CUET History Chapter 3 Kinship, Caste and Class Early Societies

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    CUET History Chapter 3 Kinship, Caste and Class Early Societies
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History - MCQ on Kinship, Caste and Class

Class XII

Q.1. Who was the author of Ramayana?

a. Maharishi Valmiki (True Answer)

b. Tulsidas

c. Kalidas

d. Vedvyas

Answer:

Explanation: The Ramayan is ascribed to a single author, Valmiki. Its exact date of creation is unknown, and is estimated to lie between 4th and 2nd Century B.C>

Q.2. Who was the author of Mahabharata?

a. Kalidas

b. Tulsidas

c. Vedvyas (True Answer)

d. Maharishi Valmiki

Answer:

Explanation: Vyasa is traditionally known as author of Mahabharata. He also features as an important character in it.

Q.3. According to historian Ramesh Chander Majumdar, the date of beginning of the Mahabharata may be assumed as

a. 500-700 B.C

b. 600-800 B.C (True Answer)

c. 700-900 B.C

d. None of these

Answer:

Explanation: There is long debate in the relation with the date of beginning of the Mahabharata among the historians but according to R.C. Majumdar the date of beginning of the Mahabharata may be assumed as 600-800 B.C

Q.4. Who was considered a Varnasamkara?

a. Illegal birth

b. Revolt against Varna

c. Approval of Varnashrama

d. To encroach the limit of Varna for marriage (True Answer)

Answer:

Explanation:

Q.5. Smriti are related with

a. Islamic religious text

b. The Buddhist religious text

c. Hindu religious text (True Answer)

d. The Jain religious text

Answer:

Explanation: Smriti are related with Hindu religious text. The most important of such work is Manusmriti

Q.6. Mahabharata was compare over a period of about

a. 1000 years (True Answer)

b. 50 years

c. 100 years

d. 500 years

Q.7. V.S. Sukthankar was a great scholar of

a. English

b. French

c. Tamil

d. Sanskrit (True Answer)

Answer:

Explanation: V.S Sukthankar was a great Sanskrit scholar. The critical edition of Mahabharata was initiated by V.S. Sukthankar.

Q.8. In Rigveda ‘Shudras’, word is mentioned

a. One time (True Answer)

b. Two time

c. Three time

d. Four time

Answer:

Explanation: In Rig-Veda ‘Shudras’ word is mentioned one time.

Q.9. In which Parva of Mahabharat, Bhagvad Gita is referred to?

a. Bana Parva

b. Bhishma Parva (True Answer)

c. Udyog Parva

d. Yuddha Parva

Answer:

Explanation: Bhishma Parva of the Mahabharata is important for two reasons. First of all, it contains the Bhagavad Gita, the best known Hindu sacred text. Secondly, this book describes the start of the enormous battle which is the centre-piece of the work.

Q.10. Adi Parvan is related with:

a. Mahabharata (True Answer)

b. Ramayana

c. Vedas

d. None of these

Answer:

Explanation: In Mahabharata, in Adi Parva the annals of Bharata-Dynasty are recorded.

Q.11. The two evils mentioned by the Gandhari to her son Duryodhana were

a. Dishonesty and Lie

b. Greed and Anger (True Answer)

c. Violence and Deceit

d. Voracity and Lie

Answer:

Explanation: The two evils mentioned by the Gandhari to her son Duryodhana were Greed and Anger. Greed and anger drag a man away from his profits; by defeating these two enemies a king conquers earth.

Q.12. Marriage with in a unit was known as

a. Polygyny

b. Endogamy (True Answer)

c. Exogamy

d. Polyandry

Answer:

Explanation: Endogamy is the practice of marrying with in a social group. Cultures who practice endogamy require marriage between specified social groups, classes, or ethnicties.

Q.13. The name of the epic of ancient India is

a. Manusmriti

b. Mahabharata (True Answer)

c. Rig-Veda

d. None of these

Answer:

Explanation: In ancient India Mahabharata is one of the greatest traditional epic that contains vivid descriptions of battles, forests, palaces and settlements.

