June 12, 2024
Consider the following statements:
1. The Lothal is the Indus Valley Civilization site in Gujrat famous for the world’s earliest known dockyard.
2. The Lothal site has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019.
3. The National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC) is proposed to be built at Lothal.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 1 and 3 only
  • (C) 2 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
The Harappan or Indus Valley Civilisation flourished during the age.
  • (A) Megalithic
  • (B) Paleolithic
  • (C) Neolithic
  • (D) Chalcolithic
The first metal to be extensively used by the people in India was
  • (A) Bronze
  • (B) Copper
  • (C) Iron
  • (D) Tin
Which of the following civilisations is not associated with the Harappan Civilisation?
  • (A) Mesopotamian
  • (B) Egyptian
  • (C) Sumerian
  • (D) Chinese
Of the following scholars who was the first to discover first full site/city of Harappan Civilisation?
  • (A) Sir John Marshall
  • (B) RD Banerji
  • (C) A Cunningham
  • (D) Daya Ram Sahani
The Harappan Civilisation achieved far greater advancement than Sumer, Elam etc. on account of its
  • (A) Town planning
  • (B) Metal working
  • (C) Weights and measures
  • (D) Seals and figures
The town planning in the Harappan Civilisation was inspired by a regard for
  • (A) Beauty and utility
  • (B) Uniformity
  • (C) Sanitation and public health
  • (D) Demographic factor
Match the location of the following Harappan sites:
List: 1 (Sites) - List: 2 (States)
A. Ropar - i. Uttar Pradesh
B. Alamgirpur - ii. Punjab
C. Kalibangan - iii. Gujarat
D. Dholavira - iv. Rajasthan
E. Banawali - v. Haryana
  • (A) A-ii, B-i, C-iv, D-iii, E-v
  • (B) A-i, B-ii, C-iii, D-iv, E-v
  • (C) A-ii, B-i, C-iii, D-iv, E-v
  • (D) A-ii, B-iii, C-i, D-v, E-iv
The date of the Harappan Civilisation (2600-1750 BC) has been fixed on the basis of
  • (A) Pottery design
  • (B) Stratification
  • (C) Aryan invasion
  • (D) Radio Carbon-14 dating
Most of the large Harappan towns had for fortifications which served the purpose of
  • (A) Safety from robbers
  • (B) Protection against cattle raiders
  • (C) Protection against floods
  • (D) All the above
The utensils of the Indus Valley people were mainly made of
  • (A) Clay
  • (B) Copper
  • (C) Bronze
  • (D) Brass
Which of the following metals was not known to the Indus valley people?
  • (A) Gold
  • (B) Silver
  • (C) Copper
  • (D) Iron
Which of the following objects was not worshipped by the Indus valley people
  • (A) Mother Goddess
  • (B) Pashupati Shiva
  • (C) Trees such as Peepal and Acacia
  • (D) Trimurti
At which of the following Harappan sites has a supposed dockyard been found?
  • (A) Kalibangan
  • (B) Lothal
  • (C) Suktagendor
  • (D) Sotka Koli
The Economy of the Indus Valley people was based on?
  • (A) Agriculture
  • (B) Trade and Commerce
  • (C) Crafts
  • (D) All the above

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