Indus Valley Civilization Objective GK For OPSC- Free PDF

Indus Valley Civilization Objective GK For OPSC- Free PDF

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Indus Valley Civilization Objective GK
Indus Valley Civilization Objective GK

1. The Social System of the Harappans was:
(A) Fairly egalitarian (B) Slave-Labour based
(C) Colour Varna based (D) Caste based
Ans. (A) [SSC CGL 1999]
Exp: i) The Social System of Harappan was fairly egalitarian (equality and equal rights).
ii) No signs of slave tradition or Varna system have been found.

2. Which statement on the Harappan Civilization is correct?
(A) Horse sacrifice was known to them.
(B) Cow was sacred to them.
(C) ‘Pashupati’ was venerated by them.
(D) The culture was generally static.
Ans. (C) [SSC CGL 1999]
Exp: Harappan’s people worshiped Pashupati (Modern Shiva.

3. Out of the following remains excavated in Indus Valley, which one indicates the commercial and economic development?
(A) The Pottery (B) Seals
(C) The boats (D) The houses
Ans. (B) [SSC CPO SI 2003]
Exp : More than 2000 seals were excavated from Harappan sites. These seals were made of soapstone, terracotta and copper. Harappan seals also found in Mesopotamia.

4. The earliest city discovered in India was
(A) Harappa (B) Punjab
(C) Mohenjo Daro (D) Sindh
Ans. (A) [SSC CPO SI 2003]
Exp: i) Harappa is an important site of Indus valley Civilization.
ii) It is situated at the present day Sahiwal district of Punjab, Pakistan.
iii) The first Harappan sites were discovered by Dr. D.R. Sahni and Dr. R.D. Banarjee in 1921.

5. Which among the following has not been found in the excavation of Harappan sites?
(A) Drains and well (B) Fort
(C) Reservoirs (D) Temple with Shikhar
Ans. (D) [SSC Sec. Officer (Audit) 2003]
Exp : No temples have been excavated from the sites of Harappan Civilization. They used to worship ‘Mother and Pashupati Maharaj. Yoni and Lingam worship culture was also prevelant in Harappa.

6. The Harappan Civilization was discovered in the year:
(A) 1935 (B) 1942
(C) 1921 (D) 1922
Ans. (C) [SSC CGL 2004]
Exp : First Harappan civilization was discovered in 1921.

7. The organic relationship between the ancient culture of the Indus Valley and Hinduism of today is proved by the worship of
(A) Pashupati, Indra and the Mother Goddess
(B) Stones, trees and animals
(C) Vishnu and Lakshmi (D) Siva and Sakti
Ans. (B) [SSC Tax Asst. (Income Tax)]
Exp: Like Harappan Civilization we worshiped stones, trees and animals in modern Hinduism in various form.

8. Which was the only Indus site with an artificial brick dockyard?
(A) Lothal (B) Kalibangan
(C) Harappa (D) Mohenjo Daro
Ans. (A) (SSC CGL 2016)
Exp: Lothal was the port city of Indus Valley Civilization. It was located at Saragwala, Gujarat. A massive dockyard was found at Lothal which is supposed to be the earliest dock in the history of the world.

9. Which of the following domesticated animals was absent in the terracottas of the Indus civi lization?
(A) Buffalo (B) Sheep
(C) Cow (D) Pig
Ans. (C) [SSC CGL 2005]
Exp: The terracotta figurines excavated at Harappan site had images of oxen, buffaloes, pigs, goat, sheep and humped bull. Cow was famous in vedic culture.

10. Which was the only Indus city without a citadel?
(A) Kalibangan (B) Harappa
(C) Mohenjodaro (D) Chanhudaro
Ans. (D) [SSC CGL 2005]
Exp: Chanhudaro was the only Indus city without a citadel.

11. The essential feature of the Indus Valley Civi lization was
(A) worship of forces of nature
(B) organised city life
(C) pastoral farming (D) caste society
Ans. (B) [SSC CGL 2007]
Exp: The Indus valley civilization had advanced urban culture, proper town planning and wide roads cutting each other at 90°. Indus valley civilization

12. The people of the Indus Valley Civilization usu ally built their houses of
(A) Burnt bricks (B) Stone
(C) Wood (D) All of the above
Ans. (A)
Exp: Indus Valley civilization had urban culture. The house were made of burnt bricks.

