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Vedas: Quiz


Question 1: Each of the four Vedas seems to have passed to numerous ________ or schools, giving rise to various recensions of the text.
UpanishadsShakhaBrahmanaKalpa (Vedanga)

Question 2: [32] It is a collection of 1,028 ________ hymns and 10,600 verses in all, organized into ten books (Sanskrit: mandalas).
PaliHindiHindustani languageVedic Sanskrit

Question 3: Root cognates are Greek ἰδέα, English wit, etc., ________ video "I see", etc.
Vulgar LatinLatinRoman EmpireOld Latin

Question 4: [59] The earliest reference to such a "fifth Veda" is found in the ________.
UpanishadsChandogya UpanishadTaittiriya UpanishadShvetashvatara Upanishad

Question 5: The individual verses contained in these compilations are known as ________.
BuddhismMantraVajrayanaBuddhism and Hinduism

Question 6: The Upanishads reduce the "essence of the Vedas" further, to the syllable ________ ().
Buddhism and HinduismAumSanskritMantra

Question 7: Its purpose was practical, in that each mantra must accompany an action in sacrifice but, unlike the Samaveda, it was compiled to apply to all sacrificial rites, not merely the ________.
HinduismHistorical Vedic religionYajnaŚrauta

Question 8: The corpus of ________ texts includes:
Vedic SanskritHindiHindustani languagePali

Question 9: 1000-500 BCE, resulting in a ________, spanning the mid 2nd to mid 1st millennium BCE, spanning the Late Bronze Age and the Iron Age.
MahajanapadasPala EmpireGupta EmpireVedic period

Question 10: However, only the literature associated with the ________ is extensive.
RigvedaVedasAtharvavedaKalpa (Vedanga)


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