GK/Indus Valley Civilisation Sample Test,Sample questions

Question: Cottonseeds founds at nearby Mehrgarh have been dated to

1.5000 BCE

2.6000 BCE

3.7000 BCE

4.None of the above


Question: Farmers in the Indus valley were the first to spin and weave cotton in

1.1923

2.1000

3.2345

4.None of the above


Question: Backbone of the Indus Economy is depends on which of the following ?

1.Cotton

2.Agriculture

3.Water cultivation

4.None of the above


Question: Complete the sentence Most of the seals were made of steatite, which is a kind of soft stone. A few of them were also made of_____

1.Bronze

2.Copper

3.Iron

4.Terracotta


Question: Farmers in the Indus valley were the first to spin and weave

1.Seals

2.Barely

3.Cotton

4.None of the above


Question: Fill in the blank: ______was common to both the Harappan society and the Rigvedic society.

1.Cow

2.Horse

3.Bull

4.All of the above


Question: Fill in the blank:_________ CIE (16 December 1879 , 7 March 1939) was an Indian archaeologist who supervised the excavation of the Indus valley site at Harappa in 1921-22.

1.R D Banerji

2.Sir John Marshall

3.Daya Ram Sahani

4.A Cunningham


Question: Fill in the blanks: _____ is a prehistoric bronze sculpture made in approximately 2500 BCE in the Indus Valley Civilisation city of Mohenjo-daro (in modern-day Pakistan)

1.Buddha

2.Natraj

3.Narasimha

4.Dancing girl


Question: Fill in the blanks: _____ was the port city of Indus Valley Civilization. It was located at _____

1.Mohenjo Daro, Gujarat

2.Lothal, Gujarat

3.Kalibangan, Gujarat

4.Harappa, Haryana


Question: Fill in the blanks: ______ is a first metal used by Humans.

1.Copper

2.Aluminium

3.silver

4.Iron


Question: Fill in the blanks: ______ was not worshipped by the Indus valley people.

1.Trees such as Acacia

2.Pashupati Shiva

3.Trimurti

4.Mother Goddess


Question: Fill up: _____was depicted in ancient seals of the Indus Valley Civilization and was mentioned by the ancient Greeks in accounts of natural history by various writers, including Ctesias, Strabo, Pliny the Younger, and Aelian.

1.Tiger

2.Bull

3.Unihorn bull

4.Cow


Question: Fill up: ______pots were made and used for cooking purpose, and various other utensils.

1.Brass

2.Bronze

3.Copper

4.Clay


Question: From which language, the term India is Derived ?

1.English

2.Hindi

3.Arabic

4.Persian


Question: From which of the following, the people of Indus civilization build their Houses ?

1.Burnt bricks

2.Wood

3.Stone

4.All of the above


Question: From whichi of the following Mohenjodaro being surrounded by

1.Soil

2.Flood

3.Mountains

4.None of the above


Question: Harappa is situated in the Montgomery District of Punjab on the bank of river

1.Ravi

2.Yamuna

3.Ganga

4.Yamuna


Question: Harappan used the weapons were made of which metal ?

1.Bronze

2.Stone

3.Copper

4.All of the above


Question: Harappans was the first people who produce the

1.Cotton

2.Barely

3.Graps

4.Seals


Question: In 1929 archaeologists recovered fragments of cotton tetiles at

1.Harappa

2.Mohanjodaro

3.Lothal

4.None of the above


Question: In Ravi bank of river, which Economy was suited ?

1.Harappa

2.Mohanjodaro

3.Lothal

4.None of the above


Question: In which Bank of River , The Harappa is suited

1.Ganga

2.Yamuna

3.Ravi

4.Sindhu


Question: In which Indus Valley site , the dockyard was found ?

1.Lothal

2.Harappa

3.Mohenjodaro

4.None of the above


Question: In which of the following Bank of river, the great and most famous harappa is suited ?

