SSC General Science & Technology Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-7

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    Which of the following statements is/are correct?
    1. The scientists have discovered the world's very first, data storage system - 5500 year old clay balls unearthed in Iran that were used for record-keeping in Mesopotamia.
    2. The clay balls, often called 'envelopes' excavated in the 1960s, were made about 200 years before writing was invented,
    3. The balls were scaled and contain tokens in a variety of geometric shapes, varying from golf-ball-size to baseball-size.

    A)  Only 2

    B)         1 and 2

    C)  2 and 3

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] The clay balls were created about 5,500 years ago at a time when early cities were flourishing in Mesopotamia. Researchers have long believed these clay balls were used to record economic transactions. That interpretation is based on an analysis of a 3,300-year-old clay ball found at a site in Mesopotamia named Nuzi that had 49 pebbles and a cuneiform text containing a contract commanding a shepherd to care for 49 sheep and goats.

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