Indus Valley Civilization and Culture

Indus civilization existed in

  1. Pre-historical age
  2. Early historical age
  3. Historical age
  4. Later historical age

Early historical age

The Indus Valley people worshipped

  1. Shiva
  2. Indra and Varun
  3. Bhahma
  4. Vishnu


Who was the director of the archaeological excavation that led to the discovery of Harappa and Mohenjodaro

  1. Lord Macaulay
  2. Sir John Marshall
  3. Clive
  4. Colonel Tad

Sir John Marshall

Two Indians who were associated with discovery of Indus Valley Civilization, are

  1. Rakhal Das Banerjee and Dayaram Sahni
  2. John Marshall and Ishwari Prasad
  3. Ashirwadi Lal Srivastava and Rangnath Rao
  4. Madhosarup Vats and J.P joshi

Rakhal Das Banerjee and Dayaram Sahni

The people of Indus Valley believed in

  1. Spirit and Brahma
  2. Ritual
  3. Sacrificial system
  4. Mother Goddes

Mother Goddess

The first archaeologist who excavated Harappa, but could not recognize it’s significance, was

  1. A. Cunningham
  2. Sir John Marshall
  3. Mortimer Wheeler
  4. George F. Dales

A. Cunningham

The first metal used by man was

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Copper
  • Iron


An ivory scale in Harappan context was found at

  1. Kalibangan
  2. Lothal
  3. Dholavira
  4. Banawali


Which metal has so far not been discovered in Harappan sites

  1. Copper
  2. Gold
  3. Silver
  4. Iron


Who among the following was not associated with the excavation of Harappa and Mohenjodaro

  1. R.D Banerjee
  2. K.N. Dikshit
  3. M.S. Vats
  4. V.A. Smith

V.A. Smith

From which one of the following places, remains of Wells have been found in house belonging to the developed stage of the Indus Valley Civilization

  1. Harappa
  2. Kalibangan
  3. Lathal
  4. Mohenjodaro


Mohenjodaro is situated in which of the following

  1. Gujurat state of India
  2. Punjab state of India
  3. Sindh province in Pakistan
  4. Afganistan

Sindh province in Pakistan

Dholavira is located in the state of

  1. Gujurat
  2. Haryana
  3. Punjab
  4. Rajasthan


Which Harappan city is divided into three parts

  1. Lothal
  2. Kalibangan
  3. Dholavira
  4. Surkatada


In which of the following site remnants of three townships have been revealed

  1. Mohenjodaro
  2. Sanghol
  3. Kalibangan
  4. Dholavira


Which one among the following sites is located in the Valley of Ghaggar and it’s associated rivers

  1. Alamgirpur
  2. Lothal
  3. Mohenjodaro
  4. Banawali


From where the evidence of rock-cut architecture were found, with reference to Harappan civilization

  1. Kalibangan
  2. Dholavira
  3. Kot Dizi
  4. Amri


Which of the following sites has yielded evidence of a triple burial

  1. Kuntasi
  2. Dholavira
  3. Lothal
  4. Kalibangan


Recenly , from excavations of Harappan site Sonauli what was found

  1. Human burials
  2. Animal burials
  3. Residential building
  4. Protecting wall

Human burials

Indus valley civilization was non-Aryan because

  1. It was an Urban civilization
  2. It was its own script
  3. It has as agricultural economy
  4. It extended upto the narmada valley

It was an Urban civilization

Human society is unique because it depand mainly on

  1. Culture
  2. Economy
  3. Religion
  4. Science


Which of the following is related to Harappan civilization

  1. Sumerian civilization
  2. Indus valley civilization
  3. Vedic civilization
  4. Mesopotamia civilization

Indus Valley Civilization

The important reason to keep Indus Valley Civilization before Aryan civilization is

  1. Script
  2. Town planning
  3. Copper
  4. Potteries


Indus valley culture was different from the Vedic civilization because

  1. It had the amenities of a developed city life
  2. It was a pictographic script
  3. It had a lack of knowledge of iron and defensive arrow
  4. All of the above

All of the above

The source of knowledge about Harappan culture is

  1. Rock edicts
  2. Writing in terracotta seals
  3. Archaeological excavations
  4. All of the above

Archaeological excavations

Which of the following throw light on Harappan culture

  1. Inscription
  2. Archaeological
  3. Handwriting seals on the utensils
  4. Religion books

Archaeological excavations

Which colour was commonly used in the Harappan Pottery

  1. Red
  2. Blue-grey
  3. Yellow
  4. Blue


The beginning of idol worship is to be considered in

  1. Pre-Aryan
  2. Vedic period
  3. Maurya period
  4. Kushan period


The main source of knowledge about the inhabitants of indus valley civilization is the discovery of

  1. Seals
  2. Utensils, jewellery, weapons, tools
  3. Temple
  4. Scripts

Utensils, jewellery, weapons, tools

Which animal was not represented on the seals and terracotta art of the Harappan culture

  • Cow
  • Elephant
  • Rhinoceros
  • Tiger


The earliest evidence of silver in India is found in the

  • Harappan culture
  • Chalcolithic culture of western India
  • Vedic texts
  • Silver punch-marked coins

Harappan culture

A ploughed field was discovered at

  1. Mohenjodaro
  2. Kalibanga
  3. Harappa
  4. Lothal


The great birth was found from the Indus Valley Civilization at

  1. Mohenjodaro
  2. Harappa
  3. Lothal
  4. Kalibangan


The excavation at chanhudaro was directed by

  1. J.H Mackay
  2. Sir John Marshall
  3. R.E.M Wheeler
  4. Sir Aurel Stein

J.H. Mackay

Which site of Indus valley is now in Pakistan

  1. Kalibangan
  2. Harappa
  3. Lothal
  4. Alamgirpur


Rangpur where the contemporary of Harappa civilization were found is in

  1. Punjab
  2. Eastern Uttar Pradesh
  3. Saurashtra
  4. Rajasthan


Dadheri is a late Harappan site of

  1. Jammu
  2. Punjab
  3. Haryana
  4. U.P


Which site of Indus Valley Civilization is located in india

  1. Harappa
  2. Mohenjodaro
  3. Lothal
  4. None of the above


Harappan civilization, Lothal is located in

  1. Gujarat
  2. Punjab
  3. Rajasthan
  4. Sindh


The port city of Indus Valley Civilization was

  1. Harappa
  2. Kalibangan
  3. Lothal
  4. Mohenjodaro


Which of the following is a Harappan port

  1. Alexandra
  2. Lothal
  3. Mahasthangarh
  4. Nagapattinam


The Harappan city represented by the archaeological site of Lothal was situated on the river

  1. Narmada
  2. Mahi
  3. Bhogava
  4. Bhima


Which of the following is not an Indus Valley Civilization site

  1. Kalibangan
  2. Roper
  3. Patliputra
  4. Lothal


The biggest Harappan site in India is

  1. Rakhigarhi
  2. Dholavira
  3. Kalibangan
  4. Lothal


The largest site of Harappan in India is

  1. Alamgirpur
  2. Kalibangan
  3. Lothal
  4. Rakhigarhi


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