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MCQs on Indus Valley Civilisation:

Ques. The Indus Valley civilisation can be said to belong to the

  • Paleolithic age
  • Primitive age
  • Neolithic age
  • Bronze age

Ans: (d)

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Ques. The Harappan or Indus Valley Civilisation flourished during the ____ age.

  • Megalithic
  • Paleolithic
  • Neolithic
  • Chalcolithic

Ans: (d)

Ques. The Harappas had commercial relations with

  • China
  • Jawa
  • Mesopotamia
  • Burma (Now, Myanmar)

Ans: (c)

Ques. Which of the following civilisations is net associated with the Harappan Civilisation?

  • Mesopotamian
  • Egyptian
  • Sumerian
  • Chinese

Ans: (d)

Ques. Of the following scholars who was the first to discover the traces of the Harappan Civilisation?

  • Sir John Marshall
  • RD Banerji
  • A Cunningham
  • Daya Ram Sahani

Ans: (d)

Ques. The Indus people were worshippers of

  • Mothers Goddess
  • Indra
  • Rudra
  • Varuna

Ans: (a)

Ques. The Harappan Civilisation achieved far greater advancement than Sumer, Elam etc. on account of its

  • town planning
  • metal working
  • weights and measures
  • seals and figures

Ans: (a)

Ques. The town planning in the Harappan Civilisation was inspired by a regard for

  • beauty and utility
  • uniformity
  • sanitation and public health
  • demographic factor

Ans: (c)

Ques. The Indus or Harappan Civilisation is distinguished from the other contemporary civilisations by its

  • town planning
  • underground drainage system
  • uniformity of weights and measures
  • large agricultural surplus

Ans: (b)

Ques. The date of the Harappan Civilisation (2300-1750 BC) has been fixed on the basis of

  • Pottery design
  • Stratification
  • Aryan invasion
  • Radio Carbon-14 dating
Harappa Site

Harappa Site

Ans: (d)

Ques. Who possibly ruled the Indus people?

  • an assembly of elders
  • merchants
  • kings
  • priests

Ans: (b)

Ques. Cereal(s) grown by the people of the Harappan Civilisation was/were

  • Wheat
  • Rice
  • Millet
  • All the above

Ans: (d)

Ques. The Indus Valley Civilization has been assigned the period 2500-1800 BC on the basis of

  • Mystical insight by modern seers
  • Markings on seals
  • Radio carbon dating
  • Travellers written accounts

Ans: (c)

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Ques. The utensils of the Indus Valley people were mainly made of

  • clay
  • copper
  • bronze
  • brass

Ans: (a)

Ques. Which of the following metals was not known to the Indus Valley people?

  • tin
  • lead
  • iron
  • copper

Ans: (c)

Ques. The Indus Valley Civilisation type was found in

  • Sumer
  • Egypt
  • China
  • All the three

Ans: (d)

Ques. Which of the following metals was not known to the Indus valley people?

  • gold
  • silver
  • copper
  • iron

Ans: (d)

Ques. Which of the following objects was not worshipped by the Indus valley people

  • Mother Goddess
  • Pashupati Shiva
  • Trees such as Peepal and Acacia
  • Trimurti

Ans: (d)

Ques. Which of the following Indus Valley sites is presently in Pakistan?

  • Kalibangan
  • Harappa
  • Alamgirpur
  • Lethal

Ans: (b)

Ques. The economy of the Indus Valley people was based on?

  • Agriculture
  • Trade and Commerce
  • Crafts
  • All the above

Ans: (d)

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Ques. After the partition of India, the largest number of Harappan towns and settlements have been found In

  • Punjab
  • Haryana
  • Gujarat
  • Uttar Pradesh

Ans: (c)

Ques. Which of the following was common to both the Harappan society and the Rigvedic society?

  • Horse
  • Female deities
  • Urban centres
  • Iron implements

Ans: (a)

Ques. There are similarities between the seals found at Mohenjo-Daro and _______  .

  • Egypt
  • China
  • Sumeria
  • Afghanistan

Ans: (c)

Mohenjo daro site

Mohenjo daro site

 

Ques. The archaeologist to initially discover the Mohenjo-Daro site of the Indus Valley Civilization was

  • Sir John Marshall
  • Daya Ram Sahni
  • Sir Martimir Wheeler
  • Rakhal Das Banerji

Ans: (d)

Ques. Most of the large Harappan towns had for fortifications which served the purpose of

  • safety from robbers
  • protection against cattle raiders
  • protection against floods
  • All the above

Ans: (d)

Ques. The most common animal figure found at all the Harappan sites is

  • unihorn bull
  • cow
  • bull
  • tiger

Ans: (a)

Ques. The script of the Indus Valley Civilization was

  • Dravidian
  • Persian
  • Sanskrit
  • Undecipherable

Ans: (a)

Ques. Mohenjo-Daro is situated in

  • Montgomery district
  • Larkana district
  • Chandigarh area
  • Gujarat

Ans: (b)

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