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21 What was the main cause behind the famous tribal war which is mentioned in Rigveda as “Battle of Ten Kings” or 'Dashradnya Yuddha'?
A Showing supremacy
B Intrigues of the leaders
C Foreign invassions
D Cattle and land disputes

Answer: Option [D]
22 According to Dharma-Shastra, what was the rate land revenue ?
A 1/4
B 1/6
C 1/8
D 1/9

Answer: Option [B]

Land revenue system in ancient India was based upon income from land, thus rated according to the productivity and kind of soil. Manu fixed it between 1/6, 1/8 or 1/12 according to the quality of the soil. Gautama raises the lower limit to 1/10. Sukra’s schedule gives 1/6, 1/4, 1/3 and 1/2 according to the nature of soil, rainfall and irrigation facilities .

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23 Purusha sukta is a part of which vedas ?
A Rig
B Sama
C Yajur
D Atharva

Answer: Option [A]

Rig Veda Purusha sukta is the Xth mandal of the Rig Veda that explains the origin of four varnas viz. Brahmana, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra.

Purusha suktam (Sanskrit पुरुषसूक्तम्) is hymn 10. 90 of the Rigveda, dedicated to the Purusha, the "Cosmic Being".

24 Which of the following tax was collected from the people by the King in Vedic periods?
A Varman
B Bali
C Kara
D Vidatha

Answer: Option [B]

In the early Vedic period, the king regularly imposed taxes on his subjects. These taxes were called Bali and included 1/6 of the agricultural products or livestock for a given person.

25 In total number, how many Upanishads in India ?
A 104
B 106
C 108
D 109

Answer: Option [C]

The Upanishads are the sacred Sanskrit texts of Hindus that are part of the Vedas. The names of 108 Upanishads are given in the Muktika Upanishad. The Rig Veda contains 10, Samaveda 16, Shukla Yajurveda 19, Krishna Yajurveda 32, and Atharvaveda 31 Upanishads.

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