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1st December 2018 :Daily MCQ for UPSC Exam( Answers)

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Daily MCQ for UPSC Exam

1st December 2018

Q-Consider the following statements regarding Paleolithic or Old Stone Age?

  1. The Old Stone Age sites are generally located near water sources.

  2. Several Rock shelters and caves were not used by the Paleolithic people. They mostly lived in huts made of leaves.

  3. They used stone tools called Microliths and flaked-off large pebbles for hunting animals. But hunting was an individual affair.

  4. Some of the famous sites of Old Stone Age in India are: Bhimpetka, Adamgarh hill and Kurnool.

Choose the correct statement(s)?

A-Only 1,3,4

B-Only 1,2

C-Only 2,3

D-Only 2,3,4

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

Ans-B

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The Old Stone Age sites are widely found in various parts of the Indian subcontinent. These sites are generally located near water sources. Several rock shelters and caves used by the Paleolithic people are scattered across the subcontinent. They also lived rarely in huts made of leaves.

In the Old Stone Age, food was obtained by hunting animals and gathering edible plants and tubers. They used stone tools, hand-sized and flaked-off large pebbles for hunting animals. Stone implements are made of a hard rock known as quartzite. Large pebbles are often found in river terraces.

Microliths are tiny stone artifacts found in the Mesolithic Stone Age.The hunting of large animals would have required the combined effort of a group of people with large stone axes. A few Old Stone Age paintings have also been found on rocks at Bhimbetka showing hunting as a group activity and other places.

Q-What is the correct sequence of occurrence events in the Indian Subcontinent?

    1. The beginning of agriculture with growing of crops like wheat and barley along the sulaiman and Kirthar hills.
    2. Cities developed on the banks of the Ganga and its tributaries.
    3. Earliest cities flourished on the banks of the river-Indus and its tributaries.
    4. Formation of Nalanda University.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
  (a) 4-2-1-3
  (b) 1-3-2-4
  (c) 1-2-4-4
  (d) 1-4-3-2

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

Ans-B

Q-Consider the following statements:

  1. The word India comes from the Indus, called Sindhu in sanskrit

  2. The name ‘Bharata’ was used for a group of people who lived in the northwest, and who are mentioned in the Rigveda.

  3. Manuscripts were written by hand (this comes from the Latin word ‘manu’, meaning Hand). Usually written on palm leaf, or on the specially prepared bark of a tree known as the birch, which grows in the Himalayas.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 (a) 1 and 2 only
 (b) 3 only
 (c) 2 and 3 only
 (d) 1, 2 and 3

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

Ans-D

Q-Choose the false statement among the following statements:

 (a) The period when we find environmental changes, beginning about 12,000 years ago till about 10,000 years ago is called the Mesolithic (middle stone). Stone tools found during this period are generally tiny, and are called microliths.
 (b) Ostriches were found in India during the Palaeolithic period. Large quantities of ostrich egg shells were found at Patne in Maharashtra.
 (c) Places where stone was found and where people made tools are known as factory sites.
 (d) Burzahom (in present-day Rajasthan) people built pit-houses, which were dug into the ground, with steps leading into them.

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

Ans-D

Q-Consider the following statements:

  1. AD stands for two Latin words, ‘Anno Domini’, meaning ‘in the year of the Lord’ (i.e. Christ).

  2. 2. Sometimes CE is used instead of AD and BCE instead of BC. The letters CE stand for ‘Common Era’ and BCE for ‘Before Common Era’.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only
 (b) 2 only
 (c) Both 1 and 2
 (d) None of these

MCQ Source – OLD NCERT Desire IAS Short Notes Book Chapter-1   : The Significance Of Ancient Indian History-Short Notes

Ans-C