2013 December UGC NET Examination in Archaeology, Paper II: Previous Years Solved Question Paper Along With Answer Keys





1. The first absolute date for the earliest level of early Stone Age in Indian subcontinent is from
(A) Attirampakkam
(B) Riwat
(C) Hunsagi
(D) Pahalgam
Answer: (B)

2. The first reporting of famous Hathnora Hominid fossil was made in
(A) 1983
(B) 1984
(C) 1985
(D) 1986
Answer: (B)

3. The copper/bronze model of the roofed and side protected cart is reported from
(A) Mohenjodaro
(B) Harappa
(C) Rakhigarhi
(D) Chanhudaro
Answer: (D)

4. Flat-bottomed boat with a cabin in the centre and oars depicted on a seal from
(A) Chanhudaro
(B) Mohenjodaro
(C) Harappa
(D) Alamgirpur
Answer: (B)

5. How much amount of money was spent by Kharavela for the construction of Mahavijaya Palace?
(A) 27 lakhs
(B) 28 lakhs
(C) 38 lakhs
(D) 33 lakhs
Answer: (C)

6. Who is the author of book entitled “Indian Architecture” (Hindu and Buddhist period)?
(A) Krishna Deo
(B) V.S. Agrawala
(C) Percy Brown
(D) Stella Kramarisch
Answer: (C)

7. Asvanālavātāyana is associated with
(A) Gupta temples
(B) Khajuraho Temples
(C) Hinayana Caves of Bhaja and Karle
(D) Udaigiri Khandagiri caves
Answer: (C)

8. Oldest well-dated microlithic assemblages are known from which of the following sites in India?
(A) Patne
(B) Morhanapahar
(C) Bhimbetka
(D) Jwalapuram
Answer: (D)

9. Narhan culture represented by painted black and red ware belongs to:
(A) Mesolithic period
(B) Neolithic period
(C) Chalcolithic period
(D) Early Iron Age
Answer: (C)

10. The oldest and the best documented evidence regarding change from semi-nomadic pastoral life towards settled agriculture comes from
(A) Kili Gul Mohammad
(B) Anjira and Siah Damb
(C) Mehargarh
(D) Damb Sadaat
Answer: (C)





11. Which of the following sites represents middle Palaeolithic culture?
(A) Senuwar
(B) Jhusi
(C) Sarai Nahar Rai
(D) Kalpi
Answer: (D)

12. Cereals and pulses grown today were being produced in Ganga plain during
(A) 1000 – 1500 B.C.
(B) 500 – 1000 B.C.
(C) 2500 – 1500 B.C.
(D) 3000 – 3500 B.C.
Answer: (C)

13. The representative section known as Hathi well section is located at
(A) Dattawadi
(B) Chirki
(C) Nevasa
(D) Gangawadi
Answer: (C)

14. Toba ash has been reported in
i. Son Valley
ii. Belan Valley
iii. Vansdhara basin
iv. Tapti Valley
Codes:
(A) i and ii
(B) ii and iii
(C) iii and iv
(D) i and iii
Answer: (D)

15. The first recorded discoveries of polished Neolithic tools in India were made by
i. Wheeler
ii. Le Mesurier
iii. Cunningham
iv. Theobald
Codes:
(A) i and ii
(b) i and iii
(C) iii and iv
(d) ii and iv
Answer: (D)

16. Which of the following sites are famous for prehistoric paintings?
i. Mehargarh in Baluchistan
ii. Lascax in France
iii. Catal Huyuk in Turkey
iv. Altamira in Spain
Codes:
(A) ii and iv
(B) ii and iii
(C) iv and i
(D) i and iii
Answer: (A)

17. There is a distinct BRW level between the OCP and PGW levels at which sites?
i. Kayatha
ii. Noh
iii. Atranjikhera
iv. Gilund
Codes:
(A) i and ii
(B) ii and iii
(C) iii and iv
(D) i and iv
Answer: (B)

18. Identify sites of Ganga plain from where early use of iron is reported
i. Malhar
ii. Malwa
iii. Dadupur
iv. Koldihwa
Codes:
(A) i and ii
(B) i and iii
(C) ii and iii
(D) ii and iv
Answer: (B)

