1. Soil associated with human association is called

(A) Palaeosol
(B) Anthrosol
(C) Calisol
(D) Archaeosol

2. Beginning of Holocene is not characterised by

(A) Present day fauna
(B) Appearance of Homo-sapiens
(C) Beginning of the long climatic cold-warm circles
(D) Beginning of the annual climatic cycles

3. Assertion (A): Mesolithic paved the foundation for food production, mainly domestication of plants and animals.
Reason (R): Adaptability of Mesolithic man to Holocene climate resulted in population growth, thus scarcity of natural resources.

(A) Both (A) & (R) are false.
(B) (A) is correct, but (R) is false.
(C) (A) is partly correct, but (R) is false.
(D) Both (A) and (R) are correct.

4. Match the Sites of List – I with the items of List – II and select the correct code given below:

List – I
List – II
(a) Shortughai
(i) Iron plough share
(b) Kalibanga
(ii) Terracotta plough
(c) Banawali
(iii) Lapislazuli
(d) Jakhera
(iv) Ploughed field
       (a)       (b)       (c)       (d)
(A) (iv)        (ii)       (i)        (iii)
(B) (i)          (iii)      (iv)       (ii)
(C) (ii)         (iv)      (iii)       (i)
(D) (iii)        (iv)       (ii)       (i)

5. Find out association of the ashmounds among the following

(A) Mesolithic
(B) Neolithic of Gangetic Valley
(C) Neolithic of South India
(D) Neolithic of Kashmir

6. Which of the following sites has revealed the Copper Hoard tool ‘Harpoon’ from regular excavations?

(A) Bisauli
(B) Jakhera
(C) Saipai
(D) Gungeria

7. The event of Jinasena being taken from Pataliputra to Kalinga is found on which of the following?

(A) Hathigumpha Inscription of King Kharavela
(B) Khalimpur Copper Plate Inscription of Dharmapala
(C) Nalanda Copper Plate of Dharmapala
(D) Damodarpur Copper Plate Inscription

8. In which of the following inscriptions the word ‘Aryavarta’ occurs?

(A) Hathigumpha Inscription of Kharavela
(B) Junagarh Inscription of Rudradamana
(C) Allahabad Pillar Inscription
(D) Gwalior Inscription of Mihirbhoja

9. Which of the following temples was not built by Chola rulers?

(A) Brihadisvara
(B) Korangnath
(C) Airavateshwar
(D) Kailashnatha

10. Which of the following statements is correct?

(A) Herakleo was portrayed on the reverse of Indo-Greek coins.
(B) Lakshmi was portrayed on the Indo-Greek coins.
(C) Buddha was for the first time portrayed on Indo-Greek coins.
(D) Lakshmi was portrayed on the coins of Satavahana.

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