i. The Rigveda has been written in Sanskrit.
ii. Inamgaon is situated on the river Ghod.
iii. The Rigveda was composed about 3500 years ago.
iv. Sanskrit is part of a family of languages known as Indo-European.
v. The major gods praised in the hymns of the Rigveda were Agni, Indra, and Soma.
vi. The dead were buried with distinctive pots, which are called Black and Red Ware.
i. The river Ghod is a tributary of the Bhima. True
ii. The oldest Veda is the Samaveda. False
iii. Slaves were women and men who were often captured in war. True
iv. Hymns were composed by sages (rishis). True
v. In a hymn in the Rigveda, Vishvamitra used the word 'sisters' for the two rivers Beas and Sutlej. True
vi. Roma, a plant from which a special drink was prepared. False
Ans. The oldest Veda is the Rigveda.
Ans. The Rigveda is in old or Vedic Sanskrit.
Ans. Battles were fought for cattle, land, water and for capturing people.
Ans. Stone boulders used to mark burial sites are known as megaliths.
Ans. This manuscript of the Rigveda, on birch bark, was found in Kashmir.
Ans. Yajnas or sacrifices were performed to please gods and goddesses.
Ans. Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam belong to the Dravidian family.
Ans. Language used in the north-east belongs to the Tibeto-Burman family.
Ans. The Rigveda includes more than a thousand hymns, called sukta or “well-said”.
Ans. There are four of them – the Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda and Atharvaveda.
Ans. People at Inamgaon ate wheat, barley, rice, pulses, millets, peas and sesame.
Ans. Yajnas were performed by offering ghee and grains into the fire in order to please god and goddesses.
Ans. They were treated as the property of their owners, who could make them do whatever work they wanted.
Ans. The languages spoken in Jharkhand and parts of central India belong to the Austro-Asiatic family.
Ans. The practice of erecting megaliths was prevalent throughout the Deccan, south India, in the north-east and Kashmir.
Ans. About 2000 years ago, there was a famous physician named Charaka who wrote a book on medicine known as the Charaka Samhita.
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