19. Identify materials used for making seals in Harappan cities are:
i. Silver
ii. Faience
iii. Iron
iv. Lapis Lazuli
Codes:
(A) i and ii
(B) ii and iii
(C) iii and iv
(D) i and iv
Answer: (A)

20. Iron is found at BRW level at sites in Central India are
i. Nagda
ii. Eran
iii. Bhimbetka
iv. Sonabhir
Codes:
(A) i and ii
(B) i and iii
(C) i and iv
(D) iii and iv
Answer: (A)





21. Assertion (A): Basic data of archaeology are collected from exploration and excavations on the primary context sites in the field.
Reason (R): Some archaeologists give more emphasis on new scientific analysis without doing any field work and deduce big conclusions.www.netugc.in
Codes:
(A) (A) and (R) both are correct.
(B) (A) and (R) both are incorrect.
(C) (A) is correct, but (R) is incorrect.
(D) (A) is incorrect and (R) is correct.
Answer: (A)

22. Assertion (A): Evidence of Ceralia pollen and micro-charcoal in the sediments of Sanai Tal are present since 15,000 B.P.
Reason (R): This does not attest human activity prevailing in a larger area of the Ganga plain during the late Pleistocene and early Holocene.
Codes:
(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct.
(B) Both (A) and (R) are incorrect.
(C) (A) is correct, but (R) is incorrect.
(D) (A) is incorrect and (R) is correct.
Answer: (C)

23. Assertion (A): The earliest Hindu temples belong to Shunga period.
Reason (R): Hindu religion was not popular before the Shunga period.
Codes:
(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct.
(B) Both (A) and (R) are incorrect.
(C) (A) is correct, but (R) is incorrect.
(D) (A) is incorrect, but (R) is correct.
Answer: (A)

24. Assertion (A): The growth of second urbanization in the Ganga plain was due to Iron technology.
Reason (R): Surplus of food production gave to rise to urbanization.
Codes:
(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct.
(B) Both (A) and (R) are not correct.
(C) (A) is correct and (R) is not correct.
(D) (A) is not correct and (R) is correct.
Answer: (A)

25. Assertion (A): Several Kharosthi characters were identified from the correspondences between the King’s name in the Greek and Kharosthi Scripts.
Reason (R): Large number of bilingual coins of Indo-Greek and Indo-Scythian Kings with Greek legends on the obverse and Kharosthi on the reverse were reported in the 19th century C.E.
Codes:
(A) (A) is correct, but (R) is false.
(B) (A) is false, but (R) is correct.
(C) Both (A) and (R) are correct.
(D) Both (A) and (R) are false.
Answer: (C)

26. Assertion (A): In all his inscriptions Ashoka advocates non-violence.
Reason (R): Because victory achieved by violence is not durable.
Codes:
(A) (A) is wrong (R) is true.
(B) (A) is true (R) is wrong.
(C) Both (A) and (R) are correct.
(D) Both (A) and (R) are wrong.
Answer: (C)

27. Assertion (A): Arretine ware and Amphorae were reported from Arikamedu.
Reason (R): Perhaps they were dropped by a Roman traveller coming to India.
Codes:
(A) (A) is correct and (R) is wrong.
(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct.
(C) (R) is correct (A) is wrong.
(D) Both (A) and (R) are correct, but (R) is wrong explanation.
Answer: (A)

28. Assertion (A): Magadh rose to the height of a mighty empire.
Reason (R): Because iron was not there.
Codes:
(A) (A) is wrong, (R) is correct.
(B) Both (A) and (R) are false.
(C) (A) is true, (R) is false.
(D) Both (A) and (R) are true.
Answer: (C)

29. Assertion (A): The Kayatha ware is fine, sturdy and wheel-made.
Reason (R): It is associated with a red painted buff ware and red combed ware.
Codes:
(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct.
(B) Both (A) and (R) are wrong.
(C) (A) is correct and (R) is wrong.
(D) (A) is wrong and (R) is correct.
Answer: (A)

30. Assertion (A): The agricultural tradition that was an important strand of the development led to the Harappan civilization.
Reason (R): Granaries from Harappan cities show the surplus of agricultural production.
Codes:
(A) (A) is correct and (R) is wrong.
(B) (A) is wrong and (R) is correct.
(C) Both (A) and (R) are wrong.
(D) Both (A) and (R) are correct.
Answer: (D)





