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Indus Valley Civilization MCQ Questions and Answers

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#1. List-I List-II A. Cemetries H and R 37 1. Daimabad B. Dockyard 2. Mohenjodaro C. Pashupati Mahadev 3. Harappa Seal D. Copper chariot 4. Lothal Codes: A B C D

#2. Manda, the northern-most site of Indus Civilization in Jammu and Kashmir is located on the banks of which river?

#3. The site of Harappa is located on the bank of river

#4. Which of the following is not one of the proofs of maritime activities of the Indus Valley people ?

#5. The polity of the Harappan people, as derived from the material evidence, was

#6. Which metal was unknown to Indus Valley Civilization?

#7. Two most important Harappan crops were

#8. Almost all Harappan towns had large granaries because

#9. From the scattered skeletal remains of the Harappans found at different sites, the most appropriate conclusion to be drawn would be that there was

#10. One of the Harappan deities not represented in later Hindu religion is

#11. Which one of the following sites of the Indus Valley Civilization had an ancient dockyard?

#12. Which of the following valleys is known for having a continuous succession of palaeolithic paintings of different periods?

#13. The primary purpose of a seal in the Indus Valley Civilization was probably

#14. Pick out the incorrect statement about Town planning in Indus Civilization?

#15. Evidence of mixed cropping is seen from which site of Indus Civilization?

#16. The first cereals that early men grown were

#17. The use of lime and costly burnt bricks, instead of sundried bricks, by the Indus Valley people for construction purposes is a proof of

#18. Indus valley civilization is an example of

#19. A circular button shaped seal called the Persian gulf seal has been obtained from which Harappan site?

#20. Cylindrical seals of Mesopotamia have been recovered from which two Harappan site?

#21. Which of the following types of burial is not observed at Mohenjodaro?

#22. Two terracotta models of Egyptian mummies have been recovered from which Harappan site?

#23. Which of the following sites is the largest of all Indus settlements excavated?

#24. The earliest evidence of settled agriculture from the sub- content comes from?

#25. Which one of the following is not one of the Harapan sites related to the maritime activities of the Harappan people?

#26. Which one of the following Indus Valley Civilization sites gives evidence of a dockyard?

#27. Almost all the people of Indus Valley Civilization were:

#28. A statue of bearded man was found at

#29. List-I List-II (Harappan settlement) (River) A. Lothal 1. Indus B. Kalibangan 2. Satlej C. Ropar 3. Ravi D. Harappa 4. Ghaggar E. Mohenjodaro 5. Bhogao Codes: A B C D E

#30. In Indus Valley Civilization, the script was:

#31. The geographical knowledge of the early Aryans did not extend beyond

#32. Which of the following was not the likely purpose of the Great Bath in the citadel at Mohenjodar?

#33. Which one of the following Indus Valley Civilization sites gives evidence of a stadium?

#34. Consider the statements regarding the effects of Harappan civilization in modern era : 1. House plans, disposition of water supply and attention to bathing have survived till today. 2. The techniques of making a potter’s wheel is similar to those used by the Harappans. 3. The election system of recent time is borrowed from Harappan political system. Which of the above is / are correct ?

#35. Indus Valley Civilization was discovered by:

#36. Which of the following were common features of both Harappan and Mohenjodaro ? 1.Citadel mounds with a retaining wall 2.Public Baths 3.Rows of granaries 4.Rows of circular blocks for pounding grains.Choose the correct answer from the codes given below :

#37. Harappan people had a common burial system, which is proved by

#38. On the basis of available evidence, the Harappan civilization contributed two important things to mankind which were

#39. List-I List-II A. Harappa 1. Workmen’s quarters B. Lothal 2. Dockyard C. Kalibangan 3. Dancing girl D. Mohenjodaro 4. Furrowed land Codes: A B C D

#40. Which of the following was not one of the tools and implements used by Indus Valley people?

#41. Which of the following is not considered an Indo-Aryan language?

#42. Which of the following features of modern Hinduism is not derived from the Harappan cults?

#43. List I List II (Place) (Ex cavators) A Harappa 1. Rakhal Das Banerjee B Chanhudaro 2. Daya Ram Sahni C Kalibangan 3. N.G. Majumdar D Mohenjodaro 4. B.B. Lal and Kamlanand Ghose

#44. In the Harappan buildings mostly burnt bricks were used, not stones, because

#45. Which of the following toilet and cosmetic objects were not perhaps known to Indus Valley people ?

#46. Which one of the following statements regarding Harappan civilisation is correct?

#47. Which of the following is not a feature of the religious life of the Indus civilization?

