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Rigveda: Quiz


Question 1: The verse 3.62.10 has great importance in Hinduism as the ________.
Gayatri MantraUpanishadsRigvedaSwami Vivekananda

Question 2: The major Rigvedic ________ ("branch", i.

Question 3: A number of other commentaries bhāṣyas were written during the medieval period, including the commentaries by Skandasvamin (pre-Sayana, roughly of the ________), Udgitha (pre-Sayana), Venkata-Madhava (pre-Sayana, ca.
Chola DynastyGupta EmpirePala EmpireHarsha

Question 4: This redaction also included some additions (contradicting the strict ordering scheme) and orthoepic changes to the ________ such as the regularization of sandhi (termed orthoepische Diaskeuase by Oldenberg, 1888).
Hindustani languagePaliVedic SanskritHindi

Question 5: [34] The Rk-pratishakhya names Sthavira Shakalya of the ________ as its author.

Question 6: Similarly, there is no mention of ________ as the term ayas occurring in the Rig Veda refers to useful metal in general.

Question 7: Philological and linguistic evidence indicate that the Rigveda was composed in the north-western region of the ________, roughly between 1700–1100 BC[4] (the early Vedic period).
AfricaIndian subcontinentAsiaSouth Asia

Question 8: [2] Some of its verses are still recited as Hindu prayers, at religious functions and other occasions, putting these among the world's oldest ________ in continued use.
HinduismBuddhismReligionReligious text

Question 9: Some of the names of gods and goddesses found in the Rigveda are found amongst other belief systems based on ________, while words used share common roots with words from other Indo-European languages.
Germanic paganismProto-Indo-European religionPolytheismNorse paganism

Question 10: There are strong linguistic and cultural similarities with the early Iranian Avesta,[25] deriving from the Proto-Indo-Iranian times,[26][27] often associated with the early ________ of ca.
Andronovo cultureAbashevo cultureCatacomb cultureBactria–Margiana Archaeological Complex

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