The Rig Veda Multiple Choice Test Questions

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Book 1, Creation & Death : Chapter 1, Introductions, Creation & Death.

1. What does the word 'tapas' mean?
(a) Death.
(b) Longing.
(c) Heat.
(d) Cold.

2. Who is a kavi?
(a) A sacrifical martyr.
(b) A poet or a saint.
(c) A snake handler.
(d) A guardian or keeper.

3. The author calls the unknown god the _____.
(a) Sunray.
(b) Icarus of Antiquity.
(c) Golden Embryo.
(d) Silver Serpent.

4. Max Muller dubs the unknown god _____.
(a) Ixus Dominus.
(b) Brahma.
(c) Deus Ex Machina.
(d) Deus Ignotus.

5. Which river surrounds heaven and earth in the unknown god myth?
(a) Rasa.
(b) Tiber.
(c) Ganges.
(d) Euphrates.

6. What are the four social classes in Indian civilization called?
(a) Fifes.
(b) Yamas.
(c) Varnas.
(d) Sects.

7. Which word in the Rig Veda means 'to sprinkle'?
(a) Anoint.
(b) Spray.
(c) Descend.
(d) Dust.

8. _____ are seers as well as poets.
(a) Priests.
(b) Demi-gods.
(c) Sages.
(d) Painters.

9. What is symbolic of primeval chaotic matter, the seed of the creator, and the sacrificial oblation?
(a) Water.
(b) Sky.
(c) Milk.
(d) Butter.

10. Who are the ancient dark divinities?
(a) The Agnis.
(b) The Asuras.
(c) The Vyalkasas.
(d) The Asisis.

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