MCQs on Indian Religions & Philosophy - 5

1. Mention of which of the rivers in the Rigveda suggests that Afghanistan formed a part of the vedic geography?
(A) Asikni and Parushni
(B) Kubha and Kramu
(C) Sindhu and Vitasta
(D) Vipas and Sutudri

2. The available Rigveda Samhita is the recension of
(A) Bashkala
(B) Sakala
(C) Saunaka
(D) Paippala

3. According to the Jaina tradition who among the following Tirthankaras was from the same Yadava clan as Krishna?
(A) Neminatha
(B) Mallinatha
(C) Parsvanatha
(D) Adinatha

4. Match List I and List II and select the correct answer with the help of the codes given below:
List – I (Samhitas)                    List – II (Brahmanas)
a. Rigveda                           1. Satapatha Brahmana
b. Yajurveda                         2. Pancavimsa Brahmana
c. Samaveda                        3. Gopatha Brahmana
d. Atharvaveda                     4. Aitareya Brahmana

a          b          c          d
(A)       1          3          2          4
(B)       4          1          2          3
(C)       2          1          3          4
(D)       4          2          1          3

5. Who among the following priests was the overall supervisor of vedic sacrifices?
(A) Adhvurya
(B) Brahma
(C) Hotri
(D) Udgatri

6. Ratnins played an important role in the coronation of a vedic king. Whom did he visit first in connection with ratna-havi?
(A) Gramani
(B) Mahishi
(C) Purohit
(D) Senani

7. Which one of the following is the first to throw light on Barter system in the vedic period?
(A) Rigveda
(B) Yajurveda
(C) Samaveda
(D) Atharvaveda

8. Which of the following is the most popular metre of the Rigveda?
(A) Anushtup
(B) Gayatri
(C) Jagati
(D) Trishtup

9. The Paippalada Samhita is a recension of
(A) Rigveda
(B) Yajurveda
(C) Samaveda
(D) Atharvaveda

10. The Vedic river Kubha is to be located in
(A) Afghanistan
(B) Chinese Turkistan
(C) Kashmir
(D) Punjab

11. Which of the following are not Buddhist Jatakas?
i. Baveru Jataka
ii. Brihaj Jataka
iii. Dasarath Jataka
iv. Yavana Jataka

Indicate the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) i and ii
(B) iii and iv
(C) i and iii
(D) ii and iv

13. Who among the following Vedic deities has been invoked first in the Rgveda?
(A) Indra
(B) Varuna
(C) Surya
(D) Agni

14. The following were the leaders of the Ajivika Sect:
(i) Makkhali Gosala
(ii) Nanda Vachchha
(iii) Kisa Samkichchha
(iv) Bhadda
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) (i) and (ii)
(B) (iii) and (iv)
(C) (i), (ii) and (iii)
(D) (iv) only

15. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the code given below:
List – I                        List – II
(a) Nyāya                    (i) Jamini
(b) Vaiseshika             (ii) Kapila
(c) Sānkhya                 (iii) Kaāda
(d) Mimansa                (iv) Gautam

       (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A)  (iii) (iv) (ii) (i)
(B)  (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)
(C)  (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)
(D)  (iv) (i) (iii) (ii)



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