pre historic period Practice Questions Answers Test with Solutions

Question : 1

List I List II
A. Nagara 1. Fortified settlements in Vedic literature
B. Pura 2. Town in Pali literature
C. Nigama 3. Fortified capital of a king
D. Durga 4. City/town first mentioned in Taittiriya

a) A - 4, B - 3, C - 2, D - 1

b) A - 4, B - 1, C - 2, D - 3

c) A - 2, B - 3, C - 4, D - 1

d) A - 2, B - 1, C - 4, D - 3

Answer: (b)

Question : 2

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, 3 and 4

b) 1, 3 and 4

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) 2, 3 and 4

Answer: (a)

Almost all the rock-shelters in India occupied by the Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic people, and many others as well, contain rock-paintings depicting a variety of subjects, chiefly animals, or scenes including both people and animals. The distribution of these rock-paintings is very wide.

They have been found in Chargul in north-west Pakistan to Orissa in the east, and from the Kumaon hills in the north to Kerala in the south.

Question : 3

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 Adamgarh in Hoshangabad district, (Madhya Pradesh)
  3. 16 Rand Singi Talav in Nagaur district (Rajasthan)
  4. Nevasa in Ahmadnagar district (Maharashtra)
Select the answer from the codes given below

a) 1, 2, 3 and 4

b) 1, 3 and 4

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) 2, 3 and 4

Answer: (a)

Other important sites of Lower Palaeolithic cultures are Hunsgi in Gulburga district (in Kanlataka) and the famous site of Attirampakkam (Tamil Nadu).

The sites have been widespread in Sivalik range of Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Belan valley in Uttar Pradesh, Berach basin and the hilly area of Rajasthan, and Narmada and Sone valleys in Madhya Pradesh, Malprabha and Ghatprabha basins in Karnataka, several areas of Maharashtra, areas near Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Chhota Nagpur plateau, and in areas of Orissa, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.

Question : 4

Which one of the following species of fauna has been widely appreciated as pre-historic India’s gift to the world?

a) Peacock

b) Humped bull

c) Water buffalo

d) Domestic fowl

Answer: (d)

Question : 5

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, 3 and 4

b) 1, 3 and 4

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) 2, 3 and 4

Answer: (d)

The ceramic occupation (c. 7000 B.C.) at Mehrgarh during the early food-producing era shows a basic subsistence economy of the Indus valley and beginning of trade and crafts.

The ceramic Neolithic occupation (c. 7000 B.C.) at Mehrgarh during the early food-producing era shows a basic subsistence economy of the Indus valley and beginning of trade and crafts.

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