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MCQs - Lesson 1
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It contains 10 MCQs on Lesson 1 of Themes in Indian History Part 1

Shrutidhara Dutta
B.A ( History) Hons , Lady Shri Ram College, Cleared UGC - CBSE NET in History, Interview Stage - Assam Civil Service Exam

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  1. MCQs Lesson1 Presented by : Shrutidhara Dutta

  2. About Me Shrutidhara Dutta B.A History) Hons - Lady Shri Ram College. M.A ( History) Hons - Faculty of Social Sciences, Delhi University Cleared UGC-CBSE NET in History. Interview stage Assam Civil Service exam. UPSC Aspirant Hobbies: reading books, singing, cooking. Rate , Review and Recommend Follow me on :

  3. Question 1 The Harappan Seals were mainly made up of a) Gold b) Copper c) Steatite d) Silver

  4. Answer - C "The Harappan seals were mainly made up of a stone called Steatite The seals contain animal motifs and signs from a script that remains undeciphered The seals and sealings were used to facilitate long distance communication"

  5. Question 2 Which among the following was not one among the popular grains found at Harappan sites a) Rice b) Wheat c) Millet Barley

  6. Answer - a "Grains found at Harappan sites include wheat, barley, lentil, chickpea and sesame. Millets are found from sites in Gujarat. Finds of rice are relatively rare. Animal bones found at Harappan sites include those of cattle, sheep, goat, buffalo and pig. Bones of wild species such as boar, deer and gharial are also found. Bones of fish and fowi are also found"

  7. Question 3 Consider the following statements: 1. Harappans were not familiar with the bull 2. Terracotta models of plough have been found at Banawali Which of the statements given above is /are correct a) only b) 2 only c) Both 1 and 2 d) Neither 1 nor 2

  8. Answer - b "The prevalence of agriculture in the Indus Valley Civilisation is indicated by finds of grain. Representations on seals and terracotta sculpture indicate that the bull was known, and archaeologists extrapolate from this that oxen were used for ploughing. Terracotta models of the plough have been found at sites in Cholistan and at Banawali (Haryana). Archaeologists have also found evidence of a ploughed field at Kalibangan (Rajasthan) The field had two sets of furrows at right angles to each other, suggesting that two different crops were grown together"

  9. "Most Harappan sites were located in semi-arid lands, where irrigation was probably required for agriculture Traces of canals have been found at the Harappan site of Shortughai in Afghanistan, but not in Punjab or Sind Water drawn from wells was used for irrigation. been used to store water for agriculture"

  10. Question 4 * The Harappan site called Chanhudaro was famous for its a) Agriculture b) Craft Production o Water Harvesting d) Trade

  11. Answer - b "Chanhudaro was mainly famous for its craft production, including bead-making, shell-cutting, metal-working, seal- making and weight-making Nageshwar and Balakot were specialised centres for making shell objects - including bangles, ladles and inlay However, apart from small and specialised centres, craft production was also undertaken in large cities such as Mohenjodaro and Harappa."

  12. Question 5 Consider the following pairs: Lapis Lazuli - Lothal 2. Copper - Rajasthan 3. Carnelian - Bharuch Select the correct codes a) 1, 2,3 b) 1 and 2 c) 2 and 3 d) 1 and 3

  13. Question 6 With reference to the Harappan Script, consider the following The script was written from left to right 2. The Script was Alphabetical Which of the statements given above is /are correct a) only b) 2 only c) Both 1 and 2 d) Neither 1 nor 2

  14. Answer - a In the Indus Valley Civilisation, "the exchanges were regulated by a precise system of weights, usually made of a stone called chert and generally cubical with no markings The lower denominations of the weights were binary (1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, etc. up to 12,800), while the higher denominations followed the decimal system.

  15. Answer - C Lothal S.R Rao Bahawalpur - M.R Mughal Dholavira - R.S Bisht Mohenjodaro - R.D Banerjee Kalibangan - B.B Lal and B.K Thapar , Harappa Daya Ram Sahni

  16. Question 9 The Harappan site of Rakhigarhi is situated in state of India a) Rajasthan b) Gujrat c) Punjab d) Haryana

  17. Answer - d Rakhigarhi - Haryana Kalibangan - Rajasthan Lothal and Dholavira - Gujrat

  18. Question 10 With reference to the Harappan Civilisation, consider the following statements 1. The Citadel was a large area was situated at the eastern part of the town 2. Planned drainage system was a distinctive feature Which of the statements given above is /are correct a) 1 only b) 2 only c) Both 1 and 2 d) Neither 1 nor 2