status or varna in one’s next life.
(v) Upward mobility was possible as a group over a period of time which was
further facilitated by a change in habitation or geographical location.
Choose the answer from the codes below:
(a) i, iii, iv and v
(b) i, ii, iv and v
(c) i, ii, iii and v
(d) All the above
Which of the following are the characteristics of varna system as evolved by
fourth century BC?
(i) Status by birth
(ii) Hierarchical units
(iii) Rules of endogamy
(iv) Ritual purity
Choose the answer from the codes given below:
(a) i and ii
(b) ii and iv
(c) i, ii and iv
(d) All the above
Occupations and castes became interlinked from the
(a) Vedic period
(b) Epic period
(c) period of Smritis
(d) post-Gupta period
The proliferation of the subcastes in the post Harsha period was because of
the following reasons, except one. Identify it.
(a) Expansion of Aryan culture into the nook and corner of the country.
(b) Number of pratiloma marriages was much more than the number of
anuloma marriages.
(c) Different subcastes pursued the same occupation in different regions.
(d) The nature of the economy underwent a change.
Which of the following statements reveals the pathetic and ignominious
position of Sudras in ancient India?
(a) Legally a higher varna man can marry a Sudra woman. but a Sudra man