Evolution of Humans and Society - Model Question Paper

9th Standard

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Social Science

Time : 03:00:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 100

    Multiple Choice Question

    20 x 1 = 20
  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. ______________ inscriptions datable to third century BCE refer to the Cheras, Cholas and Pandyas in ancient Tamilagam.

    (a)

    Pulekesin

    (b)

    Ashoka

    (c)

    Chandragupta

    (d)

    Dhanananda

  5. _____________ refers to the area covering Egypt, Israel-Palestine and Iraq.

    (a)

    Great Rift Valley

    (b)

    Fertile Crescent

    (c)

    Solo river

    (d)

    Neander Valley

  6. Sir Robert Bruce Foote, a geologist from England first discovered the ____________ tools at Pallavaram near Chennai.

    (a)

    Stone Age

    (b)

    Palaeolithic

    (c)

    Mesolithic

    (d)

    Neolithic

  7. (i) The period before the introduction of writing is called pre-history.
    (ii) The pre-historic people developed language, made beautiful paintings and artefacts.
    (iii) The pre-historic societies are treated as literate.
    (iv) The pre-historic period is called ancient.

    (a)

    (i) is correct

    (b)

    (i) and (ii) are correct

    (c)

    (i) and (iv) are correct

    (d)

    (ii) and (iii) are correct

  8. (i) The Neolithic people used polished stone axes called Celts
    (ii) Evidence of Neolithic village is found at Payyampalli in Chennai district
    (iii) The cultural period that succeeded the Neolithic is called the Bronze Age
    (iv) The period that witnessed domestication of animals and cultivation of crops is called Mesolithic

    (a)

    (i) is correct

    (b)

    (ii) is correct

    (c)

    (ii) and (iii) are correct

    (d)

    (iv) is correct

  9. Assertion (A): Many of the Mesolithic sites are found nearby rivers and tanks.
    Reason (R): Irrigation management developed during Mesolithic period

    (a)

    A and R are correct and R explains A

    (b)

    A and R are correct but R doesn’t explain A

    (c)

    A is correct but R is incorrect

    (d)

    A and R both are incorrect

  10. Assertion (A): The Ashokan inscriptions datable to third century BCE refer to the Cheras, Cholas, Pandyas and Satyaputras outside his empire in Tamilagam.
    Reason (R): Ancient kings of Tamilagam commenced their political rule in the Iron Age.

    (a)

    A and R are correct and R explains A

    (b)

    A and R are correct but R doesn’t explain A

    (c)

    A is correct but R is incorrect

    (d)

    A and R both are incorrect

  11. ________is the study of human past through the analysis and interpretation of material remains.

    (a)

    Geology

    (b)

    Archaeology

    (c)

    History

    (d)

    None of the above

  12. The beginning of history writing can be traced to the ancient________

    (a)

    Greeks

    (b)

    Egyptians

    (c)

    Romans

    (d)

    Africans

  13. The DNA of a Chimpanzee is_______ identical to that of a human being

    (a)

    95%

    (b)

    96%

    (c)

    97%

    (d)

    98%

  14. ________ are stone artefacts of small size

    (a)

    Microliths

    (b)

    Bifaces

    (c)

    Acheulian

    (d)

    core

  15. Evidence of Neolithic village is found at ________ in Vellore district

    (a)

    Gudiam

    (b)

    Athirampakkam

    (c)

    Payyampalli

    (d)

    Salem

  16. 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

  17. (i)We live in the age of Information Technology
    (ii) The internet has literally put the world on our finger tips.
    (iii) The Prehistoric people were the pioneers of literacy
    (iv) Powerful Technology developed all of a sudden.

    (a)

    (i) is correct

    (b)

    (ii)&(iii)are correct

    (c)

    (ii)&(iv)are correct

    (d)

    (i)&(iii) are correct

  18. (i) The chimpanzee is genetically the closest to humans
    (ii) Hominins & their origin have been traced to Asia
    (iii) The Hominins emerged around 6 to 5 million years ago
    (iv) The Great Rift valley in Africa has many sites for the Prehistroic period

    (a)

    (i) is correct

    (b)

    (ii) & (iii) are correct

    (c)

    (i) & (iv) are correct

    (d)

    (iii) is correct

  19. _________ are tools used for scraping the surfaces

    (a)

    Lunates

    (b)

    Triangles

    (c)

    Scrapers

    (d)

    Cists

  20. _________ are pottery jars and were used for burying the dead

    (a)

    Urns

    (b)

    Cists

    (c)

    Dolmens

    (d)

    Menheirs

  21. Fill in the blanks

    14 x 1 = 14
  22. _____________ is an object or tool made or modified by humans

    ()

      Artefact

  23. The primitive multi - cellular life first appeared in the age of _____________.

    ()

      Proterozoic

  24. Hand axes and cleavers are the important tool types of the __________ culture.

    ()

      Low Palaeolithic

  25. The methods and techniques involved in the production of stone tools are called __________ technology

    ()

      lithic

  26. _____________ is known as the Middle Stone Age, as it is placed between the Palaeolithic and Neolithic.

    ()

      Mesolithic period

  27. ________were the apes from which modem humans evolved

    ()

    Australopithecines

  28. Prehistoric animal (or) plant that turns to stone over a period of time_______

    ()

    Fossil

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

    ()

    Lomekwi

  30. ________ people buried the dead people systematically.

    ()

    Neanderthals

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

    ()

    7000 BCE

  32. Oxen were used in ___________civilisation for tilling the land

    ()

    Sumerian

  33. ________________ discovered the first Palaeolithic tools in India at Pallavaram

    ()

    Sir Robert Bruce Foote

  34. ________ people perhaps devised the first pottery.

    ()

    Neolithic

  35. The black and Red colour pottery were used by________and people

    ()

    Iron Age & Sangam Age

  36. Answer in Short Notes

    13 x 2 = 26
  37. Discuss how the age of speculation made humans become conscious and knowledgeable

  38. Write a note on the impact of pastoralism on the prehistoric people in Tamil Nadu.

  39. Enumerate the distinctive characteristics of Neanderthals.

  40. List out the features of Megalithic Burial types

  41. Domestication of animals is a milestone in Human history. Explain.

  42. Examine the tool making technical skills of lower Palaeolithic people.

  43. Discuss when the earth was formed

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

  45. The Great Rift valley in Africa has evidence for the Prehistoric period. Discuss

  46. Write a short note on "Prehistoric cultures"

  47. Why were the Levalloisian tools called so?

  48. What was the main factor for the development of early civilisations?

  49. Describe the burials in the Sangam Age

  50. Answer in Detail

    4 x 5 = 20
  51. The developments in the fields of agriculture, pottery and metal tools are considered a landmark in the life of Megalithic period-Substantiate.

  52. The history of humans is closely related to the history of the earth. Elucidate.

  53. Discuss the Neolithic culture in Tamilnadu

  54. Domestication of Animals and plants. A milestone in Human History. Explain

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