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Question 1: The kings performed sacrifices like rajasuya (royal consecration), vajapeya (including a chariot race) and, for supreme dominance over other kings, the ________ (horse sacrifice).
HinduismHistorical Vedic religionAshvamedhaHanuman

Question 2: The most important historical source of the geography of post-Vedic India is the 2nd century Greek historian ________ whose report is based on the Mauryan time ambassador to Patna, Megasthenes.
ArrianAlexander the GreatHerodotusPlutarch

Question 3: 320 BCE), the golden age, classical age of Sanskrit literature, and the ________.
Military history of IndiaHistory of Uttar PradeshHistory of BiharMiddle kingdoms of India

Question 4: Scholars place the Vedic period in the second and first millennia BCE continuing up to the ________ based on literary evidence.
5th century BC6th century BC8th century BC7th century BC

Question 5: The Society was strictly organized in a system of four ________ (classes, to be distinguished from caste, jati)

Question 6: The rishis, the composers of the hymns of the ________, were considered inspired poets and seers (in post-Vedic times understood as "hearers" of an eternally existing Veda, Śrauta means "what is heard").
VedasPurusha suktaMahabharataRigveda

Question 7: Texts considered to date to the Vedic period are mainly the four Vedas, but the Brahmanas, ________ and the older Upanishads as well as the oldest Shrautasutras are also considered to be Vedic.
Taittiriya ShakhaRigvedaSmritiAranyaka

Question 8: Mantra language: This period includes both the mantra and prose language of the ________ (Paippalada and Shaunakiya), the Rigveda Khilani, the Samaveda Samhita (containing some 75 mantras not in the Rigveda), and the mantras of the Yajurveda.
AtharvavedaVedasKalpa (Vedanga)Ramayana

Question 9: ________ amassed wealth (cattle), and many commissioned the performance of sacrifices.

Question 10: Soldiers on foot (pattis) and on ________ (rathins), armed with bow and arrow, were common.
Ancient history2nd millennium BCRathaChariot

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