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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archeology (Ph.D. & M.Phil.)

Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archeology(Ph.D. & M.Phil.)    

1.                  The earliest homind fossil in the Indian Subcontinent was discovered at:
A)    Hathnora                     B) Chirki                     C) Kupgal                   D) Utnur
2.                  The oldest known human burials are associated with: 
A)    Australopithecus afarensis                              B) Homo habilis C)  Homo erectus                                    D) Neanderthal man
3.                  Thermoluminescence method is used to date :
A)    Pottery                        B) Shell                       C) Bone                       D) Metal
4.                  The site of Inamgaon is representative of the : 
A)    Ahar and Kayatha cultures                             B) Malwa and Jorwe cultures
C)  Savalda and Malwa cultures              D) Banas and Jorwe cultures
5.                  Black -and-Red ware pottery is associated with : 
A)    Harappan burials                                             B) Neolithic burials  C)  Megalithic burials                                   D) Mesolithic burials
6.                  The geometric microlithic tool- types appeared for the first time in the :
A)    Epipalaeolithic culture                                    B) Mesolithic culture C)  Neolithic culture                                    D) Chalcolithic culture
7.                  Who introduced the concept of typology in archaeology : 
A)    Pitt Rivers                                                       B) R.E.M Wheeler
C)  John Marshall                                                  D) A. Ghosh
8.                  Lothal was excavated by :
A)    George Dales  B) A.N. Dani  C) F.A. Khan              D) S.R. Rao
9.                  Control Pits refer to :
A)    Test pits                                                           B) Square excavation boxes C)  Isolated excavation pits                              D) Step trenches
10.              Pit dwellings are know from which of the following sites : 
A)    Brahmagiri                  B) Nagda                    C) Bhimbetka              D) Burzahom
11.              Asko Parpola is famous for his work on :
A)    Cuneiform Script                                            B) Kharosthi Script
C)  Indus Script                                                    D) Brahmi Script
12.              The 'Great Bath' is situated on the citadel of :
A)    Harappa                       B) Mohanjo daro         C) Dholavira  D) Lothal
13.              Kharosthi Script was deciphered by : 
A)    William Jones              B) James Mill              C) Max Muller            D) James Prinsep

14.              During Skandaguptas reign the weight standard of Gupta gold coins was :
A)    124 Grains                   B) 144 Grains              C) 100 Grains              D) 200 grains
15.              The first potin coins were issued by the :
A)    Mauryas                      B) Guptas                    C) Kushans                 D) Satvahanas
16.              The Gandhar style of sculpture is found at :
A)    Aihole                         B) Bhuvaneshwar       C) Charsadda              D) Mat
17.              A stone portrait of King Ashoka was found at :
A)    Mathura                       B) Texila                     C) Ropar                     D) Kanganhalli 
18.              The Sarnath Buddha image in Dharmachakra mudra belongs to :
A)    Mauryan period                                               B) Shunga period
C)  Kushana period                                               D) Gupta period
19.              The Chola period is famous for its : 
A)    Stone Sculptures                                             B) Bronze Sculptures
C)  Paintings                                                         D) Rock cut caves
20.              Lakulisha is an incarnation of :
A)    Mahavira                     B) Shiva                      C) Vishnu                    D) Indra
21.              The capital of Anga was :
A)    Champa                       B) Shravasti                C) Ujjain                     D) Ayodhya
22.              Who was referred to as Amitrochates by the Greeks :
A)    Chandragupta Maurya                                   B) Ajatshatru
C)  Bimbisara                                                        D) Bindusara
23.              Painted Grey ware culture is associated with the use of :
A)    Bronze                         B) Steel                       C) Iron            D) Lead
24.              Rudradaman of the Junagarh inscription was a  :
A)    Kshatrapa                    B) Tribal ruler              C) Kushan ruler           D) Gupta ruler
25.              The name of Kalidasa is mentioned in the :
A)    Aihole inscription                                            B) Belur inscription C)  Nanaghat inscription                                D) Allahabad inscription 
26.              The Eran Stone Boar Inscription refers to :
A)    Toramana                    B) Harsha                    C) Huvishka    D) Kanishka
27.              Which of the following inscriptions refers to the confederacy of Tamil States : 
A)    Ashokan Edict XIII                                        B) Hathigumpha
C)  Allahabad Pillar                                              D) Uttaramerur

