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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 32]

  • IASbaba
  • July 19, 2015
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IASbaba’s Daily Prelims Test [Day 32]

 

 

TOPIC: Ancient History & Culture

 

1. ‘Mesolithic stage’ was the transitional stage between the Paleolithic and Neolithic stage. Which of the following is/are the characteristic/s of Mesolithic stage?

  1. Use of microliths, i.e. small stone tools.
  2. Shift in the pattern of hunting from big game to small game hunting.
  3. Origin of agriculture and beginning of domestication of animals.

Select the correct code from below.

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 3 only
  4. 2 and 3 only

 

2. “Indus valley civilization (IVC)” refers to large number of cities, towns, and villages which flourished in 3rd millennium B.C. Which of the following Statement/s is/are correct regarding IVC sites?

  1. Mohenjo-daro first revealed the existence of Indus valley civilization (IVC).
  2. Harappa is the largest site of Indus valley civilization (IVC).

 Select the correct code from below.

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

 

3. Consider the following statements regarding “Black and Red Ware culture”.

  1. Characteristic feature of pottery of this culture is the black colour inside and near the rim outside and red colour over the rest of the body.
  2. Black and Red Ware pottery was made of fine clay and was mostly wheel turned.

Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

 

4. Which of the following cause best describes decline of Harappan culture?

  1. Floods and earthquakes.
  2. Ecological imbalances.
  3. The shifting away of Indus River.
  4. Barbarian invasions.

 

5. Consider the following statements regarding Early Vedic Society.

  1. Early Vedic Society was tribal society in which social relations were based on kinship ties.
  2. Early Vedic Society was matriarchal.
  3. Women were educated and they had access to the assemblies.

Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. All the above

 

6. Consider the following statements regarding life of Buddha.

  1. Buddha attained enlightenment under a papal tree at Saranath.
  2. Buddha delivered his first sermon at Bodhgaya.

 Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

 

7. Which one among the following is not one of the ‘ratnatraya’ according to Jainisim?

  1. Right belief.
  2. Right knowledge.
  3. Right livelihood.
  4. Right action.

 

8. Consider the following statements regarding Asoka’s policy of Dhamma.

  1. Policy of Dhamma was an attempt to solve some of the complex problems that a complex society faced.
  2. Asoka aimed at promoting Buddhism through the policy of Dhamma.

Which of the above statement/s is /are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

 

9. Consider the following statements regarding Buddhist rock cut architecture.

  1. Vihara is a shrine cell with a votive stupa place in the centre.
  2. Chaityas were primarily cut out of rocks for the residence of monks.

Which of the above statement/s is /are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

 

10. Consider the following statements regarding “Amaravati School of art”.

  1. The Amaravati School art and architecture was the indigenous.
  2. The Amaravati School developed under the patronage of the Satavahanas of the Andhra region.
  3. Sculptures were carved out of red sandstone.

Which of the above statement/s is/are not correct?

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. All the above

 

 

Note– Today’s and yesterday’s questions on Current Affairs based plan will be posted tomorrow. Thank You for the support 🙂

 

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