General Studies: Important for Exam: Indian History MCQ Part 25

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Q. The modest important source of our information on ancient India’s cultural history are:

(a) Archaeological excavations

(b) Antiquities and monuments’

(c) Literature and epics

(d) Inscriptions and coins

Q. The unique feature of Indian culture is its:

(a) Antiquity

(b) Richness

(c) Continuity

(d) Unity in diversity

Q. Indi’s cultural history leading to a cultural continuity begins with the:

(a) Paleolithic age

(b) Neolithic age

(c) Rig Vedic age

(d) Harappan civilization

Q. The Harappan or Indus civilization flourished during the ----------------age.

(a) Megalithic

(b) Paleolithic

(c) Neolithic

(d) Chalcolithic

Q. The first metal to be extensively used by the people in India was:

(a) Bronze

(b) Copper

(c) Iron

(d) Tin

Q. Which of the following civilizations is not associated with the Harappan civilization?

(a) Mesopotamian

(b) Egyptian

(c) Sumerian

(d) Chinese

Q. 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) Diya Ram Sahni

Q. After the partition of India, the largest number of Harappan towns and settlements have been found in:

(a) Punjab

(b) Haryana

(c) Uttar Pradesh

(d) Gujarat

Q. The Harappan civilization achieved far greater advancement than Sumer, Elam, etc. on account of it’s:

(a) Town planning

(b) Metal working

(c) Weights and measures

(d) Seals and figures

(e) All the above

Q. The town planning in the Harappan civilization was inspired by a regard for:

(a) Beauty and utility

(b) Uniformity

(c) Sanitation and public health

(d) Demographic factor

Q. The Indus or Harappan civilization is distinguished from the other contemporary civilizations by its:

(a) Town planning

(b) Underground drainage system

(c) Uniformity of weights and measures

(d) Large agricultural surplus

(e) All the above

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