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04th December 2018 :Daily MCQ for UPSC CSE Exam  (Answers)

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Daily MCQ for UPSC CSE Exam 

04th December 2018

Q-In which of the following Indian valley, the early hominid fossil has been found?

A-Indus valley
B-Narmada valley
C-Gangetic valley
D-All of the above

MCQ Source -OLD NCERT -Desire IAS Short Notes Chapter-4 : Geographical Setting –

Ans-B

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  • The fossils of various periods and stages of human development have been found from many parts of the world like Africa, China, Java, Sumatra and southern Europe.
  • Unfortunately, due to the climatic conditions, except the solitary find of a hominid fossil from Hathnaura in the Narmada Valley, no early human fossils have been found in India.
  • According to the experts the estimated cranial capacity of this fossil is equal to ‘that of homo erectus. However, some scholars• feel that it may belong to the last phase of Homo erectus, or an ‘archaic’ homo sapien.

 

 

Q-From which of the following Indian archaeological site the earliest stone tools have been found?

a.Lothal
b. Sindh
c. Bori
d. Kabul

MCQ Source -OLD NCERT -Desire IAS Short Notes :Chapter-7 : Human Evolution: The Old Stone Age 

Ans-C

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  • In India, unfortunately, no human fossils have been found associated with Stone Age tools but we do have some idea of the antiquity of tools from the geological datings.
  • The various strata of the Sivalik hills containing stone tools have been dated between 2 m.y. and 1, 2 m.y.
  • Another scientific date for the early stone tools came from the archaeological site of Bori in Pune district of Maharashtra which is 1.38 m.y old.
  • When we assess the evidence for early human settlement in India we find that it is later than that in the African region, but contemporary to the rest of the Asian countries.

 

 

Q-Which of the following pairs is correctly matched?

a. Lower Palaeolithic – Tools made on flakes and blades 
b. Middle Palaeolithic- Tools made on flakes
c. Upper Palaeolithic- Handaxe and cleaver industries
d. All of the above

MCQ Source -OLD NCERT -Desire IAS Short Notes : Chapter-8 : The Neolithic Age: First Food Producers and Animal Keepers

Ans-C

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The Palaeolithic Age in India is divided into three phases, based on tool technology. These phases are:

(i) Lower Palaeolithic- Handaxe and cleaver industries
(ii) Middle Palaeolithic- Tools made on flakes
(iii) Upper Palaeolithic- Tools made on flakes and blades

 

Q-Consider the following statements regarding the tools of the Lower Palaeolithic culture:

1-The main tool types in this phase were hand axes and cleavers, along with chopper-chopping tools. 
2-The stones were made both on cores as well as flakes. 
3-The raw materials used for making these stone tools ‘are of various kinds of stone, like quartzite, chert and sometimes even quartz and besalt, etc.

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

a. Only 1
b. Only 1,2
c. Only 2,3
d. All of the above

MCQ Source -OLD NCERT -Desire IAS Short Notes : Chapter-8 : The Neolithic Age: First Food Producers and Animal Keepers

Ans-D

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  • The main tool types in this phase were hand axes and cleavers, along with chopper-chopping tools. They were made both on cores as well as flakes.
  • Lower Palaeolithic sites are of several types: habitation sites (either under rock-shelters or in the open; factory sites associated with sources of raw materials; sites that combine elements of both these functions; and open air sites in any of these categories subsequently.
  • The raw materials used for making these stone tools ‘are of various kinds of stone, like quartzite, chert and sometimes even quartz and besalt, etc.

 

Q-Consider the following statements regarding the stretch of sites of Lower Palaeolithic culture:

  1. The sites have been widespread in Sivalik range of Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Belan valley in Uttar Pradesh.
    II. The stretch was also in Berach basin and the hilly area of Rajasthan, and Narmada and Sone valleys in Madhya Pradesh, Malprabha and Ghatprabha basins in Karnataka.
    III. It was also in several areas of Maharashtra, areas near Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Chhota Nagpur plateau, and in areas of Orissa, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

a. Only 1
b. Only 1,2
c. Only 2,3
d. All of the above

MCQ Source -OLD NCERT -Desire IAS Short Notes : Chapter-8 : The Neolithic Age: First Food Producers and Animal Keepers

Ans-D

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  • The sites have been widespread in Sivalik range of Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Belan valley in Uttar Pradesh, Berach basin and the hilly area of Rajasthan, and Narmada and Sone valleys in Madhya Pradesh, Malprabha and Ghatprabha basins in Karnataka, several areas of Maharashtra, areas near Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Chhota Nagpur plateau, and in areas of Orissa, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.