Q.14. In which book it is opined that to check the clashes upon poverty and women and to maintain law and order, state was established.

a. Digghnikay (True Answer)

b. Shatpath Brahman

c. Anguttar Nipay

d. Aitereya Brahman

Answer:

Explanation: In Digghnikay it is opined that to check the clashes upon poverty and women and to maintain law and order in a state.

Q.15. During Rig-Veda times, which system prevailed?

a. One Marriage (True Answer)

b. Two Marriages

c. Three Marriages

d. More than three Marriages

Answer:

Explanation: During Rig-Veda one marriage system prevailed.

Q.16. The practice of a man having several wives

a. Polyandry

b. Exogamy

c. Endogamy

d. Polygyny (True Answer)

Answer:

Explanation: In social anthropology Polygyny refers to the practice of having more than wife at the same time.

Q.17. The ‘Patriliny’ denotes

a. Law

b. Tracing descent (True Answer)

c. Loss

d. None of these

Answer:

Explanation: Patriliny means tracing descent from father to son, grandson and so on.

Q.18. A Prakrit word ‘Puta’ denotes

a. Daughter

b. Father

c. Son (True Answer)

d. Mother

Answer:

Explanation: It is a Prakrit word meaning son.

Q.19. In the social structure of ancient India who were called Anivasit?

a. Brahmin and Kshatriya

b. People onside Varnas

c. Only Shudras (True Answer)

d. Vaishya and Shudras

Answer:

Explanation: In the social structure of ancient India Shudras were called Anivasit. They are considered as ‘untouchables’.

Q.20. In which text daughter is mention as the source of all sorrow

a. Atharva Veda

b. Aitereya Brahman (True Answer)

c. Manusmriti

d. Maitrayani Samhita

Answer:

Explanation: In Aitereya Brahman, it is clearly mentioned that daughters are the source of all sorrow. The birth of a girl child was looked upon as a curse of an evil.

Q.21. The word Kula is used in Sanskrit text for

a. For caste

b. For family (True Answer)

c. For king

d. For slaves

Answer:

Explanation: A Kula is basically a set of people following similar rituals, often worshipping the same god and living as family.

Q.22. The total number of verses in Mahabharata is

a. 1, 00000 (True Answer)

b. 2, 00000

c. 5,00000

d. 10,00000

Answer:

Explanation: Mahabharata is considered as one of the longest epic that have one hundred thousand long verses.

Q.23. ‘Vaishya’ word is mentioned in Rig-Veda

a. Once (True Answer)

b. Twice

c. Thrice

d. Four times

Answer:

Explanation: ‘Vaishya’ word is mentioned once in Rig Veda.

Q.24. In which year J.A.B. van Buitenen begins English translation of the Critical Editions of Mahabharata

a. 1963

b. 1983

c. 1993

d. 1973 (True Answer)

Answer:

Explanation: J.A.B. van Buitenen begin English translation of the Critical Edition in 1973. But this edition remain incomplete after his death in 1978.

Q.25. The texts compare in Sanskrit by Brahmans were known as

a. Dharmasutras and Dharmashastras (True Answer)

b. Majjhima Nikaya

c. Patriliny

d. None of them

Answer:

Explanation: These are texts compare in Sanskrit by Brahmans. These texts laid down rules governing social life, amongst other things.

Q.26. The earliest inscription and sculptural pieces of Mahabharata was found in Mathura between

a. 100 B.C-200 A.D

b. 200 B.C-300 A.D (True Answer)

c. 300 B.C-400 A.D

d. 400 B.C-500 A.D

Answer:

Explanation: The earliest inscription and sculptural pieces of Mahabharata was found in Mathura between 200 B.C-300A.D.

Q.27. In the period of Vedas ‘Dharma’ denotes

a. Law (True Answer)

b. Duty

c. Profit

d. Loss

Answer:

Explanation: In the period of Vedas the term ‘Dharma’ denotes law. The laws that were to be followed by different religions and classes in form of ‘Dharma’.

