1.  The Vedic Aryans first settled in the region of

     (a) central India               (b) Gangetic Doab

     (c) Kashmir and Punjab   (d ) Saptasindhu

2.   The later Vedic Age means the age of the compilation of

(a)Samhitas                    (b)Brahmanas

(c) Aranyakas                  (d) All the above

3. The famous Gayatri mantra is addressed to

(a) Indra               (b) Pashupati

(c) Varuna           (d) Savita

4. Division of the Vedic society into four classes is mentioned in

         (a) Upanishads         (b) Shatapatha Brahmana

          (c) Purusa- sukta of Rigveda    (d) Yajurveda

5.Two highest gods in vedic religion were

             (a) Indra and Varuna       (b) Surya and Pushan

              (c)Vishnu and Mitra          (d) Agni and Savitri

6. First metal to be extensively used by the people in india

         (a)Bronze             (b) Iron

           (c) Copper          (d) Tin

7. The Harappan or Indus Valley Civilisation flourished during

               (a) Chalcolithic age               (b)Neolithic

               (c)Megalithic                        (d) Paleolithic

8. The economy of the Indus Valley people was based on

              (a)Trade and Commerce       (b)Agriculture

               (c)Crafts                                   (d)All the above

9. The term Aryan , Indo-Aryan or Indo-European denotes a concept of

            (a) Linguistic           (b)Religious

             (c) Racial                (d)Cultural

10. The Vedis economy was based on

           (a) crafts and industries        (b) trade and commerce

          (c) agriculture and cattle rearing     (d)all the above

11. The normal form of government during the Vedic period was

             (a) Monarchy          (b) oligarchy

             (c)republics              (d) democracy

12.  The word Veda has been derived from the root word vid which means

              (a) doctrine             (b) divinity

              (c) knowledge          (d) sacredness