2013 December UGC NET Solved Question Paper in Archaeology, Paper II

1. The first absolute date for the earliest level of early Stone Age in Indian subcontinent is from

(A) Attirampakkam

(B) Riwat

(C) Hunsagi

(D) Pahalgam

Answer: (B)

 

2. The first reporting of famous Hathnora Hominid fossil was made inwww.netugc.com

(A) 1983

(B) 1984

(C) 1985

(D) 1986

Answer: (B)

 

3. The copper/bronze model of the roofed and side protected cart is reported from

(A) Mohenjodaro

(B) Harappa

(C) Rakhigarhi

(D) Chanhudaro

Answer: (D)

 

4. Flat-bottomed boat with a cabin in the centre and oars depicted on a seal from

(A) Chanhudaro

(B) Mohenjodaro

(C) Harappa

(D) Alamgirpur

Answer: (B)

 

5. How much amount of money was spent by Kharavela for the construction of Mahavijaya Palace?

(A) 27 lakhs

(B) 28 lakhs

(C) 38 lakhs

(D) 33 lakhs

Answer: (C)

 

6. Who is the author of book entitled “Indian Architecture” (Hindu and Buddhist period)?

(A) Krishna Deo

(B) V.S. Agrawala

(C) Percy Brown

(D) Stella Kramarisch

Answer: (C)

 

7. Asvanālavātāyana is associated with

(A) Gupta temples

(B) Khajuraho Temples

(C) Hinayana Caves of Bhaja and Karle

(D) Udaigiri Khandagiri caves

Answer: (C)

 

8. Oldest well-dated microlithic assemblages are known from which of the following sites in India?

(A) Patne

(B) Morhanapahar

(C) Bhimbetka

(D) Jwalapuram

Answer: (D)

 

9. Narhan culture represented by painted black and red ware belongs to:

(A) Mesolithic period

(B) Neolithic period

(C) Chalcolithic period

(D) Early Iron Age

Answer: (C)

 

10. The oldest and the best documented evidence regarding change from semi-nomadic pastoral life towards settled agriculture comes from

(A) Kili Gul Mohammad

(B) Anjira and Siah Damb

(C) Mehargarh

(D) Damb Sadaat

Answer: (C)

11. Which of the following sites represents middle Palaeolithic culture?

(A) Senuwar

(B) Jhusi

(C) Sarai Nahar Rai

(D) Kalpi

Answer: (D)

 

12. Cereals and pulses grown today were being produced in Ganga plain during

(A) 1000 – 1500 B.C.

(B) 500 – 1000 B.C.

(C) 2500 – 1500 B.C.

(D) 3000 – 3500 B.C.

Answer: (C)

 

13. The representative section known as Hathi well section is located at

(A) Dattawadi

(B) Chirki

(C) Nevasa

(D) Gangawadi

Answer: (C)

 

14. Toba ash has been reported in

i. Son Valley

ii. Belan Valley

iii. Vansdhara basin

iv. Tapti Valley

Codes:

(A) i and ii

(B) ii and iii

(C) iii and iv

(D) i and iii

Answer: (D)

 

15. The first recorded discoveries of polished Neolithic tools in India were made by

i. Wheeler

ii. Le Mesurier

iii. Cunningham

iv. Theobald

Codes:

(A) i and ii

(b) i and iii

(C) iii and iv

(d) ii and iv

Answer: (D)

 

16. Which of the following sites are famous for prehistoric paintings?

i. Mehargarh in Baluchistan

ii. Lascax in France

iii. Catal Huyuk in Turkey

iv. Altamira in Spain

Codes:

(A) ii and iv

(B) ii and iii

(C) iv and i

(D) i and iii

Answer: (A)

 

17. There is a distinct BRW level between the OCP and PGW levels at which sites?www.netugc.com

i. Kayatha

ii. Noh

iii. Atranjikhera

iv. Gilund

Codes:

(A) i and ii

(B) ii and iii

(C) iii and iv

(D) i and iv

Answer: (B)

 

18. Identify sites of Ganga plain from where early use of iron is reported

i. Malhar

ii. Malwa

iii. Dadupur

iv. Koldihwa

Codes:

(A) i and ii

(B) i and iii

(C) ii and iii

(D) ii and iv

Answer: (B)

 

19. Identify materials used for making seals in Harappan cities are:

i. Silver

ii. Faience

iii. Iron

iv. Lapis Lazuli

Codes:

(A) i and ii

(B) ii and iii

(C) iii and iv

(D) i and iv

Answer: (A)

 

20. Iron is found at BRW level at sites in Central India are

i. Nagda

ii. Eran

iii. Bhimbetka

iv. Sonabhir

Codes:

(A) i and ii

(B) i and iii

(C) i and iv

(D) iii and iv

Answer: (A)

21. Assertion (A): Basic data of archaeology are collected from exploration and excavations on the primary context sites in the field.

