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11 ‘Mitakshara’ is an authoritative treatise on Hindu law. It was written by:
A Manu
B Hemadri
C Vagneswara
D Jimutavahana

Answer: Option [C]

The ‘Mitakshara’ is a vivṛti (legal commentary) on the Yajnavalkya Smriti best known for its theory of "inheritance by birth." It was written by Vagneswara, a scholar in the Western Chalukya court in the late eleventh and early twelfth century.. Along with the Dāyabhāga, it was considered one of the main authorities on Hindu Law from the time the British began administering laws in India.

12 When did iron began to be used more frequently?
A 800 B.C.
B 1000 B.C.
C 1600 B.C.
D 2000 B.C.

Answer: Option [B]

The beginning of the Bronze Age occurred around 3500 BCE and the beginning of the Iron Age began around 1000 BCE.

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13 Which Veda was divided into two parts namely ‘White(sukla)’ and ‘Black(krishna)’ ?
A Yajur
B Rig
C Sama
D Atharva

Answer: Option [A]

The Yajur Veda is about the sacrificial prayers and it is divided into two parts - Krishna Yajur Veda and Shukla Yajur Veda.

14 The books called Upanishadas are included in which category ?
A Philosophy
B Law
C Religion
D Yoga

Answer: Option [A]

The Upanishads are late Vedic Sanskrit texts of Hindu philosophy which form the foundations of Hinduism.

The Upanishads mainly deal with the philosophical concepts both Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. The central discussion is indeed around philosophy.

15 What is the actual number of 'Sutras' of Vedic mathematics ?
A 10
B 12
C 14
D 16

Answer: Option [D]

It consists of 16 Sutras called Formulae and 13 sub-sutras called Sub Formulae, which can be applied to the solving of problems in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, conics, etc.

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