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Question 11. With reference to the Jambudvipa, consider the statements
  1. Bharatvarsha was also called Jambudvipa.
  2. Early Buddhist evidence suggests that Jambudvipa was a territorial designation from the third century BC.
Which of the above is / are correct?
  1.    2 only
  2.    1 only
  3.    Both 1 and 2
  4.    Neither 1 nor 2
 Discuss Question
Answer: Option C. -> Both 1 and 2
Answer: (c)
Question 12. Which one of the following is not a part of early Jains literature?
  1.    Acaranga sutra
  2.    Therigatha
  3.    Sutrakritanga
  4.    Brihat kalpasutra
 Discuss Question
Answer: Option B. -> Therigatha
Answer: (b)Therigatha was a part of the Buddhist literature.
Question 13. The earliest evidence of agriculture in Indian sub-continent comes from
  1.    Koldihwa
  2.    Lahuradeva
  3.    Mehrgarh
  4.    Tokwa
 Discuss Question
Answer: Option B. -> Lahuradeva
Answer: (b)
Question 14. Which of the following does the Puranas contain?
  1.    Hymns in favour of the Gods
  2.    Laws of Manu and the history on various dynasties
  3.    Thoughts on the mystery of life and universe
  4.    Mythology
 Discuss Question
Answer: Option D. -> Mythology
Answer: (d)
Question 15. ‘Bhimbetka’ is famous for
  1.    Rock Paintings
  2.    Buddhist Statues
  3.    Minerals
  4.    Origin of Son River
 Discuss Question
Answer: Option A. -> Rock Paintings
Answer: (a)
Question 16. Robert Bruce foote, who discovered first palacothic tool in India, was originally a
  1.    Geologist
  2.    Palaeobotanist
  3.    Archaeologist
  4.    Historian
 Discuss Question
Answer: Option A. -> Geologist
Answer: (a)
Question 17. The Sangam text Tolkappiyam is a work on
  1.    Grammar
  2.    Astronomy
  3.    Music
  4.    Medicine
 Discuss Question
Answer: Option A. -> Grammar
Answer: (a)
Question 18. Consider the following statements relating to Jain literature :

  1. The sacred books of the Jainas are known as Siddhanta or Agama.

  2. The language of the earliest Jain texts is an eastern dialect of Pali known as Ardha Magadhi.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  1.    2 only
  2.    1 only
  3.    Both 1 and 2
  4.    Neither 1 nor 2
 Discuss Question
Answer: Option B. -> 1 only
Answer: (b)
Agam Literature-This consists of original scriptures compiled by Gandharas and Srut-kevalis. They are written in the Prakrit language.
Non-agam Literature-This consists of commentary and explanation of Agam literature and independent works, complied by elder monks, nuns, and scholars.
They are written in many languages such as Prakrit, Sanskrit, Old Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannad, Tamil, German, and English.
Question 19. The earliest evidence of man in India is found in
  1.    Nilgiri Hills
  2.    Shiwalik Hills
  3.    Nallamala Hills
  4.    Narmada Valley
 Discuss Question
Answer: Option D. -> Narmada Valley
Answer: (d)
Question 20. Bone ornaments in the Mesolithic context in India have been obtained from
  1.    Sarai Nahar Rai
  2.    Mahadaha
  3.    Lekhahia
  4.    Chopani Mando
 Discuss Question
Answer: Option B. -> Mahadaha
Answer: (b)

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