Evolution of Humans and Society - Prehistoric Period English Medium Free Online Test 1 Mark Questions with Answer Key 2020 - 2021

9th Standard

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Social Science

Time : 00:10:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 10

    Part A

    10 x 1 = 10
  1. The period called_____________ marks the beginning of agriculture and animal domestication.

    (a)

    Palaeolithic

    (b)

    Mesolithic

    (c)

    Neolithic

    (d)

    Megalithic

  2. ______________ inscriptions datable to third century BCE refer to the Cheras, Cholas and Pandyas in ancient Tamilagam.

    (a)

    Pulekesin

    (b)

    Ashoka

    (c)

    Chandragupta

    (d)

    Dhanananda

  3. 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

  4. (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

  5. 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

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

    (a)

    Greeks

    (b)

    Egyptians

    (c)

    Romans

    (d)

    Africans

  7. ________ are stone artefacts of small size

    (a)

    Microliths

    (b)

    Bifaces

    (c)

    Acheulian

    (d)

    core

  8. 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

  9. (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

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

    (a)

    Urns

    (b)

    Cists

    (c)

    Dolmens

    (d)

    Menheirs

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