Indian History GK – Ancient, Medieval, Modern

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Indian History GK Part – 2

21. The Indus Valley Civilization flourished during-

(a) 5000-3500 B.C. 

(b) 3000-1500 B.C.

(c) 2500-1750 B.C.

(d) 1500-500 B.C.

Ans:- (b) 3000-1500 B.C.

22. Which of the following animals were domesticated by the Marappans ?

(a) Goat, oxen, pig, buffalo

(b) Oxen, elephant horse, pig

(c) Buffalo, sheep, dog, pig

(d) Camel oxen, buffalo, pig

Ans:-(c) Buffalo, sheep, dog, pig.

23. The tools and weapons of Harappan Civilization were mostly made of

(a) Stone

(b) Copper and bronze

(c) Copper and bronze

(d) Stone and copper

Ans:-(c) Copper and bronze.

24. The main channels of our knowledge about the Indus Valley Civilization are ?

(a) Inscriptions

(b) Coins

(c) Palm and barch leaf manuscripts

(d) Archaeological excavations

Ans:-(d) Archaeological excavations.

25. The Stone Age people had the first domestic

(a) Asses

(b) Dogs

(c) Horses

(d) Sheep

Ans:- (d) Sheep.

26. Which one of the following archaeologists 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

Ans:- (a) Rakhal Das Banerji.

27. Which one of the following was not an Indus Valley Civilization site ?

(a) Sukatagendor

(b) Patliputra

(c) Lothal

(d) Rangpur

Ans:- (b) Patliputra.

28. Which one of the following elements of Hinduism was practised in the indus Valley Civilization ?

(a) Worshipping cows 

(b) Cult of Shiva

(c) Idol worship

(d) Wearing of sacred threads

Ans:- (b) Cult of Shiva.

29. Which of the following metals was not known to Indus Valley people ?

(a) Bronze

(b) None of these

(c) Iron

(d) Copper

Ans:- (c) Iron.

30. Nomad man started settling in

(a) Palaeolithic Age

(b) None of these

(c) Mesolithic Age 

(d) Neolithic Age

Ans:- (d) Neolithic Age

31. The Great Bath of the Indus Valley Civilization was discovered in-

(a) Mohenjodaro

(b) Ropar

(c) Harappa

(d) Lothal

Ans:- (a) Mohenjodaro.

32. 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

Ans:- (c) Nature worship.

33. Which of the following Indus Valley sites is now in Pakistan ?

(a) Alamgirpur

(b) Harappa

(c) Kalibangan

(d) Lothal

Ans:- (b) Harappa.

34. The Harappan site showing evidence of two cultural phases, Harappan and pre-Harappan is-

(a) Kalibangan

(b) Banwali

(c) Mohenjodaro 

(d) Chanhu-daro

Ans:- (a) Kalibangan.

35. 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

Ans:- (d) Harappan Culture.

36. 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

Ans:- (c) Metal Age.

37. The Indus Valley Civilization is known as Aryan Civilization because of the evidence of

(a) Copper

(b) Pottery

(c) Script

(d) Art

Ans:- (c) Script.

38. 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

Ans:- (a) Neolithic Age.

39. The greatest invention of man in palaeolithic was

(a) Potter’s wheel

(b) Spinning of cloth

(c) Metal implements

(d) Fire

Ans:- (d) Fire.

40. The script of Indus Valley Civilization was

(a) Undeciphered

(b) Dravidian

(c) Persian

(d) Sanskrit

Ans:- (b) Dravidian.

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