Evolution of Humans and Society : Prehistoric Period - Important Question Paper

9th Standard

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Social Science

Time : 01:00:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 50

    Part A

    10 x 1 = 10
  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. Part B

    5 x 1 = 5
  12. Prehistoric people were the pioneers of____________

    ()

    Creative Knowledge

  13. ________were the apes from which modem humans evolved

    ()

    Australopithecines

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

    ()

    Lomekwi

  15. ________ people buried the dead people systematically.

    ()

    Neanderthals

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

    ()

    7000 BCE

  17. Part C

    10 x 2 = 20
  18. Discuss how the age of speculation made humans become conscious and knowledgeable

  19. Enumerate the distinctive characteristics of Neanderthals.

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

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

  22. Discuss when the earth was formed

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

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

  25. Write a short note on "Prehistoric cultures"

  26. Why were the Levalloisian tools called so?

  27. Describe the burials in the Sangam Age

  28. Part D

    3 x 5 = 15
  29. The developments in the fields of agriculture, pottery and metal tools are considered a landmark in the life of Megalithic period-Substantiate.

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

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

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