1. The earliest cultural period revealed by the excavations at Atranjikhera is

(A) Late Harappan
(B) O.C.P.
(C) Black-and-Red Ware
(D) Painted Grey Ware

2. Which of the following are not Chalcolithic sites?

I. Inamgaon
II. Sanganakallu
III. Paisra
IV. SaraiNaharRai

(A) II, III and IV
(B) I, II and III
(C) III, IV and I
(D) I, III and IV

3. Which of the following features is not related to Harappan Civilization?

(A) External Trade
(B) Iron Technology
(C) Bullock Cart
(D) Gold and Silver ornaments

4. Arrange the following tools in the chronology of their prevalence:

(i) Cleaver
(ii) Lunate
(iii) Shouldered axe
(iv) Chopper

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

5. Match the ancient cities of List-I with the excavated remains of defence provision of List-II.

List – I
List – II
(a) Kausambi
(i) Rampart and moat
(b) Varanasi
(ii) Embankment
(c) Vaisali
(iii) Double fortifications
(d) Pataliputra
(iv) None

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

6. TheAhar culture is represented at which of the following sites?

I. Gilund
II. Navdatoli
III. Kayatha
IV. Noh

(A) I and II
(B) III and II
(C) I and III
(D) II and IV

7. Jayal Formation in the Thar Deserthas yielded

(A) Lower Palaeolithic tools
(B) Upper Palaeolithic tools
(C) Mesolithic tools
(D) None of the above

8. Who has said that ‘the archaeological excavator is not digging things, he is digging up people?

(A) Sir John Marshall
(B) Sir Mortimer Wheeler
(C) Sir John Lubbock
(D) Gordon Childe

9. A unique characteristic feature of the Mauryan art is

(A) Polishing the surface
(B) Minute decorative carvings
(C) Floral decoration
(D) None of the above

10. Palaeontology is a science which deals with

(A) Ancient potteries
(B) Ancient plants
(C) Ancient coins
(D) Ancient bones 

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