Indus Valley (Harappan) Civilisation MCQ

Indus Valley (Harappan) Civilisation MCQ question answer in English for competitive exams. Practice set of Previous year exam questions are useful for the preparation of UPSC, SSC, UPSSSC PET, Bank examinations.

Indus Valley (Harappan) Civilisation: Practice Set

Qns 1 : The source of knowledge about Harappan culture is ?

(a) rock edicts
(b) writing in terracotta seals
(c) archaeological excavations
(d) All of the above

Ans : (d) All of the above

Qns 2 : Which of the following is related to Harappa civilisation?

(a) Sumerian Civilisation
(b) Indus Valley Civilisation
(c) Vedic Civilisation
(d) Mesopotamian Civilisation

Ans : (b) Indus Valley Civilisation

Qns 3: Which of the following statements about the Indus Civilisation is not true?

(a) Accurate drainage system in cities.
(b) Trade and commerce were in an advanced stage.
(c) Worshipping of Mother Goddess.
(d) People knew about iron.

Ans : (d) People knew about iron.

Qns 4: Shortugai is located in which country?

(a) Bharat
(b) Pakistan
(c) Tibet
(d) Afghanistan

Ans : (d) Afghanistan

Qns 5: Mohenjodaro is situated in which of the following?

(a) Gujarat state of India
(b) Punjab state of India
(c) Sindh Province in Pakistan
(d) Afghanistan

Ans : (c) Sindh Province in Pakistan

Qns 6: Which of the following sites of Harappan culture are located in Sindh?
I. Harappa II. Mohenjodaro
III. Chanhudaro IV. Surkotada
Indicate the correct answer from the codes given below.

(a) I and II
(b) II and III
(c) II, III and IV
(d) I, IV, III and IV

Ans : (b) II and III

Qns 7: Which of the following is a Harappan site located in Rajasthan?

(a) Mohenjo-Daro
(b) Suktagen Dor
(c) Kalibangan
(d) Lothal

Ans : (c) Kalibangan

Qns 8: A ploughed field was discovered at

(a) Mohenjodaro
(b) Kalibangan
(c) Harappa
(d) Lothal

Ans : (b) Kalibangan

Qns 9: A horned deity engraved on a terracotta cake has been recovered from

(a) Banawali
(b) Kalibangan
(c) Lothal
(d) Surkotada

Ans : (b) Kalibangan

Qns 10: Which one among the following Indus cities was known for water management?

(a) Lothal
(b) Mohenjodaro
(c) Harappa
(d) Dholavira

Ans : (d) Dholavira

Qns 11: Which Harappan city is divided into three parts?

(a) Lothal
(b) Kalibangan
(c) Dholavira
(d) Sukotada

Ans : (c) Dholavira

Qns 12: Dholavira is located in the state of

(a) Gujarat
(b) Haryana
(c) Punjab
(d) Rajasthan

Ans : (a) Gujarat

Qns 13: From where the copper chariot of Harappan times was found?

(a) Kunal
(b) Rakhigarhi
(c) Daimabad
(d) Banawali

Ans : (c) Daimabad

Qns 14: Which among the following Harappan sites is not located in Gujarat?

(a) Surkotada
(b) Lothal
(c) Dholavira
(d) Banawali

Ans : (d) Banawali

Qns 15: Which one among the following sites is located in the valley of Ghaggar and its associated rivers?

(a) Alamgirpur
(b) Lothal
(c) Mohenjodaro
(d) Banawali

Ans : (d) Banawali

Qns 16: Which among the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(a) Alamgipur – Uttar Pradesh
(b) Banawali – Haryana
(c) Daimabad – Maharashtra
(d) Rakhigarhi – Rajasthan

Ans : (d) Rakhigarhi – Rajasthan

Qns 17: Which place of Harappan civilisation is located in Maharashtra?
I. Harappan
II. Mohenjodaro
III. Diamabad
IV. Surkotda
Select the correct answer using codes
given below.