31. Assertion (A): The inscriptions of the Gupta period were in Tamil language and Kutila script.
Reason (R): The language of Sanskrit and Brahmi script was not known to the people during Gupta period.
Codes:
(A) (A) is true, but (R) is wrong.
(B) (R) is true, but (A) is wrong.
(C) Both (A) and (R) are true.
(D) Both (A) and (R) are wrong.
Answer: (D)

32. Arrange the following in chronological order:
i. Mahadaha
ii. Paisra
iii. Bhirrana
iv. Chirand
Codes:
(A) i, ii, iii, iv
(B) iv, iii, ii, i
(C) i, iv, iii, ii
(D) ii, i, iv, iii
Answer: (D)

33. Arrange the following in chronological order:
i. Kamasian
ii. Gamblian
iii. Kageran
iv. Kanjeran
Codes:
(A) iii, i, iv, ii
(B) iii, iv, i, ii
(C) iv, iii, i, ii
(D) ii, iv, i, iii
Answer: (A)

34. Arrange the following sites in the sequence of their excavation year:
i. Piklihal
ii. Brahmgiri
iii. Sangan Kallu
iv. Maski
Codes:
(A) i, ii, iii, iv
(B) iv, iii, ii, i
(C) iii, ii, iv, i
(D) ii, iii, i, ivwww.netugc.in
Answer: (D)

35. Arrange the following in chronological order:
i. Mindel
ii. Riss
iii. Wurm
iv. Gunj
Codes:
(A) i, ii, iii, iv
(B) iv, i, ii, iii
(C) ii, i, iv, iii
(D) iv, iii, ii, i
Answer: (B)

36. Arrange in chronological order:
i. Kayatha culture
ii. Malwa culture
iii. Ahar culture
iv. Early historical
Codes:
(A) i, ii, iii, iv
(B) iv, iii, ii, i
(C) i, iii, ii, iv
(D) iii, i, iv, ii
Answer: (C)

37. Arrange the following inscriptions in correct chronological order:
i. Kahaum stone pillar inscription
ii. Ajanta Cave inscription of the time of Harisena
iii. Eran Stone Pillar Inscription of Buddhagupta.
iv. Sarnath Buddhist Stone Image Inscription of Buddhagupta.
Codes:
(A) ii, iii, i, iv
(B) iii, iv, ii, i
(C) i, iv, iii, ii
(D) i, ii, iii, iv
Answer: (C)

38. Arrange the following inscriptions in chronological sequences:
i. Mahasthan Inscription
ii. Piprahwa Inscription
iii. Ajanta Cave Inscription of Harisena
iv. Junagarh Rock Inscription of Rudradamana
Codes:
(A) i, ii, iii, iv
(B) iv, iii, i, ii
(C) ii, i, iv, iii
(D) iii, ii, i, iv
Answer: (C)

39. Arrange the following in chronological order:
i. Didarganj Yakshi
ii. Bronze images from Daimabad
iii. Bodisattva images from Mahoba
iv. Kalyan-Sundar Murti from Kanauj
Codes:
(A) ii, i, iv, iii
(B) i, ii, iii, iv
(C) i, iii, iv, ii
(D) iii, ii, i, iv
Answer: (A)

40. Arrange the following in chronological order:
i. Hindu Shahi coins of Ohind and Afghanistan
ii. The Chakravikrama type coins
iii. The gold coins of Kujula-Kadphises
iv. Coins of Azes
Codes:
(A) i, ii, iii, iv
(B) iv, iii, ii, i
(C) ii, i, iii, iv
(D) ii, iii, iv, i
Answer: (B)





41. Match the following prehistoric sites of List – I with the prehistoric phase of List – II:
List – I                                                                        List – II
a. Chaukoutein                                                            i. Neolithic
b. Terra Amata                                                            ii. Chalcolithic
c. Mahisdal                                                                  iii. Upper Palaeolithic
d. Satal Hiyuk                                                                         iv. Lower Palaeolithic
Codes:
        a b c d
(A) iv iii i ii
(B) iv iii ii i
(C) ii iv iii i
(D) i iii ii iv
Answer: (B)

