive Govt. job exams.

In this post, we will discuss some important MCQs on Vedic Civilisation of Ancient Indian History. Vedic Period is the most important period in Indian History, not one but many reasons. Vedas – the oldest scripture of Hinduism were composed during this period. The social division according to economic and political aspects was started and the caste system was introduced.

MCQs on Vedic Civilisation:

Q1. Rig Vedic geography covers present day – 

  • A.  Punjab & Rajasthan
  • B. Gujarat & the whole of Pakistan
  • C. Western Uttar Pradesh & Haryana
  • D. All of the above

Q2. The Rig Vedic society comprised four varnas. This classification is based on – 

  • A. Harappan Society
  • B. Occupation
  • C. Birth
  • D. None

Q3. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?

  • A. Sangrahitri – Treasure
  • B. Suta – Charioteer
  • C. Bhagadugha – Collection of Taxes
  • D. All of the above

Q4. Which of the following assemblies was a selected body of elders or nobles?

  • A. Samiti
  • B. Sabha
  • C. Vidatha
  • D. None

Q5. Which of the following organizations chose the King of Rig Vedic Period?

  • A. Vidatha
  • B. Samiti
  • C. Vis
  • D. None

Q6. In the later Vedic age killing of cow, drinking, intoxicating liquor, slaying of Brahmana were punishable by – 

  • A. Death
  • B. Slavery
  • C. Imprisonment
  • D. None

Q7. Which one of the following statements is not correct in the Vedic Society?

  • A. A widow could marry the younger brother of her deceased husband.
  • B. Child marriage was in vogue
  • C. Father’s property was inherited by his son.
  • D. There are few references to the freedom of choice in marriage.

Q8. During Vedic age, the term “aghanya” was used for:

  • A. Men
  • B. Horse
  • C. Cow
  • D. Women

Q9. The economic life of the Rig Vedic people was centered around –

  • A. Trade & Commerce
  • B. Agriculture
  • C. Cattle rearing
  • D. All of the above

Q10. Which of the following pairs of metal came to be known as ‘lohit ayas‘ & ‘shyam ayas‘ respectively?

  • A. Silver & Gold
  • B. Copper & Gold
  • C. Gold & Iron
  • D. Copper & Iron

Q11. Which one of the following statements is incorrect?

  • A. Barter was in vogue
  • B. Rig Vedic people were familiar with trade & traders
  • C. Money lending was not known
  • D. Tiger was known.

Q12. Which of the following literature is called “Apaurusheya” and “Nitya”?

  • A. The Puranas
  • B. The Brahmanas
  • C. The Vedas
  • D. None

Q13. The battle of 10 Kings was fought on the bank of –

  • A. Jhelum (Vitesta)
  • B. Parushni (Ravi)
  • C. Satudri (Satluj)
  • D. Chenab (Vitesta)

Q14. The two oldest and most important Upanishads are – 

  • A. Mundaka & Prasna
  • B. Katha & Isa
  • C. Chhandogya & Brihad
  • D. None

Q15. Education began with the upanayana ceremony which was considered as the second birth of the child. After this ceremony, the child came to be known as –

  • A. Kshatriya
  • B. Brahmana
  • C. Divya
  • D. Nisakarman


I hope these MCQs on Vedic Civilisation might help your preparation for SSC CGL/CHSL, UPSC, WBCS, RAIL & other govt. job exams.

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