DPPH-7 February

Objective Problems:

1. Consider the following statements about the Indus Valley Civilization:

i. The largest number of Harappan sites has been found on the bank of the river Indus.

ii. Sites such as Kalibangan and Lothal had fire altars, where sacrifices may have been performed.

iii. The tools and metals provide the idea of the specialised artisans.

iv. The dock yards have been found at Lothal, Dholavira and Mohenjodaro.

v. Some sites like Mohenjodaro, Harappa, and Lothal had elaborate store houses.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) i, ii and v

(b) i, ii, iii and v

(c) ii, iii and v

(d) All are correct

2. Consider the following statements about the Harappan Civilization?

i. Chahnudaro was the biggest industrial site of Harappan Civilization.

ii. The Harappans made seals out of stone. These are generally rectangular and usually have an animal carved on them.

iii. Oxen, Buffaloes and goats were domesticated animals in Indus Valley Civilization.

iv. People of Indus Valley Civilization did not practice agriculture

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) i, ii and iii

(b) i, ii, iii and v

(c) i, ii and iii

(d) ii and iii

3. Which animal is most frequently depicted on the Harappan seals?

(a) Horse

(b) Lion

(c) Rhino

(d) Unicorn

4. A recent report by the Archaeological Survey of India claims that:

i. Bhirrana is the oldest Harappan site

iii. Mehrgarh is the oldest Harappan site

iii. Rakhigarhi the biggest Harappan site

iv. Modenjodaro is the biggest Harappan site.

Correct answers are:

(a) i and iii

(b) i and iv

(c) ii and iii

(d) ii and iv

5. Consider the following statements:

i. A stone statue, probably of a priest, are found from Mohenjodaro shows him wearing an embroidered garment.

ii. The Harappan bricks were made in a particular ratio.

iii. For small measurement binary system and for big measurement decimal system were used in harappa.

iv. Recurrent Floods were not the reason of the end of Harappan Civilisation.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) i and iii
(b) ii and iv
(c) i, ii and iii
(d) All are correct

6. Consider the following statements:

A. Chanhudaro was an Harappan site which had no citadel?

B. Chanhudaro was famous for bead making shop.

Which of the following is correct option?

(a) Only A is correct

(b) Only B is correct

(c) Both A and B are correct

(d) None are correct

7. Match the following
(A) Horse bones                                                    (i) Daimabad Alamgirpur
(B) Stone cut water Reservoir                      (ii) Mohanjodaro
(C) Pashupati Mahadev Seal                          (iii) Surkotada
(D) Absence of seal                                              (iv) Dholavira

(A) (B) (C) (D)
(a) (iv) (iii) (i) (ii)
(b) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)
(c) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
(d) (iii) (iv) (ii) (i)

8. Which of the following is wrong?

(a) Microliths were used to make composite tools because they were able to economize raw materials.

(b) Experiments in the realm of domestication of animals and cultivation of plants were made in Mesolithic period

(c) The Harappan bricks were mainly made in an open mould.

(d) Decline of Harappan city was sudden because of Aryan invasion.

9. In which Age, human passed from the stage of food gathering to the food producing:

(a) Palaeolithic Age

(b) Chalcolithic Age

(c) Mesolithic Age

(d) Neolithic Age

10. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the code given below:

List-I                       List-II

A. Paleolithic        i. Ground stone tools

B. Mesolithic        ii. Flaked stone tools

C. Upper Paleolithic  iii. Microlithic tools

D. Neolithic           iv. Rock painting

A   B   C   D

(a)  i  iv  ii  iii

(b)  ii  iii  iv  i

(c)  iv  iii  i  ii

(d)  ii  iii  i  iv

Mains Questions (For GS and Optional):

Q.1 Write a brief notes  on “The burial customs in the Indus Valley Civilization.” [200 words]





Q.2 What were the main features of the religion of the Indus Valley Civilization? [200 words]