History : Practice Quiz For Civil Service Examinations

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History : Practice Quiz For Civil Service Examinations

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: Undeciphered
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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