1. Rice husk clot is found in 7th millennium B.C. in the mid-Ganga plain at

(A) Malhar
(B) Damdama
(C) Kunjhun
(D) Lahuradeva

2. The Junagadh rock edict refers to which of the following Kings?

I. Rudradaman I
II. Skandagupta
III. Ramgupta
IV. Samudragupta

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

3. Which of the following sites has yielded the oldest remains of Ostrich egg-shell beads in India?

(A) Bhimbetka
(B) Chambal valley
(C) Patne
(D) Attirampakkam

4. Match the items of List-I wish List-II.

List – I
List – II
(a) Mortimer Wheelar
(I) Temples of Northern India
(b) H. D. Sankalia
(II) Murals of Ajanta
(c) Krishna Deo 
(III) Archaeology from the Earth
(d) M. N. Deshpande
(IV) Pre and Protohistory of India and Pakistan

       (a)      (b)      (c)       (d)
(A) (III)     (IV)      (I)        (II)
(B) (II)      (III)     (IV)       (I)
(C) (III)      (II)      (I)       (IV)
(D) (I)       (III)      (II)      (IV)

5. Identify among the following the earliest mode of subsistence:

(A) Agriculture
(B) Gathering
(C) Pastoralism
(D) Gathering and Scavenging

6. Assertion (A): The presence of very large numbers of ground stone axes in Karnataka in the valleys of the river Krishna and its tributaries was first established by Bruce Foote.

Reason (R): The foundation provided by his researches become the best documented of the Neolithic groups of Peninsular India.

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

7. Following are the additional source of information for Mesolithic cultures in India, rarely found in earlier cultures. Select the answer using the code:

(a) Human burials
(b) Faunal remains
(c) Lithic artefacts
(d) Rock paintings

(A) (a) and (b)
(B) (b) and (c)
(C) (c) and (d)
(D) (a) and (d)

8. Raymond Allchin excavated which of the following sites in South India?

I. Piklihal
II. Maski
III. Utnoor
IV. Budihal

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

9. Overlap phase of Late Harappan and Painted Grey ware has been reported at

(A) Jakhera
(B) Atranjikhera
(C) Bhagawanpura
(D) Hastinapura

10. Which of the following sites are in Madhya Pradesh?

I. Kayatha
II. Tripuri
III. Eran
IV. Inamgaon

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

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