Stone Age MCQ -Ancient History

Stone Age MCQ -Ancient History

1). Robert Bruce Foote, who discovered first Palaeolithic  tool in India, was a/an – 
(a) Geologist (b) Archaeologist
(c) Paleobotanist (d) Historian

*2).The three-age system, divided into stone, bronze and iron from the collection of Copenhagen museum was  
coined by –
(a) Thomson (b) Lubbock
(c) Taylor (d) Childe

3). According to the excavated evidence, the domestication of animal began in –
(a) Lower Palaeolithic period
(b) Middle Palaeolithic period
(c) Upper Palaeolithic period
(d) Mesolithic period

4).Which among the following sites provides evidence of domestication of animals in the Mesolithic period? 
(a) Odai (b) Bori
(c) Bagor (d) Lakhnia
✓Animal domestication in Mesolithic period:- Adamgarh (MP) & Bagor (RJ)

From which one of the following sites bone implements have been found ? 
(a) Chopani-Mando (b) Kakoria
(c) Mahadaha (d) Sarai Nahar Rai

✓Mahadaha & Sarai Nahar Rai:-Pratapgarh
+Mesolithic Period

Three human skeletons in a single grave were recovered at – 
(a) Sarai Nahar Rai (b) Damdama
(c) Mahadaha (d) Langhnaj
✓Damdama:-Mesolithic site+Pratapgarh,

The cultivation of cereals first started in -
(a) Neolithic Age (b) Mesolithic Age
 (c) Palaeolithic Age (d) Proto-Historic Age

During the Neolithic Age the earliest evidence of the origin of agriculture has been found at which of the following place in the North-Western region of Indian  
(a) Munidgak (b) Mehargarh
 (c) Damb Sadat (d) Balakot
 (e) Amri

✓Mehrgarh:- Pakistan+Wheat (Barley)
Cultivation +Animal domestication in Neolithic Period.


The earliest evidence of man in India is found in
(a) Nilgiri Hills (b) Shiwalik Hills
(c) Nallamala Hills (d) Narmada Valley

The first cereal used by man was :
 (a) Wheat (b) Rice
 (c) Barley (d) Sorghum

The earliest evidence of agriculture in Indian sub-continent comes from – 
 (a) Koldihwa (b) Lahuradeva
 (c) Mehargarh (d) Tokwa

✓Lahuradeva:- UP + Oldest evidence of Rice.
✓Mehargarh:-Pakistan +Oldest evidence of Wheat & Barley.

With reference to the cultural heritage of Uttar Pradesh, which of the following statement/s is/are correct? 
 (1) The oldest evidence of agriculture in the global context has been obtained from many excavated sites in this region

 (2) The oldest cultivated food grains are barley and paddy.

✓Oldest evidence of agriculture:-[Lahuradev in Sant Kabir Nagar district, U.P.] 
✓Oldest food grains:-[barley & wheat]. 

*Name the site which has revealed the earliest evidence of settled life ? 
(a) Dholavira (b) Kile Gul Mohammad
 (c) Kalibangan (d) Mehargarh

*The earliest evidence of agriculture in the Indian Sub-continent has been obtained from – 
(a) Brahmagiri (b) Burzahom
 (c) Koldihwa (d) Mehrgarh

Which one of the following periods is also known as Chalcolithic Age?
(a) Old Stone Age (b) New Stone Age
 (c) Copper Age (d) Iron Age

*The cultural remains from Stone Age to Harappan Civilization have been obtained from which one of the following ancient sites?
(a) Amri (b) Mehargarh
(c) Kotdiji (d) Kalibangan

✓Mehargarh:-Balochistan (Pakistan).

*Excavation at Navadatoli was conducted by –
 (a) K.D.Bajpai (b) V.S. Wakankar
 (C) H.D. Sankalia (d) Mortimer Whéeler


In which state, the Navdatoli is located ?
(a) Gujarat (b) Maharashtra
(c) Chhattisgarh (d) Madhya Pradesh

In which state of India is the Harappan Civilization site Mandi situated? 
(a) Gujarat (b) Haryana
(c) Rajasthan (d) Uttar Pradesh

✓Mandi:- located to the east of Yamuna River +Muzaffarnagar, western U.P.

Consider the following statements pertaining to the Ahar Civilization – 
A. The natives of Ahar knew copper smelting

B. Rice was unknown to them

C. Metal work was one of the means of economy of the Ahar 

D. Black - Red coloured pottery have been found here, on which generally white coloured geometrical designs have been carved. 

