Indian Archaeology Trivia Test!

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Indian Archaeology Trivia Test! - Quiz

Archaeology is known as the study of the past by excavating and analyzing remains. The country of India is known to have gone through several processes where its Archaeological importance have been highlighted and its history.
What do you know about the country’s Archaeology? Take our quiz to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What century is Archaeology known to begin in India? 

    • A.

      16th

    • B.

      17th

    • C.

      18th

    • D.

      19th

    Correct Answer
    D. 19th
    Explanation
    Archaeology is known to begin in India in the 19th century. This is because it was during this time that the British colonial rule in India led to a greater interest and exploration of the country's ancient history and artifacts. British archaeologists such as Alexander Cunningham played a significant role in initiating archaeological excavations and research in India during the 19th century. This period marked the formal establishment of archaeology as a scientific discipline in India, leading to the discovery and documentation of numerous ancient sites and artifacts.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these bodies supervise Archaeology in India? 

    • A.

      ASI

    • B.

      ISA

    • C.

      IAS

    • D.

      IBA

    Correct Answer
    A. ASI
    Explanation
    ASI, or the Archaeological Survey of India, is the correct answer because it is the government organization responsible for the preservation, conservation, and management of archaeological sites and monuments in India. ASI conducts archaeological research, excavations, and surveys to study and protect India's rich cultural heritage. It also regulates and supervises archaeological activities in the country, ensuring the proper documentation and preservation of historical sites and artifacts.

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  • 3. 

    Who majorly influenced Indian Archaeology? 

    • A.

      Thomas Cook   

    • B.

      Alexander Cunningham 

    • C.

      James Hampshire  

    • D.

      Richard Hammond 

    Correct Answer
    B. Alexander Cunningham 
    Explanation
    Alexander Cunningham is the correct answer because he is considered one of the major influences in Indian archaeology. Cunningham was a British archaeologist and army engineer who conducted extensive surveys and excavations across India during the 19th century. He is known for his pioneering work in identifying and documenting ancient sites, including the discovery of several important Buddhist sites such as Sarnath and Sanchi. Cunningham's efforts laid the foundation for the systematic study and preservation of India's archaeological heritage, making him a key figure in the development of Indian archaeology.

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  • 4. 

    Who was the first director of the Archaeological Survey of India? 

    • A.

      Thomas Cook   

    • B.

      Alexander Cunningham 

    • C.

      James Hampshire  

    • D.

      Richard Hammond 

    Correct Answer
    B. Alexander Cunningham 
    Explanation
    Alexander Cunningham was the first director of the Archaeological Survey of India. He was a British army engineer and archaeologist who played a crucial role in documenting and preserving India's rich cultural heritage. Cunningham conducted extensive surveys and excavations, identifying and protecting numerous historical sites and artifacts. His work laid the foundation for archaeological research and conservation in India.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these influenced Archaeology in India? 

    • A.

      Western Europe 

    • B.

      South Africa  

    • C.

      East Africa

    • D.

      Egypt

    Correct Answer
    A. Western Europe 
    Explanation
    Archaeology in India was influenced by Western Europe. Western Europe played a significant role in the development of archaeological methods and theories, which were then adopted and applied in India. Western European archaeologists brought their expertise and knowledge to India, conducting excavations, documenting findings, and introducing modern techniques. This exchange of ideas and practices greatly contributed to the growth and advancement of archaeology in India.

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  • 6. 

    What site did the first excavation begin? 

    • A.

      Rahigarhi

    • B.

      Lima

    • C.

      Riyadh

    • D.

      Janier

    Correct Answer
    A. Rahigarhi
    Explanation
    The first excavation began at Rahigarhi.

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  • 7. 

    When did the first excavation begin? 

    • A.

      1945

    • B.

      1963

    • C.

      1985

    • D.

      1989

    Correct Answer
    B. 1963
    Explanation
    The first excavation began in 1963.

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  • 8. 

    Who largely contributed to the first excavation? 

    • A.

      ASI

    • B.

      ISA

    • C.

      IAS

    • D.

      IBA

    Correct Answer
    A. ASI
    Explanation
    ASI, which stands for Archaeological Survey of India, largely contributed to the first excavation. The Archaeological Survey of India is a government organization in India that is responsible for the archaeological research and the conservation and preservation of cultural heritage sites in the country. They have played a significant role in excavating and uncovering ancient artifacts and historical sites, contributing greatly to our understanding of India's rich history and heritage.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these names contributed to India’s Archaeology? 

    • A.

      Amarendra Nath 

    • B.

      James Hampshire    

    • C.

      Richard Hammond 

    • D.

      David Baldacci 

    Correct Answer
    A. Amarendra Nath 
    Explanation
    Amarendra Nath contributed to India's Archaeology.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these is a famous Indian Archaeologist? 

    • A.

      Dilip Kumar Chakrabarti    

    • B.

      Khalid Samatata 

    • C.

      Kishi Chekbro   

    • D.

      Fiju Rin

    Correct Answer
    A. Dilip Kumar Chakrabarti    
    Explanation
    Dilip Kumar Chakrabarti is a famous Indian archaeologist.

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