42. Match the items of List – I with those of List – II:
List – I                                                                        List – II
a. Bhimbandh                                                              i. Neolithic
b. Adamgarh                                                               ii. Palaeolithic
c. Burzhom                                                                  iii. Upper Palaeolithic
d. Patne                                                                       iv. Mesolithic
Codes:
       a b c d
(A) ii iv i iii
(B) ii iii iv i
(C) iii i ii iv
(D) iv iii i ii
Answer: (B)

43. Match the sites of List – I with archaeologists of List – II and select the correct answer from the code given below:
List – I                                                                        List – II
a. Kot Diji                                                                   i. J.M. Casal
b. Amri                                                                        ii. F.A. Khan
c. Kalibangan                                                              iii. A. Ghosh
d. Sothi                                                                       iv. B. B. Lal
Codes:
       a b c d
(A) i ii iii iv
(B) iv iii ii i
(C) ii i iv iii
(D) i ii iv iii
Answer: (C)

44. Match the items of List – I with those of List – II:
List – I                                                                        List – II
a. Libby                                                                       i. Catchment analysis
b. Vita Finzi and Higgs                                               ii. Arikamedu
c. Raymond Dart                                                        iii. Radiocarbon dating
d. R.E.M. Wheeler                                                      iv. Taung boy
Codes:
      a b c d
(A) iii i ii iv
(B) iv ii i iii
(C) iii i iv ii
(D) ii iv iii i
Answer: (C)

45. Match the items of List – I with those of List – II:
List – I                                                                        List – II
a. Pandurazardhibi                                                      i. U.P.
b. Balathal                                                                   ii. Bihar
c. Taradih                                                                    iii. West Bengal
d. Raja Nal Ka Tila                                                     iv. Rajasthan
Codes:
       a b c d
(A) i ii iii iv
(B) iv ii iii i
(C) iii iv ii i
(D) ii iii i iv
Answer: (C)

46. Match the items of List – I with those of List – II:
List – I                                                                        List – II
a. Kalibangan                                                             i. Maharashtra
b. Rakhigarhi                                                               ii. Gujarat
c. Rangpur                                                                   iii. Haryana
d. Daimabad                                                               iv. Rajasthan
Codes:
        a b c d
(A) iv ii iii i
(B) ii i iv iii
(C) iv iii ii i
(D) i ii iii iv
Answer: (C)

47. Match the authors of List – I with the books of List – II:
List – I                                                            List – II
a. Kenoyer, J. Mark                                         i. Ancient Cities of the Indus
b. Lal, B.B.                                                     ii. Indus Civilization Sites in India
c. Possehl, Gregory L.                                     iii. Ancient Indian Cities of the Indus Valley Civilization
d. Chakrabarti, Dilip K.                                  iv. The Earliest Civilization of South Asia
Codes:
       a b c d
(A) ii iii i iv
(B) i iv ii iii
(C) iii iv i ii
(D) iv ii iii i
Answer: (C)

48. Match the items of List – I with those of List – II:
List – I                                                                        List – II
a. Dating the Past                                                        i. S.R. Rao
b. Archaeology from the Earth                                   ii. J.F. Fleet
c. Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum                            iii. Mortimer Wheelerwww.netugc.in
d. Lothal and Indus Civilisation                                 iv. Kathleen Kenyon
Codes:
      a b c d
(A) i ii iii iv
(B) iv iii ii i
(C) iii ii i iv
(D) ii iv i iii
Answer: (B)

49. Match the items of List – I with those of List – II:
List – I                                                                        List – II
a. Samudragupta                                                         i. Besnagar Pillar Inscription
b. Chandragupta-II                                                     ii. Allahabad Pillar Inscription
c. Heliodorus                                                               iii. Khalimpur Copper Plate Inscription
d. Dharmapala                                                             iv. Mehrauli Iron Pillar Inscription
Codes:
       a b c d
(A) ii iv i iii
(B) iii i iv ii
(C) iv iii ii i
(D) i ii iii iv
Answer: (A)

50. Match the items of List – I with those of List – II:
List – I                                                                        List – II
a. Development of Hindu Iconography                      i. John Allan
b. Indian Buddhist Iconography                                ii. J.N. Banerjee
c. Elements of Hindu Iconography                             iii. B. Bhattacharya
d. Catalogue of Coins in the British Museum                        iv. J.A. Gopinath Rao
Codes:
       a b c d
(A) iv iii ii i
(B) ii iii iv i
(C) iii i iv ii
(D) i ii iii iv
Answer: (B)