 Choose the correct option –
 (a) A, C and D are correct (b) A and B are correct .
 (c) A, B and C are correct (d) C and D are correct.

✓Ahar civilization:- Chalcolithic period+
Mewar region, Rajasthan+Rice was known.

Megaliths have been identifi ed as-
(a) Caves for hermits (b) Burial sites
(c) Temple sites (d) None of the above

Ash mound is associated with the Neolithic site at –
(a) Budihal (b) Sangana Kallu
 (c) Koldihwa (d) Brahmagiri

✓Ash mounds:-found from a Neolithic site Sangana Kallu+Vellari district near Mysore +Karnataka.

‘Bhimbetka’ is famous for -
(a) Rock Paintings (b) Buddhist Statues
(c) Minerals (d) Origin of Son River

✓Bhimbetka:- Bhopal +UNESCO has included shell pictures of Bhimbetka +exhibit the earliest traces of human life.

In India, from which rock-shelter, pictures has been found the most ? 
(a) Ghagharia (b) Bhimbetka
 (c) Lekhahia (d) Adamgarh

Which one of the following places is famous for pre- historic paintings ? 
(a) Ajanta (b) Bhimbetka
(c) Bagh (d) Amravati

✓Bhimbetka:- Raisen district, M.P.

Where are the caves of Bhimbetka situated?
(a) Bhopal (b) Pachmarhi
(c) Singrauli (d) Abdullahganj-Raisen

Which of the following Indian Archaeologists first visited 'Bhimbetka Caves' and discovered prehistoric  
significance of its rock paintings?
 (a) Madho Swaroop Vatsa 
(b) H.D. Sankalia
(c) V.S. Wakankar (d) V.N. Mishra


Bhimbetka was discovered by
(a) Dr. H.D. Sankhalia
 (b) Dr. Shyam Sundar Nigam
 (c) Dr. Vishnudhar Vakankar
 (d) Dr. Rajbali Pandey

The Ochre-coloured Pottery (O.C.P.) was christened at:
(a) Hastinapur (b) Ahichhatra
 (c) Noh (d) Red Fort

In the Chalcolithic period people of Maharashtra buried their dead under the floor of their houses in the following orientation: 
(a) North to South position
 (b) East to West position
 (c) South to North position
 (d) West to East position

✓Head towards the north.
✓These sites were found in Daimabad, Inamgaon, Chandauli, Nevasa, etc.

Which of the following sites has yielded skeleton of the dog along with human skeleton in burial ? 
 (a) Brahmagiri (b) Burzahom
 (c) Chirand (d) Maski

The evidence of burying the dog with human body is found from which of the following places ? 
 (a) Burzahom (b) Koldihwa
 (c) Chaupani (d) Mando have

The evidence of pit dwelling has been obtained from –
 (a) Burzahom (b) Koldihwa
 (c) Brahmagiri (d) Sanganakallu

*Consider the following pairs :
 (Historical place) - (Well-known for)
 1. Burzahom Rock - cut shrines
 2. Chandra ketugarh - Terracotta art
 3. Ganeshwar -  Copper artefacts
 Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched? 
(a) 1 only (b) 1 and 2
(c) 3 only (d) 2 and 3

✓Burzahom:- Neolithic site in Kashmir valley + pit dwelling & neolithic tool industry. 
✓Chandraketugarh:- Ganga delta in West Bengal.
✓Ganeshwar-Jodhpura cultur:- Rajasthan
+Hundreds of copper objects have been found.

*From which rock shelter of Vindhyas, a maximum number of human skeletons have been found? 
(a) Morahana Pahar (b) Ghagharia
 (c) Baghahi Khor (d) Lekhahia

✓Lekhahia:- Mesolithic site in Uttar Pradesh. It yielded skeletons which are not studied much yet.

Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and other as Reason (R).

 Assertion (A) : The stone age people of the Vindhyas migrated to the Ganga Valley in terminal Pleistocene period.

Reason (R) : Due to climatic change, it was dry phase in this period.

Choose the correct answer from the code given below.
 Code :
(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A) 
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A) 
(c) (A) is true but (R) is false
(d) (A) is false but (R) is true

✓Which of these departments/ministries deals with Archaeological Survey of India as an accessory office ?  
(a) Culture
(b) Tourism 
(c) Science and Technology
(d) Human Resource and Development

*Where is National Human Museum situated ?
(a) Guwahati (b) Bastar
(c) Bhopal (d) Chennai


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