Indus Valley Civilization MCQs | Ancient History of Rajasthan Question Bank

Indus Valley Civilization MCQs | Ancient History of Rajasthan Question Bank: The Indus Valley Civilisation, also known as the Indus Civilisation, was a Bronze Age civilisation in the northwestern regions of South Asia, lasting from 3300 BCE to 1300 BCE, and in its mature form 2600 BCE to 1900 BCE.

The Indus cities are noted for their urban planning, a technical and political process concerned with the use of land and design of the urban environment. They are also noted for their baked brick houses, elaborate drainage systems, water supply systems, and clusters of large, nonresidential buildings.

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1) When did the Indus Valley Civilization exist?

(A) 1921

(B) Bronze Age

(C) 2100-600 BC

(D) 3300-1600 BC

Answer: D

The Indus River Valley Civilization, 3300-1300 BCE, also known as the Harappan Civilization, extended from modern-day northeast Afghanistan to Pakistan and northwest India.

2) How many phases did the Indus Valley Civilization have?

(A) Three

(B) Two

(C) Four

(D) Five

Answer: A

3) Where was the Indus Valley Civilization located?

(A) On the banks of the river Indus

(B) In Rajasthan

(C) On the banks of the river Ganges

(D) In Maharashtra

Answer: A

4) Which river was associated with the Indus valley civilization?

(A) Ganges

(B) Indus

(C) Amazon

(D) Nile

Answer: B

5) What was the most unique feature of the Indus Valley Civilization?

(A) Location on the banks of the river

(B) Belonging to Bronze Age

(C) Discovery in 1921

(D) Development of Urban Centers

Answer: D

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6) What was the purpose of the structure in the Citadel known as the ‘Great Bath’?

(A) Public bathing place

(B) Warehouse

(C) Private residence

(D) Grain storage

Answer: A

7) What material was used to make the Citadel’s structures watertight?

(A) Metal

(B) Limestone

(C) Wood

(D) Gypsum

Answer: D

The floor of the tank was watertight due to finely fitted bricks laid on edge with a gypsum plaster, and the side walls were constructed in a similar manner.

8) Which section of the settlement was walled in Indus Valley Civilisation?

(A) Citadel

(B) None of the above

(C) Lower Town

(D) Both Upper and Lower

Answer: C

Harappan civilisation, the earliest phase of urbanisation in the Indian subcontinent is renowned for town planning. Most of the cities were divided into two separate areas, the citadel, and the lower town. The citadel was mostly walled but the lower town was not walled.

9) What was the building material used in Lower Town’s architecture?

(A) Limestone

(B) Metal

(C) Mud-bricks

(D) Wood

Answer: C

10) What is the most complete ancient system of public drainage system yet discovered?

(A) Indus Valley’s system

(B) Egyptian drainage system

(C) Roman drainage system

(D) Greek drainage system

Answer: A

11) What architectural element is missing in the houses of the Lower Town?

(A) Windows on ground floor

(B) Roofs

(C) Doors

(D) Walls

Answer: A

12) Which state in India has Indus Valley sites such as Kalibangan?

(A) Rajasthan

(B) Gujarat

(C) Maharashtra

(D) Haryana

Answer: A

13) When was Kalibangan identified as part of the Harappan Civilization?

(A) 1952

(B) 1961

(C) 3500

(D) 1969

Answer: A

14) Who discovered the site of Kalibangan?

(A) Amlānand Ghosh

(B) Balkrishna Thapar

(C) Luigi Pio Tessitori

(D) B. B. Lal

Answer: C

15) Which period does the pottery from pre-Harappan settle belong to?

(A) Pre-Harappan Period

(B) Harappan Period

(C) 3500 BC – 2500 BC

(D) 2500 BC – 1500 BC

Answer: A

16) What material were the fortification walls made of in the pre-Harappan settlement?

(A) Wood

(B) Mud-bricks

(C) Baked Bricks

(D) Stone

Answer: B

17) What was the distinctive trait of the pre-Harappan pottery?

(A) Made of metal

(B) Similar to the succeeding Harappans

(C) Significantly different from the succeeding Harappans

(D) Not well-preserved

Answer: C

18) What was the outstanding discovery in the pre-Harappan settlement?

(A) A large temple

(B) A ploughed field

(C) An underground river

(D) An ancient tomb

Answer: B

19) During which period does the citadel appear in Kalibangan?

(A) Pre-Harappan Period

(B) Pre-Bronze Age

(C) 3300 BC – 2000 BC

(D) Harappan Period

Answer: D

20) How was the fortification of the citadel built?

(A) Stone

(B) Wood

(C) Baked Bricks

(D) Mud-bricks

Answer: D

21) What were the southern platforms in the citadel possibly used for?

(A) Storage of goods

(B) Religious or ritual purposes

(C) Animal sacrifices

(D) Residential buildings

Answer: B

22) What were the houses in the lower city made of?

(A) Stone

(B) Wood

(C) Baked Bricks

(D) Mud-bricks

Answer: D

23) Which part of Kalibangan was possibly used for ritualistic purposes?

(A) Third part, situated 80 m east of the lower city

(B) Cemetery, situated 80 m north of the lower city

(C) Lower City, situated 80 m south of the lower city

(D) Citadel, situated 80 m west of the lower city

Answer: A

24) What significant items were obtained from the excavation at Kalibangan?

(A) Stone sculptures

(B) Cylindrical seal and incised terracotta cake

(C) Ancient coins

(D) Golden jewelry

Answer: B

25) Where was the Harappan cemetery located in relation to the citadel?

(A) East

(B) Southwest

(C) West-southwest

(D) North

Answer: C

26) Which burial type was NOT found in the Harappan cemetery at Kalibangan?

(A) Pot-burials

(B) Grave-pits with funerary objects

(C) Extended inhumation

(D) Cremation burials

Answer: D

27) What is the most noteworthy seal found in Kalibangan?

(A) Cylindrical seal depicting a female figure between two male figures

(B) Rectangular seal depicting a car

(C) Circular seal depicting a lion

(D) No noteworthy seals were found

Answer: A

28) Which terracotta figure is considered the best from Kalibangan?

(A) Elephant

(B) Running horse

(C) Water buffalo

(D) Charging bull

Answer: D

The best terracotta figure from Kalibangan is that a charging bull which is considered to signify the “realistic and powerful folk art of Harappan Age”.

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