15: Quiz on Vedas

1)Upanishads are books on
a)Yoga
b)Philosophy
c)Medicine
d)Religious rituals

2)The aryans came to India From
a)Asia
b)Europe
c)Central Asia
d)Africa

3)The heartland of the Rigvedic culture was
a)Rajasthan
b)Central Asia
c)Sapta Sindu
d)Punjab

4)Atharva Veda contains one of the following
a)Medicines
b)Science formulae
c)magical spells and &charms
d)Music

5)Upavedas contains
a)Religious literature
b)Secular topics
c)Vedangas
d)Mythology

6)The largest number of Rigvedic hymns are dedicatde to
a)Varuna
b)Agni
c)Indra
d)Siva

7)Panini’s Ashtadhayayi relates to
a)Mathematics
b)Grammar
c)Science
d)Law

8)Samaveda is an important source of
a)Painting
d)Dance
c)Music
d)Architecture

9)Purandara or the breaker of the forts was
a)Indra
b)Varuna
c)Agni
d)None of the above

10)The collection of vedic hymns were known as
a)Upanishads
b)Samhitas
c)Brahmanas
d)None of the above

11)Ayas is the Rigvedic term of
a)Gold
b)Silver
c)Iron
d)Copper

12)Which animal is known as ‘Aghanya’in Rigveda
a)Sheep
b)Cow
d)Goat
d)None of the above

13)How many Puranas are there at present
a)16
b)18
c)20
d)14

14)What was Yava in Vedic age
a)Paddy
b)wheat
c)Barley
d)Maize

15)The Gayatri Mantra of Rigveda is addressed to
a)The Sun
b)The Moon
c)Agni
d)None of the above