Reason (R): Some archaeologists give more emphasis on new scientific analysis without doing any field work and deduce big conclusions.

Codes:

(A) (A) and (R) both are correct.

(B) (A) and (R) both are incorrect.

(C) (A) is correct, but (R) is incorrect.

(D) (A) is incorrect and (R) is correct.

Answer: (A)

 

22. Assertion (A): Evidence of Ceralia pollen and micro-charcoal in the sediments of Sanai Tal are present since 15,000 B.P.

Reason (R): This does not attest human activity prevailing in a larger area of the Ganga plain during the late Pleistocene and early Holocene.

Codes:

(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct.

(B) Both (A) and (R) are incorrect.

(C) (A) is correct, but (R) is incorrect.

(D) (A) is incorrect and (R) is correct.

Answer: (C)

 

23. Assertion (A): The earliest Hindu temples belong to Shunga period.

Reason (R): Hindu religion was not popular before the Shunga period.

Codes:

(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct.

(B) Both (A) and (R) are incorrect.

(C) (A) is correct, but (R) is incorrect.

(D) (A) is incorrect, but (R) is correct.

Answer: (A)

 

24. Assertion (A): The growth of second urbanization in the Ganga plain was due to Iron technology.

Reason (R): Surplus of food production gave to rise to urbanization.

Codes:

(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct.

(B) Both (A) and (R) are not correct.

(C) (A) is correct and (R) is not correct.

(D) (A) is not correct and (R) is correct.

Answer: (A)

 

25. Assertion (A): Several Kharosthi characters were identified from the correspondences between the King’s name in the Greek and Kharosthi Scripts.

Reason (R): Large number of bilingual coins of Indo-Greek and Indo-Scythian Kings with Greek legends on the obverse and Kharosthi on the reverse were reported in the 19th century C.E.

Codes:

(A) (A) is correct, but (R) is false.

(B) (A) is false, but (R) is correct.

(C) Both (A) and (R) are correct.

(D) Both (A) and (R) are false.

Answer: (C)

 

26. Assertion (A): In all his inscriptions Ashoka advocates non-violence.

Reason (R): Because victory achieved by violence is not durable.

Codes:

(A) (A) is wrong (R) is true.

(B) (A) is true (R) is wrong.

(C) Both (A) and (R) are correct.

(D) Both (A) and (R) are wrong.

Answer: (C)

 

27. Assertion (A): Arretine ware and Amphorae were reported from Arikamedu.

Reason (R): Perhaps they were dropped by a Roman traveller coming to India.

Codes:

(A) (A) is correct and (R) is wrong.

(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct.

(C) (R) is correct (A) is wrong.

(D) Both (A) and (R) are correct, but (R) is wrong explanation.

Answer: (A)

 

28. Assertion (A): Magadh rose to the height of a mighty empire.

Reason (R): Because iron was not there.

Codes:

(A) (A) is wrong, (R) is correct.

(B) Both (A) and (R) are false.

(C) (A) is true, (R) is false.

(D) Both (A) and (R) are true.

Answer: (C)

 

29. Assertion (A): The Kayatha ware is fine, sturdy and wheel-made.

Reason (R): It is associated with a red painted buff ware and red combed ware.

Codes:

(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct.

(B) Both (A) and (R) are wrong.

(C) (A) is correct and (R) is wrong.

(D) (A) is wrong and (R) is correct.

Answer: (A)

 

30. Assertion (A): The agricultural tradition that was an important strand of the development led to the Harappan civilization.

Reason (R): Granaries from Harappan cities show the surplus of agricultural production.

Codes:

(A) (A) is correct and (R) is wrong.

(B) (A) is wrong and (R) is correct.

(C) Both (A) and (R) are wrong.

(D) Both (A) and (R) are correct.

