MCQs on Indian Archaeology - 1

1. Digging of canal by a Nanda King is mentioned in

(A) Junagadh inscription of Rudradaman I
(B) Aihole inscription of Pulkeshin II
(C) Hathigumpha inscription of Kharavela
(D) Gwalior inscription of Mihirabhoja

2. Which of the following stupas was built on the relics of Buddha’s famous disciples Śariputra and Maudgalyāyana?

(A) Sarnath Stupa
(B) Sanchi Stupa
(C) Bharhut Stupa
(D) Amaravati Stupa

3. Arrange the following human ancestors in chronological order:

(i) Ramapithecus
(ii) Australopithecus afraensis
(iii) Dryopithecus
(iv) Australopithecus anamensis

(A) (iii), (ii), (iv), (i)
(B) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)
(C) (ii), (iv), (iii), (i)
(D) (iii), (i), (iv), (ii)

4. Match the items of List – I with those of List – II:

List – I
List – II
a. The Birth of Indian Civilization
i. S.K. N Chakraborty
b. Ramayana: A Myth or Reality
ii. B. Subbarao
c. The Personality of India
iii. H.D. Sankalia
d. Ancient Indian Numismatics
iv. B. & R. Allchin

      a b c d
(A) iv iii ii i
(B) ii iv i iii
(C) i iii iv ii
(D) ii iii i iv

5. Which of the following is not a Mesolithic site of Ganga Valley?

(A) Sarai Nahar Rai
(B) Mahadaha 
(C) Bagor
(D) Damdama

6. Who devised the Carbon-14 dating method?

(A) A. Daniel
(B) Willard F. Libby
(C) K.V. Raman
(D) K.P. Oakley

7. Arrange the following in order as they appear in archaeological record:

(i) Intensive agriculture
(ii) Incipient agriculture
(iii) Intensive foraging
(iv) Intensive hunting

(A) (ii), (iv), (i), (iii)
(B) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)
(C) (iv), (iii), (ii), (i)
(D) (iii), (iv), (ii), (i)

8. The principle of stratigraphy is borrowed from which of the following disciplines?

(A) Geology
(B) Zoology
(C) Anthropology
(D) Geography

9. Assertion (A): The Badami caves were got made by the Chalukyas.
Reason (R): The Region was under the Chalukyan rule.

(A) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(B) (A) is false, but (R) is true.
(C) Both (A) and (R) are false.
(D) Both (A) and (R) are true.

10. Middle Palaeolithic artefacts have been found in association with fresh Acheulian artefacts at

(A) Sihawal
(B) Patpara
(C) Dhaba
(D) Khuteli



  1. Answer of question 7 is wrong....right option is C not a D

    1. In the primary stage, early man only collects their food from different sources..... after that he became Hunter... So the answer is D correct


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