(a) I and II
(b) Only III
(c) II, III and
IV (d) All of these

Ans : (b) Only III

Qns 18: The Harappan city represented by the archaeological site of Lothal was situated on the river

(a) Narmada
(b) Mahi
(c) Bhogava
(d) Bhima

Ans : (c) Bhogava

Qns 19: An ivory scale in Harappan context was found at

(a) Kalibangan
(b) Lothal
(c) Dholavira
(d) Banawal

Ans : (b) Lothal

Qns 20: Which of the following is a Harappan port?

(a) Alexandria
(b) Lothal
(c) Mahasthangarh
(d) Nagapattinam

Ans : (b) Lothal

Qns 21: Indus Valley Civilisation was non-Aryan because

(a) it was an Urban Civilisation.
(b) it has its own script.
(c) it has an agricultural economy.
(d) it extended up to the Narmada valley.

Ans : (a) it was an Urban Civilisation.

Qns 22: What is the most significant feature of the Indus Valley Civilisation?

(a) Burnt brick buildings
(b) First true arches
(c) Buildings of worship
(d) Art and architecture

Ans : (a) Burnt brick buildings

Qns 23: How were the street of cities of Indus Valley Civilisation?

(a) Broad and straight
(b) Narrow and zig-zag
(c) Slippery
(d) Narrow and dirty

Ans : (a) Broad and straight

Qns 24: The ‘Great Bath’ was found at the archaeological site of

(a) Ropar
(b) Harappa
(c) Mohenjodaro
(d) Kalibangan

Ans : (c) Mohenjodaro

Qns 25: Which among the following pairs is not correct?

(a) Labour Residence – Harappa
(b) Granary – Mohenjodaro
(c) Assembly Hall – Kalibangan
(d) Copper axe – Ropad

Ans : (c) Assembly Hall – Kalibangan

Qns 26: Remains of which animal have not been discovered in the Indus Valley Civilisation?

(a) Lion
(b) Horse
(c) Cow
(d) Elephant

Ans : (a) Lion

Qns 27: One of the following sites from where the famous Bull-seal of Indus Valley Civilisation was found

(a) Harappa
(b) Chanhudaro
(c) Lothal
(d) Mohenjodaro

Ans : (a) Harappa

Qns 28: Harappan people were first in which production?

(a) Coins
(b) Cotton
(c) Copper tools
(d) Wheat

Ans : (b) Cotton

Qns 29: The earliest evidence of silver in India is found in the

(a) Harappan culture
(b) Chalcolithic cultures of Western India
(c) Vedic texts
(d) Silver Punch-marked coin

Ans : (a) Harappan culture

Qns 30: The Indus valley people worshipped

(a) Shiva
(b) Indra and Varun
(c) Brahma
(d) Vishnu

Ans : (a) Shiva

Qns 31: The first ancient Civilisation to develop the art of writing in a proper system was

(a) Indus
(b) Egypt
(c) Sumerian
(d) China

Ans : (c) Sumerian

Qns 32: Which of the following is not an Indus Valley Civilisation site?

(a) Kalibangan
(b) Ropar
(c) Patliputra
(d) Lothal

Ans : (c) Patliputra

Qns 33: The largest site of Harappan in India is

(a) Alamgirpur
(b) Kalibangan
(c) Lothal
(d) Rakhigarhi

Ans : (d) Rakhigarhi

Qns 34: Which of the following is not correctly matched?

(a) Alamgirpur – Uttar Pradesh
(b) Lothal – Gujarat
(c) Kalibangan – Haryana
(d) Ropar – Punjab

Ans : (c) Kalibangan – Haryana

Qns 35: Which of the following Civilisations flourished on the bank of River Nile?

(a) Roman Civilisation
(b) Indus Valley Civilisation
(c) Greak Civilisation
(d) Egyptian Civilisation

Ans : (d) Egyptian Civilisation
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