Answer: (D)

 

31. Assertion (A): The inscriptions of the Gupta period were in Tamil language and Kutila script.

Reason (R): The language of Sanskrit and Brahmi script was not known to the people during Gupta period.

Codes:

(A) (A) is true, but (R) is wrong.

(B) (R) is true, but (A) is wrong.

(C) Both (A) and (R) are true.

(D) Both (A) and (R) are wrong.

Answer: (D)

 

32. Arrange the following in chronological order:

i. Mahadaha

ii. Paisra

iii. Bhirrana

iv. Chirand

Codes:

(A) i, ii, iii, iv

(B) iv, iii, ii, i

(C) i, iv, iii, ii

(D) ii, i, iv, iii

Answer: (D)www.netugc.com

 

33. Arrange the following in chronological order:

i. Kamasian

ii. Gamblian

iii. Kageran

iv. Kanjeran

Codes:

(A) iii, i, iv, ii

(B) iii, iv, i, ii

(C) iv, iii, i, ii

(D) ii, iv, i, iii

Answer: (A)

 

34. Arrange the following sites in the sequence of their excavation year:

i. Piklihal

ii. Brahmgiri

iii. Sangan Kallu

iv. Maski

Codes:

(A) i, ii, iii, iv

(B) iv, iii, ii, i

(C) iii, ii, iv, i

(D) ii, iii, i, iv

Answer: (D)

 

35. Arrange the following in chronological order:

i. Mindel

ii. Riss

iii. Wurm

iv. Gunj

Codes:

(A) i, ii, iii, iv

(B) iv, i, ii, iii

(C) ii, i, iv, iii

(D) iv, iii, ii, i

Answer: (B)

 

36. Arrange in chronological order:

i. Kayatha culture

ii. Malwa culture

iii. Ahar culture

iv. Early historical

Codes:

(A) i, ii, iii, iv

(B) iv, iii, ii, i

(C) i, iii, ii, iv

(D) iii, i, iv, ii

Answer: (C)

 

37. Arrange the following inscriptions in correct chronological order:

i. Kahaum stone pillar inscription

ii. Ajanta Cave inscription of the time of Harisena

iii. Eran Stone Pillar Inscription of Buddhagupta.

iv. Sarnath Buddhist Stone Image Inscription of Buddhagupta.

Codes:

(A) ii, iii, i, iv

(B) iii, iv, ii, i

(C) i, iv, iii, ii

(D) i, ii, iii, iv

Answer: (C)

 

38. Arrange the following inscriptions in chronological sequences:

i. Mahasthan Inscription

ii. Piprahwa Inscription

iii. Ajanta Cave Inscription of Harisena

iv. Junagarh Rock Inscription of Rudradamana

Codes:

(A) i, ii, iii, iv

(B) iv, iii, i, ii

(C) ii, i, iv, iii

(D) iii, ii, i, iv

Answer: (C)

 

39. Arrange the following in chronological order:

i. Didarganj Yakshi

ii. Bronze images from Daimabad

iii. Bodisattva images from Mahoba

iv. Kalyan-Sundar Murti from Kanauj

Codes:

(A) ii, i, iv, iii

(B) i, ii, iii, iv

(C) i, iii, iv, ii

(D) iii, ii, i, iv

Answer: (A)

 

40. Arrange the following in chronological order:

i. Hindu Shahi coins of Ohind and Afghanistan

ii. The Chakravikrama type coins

iii. The gold coins of Kujula-Kadphises

iv. Coins of Azes

Codes:

(A) i, ii, iii, iv

(B) iv, iii, ii, i

(C) ii, i, iii, iv

(D) ii, iii, iv, i

Answer: (B)

 

41. Match the following prehistoric sites of List – I with the prehistoric phase of List – II:

List – I                                                                        List – II

a. Chaukoutein                                                            i. Neolithic

b. Terra Amata                                                            ii. Chalcolithic

c. Mahisdal                                                                  iii. Upper Palaeolithic

d. Satal Hiyuk                                                                         iv. Lower Palaeolithic

Codes:

        a b c d

(A) iv iii i ii

(B) iv iii ii i

(C) ii iv iii i

(D) i iii ii iv

Answer: (B)

 

42. Match the items of List – I with those of List – II:

List – I                                                                        List – II

a. Bhimbandh                                                              i. Neolithic

b. Adamgarh                                                               ii. Palaeolithic

c. Burzhom                                                                  iii. Upper Palaeolithic

d. Patne                                                                       iv. Mesolithic