28.              The Parthian king Gondaphares is known from the :
A)    Takht-i-Bahi inscription                                  B) Rabatek inscription C)  Mathura inscription                                           D) Besnagar inscription
29.              Which of the following is a Copper Hoard Culture site:
A)    Hastinapura                 B) Gungeria                C) Inamgaon  D) Gumla
30.              Anuloma marriage was between:
A)    Man of higher caste and woman of lower caste 
B)    Man and woman of same caste
C)    Man of lower caste and woman of higher caste
D)    None of the above
31.              Sangam literature mentions an ecological classification of Tamil land (tinai) which is:
A)    Twofold                      B) Threefold   C) Fourfold                 D) Fivefold
32.              In Arthashastra the director of agriculture is :
A)    Sitadhyaksha                                      B) Akaradhyaksha       
C) Sutradhyaksha                                                  D) Navadhyaksha
33.              The premier port town of the Cholas was :
A)    Kanchipuram  B) Aritkmedu              C) Kaveripattinam      D) Madurai
34.              The S'aka-Kushan occupation of Taxila is represented by :
A)    Bhir Mound                B) Sirkap Mound        C) Sirsukh Mound      D) Mound AB
35.              The oldest brick temple is at :
A)    Bhitaragaon                 B) Rajgir                     C) Sanchi                    D) Sirpur
36.              The Chaitya hall with a horse-shoe shaped entrance arch is at :
A)    Bhaja               B) Kanheri                  C) Pitalkhora  D) Bedsa
37.              Which of the following is not a pancharatha temple:
A)    Lingraja temple in Bhubaneswar
B)    Raja Rani temple in Bhubaneswar
C)    Jagannath temple in Puri
D)    Raja Rani temple in Khajuraho
38.              The Lilavati of Bhaskara is a standard text on :
A)    Poetics                         B) Linguistics              C) Mathematics           D) Surgery 
39.              Saundarananda was composed by :
A)    Bhase              B) Buddhagupta         C) Kamandaka            D) Asvaghosha
40.              Arrentina Ware is associated with the site :
A)    Arikamedu                  B) Bhita                      C) Brahmagiri             D) Maski

41.              During whose stewardship did the Jaina community experience its first major schism:
A)    Indrabhuti Gautama    B) Sudharma C)  Bhadrabahu     D) None of these
42.              The title Vatapikonda was conferred on : 
A)    Narasimhavarman    B) Pulakesin II C)  Vikramaditya I    D) Mahendravarman I
43.              The term bhaga stands for :
A)    Agricultural tax           B) Toll tax                   C) Irrigation tax          D) Municipal tax
44.              Which of the following cities was not associated with the Indo-Greeks :
A)    Ai-Khanoum  B) Taxila                     C) Kokcha                   D)Vidisha
45.              Sarthavahas were :
A)    Miners                         B) Caravan traders      C) Weavers                 D) Potters
46.              Vidatha was:
A)    An assembly                                        B) A tribe                     C) A text                                                   D) An educational center
47.              Angkor Wat was originally constructed as a Hindu temple of God : 
A)    Shiva              B) Vishnu                    C) Brahma                   D) Ganesha
48.              The first ruler of Kushana dynasty to issue gold coins in India was :
A)    Vima Kadphises    B) Kanishka C)  Vasudeve     D) Kujula Kadphises
49.              Parinibana is :
A)    Name of a king                                               B) Important historical city 
C)  Passing away of the Buddha                          D) Animal Species 
50.              Buddhaghoshas Visuddhimagga is a work an :
A)    Mahayana doctrine                                         B) Theravada doctrine
C)  Hinayana doctrine                                           D) Tantric doctrine



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