Ancient History

Old NCERT  Ancient History Quiz for Prelims & state services

Ancient history OLD ncert quiz

These Questions made from Old NCERT  Ancient History will help in UPSC Prelims, UP-PSC Prelims & other State services exam. Answers are at the bottom of the page. Attempt this Ancient History Quiz in a time bound manner. Second part of the quiz can be accessed by clicking this link

Note: No Question 13 in this Quiz of Ancient History

 

Q1.Which of the following connect India and central asia:

  1. Khyber
  2. Bolan
  3. Khurram
  4. Gomal

Ans:  a) 1, 2, 3
b) 2, 3, 4
c) 1, 3, 4
d) All

 

Q2.Which statement is/are correct about Swat valley:

  1. Alexander of Macedonia came to India through this route.
  2. It is located in India side of India -Afghanistan border

Ans:   a) 1 only
b)  2 only
c)  Both
d)  None

 

Q3.Arrange Rivers from north to south

  1. Indus
  2. Sutlej
  3. Beas
  4. Ravi
  5. Jhelum
  6. Chenab

Ans: a) i-v-vi-iii-iv-ii
b) i-vi-v-iv-iii-ii
c) i-v-vi-iv-iii-ii
d) i-vi-v-iii-iv-ii

 

Q4. Consider the following statement. Which of them are true

  1. Mount Abu is the highest point in  Aravalli hills
  2. Ganges river rises in the Himalayas, flows east and then towards the south.
  3. Brahmaputra because of its very fast flow in plains is devoid of islands

Ans:   a) 1, 2
b) 3 only
c) 1 only
d) All

 

Q5.Consider the following statement.Which of them are true

  1. The city of Pataliputra was situated at the confluence of river Gandhaka, Son & the Ganges.
  2. In the ancient period Pataliputra remained the capital for the Mauryas, Sungas, Guptas and other kingdoms

Ans:  a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) both
d) none

 

Q6.Consider the following statement.Which of them are true

  1. Rivers remain important means of communication till East India company times
  2. The Anaimudi is the highest peak in the southern peninsula.

Ans: a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) both
d) none

 

Q.7. Consider the following statements:

A: We find a number of rock-cut monasteries and temples in the Deccan.

R: Volcanic Rock are easier to cut in to.

Ans:  a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
b) Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A.
c) A is true but R is false.
d) A is false but R is true.
e) Both A and R are false.

 

Q.8. Consider the following statement. Which of them are true about Palaghat gap or Palakkad Gap:

  1. It is the passage across the Ghats from the Kaveri valley to the Malabar Coast.
  2. It was an important trade route for the Indo-Roman trade in the ancient times.

Ans:  a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) both
d) none

 

Q.9.
A:  Region between Krishna and Tungabhadra (Raichur Doab ) remained a bone of contention between the major kingdoms of the south.

R: It is strategically located and can act central location to occupy south India

Ans: a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
b) Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A.
c) A is true but R is false.
d) A is false but R is true.
e) Both A and R are false.

 

Q.10. Consider the following statement.Which of them are true
1. In the third century B.C., Sanskrit language served as the lingua franca of the country.
2. Throughout the major portion of India, Asoka’ s inscriptions were written in the Prakrit language.

Ans:  a) 1 only
b)2 only
c)both
d)none

 

Q.11. Find out the correct statement/s.
1.Narmada river runs from east to west.
2.Kaveri river runs from south to north.
3.Yamuna river merges with Tapti.
4.MahaNadi river irrigates the Punjab region.

Ans a) None
b)1 only
c)1,2 only
d)1,2,3,4

 

Q.12.Consider the following statement & pick Wrong one:
1. Dendro-chronology focus on chronology of trees.
2. Radio Carbon dating uses C-6 isotope of Carbon.

Ans: a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) both
d) none

 

Q. 14.Consider the following statement & pick correct about Mesolithic period:
1. Microlith are used during Mesolithic period
2. Hunting-gathering pattern of life  was given up during this time
3. The use of bow and arrow began during this period.
4. Tendency to settle for longer periods in an area is seen

Ans: a) 1,3,4
b) 1,2,3
c) 1,4
d) All

 

Q.15.Chief characteristic of Neolithic life:
1.The practice of agriculture.
2.Domestication of animals.
3.Polishing of stone tools.
4.Manufacture of pottery .

Ans: a) 1,2,3
b) 1,3,4
c)1,2,4
d)All

 

Q.16. Correct statement about Neolithic:
1.Cultivation of plants and domestication of animals led to the emergence of village.
2.Mud brick houses were built.
3.Rice cultivation was extensive in eastern India.
4.The people of Neolithic Age used clothes made of cotton and wool.

Ans: a) 1,2,3
b) 1,3,4
c) 1,2,4
d)All

 

Q. 17. Correct statement about metal age:
1.Complete elimination of stone tools.
2. Harappan culture is considered as a part of Chalcolithic culture.
3.Iron age is followed by Chalcolithic age.
4.Iron is frequently referred to in the Vedas.

Ans: a) 2,4
b)1,2
c)2,3,4
d) All

 

Q. 18.Correct statements:
1.The Iron Age of the southern peninsula is often related to Megalithic Burials.
2.Black and red pottery, iron artifacts such as hoes and sickles and small weapons were found in the burial pits.

Ans: a) 1 only
b)2 only
c)both
d)none

 

Q.19.Match
1. KotDiji             i)Haryana
2 .Dholavira       ii)Rajasthan
3 .Kalibangan     iii)Sind
4 .Banawali          iv) Gujarat

Ans: a)  1-iii  ,2-iv, 3-ii   ,4-i
b) 1-i,  2-ii,  3-iii,  4-iv
c) 1-iv,  2-iii,  3-ii,  4-i
d) 1-iii,  2-ii,  3-iv,  4-i

 

Q. 20.Choose correct statements:
1. Pre-Harappan stage is located in Kotdiji.
2. In early-Harappan stage, people lived in large villages in the plains.
3. The excavations at Kalibangan point towards urban features.
4. Late-Harappan stage reprented by lothal

Ans: a) 1,3,4
b) 2,3,4
c) 1,2,3
d) All

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANSWERS for ANCIENT HISTORY QUIZ

Answer .1- (d)

 

Answer .2- (a)

 

Answer .3- (c)

 

Answer .4- (c)

 

Answer .5- (c)

 

Answer .6- (c)

 

Answer .7- (a)

 

Answer .8- (c)

 

Answer .9- (c)

 

Answer .10- (b)

 

Answer .11- (b)

 

Answer .12- (b)

 

Question 13  removed

 

Answer .14- (a)

 

Answer .15- (d)

 

Answer .16- (d)

 

Answer .17- (a)

 

Answer .18- (c)

 

Answer .19- (a)

 

Answer .20- (b)

 

 

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