1.Ganga

2.Yamuna

3.Ravi

4.None of the above


Question: In which of the following Indus Economy, the Great Bath was Found ?

1.Harappa

2.Mohanjodaro

3.Lothal

4.None of the above


Question: In which of the following, the economy the Indus civilization based ?

1.Trade

2.Agriculture

3.Crafts

4.All of the above


Question: In which year the excavations at Harappa were started?

1.1987

2.1900

3.1920

4.1890


Question: Kalibangan is a town located at

1.Sindhi

2.Uttar Pradesh

3.Maharashtra

4.Rajasthan


Question: Lothal had the world earliest known ___

1.Grap

2.Dock

3.water

4.None of the above


Question: Major sites in Pakistan of Harappan civilization are

1.Harappa

2.Mohanjodaro

3.Chanhu-Daro

4.All of the above


Question: Mohenjo-daro is located west of the Indus River in

1.Larkana district

2.Montgomery district

3.Gujarat

4.None of the above


Question: Mohenjo-Daro or Mound of Dead is in Larkana district of Sind situated at the bank of river

1.Indus

2.Ravi

3.Yamuna

4.Ganga


Question: Mohenjo-daro, the modern name for the site, has been variously interpreted as

1.Mould of the tree

2.Mould of the living

3.Mould of the mountains

4.Mould of the dead


Question: Mohenjodaro was the prominent Harappan site, being surrounded by flood barriers in order to protect it with the aid of _____ funds ?

1.UNESCO

2.UNESCA

3.KNESCO

4.None of the above


Question: One of the following Indus Valley site is in Pakistan

1.Harappa

2.Lothal

3.Kalibangan

4.Alamgirpur


Question: One of the most remarkable features of the Harappan Civilization is

1.excellent closed drainage system

2.uniformity of weights and measures

3.large agricultural surplus

4.None of the above


Question: One seal from Mohenjo-daro shows a half-human, half-buffalo monster attacking a tiger. This may be a reference to the

1.China

2.Egypt

3.Japan

4.Sumeria


Question: Out of the following remains excavated in Indus Valley, which one indicates the commercial and economic development?

1.Seals

2.The Pottery

3.The boats

4.None of the above


Question: Shortugai (Shortughai) was an Indus Valley Civilization trading colony established around 2000 BC on the

1.Afganisthan

2.Pakistan

3.India

4.None of the above


Question: The archaeologist to initially discover the Mohenjo-Daro site of the Indus Valley Civilization was

1.Daya ram sahni

2.Sir John Marshall

3.Sir Martimir Wheeler

4.Rakhal Das Banerji


Question: The Beauty Bath is one of the best-known structures of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization at

1.Harappa

2.Mohanjodaro

3.Lothal

4.None of the above


Question: The correct chronology of the excavation of the site in the Indus civilization are

1.Harappa, Mohenjo-Daro, Chanhudaro, Lothal

2.Mohenjo-Daro, Chanhudaro, Lothal, Harappa

3.Mohenjo-Daro, Harappa, Chanhudaro, Lothal.

4.None of the above


Question: The essential feature of the Indus Valley Civilization was

1.Worship of forces of nature

2.Organized city life

3.Caste society

4.None of the above


Question: The first extensive excavations at Harappa were started by

1.Hans seley

2.Mohbatt Jasbal

3.Rai Bahadur Daya Ram Sahni

4.None of the above


Question: The god of the people of the Indus Valley civilization is which among the following?

1.Indra

2.Brahma

3.Vishnu

4.Pashupati


Question: The Great Bath is one of the best-known structures among the ruins of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization at

1.Mohenjo-Daro

2.Harappa

3.Kalibangan

4.Ropar


Question: The Great Bath is one of the best-known structures among the ruins of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization at Mohenjo-daro in

1.India

2.Pakistan

3.Russia

4.None of the above


Question: The great bath was found at which of the following place ?

