MCQs on Indian Archaeology - 19

1. An anthropomorphic image of the Buddha represented for the first time is on

(A) Gold coins of Kujala-Kadphises
(B) Coins of Huviska
(C) Coins of Vashiska
(D) Coins of Kaniska I

2. Lord Vishnu giving three round objects to the King is represented on

(A) Tiger-Slayer type coins of Samudragupta
(B) Standard type coins of Samudragupta
(C) Chakravikrama type coins
(D) Asvamedha type coins

3. Arrange the following in chronological order:

(i) Uniformity in the width of letter
(ii) Formation of acute-angle
(iii) Beginning of head-mark
(iv) Formation of heal line covering the entire letter

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

4. Match the sites of List – I with archaeologists of List – II and select the correct answer from the code given below:

List – I
List – II
a. Kot Diji
i. J.M. Casal
b. Amri
ii. F.A. Khan
c. Kalibangan
iii. A. Ghosh
d. Sothi
iv. B. B. Lal

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

5. Which of the following group of human beings is known as the most intelligent group?

(A) Homo habilis
(B) Homo erectus
(C) Homo sapiens sapiens
(D) Neanderthalensis

6. Which of the following features is absent in North Indian Temples?

(A) Shikhara
(B) Mandapa
(C) Antarala
(D) Gopuram

7. In which of the following inscriptions ‘Ahichchhatrabhukti’ finds mention?

(A) Haraha inscription of Ishanavarman
(B) Banskhera copper plate inscription of Harshavardhana
(C) Gwalior inscription of Mihirbhoja
(D) Mandsore inscription of Yashodharman

8. Identify among the following metals that was used first by the early man:

(A) Silver
(B) Copper
(C) Gold
(D) Iron

9. Which of the following is suitable for Potassium Argon dating?

(A) Burnt clay
(B) Volcanic ash
(C) Burnt bone
(D) Burnt wood

10. Arrange the following inscriptions in a chronological order and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(i) Sanjan copper plate
(ii) Taxila copper plate
(iii) Poona copper plate
(iv) Banskhera copper plate

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

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