Assertion and Reasoning Questions and answers

  1. General Knowledge
    1. Culture
    2. Economy
    3. General
    4. Geography
    5. History
      1. Indus Valley Civilization
      2. Vedic Age-The Aryans
      3. Religious movements-Buddhism and Jainism
      4. Mahajanapadas-The Magadha empire
      5. The Mauryan Empire and Sangam Age
      6. Post Mauryan Period
      7. Guptas and Post Gupta
      8. The invasion of Arabs
      9. Bhakti movement
      10. Mughal Empire
      11. Advent of Europeans
      12. Expansion of British Supremacy
      13. Indian National Movement
      14. Assertion and Reasoning
      15. Delhi Sultanate
    6. Indian Polity
    7. Politics
    8. Sports
1). Directions: In the questions given below are two statements labelled as Assertion (A) and Reason ( R). In the context of the two statements, which of the following is correct:
Assertion (A): Indus Valley Civilization was extinguished before Aryans.
Reason (R): Indus Valley Civilization was pre-Aryan

A). (a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation to A.
B). (b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
C). ( c) A is true but R is false
D). (d) A is false but R is true
2). Assertion (A): Indus Valley people knew the art of navigation.
Reason (R): Indus Valley seals indicate prevalence of overseas trade.

A). (a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation to A.
B). (b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
C). ( c) A is true but R is false
D). (d) A is false but R is true
3). Assertion (A): The Harappans probably had some belief in life after death.
Reason (R): Some graves excavated at Harappa show that the dead were buried along with ornaments and toiletries.

A). (a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation to A.
B). (b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
C). ( c) A is true but R is false
D). (d) A is false but R is true
4). Assertion (A): The Indus region must have been fertile in ancient times.
Reason (R): Huge granaries for storing food grains have been excavated in Indus valley sites.

A). (a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation to A.
B). (b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
C). ( c) A is true but R is false
D). (d) A is false but R is true
5). Assertion (A): The Harappans did not believe in any religion
Reason (R): No temples have been found at any Harappan site as yet.

A). (a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation to A.
B). (b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
C). ( c) A is true but R is false
D). (d) A is false but R is true


6). Assertion (A): The bulk of Rig Vedic hymns were composed on the banks of the Sapta Sindhu.
Reason (R): The Gangatic doab was an unfamiliar land to the composer of the hymns

A). (a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation to A.
B). (b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
C). ( c) A is true but R is false
D). (d) A is false but R is true
7). Assertion (A): Most of the wars of the Rig Vedic Aryans were fought for the sake of cows
Reason (R): The cow was the most important form of wealth during Rig Vedic times.

A). (a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation to A.
B). (b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
C). ( c) A is true but R is false
D). (d) A is false but R is true
8). Assertion (A): After invading India Alexander was forced to retreat.
Reason (R): The Greek soldiers had grown homesick, tired and refused to fight.

A). (a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation to A.
B). (b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
C). ( c) A is true but R is false
D). (d) A is false but R is true
9). Assertion (A): Membership of the Buddhist Order was not closed to women.
Reason (R): Gautama Buddha believed in the equality of men and women.

A). (a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation to A.
B). (b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
C). ( c) A is true but R is false
D). (d) A is false but R is true
10). Assertion (A): The first stage of the Vedic Chaturash;;rama was called Brahmacharya.
Reason (R): The ethic of Brahmacharya was appropriated to a life of learning and hard discipline.

A). (a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation to A.
B). (b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
C). ( c) A is true but R is false
D). (d) A is false but R is true
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