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1 .The Social System of the Harappans was:
A.  Fairly egalitarian
B.  Slave-Labour based
C.  Colour Varna based
D.  Caste based
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2 .Which statement on the Harappan Civilization is correct?
A.  Horse sacrifice was known to them.
B.  Cow was sacred to them.
C.  'Pashupati' was venerated by them.
D.  The culture was generally static.
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3 .Out of the following remains excavated in Indus Valley, which one indicates the commercial and economic development?
A.  The Pottery
B.  Seals
C.  The boats
D.  The houses
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4 .The earliest city discovered in India was
A.  Harappa
B.  Punjab
C.  Mohenjo Daro
D.  Sindh
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5 .Which among the following has not been found in the excavation of Harappan sites?
A.  Drains and well
B.  Fort
C.  Reservoirs
D.  Temple with Shikhar
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6 .The Harappan Civilization was discovered in the year:
A.  1935
B.  1942
C.  1921
D.  1922
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7 .The organic relationship between the ancient culture of the Indus Valley and Hinduism of today is proved by the worship of
A.  Pashupati, Indra and the Mother Goddess
B.  Stones, trees and animals
C.  Vishnu and Lakshmi
D.  Siva and Sakti
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8 .Which was the only Indus site with an artificial brick dockyard?
A.  Lothal
B.  Kalibangan
C.  Harappa
D.  Mohenjo Daro
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9 .Which of the following domesticated animals was absent in the terracottas of the Indus civilization?
A.  Buffalo
B.  Sheep
C.  Cow
D.  Pig
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10 .Which was the only Indus city without a citadel?
A.  Kalibangan
B.  Harappa
C.  Mohenjodaro
D.  Chanhudaro
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11 .The essential feature of the Indus Valley Civilization was
A.  worship of forces of nature
B.  organised city life
C.  pastoral farming
D.  caste society
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12 .The people of the Indus Valley Civilization usually built their houses of
A.  Burnt bricks
B.  Stone
C.  Wood
D.  All of the above
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13 .The first metal used by man was
A.  Aluminium
B.  Copper
C.  Iron
D.  Silver
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14 .The striking feature of the Indus Valley Civilization was
A.  Urban Civilization
B.  Agrarian Civilization
C.  Mesolithic Civilization
D.  Paleolithic Civilization
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15 .Which of the following scholars, who was the first to discover the traces of the Harappan Civilization?
A.  Sir Johan Marshall
B.  R.D. Banerjee
C.  A. Cunningham
D.  Daya Ram Sahani
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16 .Kalibangan is situated in-
A.  Uttar Pradesh
B.  Sindh
C.  Rajasthan
D.  Gujarat
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17 .Who amongst the following is associated with the study of the Harappan Civilization?
A.  Charles Mason
B.  Cunningham
C.  M. Wheeler
D.  M.S. Vats
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18 .The Harappans were the earliest people to produce-
A.  Seals
B.  Bronze implements
C.  Cotton
D.  Barely
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19 .Which of the following materials was mainly used in the manufacturing of Harappan seals?
A.  Terracotta
B.  Bronze
C.  Copper
D.  Iron
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20 .The language from which the term 'India' is derived is-
A.  English
B.  Greek
C.  Persian
D.  Arabic
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21 .Harappa is situated on the bank of the river:
A.  Ganga
B.  Ravi
C.  Yamuna
D.  Sindhu
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22 .The Great Bath of Indus Valley Civilization is found at-
A.  Harappa
B.  Mohenjodaro
C.  Ropar
D.  Kalibangan
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23 .Which was the backbone of Indus Economy?
A.  Agriculture
B.  Trade
C.  Wheel Made
D.  Carpentry
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24 .Name the oldest civilization
A.  Indus Valley civilization
B.  Mesopotamian civlization
C.  Egyptian civilization
D.  Chandragupta Vikramaditya
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25 .One of the following Indus Valley sites is in Pakistan-
A.  Lothal
B.  Kalibangan
C.  Alamgirpur
D.  Harappa
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26 .The people of the Indus valley civilization worshipped
A.  Vishnu
B.  Pashupati
C.  Indra
D.  Brahma
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27 .Match the following
A. Mohenjodaro 1. Statue of a priest
B. Harappa 2. Port
C. Kalibangan 3. Plough marks
D. Lothal 4. The Great Bath

A.  A - 4, B - 1, C - 3, D - 2
B.  A - 3, B - 2, C - 4, D - 1
C.  A - 2, B - 3, C - 1, D - 4
D.  A - 1, B - 4, C - 2, D - 3
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28 .How were the streets of cities in Indus Valley Civilization?
A.  Wide and Straight
B.  Narrow and Unhygienic
C.  Slippery
D.  Narrow and Curved.
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29 .The Ruins of Harappa and Mohanjodaro were found on which of the following river bank?
A.  Ravi
B.  Indus
C.  Beas
D.  a and b both
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30 .Which is the script of Indus Valley Civilization?
A.  Tamil
B.  Kharshthi
C.  Unknown
D.  Brahmi
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31 .Which was the only city of the Indus without fortification?
A.  Kalibangan
B.  Harappa
C.  Mohanjodaro
D.  Chanhudaro
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32 .Which was the biggest building in Mohanjodaro?
A.  Great Bath
B.  Granary
C.  Huge Hall
D.  Two Story Building
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33 .The Great bath was found at -
A.  Harappa
B.  Lothal
C.  Chanhudaro
D.  Mohanjodaro
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34 .Whose statue was an important creation of the people of Indus Valley Civilization?
A.  Natraj
B.  Dancing Girl
C.  Buddha
D.  Narasimha
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35 .The worship of Mother goddess was related-
A.  With the Aryan Civilization
B.  With the Mediterranean Civilization
C.  With the Indus Valley Civilization
D.  With the Vedic Civilization
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36 .What was the strength of Indus economy?
A.  Agriculture
B.  Business
C.  Pottery
D.  Crockery
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37 .Which of the following has not been found in the excavation in Terracotta of Indus Valley sites?
A.  Buffalo
B.  Sheep
C.  Cow
D.  Pig
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38 .The people of the Indus Valley civilization worshipped_______.
A.  Vishnu
B.  Pashupati
C.  Indra
D.  Brahma
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