member of high caste was to be cut off.
(c) If a Sudra insults the twice-born in abusive language, his tongue should be
cut off.
(d) Patanjali states that the maid servants and Sudra women were meant for
satisfying the pleasures of the people of the upper varnas.
Which one of the following statements is not correct?
(a) The Skanda Purana describes the Sudra as giver of grain (annada).
(b) The rise of the Kayasthas as a professional literate caste in the late ancient
and early medieval periods undermined the monopoly of the Brahmins as
writers and scribes.
(c) Sudras continued to work as slaves, artisans and agricultural labourers and
could not take the place of the Vaishyas as cultivators.
(d) The size of the houses was fixed according to varna scale.
Which of the following types of marriage wast were responsible for the
proliferation of mixed castes?
(i) Savama marriage
(ii) Sajatiya marriage
(iii) Anuloma marriage
(iv) Pratiloma marriage
Choose the answer from the codes given below:
(a) Only iv
(b) iii and iv
(c) ii, iii and iv
(d) i and ii
Which one of the following was the mp.eting ground for the Brahmanical and
devotional religious levels?
(a) Maths
(b) Temples
(c) Ghatikas
(d) Samas
Which one of the following statements is not correct?
(a) The offspring of a Brahmin man and a Sudra woman was assigned Nisada
status.
(b) Illegitimate offsprings of a Brahmin couple were counted as Sudras.