General Knowledge – Section 1- History of India | Ancient History – Indus Valley Civilization and Culture | Part 1

1. Indus Civilization existed in [UPPCS (Pre) 1996; BPSC (Pre) 1994]

(A) Pre-historical age
(B) Early historical age
(C) Historical age
(D) Later historical age

2. Indus Valley civilization was Non-Aryan because [UPPSC (GIC) 2010]

(A) It was an Urban civilization
(B) It has its own script
(C) It has an agricultural economy
(D) It extended upto the Narmada valley

3. Human Society is unique because it depends mainly on [UPPCS (Spl) (Mains) 2004]

(A) Culture
(B) Economy
(C) Religion
(D) Science

4. Which of the following is related to Harappa civilization?[MPPCS (Pre) 1990]

(A) Sumerian civilization
(B) Indus Valley civilization
(C) Vedic civilization
(D) Mesopotamian civilization

5. The important reason to keep Indus- Valley civilization before Aryan civilization is [UPPCS (Pre) 1990]

(A) Script
(B) Town Planning
(C) Copper
(D) Potteries

6. The Indus Valley culture was different from the Vedic Civilization because [UPPCS (Spl) (Mains) 2004]

(A) It had the amenities of a developed city life
(B) It has a pictographic script
(C) It had a lack of knowledge of iron and defensive arrow
(D) All of the above

7. The source of knowledge about Harappan culture is [UPPCS (Pre) 1994, 96]

(A) Rock edicts
(B) Writing in terracotta seals
(C) Archaeological excavations
(D) All of the above

8. Which of the following throw light on Harappan culture? [UPPCS (Pre) 1993]

(A) Inscription
(B) Archaeological excavations
(C) Handwriting seals on the
(D) Religious books

9. The main source of knowledge about the inhabitants of Indus valley civilization is the discovery of [RAS/RTS (Pre) 1996]

(A) Seals
(B) Utensils, jewellery, weapons, tools
(C) Temple
(D) Scripts

10. The earliest evidence of silver in India is found in the [IAS (Pre) 1994]

(A) Harappan culture
(B) Chalcolithic cultures of
Western India
(C) Vedic texts
(D) Silver Punch-marked coins

11. Which colour was commonly used in the Harappan Pottery?[40th BPSC (Pre) 1995]

(A) Red
(B) Blue-grey
(C) Yellow
(D) Blue

12. The beginning of idol worship is to be considered in [UPPCS (Pre) 1992]

(A) Pre-Aryan
(B) Vedic Period
(C) Mauryan Period
(D) Kushan Period

13. Which one of the following animals was not represented on the seals and terracotta art of the Harappan culture? [IAS (Pre) 2001]

(A) Cow
(B) Elephant
(C) Rhinoceros
(D) Tiger

14. Which among the following Harappan site terracotta of ‘plough’ was found? [60th to 62nd BPSC (Pre) 2016]

(A) Dholavira
(B) Banawali
(C) Kalibangan
(D) Lothal
(E) None of the above/More than one of the above

15. A ploughed field was discovered at [UPPCS (Mains) 2005]

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

16. The Great Bath was found from the Indus Valley civilization at[UPPCS (Pre) 1992]

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

17. The ‘Great Bath’ was found at the archaeological site of [UPPSC (GIC) 2010]

(A) Ropar
(B) Harappa
(C) Mohenjodaro
(D) Kalibangan

18. Which of the following statements about the Indus civilization is not true? [UPPCS (Pre) 1992]

(A) Accurate drainage system in cities
(B) Trade and commerce were in an advanced stage
(C) Worshipping of Mother Goddess
(D) People knew about iron

Answer Sheet:-

1. (B)
2. (A)
3. (A)
4. (B)
5. (D)
6. (D)
7. (C)
8. (B)
9. (B)
10. (A)
11. (A)
12. (A)
13. (A)
14. (B)
15. (B)
16. (A)
17. (C)
18. (D)

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