Q.28. The people of same kin and of same Varan in practice were called the member of it

a. Jati

b. Group

c. Gotras (True Answer)

d. Community

Answer:

Explanation: The people of same kin and of same Varna in practice were called the member of same Gotras. All those who belonged to the same Gotras were regarded as descendants of a specific Vedic seer.

Q.29. Dharmasutras and Dharmashatras mention which form of marriage

a. One form

b. Three form

c. Four form

d. Eight form (True Answer)

Answer:

Explanation: Dharmasutras and Dharmashatras mention eight form of marriage. These text has been written by Brahmans authors.

Q.30. What is not mentioned in Manusmriti?

a. The paternal estate was to be divided equally amongst sons

b. Special share for the eldest

c. Women expected to claim a share of theses resources (True Answer)

d. All of the above

Answer:

Explanation: According to Manusmriti, women were not allowed to claim a share on the resources of her parents after death. Women were only allowed to retain the gifts they received on their marriage as personal property.

CUET History Questions Objective Types for Chapter 3 Kinship, Caste and Class Early Societies Set-B

Q.31. Ashtadhyayi of Panini, a work on Sanskrit grammar was done in

a. 200 BCE

b. 300 BCE

c. 400 BCE

d. 500 BCE (True Answer)

Answer:

Explanation: Ashtadhyayi of Panini was done in 500 BCE. It is the earliest known work on descriptive linguistics, generative linguistics and stands at the beginning of the history of linguistics itself.

Q.32. Who were considered as the best examples of untouchables in ancient India?

a. Kshatriya

b. Shudras

c. Chandala’s (True Answer)

d. All of them

Answer:

Explanation: Chandala’s were considered as the best examples of untouchables in ancient India. They performed certain activities including handling of corples and dead animals.

Q.33 How many times, ‘Kshatriya’ word is used in Rig-Veda.

a. Five

b. Eleven (True Answer)

c. Nine

d. Seven

Answer:

Explanation: In Rig-Veda eleven times, ‘Kshatriya’ word is used.

Q.34. The stage of the people from 52 to 75 years was included under which Ashrama in epic age

a. Grahastha Ashrama

b. Brahmacharya Ashrama

c. Sanyasa Ashrama

d. Banprastha Ashrama (True Answer)

Answer:

Explanation: During Banprastha Ashrama i.e. from 52 to 75 years the people led a life of detachment.

Q.35. In how many Ashramas the age of man was divided in the epic age

a. One

b. Two

c. Three

d. Four (True Answer)

Answer:

Explanation: The age of man in Epic age was divided into four Ashramas. They are: Grahastha Ashrama, Brahmacharya Ashrama, Sanyasa Ashrama and Banprastha Ashrama.

Q.36. The Dharmashastras and Dharmasutras have divided the ideal occupations in to how many categories?

a. Two

b. Three

c. Four (True Answer)

d. Five

Answer:

Explanation: According to Dharmashastras and Dharmasutras Brahmans were supposed to study and teach Vedas, Kshatriya were to engage in warfare, Vaishya to engage in agriculture, pastrolism and trade, Shudras were assigned only to serve the upper three Varnas.

Q.37. Satvahanas set up a powerful state in Deccan after the collapse of which empire

a. Mauryan Empire (True Answer)

b. Mughal Empire

c. Gupta Empire

d. Chera Empire

Answer:

Explanation: The Satvahanas (also Known as Andhras) established their kingdom in Deccan after the decline of Maurya Empire. The kingdom was in the present Maharashtra state. The founder of the Satvahana dynasty was Simuka in 40 B.C.

Q.38. Shakas, who migrated and settled down in the northwestern parts of the sub-continent, were originally belonged to

a. East Asia

b. Central Asia (True Answer)

c. West Asia

d. Central Europe

Answer:

Explanation: Shakas were a Central Asian people who had migrated and settled in the northwestern parts of the sub continent. They regarded as mlecehas barbarians.

