Evolution of Humans and Society - Prehistoric Period Book Back Questions

9th Standard

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Social Science

Time : 00:45:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 30
    7 x 1 = 7
  1. The period called_____________ marks the beginning of agriculture and animal domestication.

    (a)

    Palaeolithic

    (b)

    Mesolithic

    (c)

    Neolithic

    (d)

    Megalithic

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

    (a)

    Great Rift Valley

    (b)

    Fertile Crescent

    (c)

    Solo river

    (d)

    Neander Valley

  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 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

  5. (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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 5 x 1 = 5
  9. _____________ is an object or tool made or modified by humans

    ()

      Artefact

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

    ()

      Proterozoic

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

    ()

      Low Palaeolithic

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

    ()

      lithic

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

    ()

      Mesolithic period

  14. 5 x 1 = 5
  15. Palaeo anthropology

  16. (1)

    the study of the human ancestors

  17. Hand axe tools

  18. (2)

    Acheulian

  19. Images on stone and bone

  20. (3)

    Teris

  21. Red sand dunes

  22. (4)

    venus

  23. Stone artefacts of small size

  24. (5)

    Micorliths

    4 x 2 = 8
  25. Enumerate the distinctive characteristics of Neanderthals.

  26. List out the features of Megalithic Burial types

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

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

  29. 1 x 5 = 5
  30. The history of humans is closely related to the history of the earth. Elucidate.

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