1. How would a carved damaged part of gateway of Sanchi Stupa will be restored?

(A) The portion will be plastered.
(B) The portion will be replaced by a matching carved block.
(C) The part will be replaced by a plain similar piece of stone.
(D) Would be cleaned and left as it is.

2. Identify the two Mesolithic sites of Europe:

(i) Gravettian
(ii) Maglemosian
(iii) Aurignacian
(iv) Star Carr

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

3. Villafranchian fauna is of

(A) Upper Palaeolithic period
(B) Wurm Ice Age
(C) Early Holocene period
(D) Lower Pleistocene period

4. Match the books of List – I with the authors of List – II :

List – I
List – II
a. Archaeology from Earth
i. B. Allchin &F.R. Allchin
b. Personality of India
ii. M. Wheeler
c. The Rise of Civilization
iii. B.B. Lal
d. Saraswati Flows on
iv. B. Subbarao

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

5. The brick core of the largest stupa, known as Stupa No. I or Great Stupa at Sanchi was built during times of

(A) Kanishka – I
(B) Ashoka
(C) Pushyamitra Sunga
(D) Menander

6. Identify sites of OCP culture:

(i) Jodhpura
(ii) Saipai
(iii) Jhinjhana
(iv) Gilund

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

7. The famous Kailashnath Temple at Ellora was carved out during the time of

(A) Rashtrakutas 
(B) Cholas
(C) Pallavas
(D) Guptas

8. Which one of the following places has recently yielded an inscribed sculpture of Ashok?

(A) Junagadh
(B) Delhi
(C) Hampi
(D) Sannati

9. Assertion (A): There is hardly any Mohenjodaro/Harappa type Mother Goddess at Lothal.
Reason (R): Saurashtra Harappans did not worship Mother Goddess.

(A) (A) is correct and (R) is wrong.
(B) Both (A) and (R) are wrong.
(C) (A) is wrong and (R) is correct.
(D) Both (A) and (R) are correct.

10. Hoyashaleshwara Temple is located at

(A) Halebidu 
(B) Beluru
(C) Badami
(D) Hampi

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