1. The Aihole Inscription of Pulkesin II was composed by

(A) Ravikirti
(B) Dhanneka
(C) Harishena
(D) Apyayika

2. Identify the characteristic tools of Upper Palaeolithic phase:

(i) Bladelet
(ii) Burin
(iii) Pear-shaped hand axe
(iv) Bone harpoon

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

3. Assertion (A): There can be no question of a single-centre origin of agriculture and animal domestication in India.
Reason (R): Evidence of early farming and animal domestication have been found from Senuwar, Bihar.

(A) Both (A) and (R) are false.
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is correct explanation of (A).
(C) (A) is false and (R) is correct.
(D) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not correct explanation of (A).

4. In which cave of Ajanta the portrait of ‘Bodhisatva Padmapani Avalokiteshwara’ is painted?

(A) Cave I
(B) Cave IX
(C) Cave XVI
(D) Cave XVII

5. The oldest well dated microlithic assemblages are known from which of the following sites in India?

(A) Patne
(B) Jwalapuram
(C) Bhimbetka
(D) Morhana Pahar

6. Match the books given in List-I with authors given in List-II.

List – I
List – II
(a) Environment and Archaeology 
(i) D. L. Clarke
(b) Models in Archaeology 
(ii) K. W. Butzer
(c) The Copper-Bronze Age in India
(iii) O.G.S. Crawford
(d) Archaeology in the Field
(iv) D. P. Agrawal
Codes :
       (a)     (b)     (c)       (d)
(A)  (ii)      (i)     (iii)       (iv)
(B)  (iv)    (iii)     (ii)        (i)
(C)  (ii)      (i)     (iv)      (iii)
(D) (iii)      (ii)     (iv)      (i)

7. Evidence of heat treatment of artefacts has been found at

(A) Baghor I
(B) Bansghat
(C) Patne
(D) Amiliya

8. The half-life of Carbon-14 isotope present in organic matter is

(A) 5698 years
(B) 5598 years
(C) 5658 years
(D) 5568 years 


9. Arrange the following sites in chronological order:

(i) Terdal
(ii) Birbhanpur
(iii) Samnapur
(iv) Hathnora

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

10. Which of the following is the earliest copper plate grant?

(A) The Damodarpur Copper Plate Inscription
(B) Paharpur Copper Plate Inscription
(C) The Sohagaura Copper Plate Inscription
(D) The Ghugrahate Copper Plate Inscription

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