Term I History - Important Question Paper

9th Standard

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Social Science

Time : 02:30:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 100

    Part A

    15 x 1 = 15
  1. _____________ is genetically closest to humans

    (a)

    Gorilla

    (b)

    Chimpanzee

    (c)

    Orang-utan

    (d)

    Great Apes

  2. The period called_____________ marks the beginning of agriculture and animal domestication.

    (a)

    Palaeolithic

    (b)

    Mesolithic

    (c)

    Neolithic

    (d)

    Megalithic

  3. Direct ancestor of modern man was ______________

    (a)

    Homo habilis

    (b)

    Homo erectus

    (c)

    Homo sapiens

    (d)

    Neanderthal man

  4. The ______was a formative period and the foundation for the Sangam Age

    (a)

    Iron Age

    (b)

    Bronze Age

    (c)

    Stone Age

    (d)

    Age of Information Technology

  5. _________ are tools used for scraping the surfaces

    (a)

    Lunates

    (b)

    Triangles

    (c)

    Scrapers

    (d)

    Cists

  6. The Sumerian system of writing

    (a)

    Pictographic

    (b)

    Hieroglyphic

    (c)

    Sonogram

    (d)

    Cuneiform

  7. The famous Venetian traveller who described Kayal as a great and noble city

    (a)

    Vasco da gama

    (b)

    Alberuni

    (c)

    Marco Polo

    (d)

    Megasthenes

  8. _________________is an ornament made in precious stone where images are carved on the surface.  

    (a)

    Cameo

    (b)

    Intagliol

    (c)

    Chronicle

    (d)

    Papyrus

  9. (i) Bullion means precious metal available in the form of ingots. (correct)
    (ii) Punch-marked coins are the earliest coins used in India. (correct).
    (iii) Non-Tamil literary sources also offer information on early Tamil society. (correct)
    (iv) Millets were cultivated in the wet lands (incorrect)

    (a)

    (i) is correct

    (b)

    (i) & (ii) are correct

    (c)

    (i), (ii) & (iii) are correct

    (d)

    (iv) is correct

  10. Identify the founder of a new sect who exemplified simplicity and self-denial

    (a)

    Buddha

    (b)

    Lao-tze

    (c)

    Confucius

    (d)

    Zoroster

  11. The northern India extended from the Kabul Valley in the north to the Godavari in the south witnessed the rise of Sixteen States.

    (a)

    Mahajanapadas

    (b)

    Gana-sanghas

    (c)

    Dravida

    (d)

    Dakshinapatha

  12. The account which throws light on Mauryan polity and society

    (a)

    Marco Polo

    (b)

    Fahien

    (c)

    Megasthanes

    (d)

    Seleucus

  13. ___________ said that wisdom grows from the family.

    (a)

    Lao-Tse

    (b)

    Zoroaster

    (c)

    Confucius

    (d)

    Buddha

  14. The doctrines and rituals of the Zoroastrians have much similarity to those of the __________.

    (a)

    Buddhism'

    (b)

    Vedas

    (c)

    Jainism

    (d)

    Taoism

  15. (i) Monastries and temples served the purpose imparting-education.
    (ii) Nalanda was a great monastry built by the Magadha empire.
    (iii) Nalanda became the most renowned seat of learning.
    (iv) Fees were charged to the students.

    (a)

    (i) is correct

    (b)

    (ii) is correct

    (c)

    (iii) is correct

    (d)

    (i), (ii), (iii) are correct (iv) is incorrect

  16. Part B

    10 x 1 = 10
  17. The methods and techniques involved in the production of stone tools are called __________ technology

    ()

      lithic

  18. The earliest tools made by human ancestors are found in ______in Kenya

    ()

    Lomekwi

  19. Rice was probably cultivated in India and China around _________(or) even earlier

    ()

    7000 BCE

  20. The early form of writing of the Egyptians is known as _______________.

    ()

      Hieroglyphic

  21. ___________ refers to systematically digging a site to recover material evidence for exploring societies of the past

    ()

      Archeological excavations

  22. ______________ is the study of the of theby interpretation ofthe material cultural remains.

