The ancient term bhritaka meant:
(a) a slave who had been granted manumission
(b) an unskilled labour working for hire
(c) a loyal follower of the ruler
(d) a technician working under an employer
How many kinds of priests appeared to perform different rituals in public
sacrifices, of which the Brahmins were only one type?
(a) Ten
(b) Seventeen
(c) Twenty Four
(d) Thirty Six
Which one of the following Puranas mentions more than hundred jatis or
castes?
(a) Vishnu Purana
(b) Markandeya Purana
(c) Skanda Purana
(d) Brahmavaivarla Purana
Consider the following statements-one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other
labelled as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): Niyoga was definitely practised by the Sudras, though not by
the dvija varnas, in the early centuries of the Christian era.
Reason (R): According to Manu, niyoga cannot take place in marriages
which are performed according to the mantras.
In the context of the above two statements which one of the following is
correct?
(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
(b) Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A.
(c) A is true but R is false.
(d) A is false but R is true.
Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given
below the lists:
         List I                                    List II
      (Sources)                                (No. of mixed castes)