13. The first metal used by man was
(A) Aluminium (B) Copper
(C) Iron (D) Silver
Ans. (B)
Exp : The first metal used by man was Copper.

14. The striking feature of the Indus Valley Civi lization was
(A) Urban Civilization (B) Agrarian Civilization
(C) Mesolithic Civilization
(D) Paleolithic Civilization
Ans. (A)

15. Which of the following scholars, who was the first to discover the traces of the Harappan Civilization?
(A) Sir Johan Marshall (B) R.D. Banerjee
(C) A. Cunningham (D) Daya Ram Sahani
Ans. (C) [SSC Combined Matric Level 1999]
Exp : In 1875, the first Indus Valley seal was studied and published by Alexander Cunnigham. He was the Director General of Archeological Survey of North India.

16. Kalibangan is situated in-
(A) Uttar Pradesh (B) Sindh
(C) Rajasthan (D) Gujarat
Ans. (C) [SSC Combined Matric Level 1999, 2002]
Exp : Kalibangan is a Harappan site. It is situated on the bank of river Ghaggar at district Hanumangarh (Rajasthan).

17. Who amongst the following is associated with the study of the Harappan Civilization?
(A) Charles Mason (B) Cunningham
(C) M. Wheeler (D) M.S. Vats
Ans. (D) [SSC Combined Matric Level 2000]
Exp : Madho Swarup Vats was an Indian Archaeologist. He supervised the excavations at Mohenjodaro from 1924. He wrote a book “Being an Account of Archaelogical Excavations at Harappa” Carried out between the years 1920-21 and 1933-34.

18. The Harappans were the earliest people to pro duce-
(A) Seals (B) Bronze implements
(C) Cotton (D) Barely
Ans. (C) [SSC Combined Matric Level 2001]
Exp : The Indus valley civilization is considered the birthplace of cotton. The Harappans were the first to produce and spin cotton. Yarns of spin – cotton were excavated at Mohenjodaro.

19. Which of the following materials was mainly used in the manufacturing of Harappan seals?
(A) Terracotta (B) Bronze
(C) Copper (D) Iron
Ans. (A) [SSC Combined Matric Level 2002]
Exp: Most of the Harappan seals were made up of terracotta on which inscriptions and animals engraved on them.

20. The language from which the term ‘India’ is derived is-
(A) English (B) Greek
(C) Persian (D) Arabic
Ans. (C) [SSC Combined Matric Level 2006]
Exp : The term ‘India’ was derived from word ‘Indus’ of old Persian Language.

21. Harappa is situated on the bank of the river:
(A) Ganga (B) Ravi
(C) Yamuna (D) Sindhu
Ans. (B) [SSC Steno. Grade C and D 2010]
Exp : Harappan is the most important site of Indus Valley civilization situated in Punjab, Pakistan on the banks of former course of River Ravi.

22. The Great Bath of Indus Valley Civilization is found at-
(A) Harappa (B) Mohenjodaro
(C) Ropar (D) Kalibangan
Ans. (B) [SSC CHSL 2011]
Exp: The Great Bath of Indus Valley civilization is found at Mohenjodaro.

23. Which was the backbone of Indus Economy?
(A) Agriculture (B) Trade
(C) Wheel Made (D) Carpentry
Ans. (A) [SSC CHSL 2014]
Exp: The Indus economy was based on Agriculture and Agricultural Surplus.

24. Name the oldest civilization
(A) Indus Valley civilization
(B) Mesopotamian civlization
(C) Egyptian civilization
(D) Chandragupta Vikramaditya
Ans. (B) [SSC CHSL 2014]
Exp: The order of Civilization is:- Mesopotamian Civilization, Egyptian civilization, Indus Valley civilization, Chandragupta Vikramaditya.

25. One of the following Indus Valley sites is in Pakistan-
(A) Lothal (B) Kalibangan
(C) Alamgirpur (D) Harappa
Ans. (D) [SSC CGl 2015]
Exp: Lothal – Gujrat Kalibangan – Rajasthan
Alamgirpur – Uttar Pradesh
Harappa – Pakistan

26. The people of the Indus valley civilization worshipped
(A) Vishnu (B) Pashupati
(C) Indra (D) Brahma
Ans.(B) (SSC CGL Tier-I 2016)
Exp: The people of Indus Valley worshipped Pashupati Shiva also called Protoshiva.

