1. The Ashokan edict mentions the name of Kumar Samvasa is

(A) Maski
(B) Gujarra
(C) Sannati
(D) Pangurariya

2. The discovery of grains of sorghum is reported from

(i) Daimabad
(ii) Nevasa
(iii) Belur
(iv) Inamgaon

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

3. Titles “Maharaja-Rajatirajadevaputrasa- Kaisaras’ of Kushana ruler Kanishka is recorded in

(A) Sui-Vihara Copper-plate Inscription of Kanishka I : Year 11
(B) Mathura pedestal Inscription of Kanishka I : year 23
(C) Ara Stone Inscription of Kanishka II : Year 41
(D) Mathura pedestal Inscription of Vasudeva : Year 80

4. The manuscript of Kautilya’s Arthashastra was first discovered and studied by

(A) K.A. Nilakantha Shastri
(B) R. Shama Shastri
(C) J. Buhler
(D) Sir William Jones

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

List – I
List – II
a. The concept of the three age system in Archaeology was first introduced by
i. M. Sheshadri
b. The terracotta head rest was first discovered in India by
ii. A.E. Douglas
c. Dendro chronology was first developed by
iii. R.E.M. Wheeler
d. The first scientific archaeological excavation in Indian was conducted by
iv. Christian Thomson

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

6. Assertion (A): In the mid Ganga valley, the beginning of the
Neolithic cultural group is dated about middle of the 7th millennium B.C.
Reason (R): Thus, the beginning of chalcolithic culture is the middle of 4th millennium B.C. in this region.

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

7. Which of the following was the most important river of Rig Vedic Age?

(A) Ganga
(B) Yamuna
(C) Saraswati
(D) Sindhu

8. Which of the following prehistoric sites are OSL daters?

(i) Jwalapuram
(ii) Bansghat
(iii) Patpara
(iv) Nevasa

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

9. Who allowed for the first time Indian Universities to take up archaeological excavation?

(A) A. Cunningham
(B) R.E.M. Wheeler
(C) A. Ghosh
(D) M. S. Vats

10. Which of the following caves associated with anatomically modern humans is located in Africa?

(A) Batadomba lena
(B) Billasurgam
(C) Blombos
(D) Kafje

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