Tuesday, July 13, 2010

History: Pre history

History: Prehistory


The main Characteristic of the Indus Valley Civilization was
(a) Pucca houses
(b) Drainage system
(c) Town Planning
(d) Well laid out roads


Answer: Drainage system


The main occupation of the people of the Indus Valley civilization was
(a) Cattle rearing
(b) Trade
(c) Hunting
(d) Agriculture


Answer: Agriculture


Which one of the following archaelogists initially discovered the Mohenjodaro site of the Indus Valley Civilization ?
(a) Rakhal Das Banerji
(b) Sir Martimer Wheeler
(c) Sir John Marshall
(d) Daya Ram Sahni


Answer: Rakhal Das Banerji


Which one of the following was not an Indus Valley Civilization site ?
(a) Sukatagendor
(b) Patliputra
(c) Lothal
(d) Rangpur


Answer: Patliputra


Which one of the following elements of Hinduism were practised in the Indus Valley Civilization ?
(a) Worshipping cows
(b) Cult of Shiva
(c) Idol worship
(d) Wearing of sacred threads


Answer: Cult of Shiva


Which of the following metals was not known to Indus Valley people ?
(a) Bronze
(b) None of these
(c) Iron
(d) Copper


Answer: Iron


Nomad man started settling in
(a) Palaeolithic Age
(b) None of these
(c) Mesolithic Age
(d) Neolithic Age


Answer: Neolithic Age


The Great Bath of the Indus Valley Civilization was discovered in
(a) Mohenjodaro
(b) Ropar
(c) Harappa
(d) Lothal


Answer: Mohenjodaro


Which of the following is not a characteristic of the religion practised by Harappan people ?
(a) Faith in magic, charms and sacrifices
(b) Belief in life after death
(c) Nature worship
(d) Worship of Mother Goddess


Answer: Nature worship


Which of the following Indus Valley sites is now in Pakistan ?
(a) Alamgirpur
(b) Harappa
(c) Kalibangan
(d) Lothal


Answer: Harappa


The Harappan site showing evidence of two cultural phases, Harappan and pre-Harappan, is
(a) Kalibangan
(b) Banwali
(c) Mohenjodaro
(d) Chanhu-daro


Answer: Kalibangan


The earliest evidence of silver in India is found in the
(a) Chalcolithic cultures of Western India
(b) Silver punch - marked coins
(c) Vedic texts
(d) Harappan Culture


Answer: Harappan Culture


The period when men used both stones and copper tools is known as the
(a) Chalcolithic Age
(b) Neolithic Age
(c) Metal Age
(d) Monolithic Age


Answer: Metal Age


The Indus Valley Civilization is known as Aryan Civilization because of the evidence of
(a) Copper
(b) Pottery
(c) Script
(d) Art


Answer: Script


Man passed from the food gathering stage to food producing stage in the
(a) Neolithic Age
(b) Chalcolithic Age
(c) Palaeolithic Age
(d) Mesolithic Age


Answer: Neolithic Age


The greatest invention of man in palaeolithic was
(a) Potter's wheel
(b) Spinning of cloth
(c) Metal implements
(d) Fire


Answer: Fire


The script of Indus Valley Civilization was
(a) Undeciphered
(b) Dravidian
(c) Persian
(d) Sanskrit


Answer: Dravidian


The Indus Valley people knew the use of
(a) Gold, tin, bronze but not copper
(b) Gold, silver, copper, bronze but not iron
(c) Copper, iron, gold but not bronze
(d) Silver, lead, iron but not gold


Answer: Gold, silver, copper, bronze but not iron


Knowledge about the existence of which of the following animals is doubtful in the Indus Valley Civilization ?
(a) Horses
(b) Cat
(c) Dog
(d) Bull


Answer: Cat


The Indus Valley Civilization belongs to the
(a) Palaeolithic Age
(b) Mesolithic Age
(c) Chalcolithic Age
(d) Neolithic Age


Answer: Neolithic Age


Palaeolithic remains have been dicovered in
(a) Calcutta
(b) Punjab
(c) Bellary
(d) Lucknow


Answer: Bellary


The script of the Harappan people consisted of
(a) None of these
(b) A family of quasi - pictographic writings.
(c) A family of geometrical shapes
(d) A combination of both picture and geometrical shapes


Answer: A family of quasi - pictographic writings.


Which of the following Harappan sites had a dock ?
(a) Harappa
(b) Alamgirpur
(c) Mohenjodaro
(d) Lothal


Answer: Lothal


Which of the following statements regarding Indus Vallley Civilization is incorrect ?
(a) There was a great communal bath in Mohenjodaro.
(b) Excavations at Lothal proved that the civilization was confined to Harappa and Mohenjodaro only.
(c) The supreme god was the Pipal God.
(d) People had great artistic sense.


Answer: Excavations at Lothal proved that the civilization was confined to Harappa and Mohenjodaro only.


