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General Knowledge of Pre Historic Period of the World

1-Rock painting was a distinctive feature of which pre-historic period? –  Mesolithic

2-The term Neolithic was first coined by ______ in ______.- Sir John Lubbock, 1865

3-The discovery of Neolithic age tools was made by ______. Le Mesurier

4-The cereals that were first grown by the earliest man were ______. Wheat and Ragi

5-The first metal to be used by man was – Copper

6-Pottery first appeared in – Neolithic Age

7-Pataliputra, modern Patna was provided natural defence by which rivers ? The Ganges, Son and Gandak

8-In Madhya Pradesh maximum number of Prehistoric Rock Shelters are found at – Bhimbetka Civilization

9-Name the major sites in India where the Mesolithic discoveries are seen   – Bagor, Tilwara, Langhnaj, Birbhampur, Sarai Nahar (Rajasthan)

10-Which of the following animals was tamed by Neolithic people – Dog

11-10,000 – 4000 B.C. in pre-historic period of India is called – Mesolithic Age

12-Who discovered a Paleolithic stone tool in India in 1863 ?- Robert Bruce

13-The Paleolithic man in India is also called ?- Quartzite man

14-The two prime occupations of Paleolithic age man were ______. Hunting, Gathering

15-Microliths (tools made of stone) were first discovered by ______ in ______. Carlyle, 1867

16-In India the two important religions that originated in the middle Gangetic plains. (a) Jainism (b) Buddhism

17-In ancient times several foreign tribes reached India through north-western mountain pass. Name any of the two such tribes. Kushanas and Huns

18-An important Neolithic site of northwestern region is ______. Mehrgarh

19-New Stone Age – The term was invented by Sir John Lubbock in 1865 as a refinement of the three-age system

20-The Chalcolithic period began about 4500 BCE, then the Bronze Age began about 3500 BCE, replacing the Neolithic cultures

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