1.Harappa

2.Chanhudaro

3.Lothal

4.Mohanjodaro


Question: The harappa civilization is distinguish from the other civilization because of

1.town planning

2.uniformity of weights and measures

3.large agricultural surplus

4.underground drainage system


Question: The Harappan Civilization was discovered in which of the following year?

1.1921

2.1924

3.1927

4.1930


Question: The Harappan civilizations do not have homogeneity or uniformity in

1.Burial practices

2.Weights and measures

3.Cereal crops

4.Both A and C


Question: The Harappans did not know the use of which metal?

1.Iron

2.Gold

3.Copper

4.Bronze


Question: The Harappans was the first people to produce ?

1.Seals

2.Water

3.Food

4.Cotton


Question: The Indus Valley Civilisation type was found in which country?

1.Egypt

2.Sumer

3.China

4.All of the above


Question: The Indus Valley civilisation was the civilization of which among the following age?

1.Bronze age

2.Paleolithic age

3.Primitive age

4.Neolithic age


Question: The Indus Valley Civilization contained more than ____ cities

1.2,000

2.1,000

3.3,000

4.1,0000


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

1.Radio carbon dating

2.Mystical insight by modern seers

3.Markings on seals

4.None of the above


Question: The Indus Valley Civilization has its earliest roots in cultures such as that of

1.Mehrgarh

2.Harappa

3.Mohenjodaro

4.None of the above


Question: The Indus Valley Civilization has its earliest roots in cultures such as that of Mehrgarh, approximately

1.6000 BC

2.7000 BC

3.8000 BC

4.9000 BC


Question: The large Harappan towns had for fortifications which served the purpose of

1.Protection against cattle raiders

2.Protection against floods

3.Safety from robbers

4.All of the above


Question: The main streets of cities in Indus Valley Civilization were almost

1.9 meters wide

2.10 meter wide

3.11 meter wide

4.Wideness varies


Question: The organic relationship between the ancient culture of the Indus Valley and Hinduism of today is proved by the worship of which of the following thing or culture?

1.Vishnu and Lakshmi

2.Siva and Shakti

3.Mother Goddess and Indra

4.Stones, trees and animals


Question: The Ruins of Harappa and Mohanjodaro were found on which of the following river bank?

1.Beas

2.Ganga

3.Ravi

4.Both A and C


Question: The script of the Indus Valley Civilization was in which among the following laugauge?

1.Persian

2.Sanskrit

3.Dravidian

4.Undecipherable


Question: The so called granary discovered at Harappa. It was near the river _____

1.Ganga

2.Yamuna

3.Narmada

4.None of the above/All of the above


Question: The Social System of the Harappans was

1.Caste based

2.Colour Varna based

3.Slave Labour based

4.Fairly egalitarian (equality and equal rights)


Question: The term India was developed from which of the following language ?

1.English

2.Sanskrit

3.Urdu

4.None of the above


Question: The town planning in the Harappan Civilisation was inspired by a regard for

1.Uniformity

2.Beauty and utility

3.Demographic factor

4.Sanitation and public health


Question: What was the backbone of the Indian economy ?

1.Trade

2.Agriculture

3.Wheel Made

4.Carpentry


Question: What was the Strength of the Indian Economy ?

1.Bathing

2.Business

3.Agriculture

4.Poetry


Question: What was the time period of Indus Civilization / Harappan Civilization?

1.2500 BC - 1700 BC

2.2400 BC - 1750 BC

3.2500 BC - 1750 BC

4.2400 BC - 1700 BC


Question: Which among the following cereal grown by the people of the Harappan Civilisation.

1.Millet

2.Wheat

3.Rice

4.All of the above/More than one option is correct


Question: Which among the following has not been found in the excavation of Harappan sites?

1.Temple and sikhar

2.Fort

3.Drains and well

4.Reservoirs


Question: Which among the following metal was found in Harappan civilization?

1.Copper

2.Silver

3.Gold

4.All of the above


Question: Which city of Harappan is not suited in Gujarat ?

