Thursday, August 06, 2015

Harappa and Indus Valley Civilization Previous Year Questions with detailed Solutions Part One

Question 1. The Harappan Civilization was discovered in the year (SSC GRADUATE 2004)

(a) 1901
(b) 1921
(c) 1935
(d) 1942

Question 2. Lothal is a site where dockyard of which of the following civilization were found ? (SSC Section Officer (Aud.) 2006)

(a) Indus Valley
(b) Mesopotamian
(c) Egyptian
(d) Persian

Question 3. The people of the Indus Valley Civilization usually built their houses of (SSC Section Officer (Aud.) 2008)

(a) Pucca Bricks
(b) Stone
(c) Wood
(d) All of these

Question 4. The Indus Valley people traded with the (SCRA 2000)

(a) Chinese
(b) Mesopotamians
(c) Parthians
(d) Romans

Question 5. The Indus Valley Civilization was Non-Aryan because (RRB Mumbai Supervisor/IESM 2006)

(a) it was urban
(b) it has a pictographic script
(c) it had an agricultural economy
(d) it extended upto the Narmada Valley

Answer 1. (b) Harappa was the first discovered site of the Indus Valley Civilization and was situated on the bank of River Ravi. It was discovered in 1921 by archaeologists Dr. Sahni and Dr. R.D. Banerjee. It lies in present day Punjab of Pakistan country.

Answer 2. (a) The Answer is Indus Valley Civilization. Lothal city of Indus Valley Civilization was divided in 6 sections and each section had a wide platform of earthen bricks. A bead making factory and a seal of Iron has also been found at Lothal. Houses in Lothal had entry from the main street whereas at other sites of Indus Valley Civilization lateral entry was there.

Answer 3. (a) Answer is Pucca Bricks

Answer 4. (b) Trade Links with Mesopotamia were prevalent in Indus Valley Civilization.

Answer 5. (a) The sites excavated in the Indus Valley Civilization had cities with developed brick houses, drainage system, the monumental citadels. All this proves that Indus Valley Civilization was very much urban in nature whereas no such features have been found in Aryan times. Agriculture as a means of livelihood and occupation was common to both Indus Valley Civilization and Aryans.

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