Stone Age in Rajasthan MCQ | Ancient History of Rajasthan Question Bank

Stone Age in Rajasthan MCQ | Ancient History of Rajasthan Question Bank. In Rajasthan, sites of Middle Palaeolithic age are located at Luni valley, around Didwana, Budha Pushkar. Sites of Upper Palaeolithic age in Rajasthan included Chittorgarh, Kota and basins of rivers Wagoon, kadamli, Sabarmati & Mahi. The sites of early Stone Age discovered in Rajasthan have been identified as belonging to Acheulian culture, named after French site of St. Acheul who was the first effective colonization of the Indian subcontinent.

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1) When is man said to have appeared in Africa?

(A) 3 million years ago

(B) 3000 BC

(C) 1.4 million years ago

(D) 9000 years B.C.

Answer: A

2) Where in India the earliest evidence of man’s appearance was found?

(A) Rajasthan

(B) Bori, Maharashtra

(C) Madhya Pradesh

(D) Uttar Pradesh

Answer: B

3) What was man’s knowledge till 9000 years B.C.?

(A) Stone tool making

(B) Cultivation and house building

(C) No knowledge of cultivation and house building

(D) Fire making

Answer: C

4) What is another name for the early phase of human existence?

(A) Bronze Age

(B) Modern Age

(C) Iron Age

(D) Stone-Age

Answer: B

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5) What is the time period of the Middle Palaeolithic age?

(A) 100,000 BC – 40,000 BC

(B) Up to 1, 00,000 BC

(C) 40,000 BC – 10,000 BC

(D) 1.4 million years ago

Answer: A

6) Which sub-age is the Upper Palaeolithic age a part of?

(A) Middle Palaeolithic

(B) Lower Palaeolithic

(C) Early Old Stone Age

(D) Later Old Stone Age

Answer: D

7) Which type of stone tools was characteristic of Lower Palaeolithic culture?

(A) Hunter-gatherer tools

(B) Hand axe and cleaver

(C) Quartzite and basalt

(D) Acheulian tools

Answer: B

8) Which raw materials were commonly used for making stone tools in Lower Palaeolithic culture?

(A) Hunter-gatherer tools

(B) Quartzite, quartz, and basalt

(C) Acheulian tools

(D) Hand axe and cleaver

Answer: B

9) Which culture is the Lower Palaeolithic sites in Rajasthan named after?

(A) Upper Palaeolithic culture

(B) Acheulian culture

(C) Lower Palaeolithic culture

(D) None

Answer: B

10) What type of culture was the Acheulian culture?

(A) Lower Palaeolithic culture

(B) Hunter-gatherer culture

(C) Quartzite, quartz, and basalt culture

(D) Hand axe and cleaver culture

Answer: B

11) Where are the Lower Palaeolithic sites located in Uttar Pradesh?

(A) Berach complex

(B) Chambal complex

(C) Belan valley

(D) Didwana

Answer: C

12) Which region in Rajasthan has the most discoveries of Lower Palaeolithic sites?

(A) Luni Valley

(B) Southern and central Rajasthan

(C) Jaisalmer-Pokaran Road

(D) Western Rajasthan

Answer: B

13) Which period of the Stone Age is also known as the Middle Old Stone Age?

(A) Middle Palaeolithic

(B) Upper Palaeolithic

(C) Lower Palaeolithic

(D) Acheulian Culture

Answer: D

14) What is a special characteristic of stone tools in the Middle Palaeolithic era?

(A) Blades

(B) Gravers

(C) Hammer stones

(D) Flakes

Answer: D

15) What type of raw materials was used for making stone tools in the Middle Palaeolithic era?

(A) Chert and jasper

(B) Sandstone and shale

(C) Obsidian and quartz

(D) Marble and granite

Answer: A

16) In which region were the Middle Palaeolithic age sites found in Rajasthan?

(A) Western Rajasthan

(B) Northern Rajasthan

(C) Central Rajasthan

(D) Southern Rajasthan

Answer: C

17) Which Stone Age period is known for a marked regional diversity in tool refinement and standardization?

(A) Upper Palaeolithic

(B) Neolithic

(C) Lower Palaeolithic

(D) Middle Palaeolithic

Answer: A

18) What was the special characteristic of stone tools in the Upper Palaeolithic age?

(A) Grinder and polisher

(B) Chopper and hand axe

(C) Flakes and blades

(D) Scraper and burin

Answer: C

19) What important discovery was made at over 40 sites in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra?

(A) Copper tools

(B) Gemstones

(C) Ostrich egg shells

(D) Gold artifacts

Answer: C

20) What type of society characterized the Upper Palaeolithic period?

(A) Agricultural society

(B) Urban society

(C) Band Society

(D) Nomadic society

Answer: C

21) What is the earliest form of art by humans found in the Upper Palaeolithic period?

(A) Metal engravings

(B) Pottery sculptures

(C) Rock paintings

(D) Wood carvings

Answer: C

22) Where was the Upper Palaeolithic sites found in Rajasthan?

