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This section covers Free Multiple Choice Quections (MCQs) for Ancient History of India; often asked in UPSC, IAS/PCS, Banking, IBPS, SSC, Railway, UPPSC, RPSC, BPSC, MPPSC, TNPSC, MPSC, KPSC and other competition exams.

  1. Who discovered the first palaeolithic tools in India ?

    1. Daya Ram Sahni
    2. Robert Bruce Foote
    3. John Marshall
    4. R. D. Banerji
    History

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  2. Who discovered the three age (Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age) system ?

    1. Thomsen
    2. Howard Carter
    3. Mortimer Wheeler
    4. Zahi Hawass
    Ancient History

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  3. The official 'Agronomai' during Mauryan age was related to which of the following field?

    1. Weight and measurement
    2. Administrative management
    3. Construction of roads
    4. Revenue management
    UPPSC 2019

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  4. Which of the following Indian Archaeologists first visited 'Bhimbetka Caves' and discovered prehistoric significance of its rock paintings?

    1. Madho Swaroop Vatsa
    2. HD Sankalia
    3. VS Wakankar
    4. VN Mishra
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  5. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    List  I List  II
    A) Balu 1) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Manda 2) Jammu & Kashmmir
    C) Padri 3) Haryana
    D) Hulas 4) Gujarat

    1. A-3, B-2, C-1, D-4
    2. A-2, B-3, C-4, D-1
    3. A-2, B-4, C-3, D-1
    4. A-3, B-2, C-4, D-1
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Ancient History of India Notes

Ancient Indian Historiography (Sources, Tradition, Itihasa, Puranas, Charita)

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Historiography: Enlightenment (Montesquieu, Voltaire, Robertson, Gibbon)

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Historiography: Renaissance (Petrarch, Biondo, Machiavelli & Guicciardini)

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