(d) Ordinary members of the tribe received a share which was known as amsa
or bhaga, which was distributed in folk assemblies.
Which of the following was/were given as gifts in the early Vedic period?
(i) Cattle
(ii) Women slaves
(iii) Cereals
Choose the answer from the codes below:
(a) Only i
(b) i and ii
(c) i and iii
(d) i, ii and iii
Which of the following statements is not correct about the Rig Vedic society?
(a) The Rig Vedic society as a whole was tribal, pastoral, semi-nomadic and
(b) In this society it was possible to have high ranks but not high social
(c) Princes and priests employed women slaves for domestic service, but their
number may not have been large.
(d) It had Sudras in the form of the serving order.
Who among the following formed the sena or bala in the early part of later
Vedic period?
(a) Kshatriyas
(b) Brahmins
(c) Peasantry
(d) Vaishyas
A Brahmin man marrying a Vaishya woman produces children who are
categorised as the
(a) Ambastha
(b) Nisada
(c) Kayastha
(d) Vratyas
A pristine stage of casteless society is projected in the tradition of the
(a) krita age