Quiz Questions 26 January 2023
#1. Which of the following statements are correct: 1.Bust of a bearded man was made using the ‘lost wax’ technique. 2.Famous ‘Dancing Girl’ of indus valley was made up of terracotta Select the correct answer using the code given below
#2. Earliest plants to be domesticated are:
Domestication was a gradual process that took place in many parts of the world. It began about 12,000 years ago. Virtually all the plant and animal produce that we use as food today is a result of domestication. Some of the earliest plants to be domesticated were wheat and barley. The earliest domesticated animals include sheep and goat.
#3. Consider the following Neolithic sites of India: 1.Burzahom 2.Mehragarh 3.Chirand 4.Nagarjunakonda 5.Daoji Hading The correct order of these sites from west to east is
#4. Consider the following statements about Narmada River: 1.People first began to grow crops such as wheat and barley about 8000 years ago near Vindhyas 2.Places where rice was first grown are to the north of the Sulaiman and Kirthar hills. Select the correct answer using the code given below:
Some of the areas where women and men first began to grow crops such as wheat and barley about 8000 years ago are located near Sulaiman and Kirthar hills. People also began rearing animals like sheep, goat, and cattle, and lived in villages.
Garo hills to the north-east and the Vindhyas in central India were some of the other areas where agriculture developed. The places where rice was first grown are to the north of the Vindhyas.
#5. Consider the following statements and choose the correct ones: 1.Only stone tools were found in Paleolithic and Neolithic sites. 2.Mehrgarh in Jammu and Kashmir is a Neolithic site. Select the correct answer using the code below;
Not only stone tools but tools made up of bones were also found during Paleolithic and Neolithic ages. Mehrgarh is not in Jammu and Kashmir.
#6. Consider following statement about Harrappan civilisation: 1.They grew wheat, barley, pulses, peas, rice, sesame, linseed and mustard 2.Plough was used to dig the earth for turning the soil and planting seeds 3.Region received above average rainfall and no irrigation facility was developed 4.The Harappans reared cattle, sheep, goat and buffalo Select the correct answer using the code given below:
We know from remains of plants that the Harappans grew wheat, barley, pulses, peas, rice, sesame, linseed and mustard. A new tool, the plough, was used to dig the earth for turning the soil and planting seeds. While real ploughs, which were probably made of wood, have not survived, toy models have been found. As this region does not receive heavy rainfall, some form of irrigation may have been used. This means that water was stored and supplied to the fields when the plants were growing. The Harappans reared cattle, sheep, goat and buffalo. Water and pastures were available around settlements. However, in the dry summer months large herds of animals were probably taken to greater distances in search of grass and water.
#7. .“The people of Indus Valley civilization were refined artists.” The art form of Indus Valley includes figurines made up of which of the following materials: 1.Stone 2.Bronze 3.Iron 4.Terracotta Select the correct answer using the code given below:
Statues whether in stone, bronze or terracotta found in Indus Valley Civilization are refined. No statue of figure made of Iron has been found there.
#8. Consider the following statements : 1.People chose natural caves because they provided shelter from the rain, heat and wind 2.Natural caves and rock shelters are found in the Vindhyas and the Deccan plateau 3.Bhimbetka in Present day Madhya Pradesh is a Megalithic site. Select the correct answer using the code given below:
Some sites, known as habitation sites, are places where people lived. These include caves and rock shelters such as the one shown here.
People chose thesenatural caves because they provided shelter from the rain, heat and wind. Natural caves and rock shelters are found in the Vindhyas and the Deccan plateau. These rock shelters are close to the Narmada valley. Bhimbetka is a Paleolithic site.
#9. Which of the following isnota Harappan site?
Sohgaura is not a Harappan Site. Sohgaura copper-plate is a Mauryan record that mentions famine relief efforts. The Sohgaura copper plate inscription is an Indian copper plate inscription written in Prakrit in the Brahmi script. It was discovered in Sohgaura, a village on the banks of the Rapti River, in the Gorakhpur District, Uttar Pradesh. Hence, option (c) is the correct answer.
#10. Practice of agriculture can be said to have started in
Earliest farming communities were characterized by cultivation of plants & domestication of animals.
Option A:Earliest evident of Neolithic culture have been found at Mehragarh on bank of river Bolan (Baluchistan) 7000 BC showing beginning of agriculture & domestication of animals.So, A is correct.
Option D:Mesolithic Age is the transitional Phase between Paleolithic & Neolithic Age.
People mostly lived on Hunting, Fishing & Food gathering; at later stage also domesticated animals.Chalcolithic period follows Neolithic and thus can’t be the answer. Paleolithic Age lies much before,so C is also incorrect.
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