Indian History MCQ-13

Which of the following causes have been attributed to the eclipse of the Indus Valley Civilization?
1. Frequency of floods.
2. Foreign invasions.
3. Onset of the drought conditions.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 2 and 3
(B) 1 and 2
(C) 1 and 3
(D) All of these

Indus Valley Civilization is called Harappan Civilization because

(A) a) Harappa was six times larger than Mohenjodaro
(B) Harappa has more features
(C) Harappa was excavated first
(D) Indus Valley Civilization was believed to be early Vedic Civilization; hence it is named after Mythological World Harappa

Consider the following statements
1. The Harappan people did not know the art of writing.
2. The period when man began to use metal is called the Neolithic Age.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Which of the following pairs is correctly matched?
List I
1. Manda
3. Daimabad
4. Alamgirpur
List II
Jammu and Kashmir
Uttar Pradesh
Choose the answer from the codes given below

(A) 1, 3 and 4
(B) 2, 3 and 4
(C) All of these
(D) None of these

Choose the incorrect statement about town planning in Indus Civilization?

(A) There was systematic town planning on the lines of grid system
(B) There was a fortified Citadel on the Western site and a lower town on the Eastern side
(C) The windows of the houses opened on to the streets
(D) d) There was remarkable and well developed underground drainage system

Which of the following pairs is correctly matched?
List I
1. Amethyst Lead Conch Turquoise JadeList II
Central Asia
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1,2, 3 and 4
(B) 3, 4 and 5
(C) 1 and 2
(D) 3 and 5

Choose the incorrect statement about the seals of the Indus people

(A) Harappan seals were made of steatite
(B) Seals are mainly in square or rectangular shape
(C) Humpless bull is most frequently depicted animal on seals
(D) The common man was in possession of the seals

The world’s first tidal pact has been observed from which Indus site?

(A) Alladinho
(B) Sutkagendor
(C) Dholavira
(D) Lothal

Cylindrical seals of Mesopotamia has been recovered from which two Harappan sites?

(A) Lothal and Kalibangan
(B) Lothal and Rangpur
(C) Mohenjodaro and Kalibangan
(D) Ropar and Rojdi

Which of the following statements about burial practices of Harappa is incorrect?

(A) Surkotada – Pot burial
(B) Cemetery – Harappa
(C) Lothal – Double burial
(D) Kalibangan – Fractional burial

Regarding the Indus Valley Civilization, consider the following statements
1. It was predominantly a secular civilization and the religious element, though present, did not dominate the scene,
2.During this period, cotton was used for manufacturing textiles in India.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

(A) Only 1
(B) Only 2
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Consider the following statements about the Harappan society.
1. Harappan society was atheist, as no temples or places of worship have been discovered so far.
2. The Harappan society was rational in its outlook, they did not believe in superstitious.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

(A) Onlyl
(B) Only 2
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Which one of the following statements regarding Harappan Civilization is correct?

(A) The standard Harappan seals were made of clay
(B) The inhabitants of Harappa had neither knowledge of copper nor bronze
(C) The Harappan Civilization was rural based
(D) The inhabitants of Harappa grew and used cotton

Which of the following was not a feature of trade links between the Indus Valley and other contemporary West Asian civilization?

(A) Indus Valley seals has been found from Sumer, Elam and Mesopotamia
(B) Trade between the Indus Valley and Sumer was carried on by land (through Baluchistan) and partly by sea
(C) Literary and Archaeological evidences are found at both Harappan and Mesopotamian towns
(D) Harappan economy was dependent on imports from West Asia

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

(A) Kalibangan
(B) Lothal
(C) Rangpur
(D) Harappa

Which of the following characteristics distinguished the Harappan Civilization from other contemporary civilizations of the world?

(A) Religious beliefs and social life
(B) Development of Science and Technology
(C) Town planning, drainage and sanitation
(D) Uniform weights, measures and commercial contacts

Traces of rice cultivation have been found at which of the following Harappan sites?

(A) Lothal and Rangpur
(B) Kalibangan and Ropar
(C) Alamgirpur and Harappa
(D) All Harappan sites