Q.39. What is the literal meaning of Dvija?

a. Yajna performed by the King

b. Twice born (True Answer)

c. Cow-pen

d. Yajna

Answer:

Explanation: Dvija literally means twice born. A Dvija was entitled to wearing the sacred thread and studying the Vedas.

Q.40. The meaning of ‘Varana’ is

a. Caste (True Answer)

b. Religion

c. Language

d. Occupation

Answer:

Explanation: In Vedic period the Aryans divided their society according to castes and they call them as “Varana”

Q.41. Which of the city name is associated with the great epic ‘Mahabharata’?

a. Kuru

b. Koshal

c. Indraprastha

d. All of them (True Answer)

Answer:

Explanation: Kuru, Koshal and Indraprastha- all these cities are associated with Mahabharata and have great importance.

Q.42. The practice of women having several husbands was known as

a. Polyandry (True Answer)

b. Exogamy

c. Polygyny

d. Endogamy

Answer:

Explanation: In social anthropology and sociobiology, polyandry (Greek: poly-many, andros-man) means having several husbands.

Q.43. Shri Madhbhagvad Gita is a part of which great Epic

a. Ramayana

b. Mahabharata (True Answer)

c. Manusmriti

d. None of these

Answer:

Explanation: Bhagvad Gita is a part of a traditional epic Mahabharata. Bhagvad Gita begins before the start of battle at Kurukshetra. It begins with prince Arjuna as he becomes filled with doubt on the battlefield and to his charioteer and guide Krishna, for advice.

Q.44. Who is considered as the founded Mauryan Empire?

a. Chandragupta Maurya (True Answer)

b. Ashoka

c. Bindusara

d. Kunala

Answer:

Explanation: The Mauryan empire was founded in 322 BCE by Chandragupta Maurya, who had overthrown the Nanda Dynasty.

Q.45. Under whom Mauryan Empire was at its largest extent

a. Ashoka (True Answer)

b. Chandragupta Maurya

c. Bindusara

d. Salisuka

Answer:

Explanation: The Mauryan Empire was at its largest extent under Ashoka. To the west, it went as far as Kandahar and bordered the contemporary Hellenistic metropolis of Ali Khanoum.

Q.46. The stage of man from 1 to 25 years was included under which Ashrama in epic age

a. Grahastha Ashrama

b. Brahmacharya Ashrama (True Answer)

c. Sanyasa Ashrama

d. Banprastha Ashrama

Answer:

Explanation: Brahmacharya ashram is the first stage of life, up to 25 years, where the youth aspires for knowledge and a career, in order to fulfil the material needs, the Artha aspect.

Q.47. For men how many means of acquiring wealth was declared by Manusmriti

a. Five

b. Six

c. Seven (True Answer)

d. Eight

Answer:

Explanation: For men, the Manusmriti declares, there are seven means of acquiring wealth. These are Inheritance, finding, purchase, conquest, investment, work, and acceptance of gifts from good people.

Q.48. For women how many means of acquiring wealth was declared by Manusmriti

a. Five

b. Six (True Answer)

c. Seven

d. Eight

Answer:

Explanation: For women, the Manusmriti declares, there are six means of acquiring wealth. These are the bridal procession, or taken as a token of affection, and what she got from her brother, mother or father and whatever her affectionate husband might give her.

Q.49. In Mahabharata who is depicted as “Sarvaguna Sampanna”

a. Arjuna

b. Krishna (True Answer)

c. Drona

d. Eklavya

Answer:

Explanation: In Mahabharata Krishna is depicted as “Sarvaguna Sampanna” – one who has all the virtues.

Q.50. The Bhagvad Gita consists of how many chapters

a. 20

b. 18 (True Answer)

c. 17

d. 10

Answer:

Explanation: Bhagvad Gita is a part of a traditional epic Mahabharata. Bhagvad Gita begins before the start of battle at Kurukshetra. It begins with prince Arjuna as he becomes filled with doubt on the battlefield and to his charioteer and guide Krishna, for advice. In total, it contains 18 chapters.

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