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Indus Valley Civilization Objective Questions and Answer

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MCQs on Indus Valley Civilisation

Question 1
After the partition of India, the largest number of Harappan towns and settlements have been found in
A
Punjab
B
Gujarat
C
Uttar Pradesh
D
Haryana
Question 2
The Harappan Civilisation achieved far greater advancement than Sumer, Elam etc. on account of its
A
town planning
B
seals and figures
C
metal working
D
weights and measures
Question 3
Mohenjo-Daro is situated in
A
Montgomery district
B
Gujarat
C
Chandigarh area
D
Larkana district
Question 4
Which of the following metals was not known to the Indus valley people?
A
iron
B
silver
C
gold
D
copper
Question 5
The archaeologist to initially discover the Mohenjo-Daro site of the Indus Valley Civilization was
A
Daya Ram Sahni
B
Rakhal Das Banerji
C
Sir John Marshall
D
Sir Martimir Wheeler
Question 6
The town planning in the Harappan Civilisation was inspired by a regard for

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A
uniformity
B
demographic factor
C
beauty and utility
D
sanitation and public health
Question 7
Which of the following Indus Valley sites is presently in Pakistan?
A
Lethal
B
Kalibangan
C
Alamgirpur
D
Harappa
Question 8
Most of the large Harappan towns had for fortifications which served the purpose of
A
protection against cattle raiders
B
protection against floods
C
safety from robbers
D
All the above
Question 9
The utensils of the Indus Valley people were mainly made of

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A
copper
B
brass
C
bronze
D
clay
Question 10
The Indus or Harappan Civilisation is distinguished from the other contemporary civilisations by its
A
large agricultural surplus
B
uniformity of weights and measures
C
town planning
D
underground drainage system
Question 11
Which of the following was common to both the Harappan society and the Rigvedic society?
A
Female deities
B
Urban centres
C
Iron implements
D
Horse
Question 12
The Harappas had commercial relations with
A
Jawa
B
China
C
Mesopotamia
D
Burma (Now, Myanmar)
Question 13
The Indus Valley civilisation can be said to belong to the
A
Neolithic age
B
Primitive age
C
Bronze age
D
Paleolithic age
Question 14
The script of the Indus Valley Civilization was
A
Undecipherable
B
Persian
C
Dravidian
D
Sanskrit
Question 15
Which of the following metals was not known to the Indus Valley people?
A
iron
B
tin
C
copper
D
lead
Question 16
The Indus Valley Civilisation type was found in
A
Sumer
B
China
C
All the three
D
Egypt
Question 17
Which of the following civilisations is net associated with the Harappan Civilisation?

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A
Chinese
B
Egyptian
C
Sumerian
D
Mesopotamian
Question 18
The economy of the Indus Valley people was based on?

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A
Agriculture
B
Trade and Commerce
C
Crafts
D
All the above
Question 19
The Indus people were worshippers of
A
Rudra
B
Mothers Goddess
C
Varuna
D
Indra
Question 20
The Harappan or Indus Valley Civilisation flourished during the ____ age.
A
Paleolithic
B
Neolithic
C
Megalithic
D
Chalcolithic
Question 21
Which of the following objects was not worshipped by the Indus valley people?
A
Pashupati Shiva
B
Trees such as Peepal and Acacia
C
Trimurti
D
Mother Goddess
Question 22
There are similarities between the seals found at Mohenjo-Daro and ___
A
China
B
Egypt
C
Sumeria
D
Afghanistan
Question 23
Of the following scholars who was the first to discover the traces of the Harappan Civilisation?
A
Daya Ram Sahani
B
A Cunningham
C
Sir John Marshall
D
RD Banerji
Question 24
The most common animal figure found at all the Harappan sites is

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A
bull
B
unihorn bull
C
cow
D
tiger
Question 25
Bones of horses of Harappan civilization were found at
A
Harappa
B
Surkotada
C
Lothal
D
Mohanjodero
Question 26
The date of the Harappan Civilisation (2300-1750 BC) has been fixed on the basis of
A
Stratification
B
Radio Carbon-14 dating
C
Pottery design
D
Aryan invasion
Question 27
Who possibly ruled the Indus people?

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A
priests
B
merchants
C
kings
D
an assembly of elders
Question 28
Cereal(s) grown by the people of the Harappan Civilisation was/were
A
Millet
B
Wheat
C
All the above
D
Rice
Question 29
The Indus Valley Civilization has been assigned the period 2500-1800 BC on the basis of
A
Travellers written accounts
B
Radio carbon dating
C
Mystical insight by modern seers
D
Markings on seals
There are 29 questions to complete.
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