#48. From a large number of seals discovered from almost all the Harappan sites, it appears that they were used for_____________ purposes.

#49. On what evidence is South Russia/Central Asia regarded as the original home of the Aryans?

#50. The Aryans came to India as

#51. The Harappan towns and cities were divided into large______________ blocks

#52. A seal depicting Mother Goddess with plant growing from the womb, has been found from:

#53. According to the theory of double invasion of India by the Aryans, the first group inhabited the Punjab, and the second group pushed its way through Gilgit and Chitral and settled in the midland country. Who put forward this theory?

#54. The chief opponents of the Aryans were the indigenous people of non-Aryan origin known as Panis and Dasas or Dasyus. The factor which enabled the Aryans to emerge victorious in the struggle against the indigenous tribes was

#55. Which of the following correctly describes the land of the Seven Rivers (Sapta Sindhu) where the initial Aryan settlements were located?

#56. Which of the following was not a major industrial town of the Harappan civilization?

#57. Which one among the following is not the characteristic feature of the Harappan settlement?

#58. Consider the following statements : 1. Lime mortar was never used at Mohenjodaro in the construction of dwellings. 2. At Dholavira, stone was never used in the construction of dwellings. Which of the statements given above is / are correct ?

#59. Which of the following animals as figures surround the male deity in the Indus Valley Civilizations? 1.Elephant, 2.Tiger, 3.Rhinoceros, 4.Buffalo, 5.Deer Select the correct answer from the codes given below: Codes:

#60. List-I List-II A. Harappa 1. Daya Ram Sahni B. Mohenjodaro 2. Rakhaldas Banerji C. Lothal 3. Amalanand Ghosh D. Kalibangan 4. S.R. Rao Codes: A B C D

#61. Consider the following statements regarding Indus Culture - 1. It arose in the north-western part of the Indian subcontinent. 2. It is older than the chalcothic cultures. 3. No other cultural zone in the third and second century BC was as large as the Harappan. 4. It was not as advanced as the chalcothic cultures. Which of the above is/are correct ?

#62. What are the evidence found regarding the decline of Harappan civilization ? Consider the statements : 1. Silt is there is Harappa because of wind sction which brought sand and slit. Houses and streets covered by slit deposits upto 30 ft above ground level. 2. Human skeletons have been found lying on the streets. Which of the above is/are correct ?

#63. With reference to Great Bath of Mohenjodaro, consider the following statements - 1. It was built by baked bricks. 2. The length of the Bath is 12 metres, breadth 7 mtrs and depth is around 2.5 metres. 3. The outer walls of the Bath are plastered by on inch thick plaster of paris. 4. By the side of the Bath there were residence of priests who use to come down for bath on special occasions. Which of the above is/are correct ?

#64. The tank of Great Bath complex at Mohenjodaro had stairs on 1. Northern side 2. Southern side 3. Eastern side 4. Western side Select the correct answer from the codes given below: Codes:

#65. The Indus valley civilization is called non - Aryan because 1. Indus people worshipped mother Goddess. 2. It is a pictographic script. Which of the above statement is/are true ?

#66. Which of the following statements are correct with regard to the Indus valley civilisation? 1. The people of this civilisation were the earliest to make use of cotton. 2. They did not cremate their dead. 3. A grid system was followed in city planning. 4. Stone was the chief building material.

#67. Consider the following statements : 1. The inhabitants of Harappa grew and used cotton. 2. The inhabitants of Harappa had no knowledge of copper and bronze. 3. The standard Harappan seals were made of clay. Which of the statements given above is / are correct ?

#68. How the Indus valley civilization declined? Give correct reasons contributed to the decline of civilization. 1. Due to fall in foreign trade continuously 2. Due to changing monsoon, the scarcity of rains. 3. Due to ruling of weak foreign powers. 4. Due to the animals used the pasturs in excess. Which of the above is / are correct

#69. Consider the following statements : 1. The Harappan economy was based on agriculture, cattle rearing and crafts. 2. The Indus valley people had an elaborate drainage system. 3. In kot Diji pre-Harappan settlement has not been found. 4. Sugarcane was not grown in Indus civilization. Which of the above is/are correct ?

#70. The terra-cotta plough of the Harappan civilization was found at__

#71. With reference to the Harappan civilization, consider the following statements : 1. The city of Dholavira was in the form of a parallelogram guarded by a fortification. 2. A ploughed field, showing a grid of furrows, located outside the town wall has been discovered at Kalibangan. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#72. List I List II A Lothal 1. Ploughed field B Kalibangan 2. Dockyard C Dholavira 3. Terracotta replica of a plough D Banawali 4. An inscription comprising ten large siged signs of the Harappan script.

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