Stone Age MCQ -Ancient History

Stone Age MCQ -Ancient History 


1). 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

2).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)

3).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

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

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

6). 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.


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

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

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).


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.

Megaliths have been identified 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

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

*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.


MCQ {Level-2}

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

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

Note:- If both Lahuradeva & Mehargarh are given in options, choose Lahuradeva as earliest evidence of agriculture in Indian sub-continent.

✓Lahuradeva:- UP + Oldest evidence of Rice.

{Important Point}
*Pakistan+Oldest evidence of [Wheat] and [Barley].
*Earliest evidence of [settled life].
*Earliest evidence of [agriculture] in the Indian Sub-continent. 

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]. 


Tags: Stone Age MCQ, Ancient History.

{One liners} {Level-1}
✓Robert Bruce Foote was- [Geologist &  Archaeologist]
*He discovered first Palaeolithic tool in India.

✓The three-age system, divided into stone, bronze and iron from the collection of Copenhagen Museum was coined by - [Thomson]

✓National Human Museum situated at-[Bhopal]

✓Which departments/ministries deals with Archaeological Survey of India as an accessory office ? - [Culture]

✓Bhimbetka was discovered by- [Dr. Vishnudhar Vakankar]
*Vishnudhar Vakankar visited 'Bhimbetka Caves' and discovered prehistoric significance of its rock paintings.

✓Excavation at Navadatoli (M.P.) was conducted by –[H.D. Sankalia]


{One liners} {Level-2}

✓Burzahom:- Neolithic site in Kashmir valley +well known for [pit dwelling] & neolithic tool industry. 

✓Chandra ketugarh:- Ganga delta in West Bengal. well known for [Terracotta art]. 

✓Ganeshwar-Jodhpura cultur:- Rajasthan +Well known for [Copper artefacts]. Hundreds of copper objects have been found.

✓Ahar Civilization –
*Chalcolithic period & located in Mewar region, Rajasthan + Rice was known.
*[copper smelting] and [Metal work] was one of the means of economy.
*[Black-Red] coloured pottery, on which [white coloured geometrical designs] have been carved. 

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