MCQs on Indian Archaeology - 16

1. Who among the following is the author of The Roots of Ancient India?

(A) Stuart Piggot
(B) Walter Fairservis, Jr.
(C) V.G. Childe
(D) A. Ghosh



2. Which of the following sites have yielded evidence for iron technology in eastern Uttar Pradesh?

I. Rajghat
II. Paisra
III. Agiabir
IV. Narhan

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



3. Who among the following is the editor of Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum ?

(A) Alexander Cunningham
(B) Percy Brown
(C) E. Hultzsch
(D) James Princep



4. Vertical recording of an excavated trench is known as:

(A) Section drawing
(B) Drawing of plan
(C) Contextual recording of artefacts on plan
(D) Mapping geo-morphological features



5. Arrange the following discoveries of archaeological importance in the order of their findings in chronology:

(i) Cleaver at Pallavaram
(ii) Flake tools at Nevasa
(iii) City complex at Shishupalgarh
(iv) PGW at Hastinapur

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



6. Match the following sites of List-I with the name of the excavators of List-II.

List – I
List – II
(a) Kalambo Falls
(i) J. D. Clark
(b) Olduvai Gorge
(ii) G. Isaac
(c) Isimila
(iii) L. S. B. Leakey
(d) Olorgessallie
(iv) Clark Howell

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



7. The Ghositarama Vihara at Kausambihas yielded which of the following terracotta images?

I. Hariti
II. Tara
III. Gajalakshmi
IV. Maitreya

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



8. Assertion (A): India has not contributed fossil evidence to the study of human evolution.
Reason (R): There are no well-dated hominid sites in India.

Codes:
(A) (A) and (R) are wrong.
(B) (A) and (R) are correct, but (R) is not correct explanation.
(C) (A) is wrong (R) is correct, but (R) is not correct explanation.
(D) (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is correct explanation.



9. On which of the following the Ujjainisymbol has been found?

I. Panchala coins
II. Punch marked coins
III. Copper cast coins
IV. Naga coins

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



10. Which of the following is not associated with the South Indian Megaliths?

(A) Menhir
(B) Dolmenoid cist
(C) Cairn circle
(D) Cemetery-H



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