1. Earliest rock paintings are found at

(A) Altamira
(B) Bhimbethka
(C) La Moustier Cave
(D) Laharia-dih rock shelter

2. Which of the following sites are in Ludhiana district (Punjab)?

(i) Noh
(ii) Agroha
(iii) Sanghol
(iv) Sunet

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

3. Which method would be suitable for determining the dating of baked clay remains?

(A) Carbon – 14
(B) Potassium Argon
(C) Pollen analysis
(D) Thermo luminescence

4. Match the following List – I with List – II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the list:

List – I
List – II
a. Saranath Buddhist Image Inscription
i. Heliodorus
b. Mathura Pillar Inscription
ii. Rudradaman I
c. Besnagar Garuda Pillar Inscription
iii. Kanishka
d. Junagadh Inscription
iv. Huvishka

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

5. The name of goddess Uma appears on the coins of which dynasty?

(A) Indo-Greeks
(B) Sakas
(C) Kushanas
(D) Guptas

6. The coins of Chandragupta-II were issued in:

(i) Gold
(ii) Copper
(iii) Silver
(iv) Bronze

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

7. Assertion (A): The King Priyadarsin, the beloved of the gods, does not consider either fame or renown here as of great value in the life hereafter.
Reason (R): It is that all people may be saved from the danger of bad living.

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

8. Who is the founder of Pashupata religion?

(A) Shantinatha
(B) Sreekara Pandita
(C) Purana Kashyappa
(D) Lukulish

9. Nalanda University was primarily a

(A) Shaiva Centre
(B) Vaishnava Centre
(C) Buddhist Vihara
(D) Jaina Centre

10. Which of the following inscriptions states that generation of mutual respect among people of different communities was an important aspect of Dhamma?

(A) Pillar Edict-V
(B) Rock Edict-XIII
(C) Rock Edict-XII
(D) Rummindie Pillar Inscritpion

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