At which of the following places have excavations in recent years brought to light new evidence of Neolithic sites in India ?
(a) Diamabad in Ahmednagar
(b) Sringaverapur in U.P.
(c) Hulas in Saharanpur
(d) Hamren in Assam


Answer: Hamren in Assam


Which of the following presents the most significant feature of Indus Valley Civilization ?
(a) First true arches
(b) Burnt brick buildings
(c) Art and architecture
(d) Buildings of worship


Answer: Burnt brick buildings


The figure of the god that was depicted in the seal of Indus Valley people is
(a) Pashupati
(b) Varuna
(c) Agni
(d) Indra


Answer: Pashupati


The remains of a wooden drain of Indus Valley Civilization have been found at
(a) Lothal
(b) Kalibangan
(c) Harappa
(d) Mohenjodaro


Answer: Mohenjodaro


Of the following Harappan sites those not in India are
(a) Lothal and Kalibangan
(b) Lothal and Ropar
(c) Mohenjodaro and Harappa
(d) Bhanwali and Ropar


Answer: Mohenjodaro and Harappa


Rice cultivation is associated with Harappan site of
(a) Harappa
(b) Ropar
(c) Lothal
(d) Kalibangan


Answer: Lothal


Which of the following sites is associated with Harappan culture ?
(a) Lothal
(b) Chinsura
(c) Chandernagore
(d) Vaishali


Answer: Lothal


Which of the following is incorrect concerning Mohenjodaro ?
(a) There was no drainage system.
(b) Bathrooms were important features of most houses.
(c) It was a well planned city.
(d) Buildings were of varying sizes.


Answer: There was no drainage system.


At which Harappan site have traces of a horse been found ?
(a) Sukatagendor
(b) Surkotda
(c) Kalibangan
(d) Lothal


Answer: Surkotda


The Indus Valley people had trade relations with
(a) Greece
(b) Ceylon
(c) Mesopotamia
(d) Egypt


Answer: Mesopotamia


Indus Valley Civilization was spread over
(a) Punjab, Sind, Bihar, Rajasthan, Gujarat
(b) Sind, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, U.P., Rajasthan, Gujarat
(c) Punjab, Sind, Baluchistan
(d) Along Indus river


Answer: Sind, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, U.P., Rajasthan, Gujarat


The Indus Valley houses were built of
(a) Stone
(b) Bricks
(c) Bamboos
(d) Wood


Answer: Bricks


The God with three heads and horns, surrounded by animals, represented on a seal from Mohenjodaro is said to be
(a) Vishnu
(b) Pashupati
(c) Varuna
(d) Indra


Answer: Pashupati


The Indus Valley Civilization flourished during
(a) 2500-1750 B.C.
(b) 1500-500 B.C.
(c) 3000-1500 B.C.
(d) 5000-3500 B.C.


Answer: 3000-1500 B.C.


Which of the following animals were domesticated by the Harappans ?
(a) Buffalo, sheep, dog, pig
(b) Camel, oxen, buffalo, pig
(c) Goat, oxen, pig, buffalo
(d) Oxen, elephant, horse, pig


Answer: Buffalo, sheep, dog, pig


The Indus Valley people worshipped
(a) Varuna
(b) Mitra
(c) Mother Goddess
(d) Indra


Answer: Mother Goddess


The tools and weapons of Harappan Civilization were mostly made of
(a) Copper and bronze
(b) Stone and copper
(c) Stone
(d) Copper and iron


Answer: Copper and bronze


The main channels of our knowledge about the Indus Valley Civilization are
(a) Palm and barch leaf manuscripts
(b) Archaeological excavations
(c) Inscriptions
(d) Coins


Answer: Archaeological excavations


There are similarities between the seals found at Mohenjodaro and
(a) Egypt
(b) Afghanistan
(c) China
(d) Sumeria


Answer: Sumeria


The famous figure of a dancing girl found in the excavations of Harappa was made up of
(a) Steatite
(b) Red limestone
(c) Bronze
(d) Terracotta


Answer: Bronze


The Great Granary of the Indus Valley Civilization has been discovered at
(a) Mohenjodaro
(b) Lothal
(c) Kalibangan
(d) Harappa


Answer: Harappa


Which of the following statements regarding the Indus Valley Civilization is not True ?
(a) The excavations at Harappa are attributed to R.B. Daya Ram Sahni.
(b) The open courtyard was the basic feature of house planing.
(c) The Assembly Hall was discovered at Mohenjodaro
(d) The Indus Valley people were not acqainted with the art of spinning and weaving.


Answer: The Indus Valley people were not acqainted with the art of spinning and weaving.


The Stone Age people had the first domestic
(a) Dogs
(b) Horses
(c) Sheep
(d) Asses


Answer: Sheep


Near the banks of which of the following rivers, the recent excavations have brought to light that Indus Valley Civilization percolated to farsouth ?
(a) Mahanadi
(b) Cauvery
(c) Krishna
(d) Godavari


Answer: Krishna


Archaelogical excavations have revealed remains of stadium in 
(a) Tanjore 
(b) Sopara 
(c) Broach 
(d) Lothal 


Answer: Lothal

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