Himachal GK MCQs (Ancient Sources and Rig Vedic Age) - 1


1. According to which religious text Non-Aryan tribes like Kol, Kiratas, Yakshas and Nagas were settled in Himachal Pradesh before the advent of Aryans?
A. Mahabharata
B. Rig Veda
C. Manu Samriti
D. Yogav Sistha

2. Who was defeated in the war between Aryan King Divodas and Shambar, which lasted for 40 years?
A. Shakas
B. Khasas
C. Kiratas
D. Kinners

3. In which religious text does one find the mention of “40 years war” fought between Kirata King and Aryan King?
A. Kathopanishad
B. Rig Veda
C. Atharva-Veda
D. Hitopanishda

4. Described in Rig Veda, the war between Divodas and Shambar lasted for how many years?
A. 10 years
B. 15 years
C. 40 years
D. None of the above


5. Who was the chief advisor of Aryan King Divodas?
A. Sage Bhardwaj
B. Panini
C. Sage Kapil
D. Megasthanese

6. Which was the second oldest Hill State of Himachal Pradesh?
A. Trigarta
B. Bharmour
C. Kutlehar
D. Kuluta

7. Sohan Valley, which became famous when 40 thousand years old tools were found there, is now situated in?
A. Tibet
B. Nepal
C. Pakistan
D. Afghanistan

8. In which one of the following scripts, the ancient inscriptions of Himachal Pradesh has not been engraved?
A. Sharda
B. Brahmi
C. Indo-Greek
D. Nagari
Answers: 1-b, 2-c, 3-b, 4-c, 5-a, 6-d, 7-c, 8-c.

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