economic and political importance.
Assertion and Reason
Mark (a) if ‘Assertion’ (A) is true, but ‘Reason’ (R) is false.
Mark (b) if ‘A’ is false, but ‘R’ is true.
Mark (c) if both ‘A’ and ‘R’ true, but ‘R’ does not explain ‘A’.
Mark (d) if both ‘A’ and ‘R’ are true, and ‘R’ explains ‘A’.
Assertion (A): The birth of a daughter is not wished during the Rig Vedic
Reason (R): The position of woman was pathetic in the Rig Vedic age.
Assertion (A): The rudiments of geometry are to be found in the Yajur Veda.
Reason (R): The Yajur Veda gives rules and regulations to construct the
sacrificial altars and other geometrical structures.
Assertion (A): The Sama Veda is invaluable to the historians.
Reason (R): But for 75 hymns, the Sama Veda mostly contains the hymns
from the Rig Veda.
Assertion (A): The later Vedic people came to know more and more about
physiological structure of animals.
Reason (R): The Aranyakas give us details of the flora and fauna of the
Assertion (A): By the end of later Vedic period the king’s autocracy was in
most cases only limited by the power of the Brahmins.
Reason (R): This period was materially much advanced and complex rituals
and ceremonies performed by the king improved his position.
Assertion (A): The vajapeya sacrifice was performed by the kings in the later
Vedic period.
Reason (R): This was a coronation ceremony to bestow divinity on the king.
Assertion (A): We can see genesis of the administrative system towards the
end of the later Vedic period.
Reason (R): Agricultural surplus and effective taxation system helped kings
to lay the foundation of administrative apparatus.
Assertion (A): In the Rig Vedic     period there was no difference between the