1.Surkotada

2.Sutkagendor

3.Rangpur

4.Desalpur


Question: Which of the following animals was not known to the people of Indus Valley Civilisation?

1.Goat

2.Cow

3.Elephant

4.Horse


Question: Which of the following city is earliest discovered in India ?

1.Mohenjo Daro

2.Harappa

3.Panjab

4.Gwalior


Question: Which of the following civilization is associated with Harrapans civilization ?

1.Sumerian

2.Mesopotamian

3.Egyptian

4.All of the above


Question: Which of the following greatest cities emerged circa 2600 BC along the Indus River valley in Punjab and Sindh?

1.Panjab

2.Harappa

3.Mohenjo-daro

4.2 and 3


Question: Which of the following has been found in the excavation in Terracotta of Indus Valley sites?

1.Sheep

2.Buffalo

3.Pig

4.All of the above


Question: Which of the following in Indus Valley civilization, Dholavira was famous ?

1.Cotton

2.Water Conservation

3.Poetry

4.All of the above


Question: Which of the following in Indus Valley civilization, Kalibangan was famous for ?

1.Agriculture

2.Cotton

3.Sea port

4.Poetry


Question: Which of the following is not the Indus valley site ?

1.Pataliputra

2.Rangpur

3.Lothal

4.Sukatagendor


Question: Which of the following is one of the most important sites of Indus Civilization ?

1.Chanhudaro

2.excavations

3.Panjab

4.None of the above


Question: Which of the following is wee known as the strength of the Economy of the Indus?

1.Cotton

2.Agriculture

3.Crockery

4.Poetry


Question: Which of the following person is the excavator of the Harrapa site ?

1.Daya ram sahni

2.Mackey

3.Rakhal das Bannerji

4.B.K. Thapar


Question: Which of the following personality was the first who excavator Harappa site ?

1.Daya ram sahni

2.Rakesh sharma

3.Rakhal das Bannerji

4.B.K. Thapar


Question: Which of the following scholars, who was the first to discover the Harappan Civilization?

1.R.D. Banerjee

2.Sir Johan Marshall

3.Daya Ram Sahani

4.A. Cunningham


Question: Which of the following statements about the Harappan people is/are correct?

1.They worshipped gods in the form of human beings

2.The Harappans were phallus worshippers

3.They looked upon the earth as a fertility goddess

4.All the statements are correct


Question: Which of the following was an Indus valley site ?

1.Lothal

2.Rangpur

3.Sukatagendor

4.All of the above


Question: Which of the Indian Valley is present in Pakistan ?

1.Kalibangan

2. Alamgirpur

3.Harappa

4.Lethal


Question: Which one of the following is the old most civilization in history?

1.Chandragupta Vikramaditya

2.Egyptian civilization

3.Indus Valley civilization

4.Mesopotamian civlization


Question: Which statement on the Harappan Civilization is correct?

1.The culture was generally static

2.Pashupati was venerated by them

3.Horse sacrifice was known to them

4.Cow was sacred to them


Question: Which type of civilization is not associated with Harrapan civilization ?

1.Chinese

2.Mesopotamian

3.Sumerian

4.All of the above


Question: Which was the only Indus city without a citadel?

1.Harappa

2.Kalibangan

3.Mohenjodaro

4.None of the above


Question: Who amongst the following is associated with the study of the Harappan Civilization?

1.Cunningham

2.Charles Mason

3.M.S. Vats

4.M. Wheeler


Question: _____ is the only harappan city which does not have a fortified citadel

1.Harappa

2.Mohanjodaro

3.Kalibangan

4.All of the above/None of the above


Question: ______ had the world earliest known dock

1.Bramann

2.Lothal

3.Gujarat

4.None of the above


Question: _______ civilisations is not associated with the Harappan Civilisation?

1.Chinese

2.Mesopotamian

3.Sumerian

4.All of the above


Question: _______ has been found which the largest building of the Mohenjo-Daro.

1.Huge hall

2.Granary

3.Great Bath

4.None of the above


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