Codes:

       a b c d

(A) ii iv i iii

(B) ii iii iv i

(C) iii i ii iv

(D) iv iii i ii

Answer: (B)

 

43. Match the sites of List – I with archaeologists of List – II and select the correct answer from the code given below:

List – I                                                                        List – II

a. Kot Diji                                                                   i. J.M. Casal

b. Amri                                                                        ii. F.A. Khan

c. Kalibangan                                                              iii. A. Ghosh

d. Sothi                                                                       iv. B. B. Lal

Codes:

       a b c d

(A) i ii iii iv

(B) iv iii ii i

(C) ii i iv iii

(D) i ii iv iii

Answer: (C)

 

44. Match the items of List – I with those of List – II:

List – I                                                                        List – II

a. Libby                                                                       i. Catchment analysis

b. Vita Finzi and Higgs                                               ii. Arikamedu

c. Raymond Dart                                                        iii. Radiocarbon dating

d. R.E.M. Wheeler                                                      iv. Taung boy

Codes:

      a b c d

(A) iii i ii iv

(B) iv ii i iii

(C) iii i iv ii

(D) ii iv iii i

Answer: (C)

 

45. Match the items of List – I with those of List – II:

List – I                                                                        List – II

a. Pandurazardhibi                                                      i. U.P.

b. Balathal                                                                   ii. Bihar

c. Taradih                                                                    iii. West Bengal

d. Raja Nal Ka Tila                                                     iv. Rajasthan

Codes:

       a b c d

(A) i ii iii iv

(B) iv ii iii i

(C) iii iv ii i

(D) ii iii i iv

Answer: (C)

 

46. Match the items of List – I with those of List – II:

List – I                                                                        List – II

a. Kalibangan                                                             i. Maharashtra

b. Rakhigarhi                                                               ii. Gujarat

c. Rangpur                                                                   iii. Haryana

d. Daimabad                                                               iv. Rajasthan

Codes:

        a b c d

(A) iv ii iii i

(B) ii i iv iii

(C) iv iii ii i

(D) i ii iii iv

Answer: (C)

 

47. Match the authors of List – I with the books of List – II:

List – I                                                            List – II

a. Kenoyer, J. Mark                                         i. Ancient Cities of the Indus

b. Lal, B.B.                                                     ii. Indus Civilization Sites in India

c. Possehl, Gregory L.                                     iii. Ancient Indian Cities of the Indus Valley Civilization

d. Chakrabarti, Dilip K.                                  iv. The Earliest Civilization of South Asia

Codes:

       a b c d

(A) ii iii i iv

(B) i iv ii iii

(C) iii iv i ii

(D) iv ii iii i

Answer: (C)

 

48. Match the items of List – I with those of List – II:

List – I                                                                        List – II

a. Dating the Past                                                        i. S.R. Rao

b. Archaeology from the Earth                                   ii. J.F. Fleet

c. Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum                            iii. Mortimer Wheeler

d. Lothal and Indus Civilisation                                 iv. Kathleen Kenyon

Codes:

      a b c d

(A) i ii iii iv

(B) iv iii ii i

(C) iii ii i iv

(D) ii iv i iii

Answer: (B)

 

49. Match the items of List – I with those of List – II:

List – I                                                                        List – II

a. Samudragupta                                                         i. Besnagar Pillar Inscription

b. Chandragupta-II                                                     ii. Allahabad Pillar Inscription

c. Heliodorus                                                               iii. Khalimpur Copper Plate Inscription

d. Dharmapala                                                             iv. Mehrauli Iron Pillar Inscription

Codes:

       a b c d

(A) ii iv i iii

(B) iii i iv ii

(C) iv iii ii i

(D) i ii iii iv

Answer: (A)

 

50. Match the items of List – I with those of List – II:www.netugc.com

List – I                                                                        List – II

a. Development of Hindu Iconography                      i. John Allan

b. Indian Buddhist Iconography                                ii. J.N. Banerjee

c. Elements of Hindu Iconography                             iii. B. Bhattacharya

d. Catalogue of Coins in the British Museum                        iv. J.A. Gopinath Rao

Codes:

       a b c d

(A) iv iii ii i

(B) ii iii iv i

(C) iii i iv ii

(D) i ii iii iv

Answer: (B)

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