(A) Northeastern Rajasthan

(B) Central Rajasthan

(C) Western Rajasthan

(D) Southern Rajasthan

Answer: B

23) What marked the transition from the Palaeolithic period to the Mesolithic period in Rajasthan?

(A) Domestication of animals and farming

(B) Development of sedentary settlements

(C) Introduction of Microliths

(D) Changes in climate

Answer: D

24) What was the main tool types used in the Mesolithic Age?

(A) Obliquely truncated blades

(B) Microliths

(C) Backed blades

(D) Points

Answer: B

25) Which animals were the first to be domesticated during the Mesolithic Age?

(A) Dog, cattle, sheep, and goat

(B) Monkey, rabbit, squirrel, and bear

(C) Tiger, elephant, giraffe, and rhinoceros

(D) Horse, pig, chicken, and buffalo

Answer: A

26) Which crops were the first to be cultivated during the Mesolithic Age?

(A) Potato and tomato

(B) Maize and soybean

(C) Rice and corn

(D) Wheat and barley

Answer: D

27) What led to a reduction in nomadism and increased settlement during the Mesolithic Age?

(A) Favorable climate and increased food security

(B) Introduction of microliths

(C) Advancement in hunting techniques

(D) Discovery of new resources

Answer: A

28) Where have Mesolithic human burials been found?

(A) Bagor in Rajasthan, Langhnaj in Gujarat, Bhimbetka in Madhya Pradesh

(B) Pachpadra basin in Rajasthan, Pratapgarh and Mirzapur in Rajasthan

(C) Adamgarh in Madhya Pradesh, Sojat Area & Tilwara in Rajasthan

(D) Bagor in Madhya Pradesh, Bhimbetka in Rajasthan, Langhnaj in Gujarat

Answer: A

29) What is the subject matter of the rock paintings of the Mesolithic period?

(A) Human social and religious life

(B) Landscape and natural scenery

(C) Wild animals and hunting scenes

(D) Domesticated animals and farming activities

Answer: C

30) Which is the largest Mesolithic site in India?

(A) Pachpadra basin

(B) Bagor

(C) Adamgarh

(D) Bhimbetka

Answer: B

31) Where are the rich Mesolithic sites in Rajasthan located?

(A) Adamgarh, Bhimbetka, and Pratapgarh

(B) Bagor, Mirzapur, and Langhnaj

(C) Pachpadra basin, Sojat Area & Tilwara

(D) Pratapgarh, Mirzapur, and Sojat Area

Answer: C

32) What led to the expansion of flora and fauna during the transition from the Palaeolithic period to the Mesolithic period?

(A) Increased rainfall

(B) Developed agricultural practices

(C) Improved hunting techniques

(D) Introduction of new tools

Answer: A

33) What was the main occupation of people during the Neolithic Age?

(A) Agriculture

(B) Hunting

(C) Fishing

(D) Trade

Answer: A

34) Which region is considered as the oldest agricultural settlement in the Indian subcontinent?

(A) Baluchistan

(B) Rajasthan

(C) Mehrgarh

(D) None

Answer: c

35) What were the main domesticated animals in Mehrgarh?

(A) Camels, horses, elephants, and dogs

(B) Tigers, lions, leopards, and bears

(C) Monkeys, apes, gorillas, and chimpanzees

(D) Cattle, sheep, goat, and water buffalo

Answer: D

36) Which plants were mainly cultivated in Mehrgarh?

(A) Apples and oranges

(B) Wheat and barley

(C) Potatoes and tomatoes

(D) Rice and corn

Answer: B

37) What material were the houses in Mehrgarh made of?

(A) Wood and thatch

(B) Stone and marble

(C) Mud and mud-bricks

(D) Concrete and cement

Answer: C

38) Where did the people of Mehrgarh bury their dead?

(A) Under floors of houses

(B) On top of hills

(C) In nearby rivers

(D) In separate cemeteries

Answer: A

39) Which farming techniques were learned during the Neolithic Age?

(A) Creating sculptures, painting murals, carving statues

(B) Use of pottery, making stone beads, copper smelting

(C) Building pyramids, writing hieroglyphs, mummification

(D) Archery, sword fighting, horse riding

Answer: B

40) What was the main material used for making ornaments in Mehrgarh?

(A) Glass, plastic, rubber

(B) Feathers, bones, leather

(C) Steatite, turquoise, sea shells

(D) Gold, silver, diamonds

Answer: C

41) Which cultural transition is commonly known as the Neolithic revolution?

(A) Transition from polytheism to monotheism

(B) Transition from nomadism to urbanization

(C) Transition from hunting-gathering to food production

(D) Transition from monarchy to democracy

Answer: C

42) What is the significance of Neolithic Revolution?

(A) It led to the establishment of villages and development of new occupations

(B) It resulted in the decline of human population

(C) It marked the end of the Stone Age

(D) It caused the extinction of various animal species

Answer: A

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