    ()

    Archaeology

  23. The Silappathikaram speaks about _____________ who built a temple for Kannagi.

    ()

    Cheran Senguttuvan

  24. ______________ is a collection of sacred literature of different epochs, containing prayers, confessions and myths

    ()

    Zend Avesta

  25. The place where Buddha attained enlightenment has been built into the Mahabodhi temple that still exists in ______________

    ()

      Bodh Gaya

  26. Chandragupta's minister Chanakya is credited with a book titled _____ _.

    ()

    Arthasastra

  27. Part C

    10 x 1 = 10
  28. Stone artefacts of small size

  29. (1)

    tallest Jaina statue

  30. Palaeolithic Period

  31. (2)

    Tutankhamen

  32. Papyrus

  33. (3)

    a code of political morality

  34. The famous Egyptian Pharoath

  35. (4)

    Hunting & gathering

  36. Epigraphy

  37. (5)

    Micorliths

  38. Mullai pattu

  39. (6)

    path to attain the purest state of mind

  40. Eight fold path

  41. (7)

    Kundagrama

  42. Bahubali

  43. (8)

    A kind of grass

  44. The Spring and Autumn Annals

  45. (9)

    Pathupattu

  46. Mahavira

  47. (10)

    the study of inscriptions

    Part D

    3 x 1 = 3
  48. a) Among the great Apes Orang-utan is genetically the closest to humans.
    b) The ancestors to humans were called Hominins and their origins have been traced to Africa.
    c) Flake is a small chip that has flaking on both sides.
    d) Acheulian is the main block of stone from which small chips are flaked by using a hammer stone.

  49. a) The Cheras ruled over Kaveri delta and their capital was Uraiyur.
    b) The Maangulam Tamil-Brahmi inscriptions mention the King Karikalan.
    c) The terms Vanikan and Nigama appear in Tamil-Brahmi inscriptions were different types of merchants.
    d) Salt merchants were called Vanikars and they travelled in bullock carts along with their family.

  50. Part E

    5 x 2 = 10
  51. Examine the tool making technical skills of lower Palaeolithic people.

  52. Who proposed the idea of the Three Age system?

  53. The Indus civilisation is known as Harappan civilisation rather than Indus. Why?

  54. What do you know about the Hero stones of the Post-Sangam Age?

  55. What do you know about Muvendbar?

  56. Part F

    2 x 3 = 6
  57. Overseas interactions brought glory to ancient Tamilagam. Give examples in support.

  58. The invention of smelting of Iron transformed both production and warfare- Justify.

  59. Part G

    4 x 4 = 16
  60. Earliest Lithic Assemblages of Human ancestors
    a) Where are Acheulian tools are reported to have beep found in Karnataka and in Madhya Pradesh?
    (b) What is meant by Lithic Technology
    (c) What are Biface tools?
    (d) Name a few stone tools used by the human ancestors

  61. Features of Egyptian Civilization:
    1. Who built the pyramids and why?
    2. What is the process of mummification?
    3. What is the belief system of ancient Egyptians?
    4. What is the importance of great sphinx?

  62. Tholkappiam.
    (i) What is the earliest written work on Tamil grammar?
    (ii) To whom did it attribute?
    (iii) What does the third section of Tholkappiam describe?
    (iv) Mention the oldest among the Tamil Texts.

  63. Zoroastrianism
    (a) Who was the founder?
    (b) Name the God he proclaimed.
    (c) What did Zoroaster teach?
    (d) What was the highest form of worship?

  64. Part H

    4 x 5 = 20
  65. The history of humans is closely related to the history of the earth. Elucidate.

  66. Discuss the Neolithic culture in Tamilnadu

  67. Explain the "Archaeological sites".

  68. Explain the teachings of Lao- Tse (Taoism).

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