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Pre-Historic Period Quiz (Set 1)

Pre-Historic Period Quiz, Indian Historic Period Quiz, Important Sites Of Mesolithic Culture, The important sites of Lower Palaeolithic cultures in India, regard to the Upper Palaeolithic culture.

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1. Consider the following statements:
1. Middle Palaeolithic culture was quite a widespread phenomenon between 6,00,000 and 60,000 B.C.
2. Some of the most important sites of the Middle Palaeolithic period are Bhimbetka, Nevasa, Pushkar, Rohini hills of upper Sind, and Samnapur on Narmada.
Which of the above statement(s) is /are correct?
(a) 1 only (b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 2 Both (d) None

2. Which of the following are the important sites of Lower Palaeolithic cultures in India?
1. Pahalgam in Kashmir, Belan valley in Allahabad district (Uttar Pradesh)
2. Bhimbetka and Azamgarh in Hoshangabad district, (Madhya Pradesh)
3. 16 Rand Singi Talav in Nagaur district (Rajasthan)
4. Nevada in Ahmadnagar district (Maharashtra)
Select the answer from the codes given below
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 3 and 4 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

3. The Palaeolithic Age in India is divided into three phases, based on tool technology. Which of the following phases is/are correctly matched with its tools?
(a) Lower Palaeolithic – handaxe and cleaver industries
(b) Middle Palaeolithic – tools made on flakes
(c) Upper Palaeolithic – tools made on flakes and blades
(d) All of the above

4. Which of the following statements are correct with regard to the Upper Palaeolithic Culture?
1. The middle Palaeolithic culture slowly evolved into the Upper Palaeolithic culture.
2. Upper Palaeolithicage can be dated between 1,50,000 B.C. and 40,000 B.C.
3. The upper Palaeolithic tools have been found in Rajasthan, parts of the Ganga and Belan valleys, Central and Western India, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
4. One of the most remarkable discoveries of the Upper a Palaeolithicage period is that of rubble-built, roughly a circular platform of about 85 cm in diameter.
Select the answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1, 2 & 3 (b) 2, 3 & 4
(c) 1, 3 & 4 (d) 1, 2, 3 & 4

5. Which of the following statements are correct with regard to the microlithic tools of Mesolithic Culture?
1. They were characterized by parallel-sided blades taken out from prepared cores of such fine material as chert, chalcedony, crystal, jasper, carnelian, agate, etc.
2. These tools were generally 10 to 50 cm. long.
3. They include a smaller version of upper Palaeolithic
types such as points, scrappers, burins, awls, etc.
4. Some new tool-types were lunates, trapezes, triangles, arrowheads of various shapes and sizes.
Select the answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 3 and 4 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

6. Which of the following were important sites of Mesolithic culture?
1. Kotdiji in Rajasthan
2. Langhnaj in Gujarat
3. Sarai Nahar Rai, Chopani Mando, Mahdaha and Damdama in Uttar Pradesh
4. Bhimbetka and Adamgarh in Madhya Pradesh.
Select the answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 3 and 4 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

7. Which of the following are important rock-painting sites of Prehistoric Rock Art?
1. Murhana Pahar in Uttar Pradesh
2. Bhimbetka, Adamgarh, Lakha Juar in Madhya
Pradesh
3. Kupagallu in Karnataka
4. Chargul in north-west Pakistan.
Select the answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 3 and 4 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

8. In the Indian context, the Neolithic agriculture-based regions can roughly be divided into many regions. Which of the following may be called such a region?
1. The Indus system and its western Borderland
2. Ganga valley
3. Western India and the northern Deccan and
4. The southern Deccan.
Select the answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 3 and 4 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

9. Which of the following statements are correct with regard to the Neolithic Age?
1. The ceramic occupation (c. 7000 B.C.) at Kile Ghul Mohammad during the early food-producing era shows a basic subsistence economy of the Indus valley and beginning of trade and crafts.
2. From the bone remains, it is clear that humped variety of cattle also came to be domesticated.
3. The beads found with burial remains show that people used beads made of lapis lazuli, carnelian, banded agate and white marine shell.
4. A single copper bead has also been found. The occurrence of shell bangles and pendants made of mother of- pearl indicates long-distance trade. Select the answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 3 and 4 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

10. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct with regard to the Neolithic Age
1. Three radiocarbon dates from Koldihwa provide the earliest evidence for the domesticated variety of rice going back to about c. 6500 B.C. which make it the oldest evidence of rice in any part of the world.
2. The bone remains from Koldihwa and Mahgara show that cattle, sheep and goat were domesticated in the region.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) 1 only (b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 2 Both (d) None


 

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