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16 In which place the ‘Battle of ten Kings’ or 'Dashradnya Yuddha' was fought?
A Parushni(Ravi)
B Asikini(Chenab)
C Vipas(Beas)
D Vitasta(jhelum)

Answer: Option [A]

The Battle of the Ten Kings is a battle, first alluded to in the 7th Mandala of the Rigveda (RV), between a Bharata king and a confederation of tribes. It resulted in a decisive victory for the Bharatas and subsequent formation of the Kuru polity.

Location: Near Parusni River (modern Ravi), Punjab

17 Identify the main reason for the evolution of kingship in Vedic society?
A Desire to conquer new land
B Social security
C War spirits
D Trade and commerce

Answer: Option [A]

The main reason for the evolution of kingship in Vedic society is Desire to conquer new land

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18 What is the similarity between the Harappan society and the Rigvedic society?
A Female deities
B Urban centres
C Iron implements
D Horses

Answer: Option [D]

Horse was common to both the Harappan society and the Rigvedic society.

A Terracotta Figurine of Horse found from Lothal. The horse was an important animal in the Vedic period. Horse bones and terracotta figurines have been found at some Harappan sites as well.

19 In ancient Indian historical geography, the name ‘Ratnakara’ is used to denote:
A the Bey of Bengal
B the Arabian Sea
C the Indian Ocean
D the confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati at Prayaga

Answer: Option [C]

In 'ancient Indian historical geography' 'the name ratnakara' is denoted as the Indian Ocean. Explanation: In ancient Indian historical geography, the Indian Ocean has been named as "Ratnakara"- a place where gems and jewels are found.

20 What is ‘Anuloma' according to the Dharmashastras?
A is a marriage between a higher caste man and a lower caste woman
B is a marriage between a man and a woman of the same caste
C is a marriage between a man and a woman of the same gotra
D is a marriage between a lower caste man and a higher caste woman

Answer: Option [A]

An Anuloma vivah is a marriage between a higher caste man and a lower caste woman. A Pratiloma Vivah is a marriage between a lower caste man and a higher caste woman.

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