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Indian History (Important Facts)

  • Who discovered a Paleolithic stone tool in India in 1863- Robert Bruce
  • The Paleolithic man in India is also called- Quartzite man
  • The two prime occupations of Paleolithic age man were- Hunting, Gathering
  • Microliths (tools made of stone) were first discovered by- Carlyle in 1867
  • 10,000 – 4000 B.C. in pre-historic period of India is called – Mesolithic Age
  • Rock painting was a distinctive feature of which pre-historic period- Mesolithic
  • Name the major sites in India where the Mesolithic discoveries are seen- Bagor, Tilwara, Langhnaj, Birbhampur, Sarai Nahar (Rajasthan)
  • The term Neolithic was first coined by- Sir John Lubbock, 1865
  • The discovery of Neolithic age tools was made by- Le Mesurier
  • An important Neolithic site of northwestern region is- Mehrgarh
  • What were the main characteristics of Neolithic age- Begin of agricultural, Domestication of animals, Grinding and polishing of stone tools, Use of pottery
  • The cereals that were first grown by the earliest man were- Wheat and Ragi
  • Which of the following animals was tamed by Neolithic people- Dog
  • The first metal to be used by man was- Copper
  • Pottery first appeared in- Neolithic Age
  • In ancient times several foreign tribes reached India through north-western mountain pass. Name any of the two such tribes- Kushanas and Huns
  • In Madhya Pradesh maximum number of Prehistoric Rock Shelters are found at- Bhimbetka
  • Food production economy is related to- Neolithic period
  • At what time did humans domesticate the dog- In the Middle Stone Age
  • From when humans were aware of the fire- Lower Palaeolithic period
  • In which period did humans discover fire in the Palaeolithic period- Lower Palaeolithic period
  • When did humans start using fire?- Neolithic period
  • When did the trend of permanent residence in humans start – in the Neolithic period
  • Man gained knowledge of agriculture- In the Neolithic period
  • When was the wheel invented- In the neolithic
  • The cultivation of food grains first started- In the Neolithic period
  • The earliest evidence of agriculture in the Indian subcontinent has been found- Luhradev
  • The oldest evidence of rice has been found- Luhradev
  • The earliest evidence of paddy production in the Ganges Valley has been obtained from which site- Lahuradev
  • Which crop was first grown by humans – Barley (early 8000 B C)
  • Name the place from where evidence of the oldest permanent settlement has been found- Mehargarh
  • Which were the earliest cereals grown by man-wheat and barley
  • What made possible the transition from the Palcolithic to the Neolithic age- growing grain
  • The main occupation of the Paleolithic people was- hunting and gathering food
  • The people of the Mesolithic age used- small stone tools
  • The Indus Valley civilization type was found in- Sumer
  • The people of the Indus Valley civilization worshipped- Pashupati
  • Which Hurappan sites are not in India- Mohenjodaro and Harappa
  • Rice cultivation is associated with which Harappan sites- Lothal
  • What was the staple food of the Indus people- wheat
  • Which was not an important animal during the Indus civilization- horse
  • The script used by the Indus Valley people- was depicted through pictures and diagrams
  • Indus Valley eivilization was spread over- Punjab, Sind, Rajasthan, Gujarat
  • What is the most significant feature of the Indus Valley Civilization- burnt brick buildings
  • The salient feature of the Rigvedic religion was- worship of nature
  • In connection with the Indus Valley civilization, we come across the name of- Sir Mortimer Wheeler
  • The local name of Mohenjodaro is- Mound of the Dead
  • The Indus Valley people venerated the- bull
  • The Indus Valley civilization was non-Aryan because- it had a pictographic script
  • Which Indian ruler conquered Java and Sumatra- Rajendra Chola 1
  • The Saka era began in the year- 78 AD
  • Megasthenes was the ambassador of- Seleucus
  • Who founded four marthas in the four corners of India- Shankaracharya
  • The paintings of Ajanta deplet stories of the- Jatakas
  • Purushasukta is found in the- Rigveda
  • Milindapanha is a- religious conversation
  • Tripitakas are the sacred books of the- Buddhists
  • The principle that distinguishes Jainism from Buddhism is the- attribution of a soul to all beings and things
  • Kautilya’s Arthasastra is a book on- principles and practice of statecraft
  • The central point in Ashoka’s Dhamma was- peace and non-violence
  • The division of Mauryan society into seven classes was particularly mentioned in- the Indica of Megasthenes
  • The effects of the Kalinga war on King Ashoka are found in- rock cdicts
  • Megasthenes visited India during the reign of- Chandragupta Maurya
  • Buddha’s preachings were mainly related to- purity of thought and conduct
  • The title “Vikramaditya’ was assumed by- Chandragupta II
  • The famous Chinese pilgrim Fa-hien visited India during the reign of- Chandragupta II
  • Samudragupta’s achievements are mentioned in the- Allahabad Prarasti
  • We derive our information regarding Harsha from- Bana
  • The most important consequence of the Dharmasastras prohibiting Indians from making sea voyages and visiting foreign lands was that- Indians developed a sense of parochialism and ceased to learn from others.
  • The Chola age was most famous for- village assemblies
  • The main source for the study of village government under the Cholas is the- Uttaramerur inscription
  • The Uttaramerur inscription belongs to the period of- Parantaka I
  • Where have excavations taken place in connection with Vedic age- Hastinapur and Atranjikhera
  • Where did the first coins circulate in India- Bihar and eastern UP
  • When did the Mauryan ruler, Ashoka, begin to issue edicts- from the twelfth year of his reign
  • The earliest evidence of the practice of Sati can be gleaned from- an inscription at Eran in Madhya Pradesh dated 510 AD
  • Rajtarangini written by Kalhan is- a history of Kashmir
  • The first use to which the wheel was put, appears to have been- drawing a cart.
  • The most important kingdom in Deccan and central India after the Maurya’s was that of the- Satavahanas
  • The features characteristic of Hinduism as we understand now had developed by the time of the- Guptas

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