28. How were the streets of cities in Indus Valley Civilization?
(A) Wide and Straight (B) Narrow and Unhygienic
(C) Slippery (D) Narrow and Curved.
Ans. (A) [SSC FCI 2012]
Exp: Indus Valley civilization had system of wide roads running straight from north to south and east to west cutting each other at 90°

29. The Ruins of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro were found on which of the following river bank?
(A) Ravi (B) Indus
(C) Beas (D) a and b both
Ans. (D) [SSC Stenographer (grade (D) Exam 2010]
Exp: Mohenjodaro was located the west of Indus river in Sindh, Pakistan. City of Harappan was located near the Ravi river, in Punjab, Pakistan.

30. Which is the script of Indus Valley Civilization?
(A) Tamil (B) Kharshthi
(C) Unknown (D) Brahmi
Ans. (C) [SSC CHSL 2013]
Exp: Seals found during excavation of Indus Valley civilization had symbolic (pictographic) script which has not been deciphered yet.

31. Which was the only city of the Indus without fortification?
(A) Kalibangan (B) Harappa
(C) Mohanjodaro (D) Chanhudaro
Ans. (D) [SSC CGL 2005]
Exp: Citadels or fortified upper towns were part of town planning of Indus Valley civilization. Chanhudaro was the only city without citadel.

32. Which was the biggest building in Mohanjodaro?
(A) Great Bath (B) Granary
(C) Huge Hall (D) Two Story Building
Ans. (B) [SSC FCI 2012]
Exp : The Great Granary of Mohenjodaro was the largest building of the town. It was 45.71 m high and 15.25 m wide.

33. The Great bath was found at –
(A) Harappa (B) Lothal
(C) Chanhudaro (D)Mohanjodaro
Ans. (D) [SSC CHSL 2015]
Exp : The ‘Great Bath’ was found at Mohenjodaro. It was public water tank used for religious purposes. It had a set of staircase on two sides that lead down into the
tank. There was also a changing room along the bath.

34. Whose statue was an important creation of the people of Indus Valley Civilization?
(A) Natraj (B) Dancing Girl
(C) Buddha (D) Narasimha
Ans. (B) [SSC CHSL, 2006]
Exp:A nude bronze statue of a ‘dancing girl’ was found at Mohenjodaro. The Girl was in dancing position and was wearing a no. of bangles in her both hands.

35. The worship of Mother goddess was related-
(A) With the Aryan Civilization
(B) With the Mediterranean Civilization
(C) With the Indus Valley Civilization
(D) With the Vedic Civilization
Ans. (C) [SSC FCI 2012]
Exp : A large no. of Mother Goddess terracotta figurines have been excavated from Mohenjodaro are evident of the fact that the Mother Goddess was the chief deity of the people of Indus Valley civilization.

36. What was the strength of Indus economy?
(A) Agriculture (B) Business
(C) Pottery (D) Crockery
Ans. (A) SSC CHSL 2014]
Exp: Agriculture was the main strength of Indus economy. They produced wheat, barley, dates sesame etc. Indus people were first to grow cotton in the world. The fertile soil due to
inundation of Indus river and the wooden ploughshare and stone sickle used for Ploughing and harvesting helped growth of agriculture in Indus civilization.

37. Which of the following has not been found in the excavation in Terracotta of Indus Valley sites?
(A) Buffalo (B) Sheep (C) Cow (D) Pig
Ans. (C) [SSC CGL 2015]
Exp : Cow was related to vedic culture not from Indus Valley civilization.

38. The people of the Indus Valley civilization worshipped_______.
(A) Vishnu (B) Pashupati
(C) Indra (D) Brahma
Ans: (B) [SSC CGL 2016]
Exp: Pashupati Mahadeva was the chief male diety of people of Indus valley civilization. The Pashupati seal found at Mohanjodaro has an image of Pashupati Mahadeva with three face, two horns, sitting on a low throne. He is surrounded by a tiger, a rhino, a buffalo and an elephant, with two deers near his feet