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  • 1. 

    The Israel Antiquities Authorities on ___________announced that during a joint excavation programme led by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, two of the largest structures from the Kingdom of Judea was uncovered. Kingdom of Judah was a state established during the Iron Age in the Southern Levant. 

    • A.

      18 July 2013

    • B.

      14 February 2013

    • C.

      13 March 2013

    • D.

      16 May 2013

    Correct Answer
    A. 18 July 2013
    Explanation
    During a joint excavation program led by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authorities announced the discovery of two of the largest structures from the Kingdom of Judea. The Kingdom of Judah was a state established during the Iron Age in the Southern Levant. This announcement was made on 18 July 2013.

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  • 2. 

    Gold coins said to be from Gupta period were unearthed on 1 June 2013 at Ahiran in West Bengal Murshidabad district. These coins were found during the construction of _________. The coins date back to fourth century A.D. 

    • A.

      National Highway 26

    • B.

      National Highway 34

    • C.

      National Highway 24

    • D.

      National Highway 20

    Correct Answer
    B. National Highway 34
    Explanation
    The correct answer is National Highway 34. Gold coins from the Gupta period were discovered during the construction of National Highway 34 in Ahiran, West Bengal. These coins are estimated to be from the fourth century A.D.

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  • 3. 

    In a rare kind of discovery, various priceless vials of Moon dust which were gathered by one and only Apollo 11 by the late Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin were found after almost 40 years in the lab warehouse of _______. Vials of the Moon Dust brought on Earth by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were discovered in the month of April 2013 by an archivist, Karen Nelson in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

    • A.

      Japan

    • B.

      Singapore

    • C.

      California

    • D.

      Australia

    Correct Answer
    C. California
    Explanation
    The correct answer is California because the vials of Moon dust were discovered in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which is located in California.

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  • 4. 

    Researchers in the third week of ________ discovered the oldest known European cookbook which dates back to the 12th century. The European cookbook comprises of medical ointments as well as foods. 

    • A.

      February 2013

    • B.

      January 2013

    • C.

      March 2013

    • D.

      April 2013

    Correct Answer
    D. April 2013
    Explanation
    In April 2013, researchers discovered the oldest known European cookbook from the 12th century. This cookbook includes both medical ointments and foods.

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  • 5. 

    More than 1500 kg of 500-year old gunpowder was found on ________  in five leather bags near Jain Temple in Sonar Fort, Jaisalmer. District administration decided to seek help from Army for destroying the gunpowder. 

    • A.

      20 December 2012

    • B.

      15 May 2013

    • C.

      12 February 2013

    • D.

      16 August 2013

    Correct Answer
    A. 20 December 2012
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