Prelims 2021

Q. Consider the following pairs:
Historical Place – Well-known for
1. Burzahom – Rock-cut shrines
2. Chandraketugarh – Terracotta art
3. Ganeshwar – Copper artefacts

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2
c) 3 only
d) 2 and 3
Correct Answer: d) 2 and 3

Question from UPSC Prelims 2021 GS Paper

Explanation : 

Burzahom – Rock-cut shrines

Burzahom is an archaeological site located in the Kashmir Valley of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It is known for its Neolithic and Megalithic phases and not for rock-cut shrines. Therefore, this pair is not correctly matched.

Chandraketugarh – Terracotta art

Chandraketugarh is an archaeological site located in the state of West Bengal, India. It is known for its rich collection of terracotta plaques and figurines that date back to the pre-Mauryan and Gupta periods. The terracotta art from Chandraketugarh is indeed famous for its intricate detailing and beauty. This pair is correctly matched.

Ganeshwar – Copper artefacts

Ganeshwar is a village in Rajasthan, India, known for its archaeological site dating back to the Indus Valley Civilization. The site has yielded a large number of copper artefacts, suggesting that it was a center for the production of copper items. This pair is also correctly matched.

Therefore, the pairs that are correctly matched are 2 and 3, making “2 and 3” the correct answer.

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