Pre Historic Period

1.Bhimbetka, an important site of Mesolithic culture, is in

(a) Gujarat (b) Punjab (c) Madhya Pradesh (d) Rajasthan (RAS/RTS 2003]


2.Bhimbetka is famous for

(a) Cave painting (b) Minerals (c) Buddhist idols (d) Origin of Son river [MPPSC 2003]


3.Among the following which mesolithic site has given evidence of antler ring necklace ?

(a) Damdama (b) Mahadaha (c) Sarainahar Rain (d) Patne


4.Among the following bone-made ornament has been found from which mesolithic site?

(a) Bagor (b) Bagor-II (c) Birbhanpur (d) Mahadaha [UPPCS 2005]


5.Which one of the following sites is famous for prehistoric paintings?

(a) Bagh (b) Ajanta (c) Bhimbetkad (d) Amaravati


6.Sarainahar Rai and Mahadaha are related to—

(a) Mesolithic culture of Vindhya region (b) Neolithic culture of Vindhva region  (c) Mesolithic culture of Gangetic region (d) Neolithic culture of Gangetic region


7.At which cave-shelters of India, the maximum paintings have been found ?

(a) Ghagharia (b) Bhimbetka 5 (c) Lakhania (d) Adamgarh


8.Among the following which cave-shelter has given evidence of human burial ?

(a) Morhana (b) Lekhania cave shelter (c) Dhanuhi (d) Ghagharia


9.Consider the following From which places a larger series of cave paintings of prehistoric period was found ?

1.Bhaja 2. Bhimbetka 3. Jaurao 4. Ajantai Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2, 3 and 4 (c) 2 and 3 (d) 3 and 4


10.On the basis of archaeological evidence it can said about which period that the people knew the final disposal of their deads?

(a) Lower Paleolithic Period (b) Middle Paleolithic period (c) Upper Paleolithic period (d) Mesolithic period


11.The first animal to be domesticated by the Stone Age people was

(a) Ass (b) Dog (c) Horse (d) Sheep


12.By which period the evidence of human skelton became available in India?

(a) Paleolithic period (b) Mesolithic period (c) Neolithic period (d) Chalco-lithic period


13.The mesolithic archaeological sites of which region is called ‘Teri’ sites ?

(a) Uttar Pradesh ) (b) Bihar (c) Jharkhand (d) Tamil Nadu


14.Consider the following

The characteristics of Neolithic human life was/were1. Agriculture 2. Animal Husbandry 3. Fixed Abode 4. Development of writing S oonəbiva Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 and 3 (c) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 D


15.Man moved from food-gathering to food-producing in which period?

(a) Paleolithic Agen (b) Mesolithic Age(c) Neolithic Age EL (d) Chalco-lithic Age


16.The earliest evidence of agriculture has found in Indian subcontinent from

(a) Brahmagiri magiri (b) Chirand see (c) Mehargarh (d) Burzahom


17.Where is prehistoric food producer site Mehargarh situated ?

(a) On the bank of Ghaggar (b) In the eastern part of Rann of Kutch (c) On the bank of Bolan river (d) In western Baluchistan


18.The first food grain used by man was

(a) Wheat (b) Barley (c) Rice (d) Millet


19.Among the following at which neolithic site the earliest evidence of wheat and barley has been found ?

(a) Rangpur (b) Lothal (c) Mehargarh (d) Koldihwa [UPPCS 2010]

Ans. C

20.Which one of the following prehistoric site has provided evidence for cultivation of wild and sown variety of paddy

(a) Belan (b) Begor (c) Adamgarh (d) Burzahom


21.In Indian subcontinent from which of the following archaeological sites do we get earliest evidence of paddy cultivation ?

(a) Burzahom in Kashmir (b) Chirand in Bihar (c) Lothal in Gujarat (d) Koldihwa in Uttar Pradesh


22.Nomadic man started settling in which period ?

(a) Paleolithic Age or (b) Mesolithic Age (c) Neolithic Age (d) None of these

Ans. C

23.The oldest remains of human settlement in Gangetic plain are found in

(a) Bagor (b) Kalpi (c) Adamgarh (d) Teri


24.From which of the following Neolithic sites do we get the evidence of pit-dwelling

(a) Martand  (b) Daojali Hading (c) Burzahom  (d) Chirand


25.In the following places, at which place the archeological remains of pit-dwelling is found ?

(a) Rakhigarhi (b) Gufkral (c) Mehargarh hot (d) Balakot


26.The remains of Neolithic pit-dwelling have been found from

Burzahom bor 2. Gufkral 3. Kuchai 4. Mahagaras Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(a) 1 and 4 (b) 2 and 3 (c) 3 and 4 (d) 1 and 2


27.In some regions in India, men dwelled in pits, it is indicated through excavations in

(a) Bihar (b) Kashmir (c) Karnataka (d) Rajasthan


28.Among the following which culture has pit-dwelling as a specific feature ? (a) Neolithic culture of Kashmir valley (b) Neolithic culture of Mid-Gangetic valley – (c) Chalco-lithic culture of Baluchistan (d) Harappan culture


29.The “Ash Mounds” from Deccan represent

(a) sites where personages were cremated (b) sites where vedic sacrifices were performed (c) remnants of the settlements of neolithic cattle keepers(d) kilns where pots were baked


30.Ash mounds are associated with neolithic culture of which region ?

(a) East India (b) South India 2 (c) Northern Vindhya region e n Eb (d) Kashmir



31.In which period ‘wheel’ invented, which is believed a very important invention of technological advancement of men ?

(a) Paleolithic period 5 (b) Mesolithic period (c) Neolithic period (d) Iron Period


32.The burial of the dog with their master has found at

(a) Burzahom (b) Patna (c) Varanashi (d) Mehargarh


33.The burial of goat with their master has found at –

(a) Burzahom (b) Patna (c) Kashi (d) Mehargarh


34.Assertion (A): With reference to prehistoric India, the neolithic implements are available from mostly agricultural sites.

Reason (R) : It was conditional for permanent agricultural activities that the microliths of various types would be developed and used.

(a) Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A LOS (b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A (c) A is true but R is false (d) A is false but R is true


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