MCQ on Indus Valley Civilization for SSC, UPSC

Indus Valley Civilization is the first civilization in the Indian region. It is among the ancient civilizations of the world. The civilization was developed on the banks of the Indus river. Here are the MCQ on Indus Valley Civilization. This quiz is based on repeatedly asked questions in UPSC, WBCS, SSC, RRB NTPC, PSC.

 

  1. Which of the following is the first discovered site in the Indus Civilization?
    1. Mohenjo-Daro
    2. Harappa
    3. Kalibanga
    4. Dholavira

Ans: Harappa

Explanation: Daya Ram Sahani excavated Harappa in 1921 on the left bank of the Ravi river.

  1. Who excavated the site of Mohenjo-Daro?
    1. Rakhal Das Banerjee
    2. D. Sharma
    3. Daya Ram Sahani
    4. G. Majumdar

Ans: Rakhal Das Banerjee

Explanation: Rakhal Das Banerjee excavated the site of Mohenjo-Daro in 1922 on the right bank of the Indus river.

  1. Which is the latest found site in the Indus Civilization?
    1. Surkotada
    2. Kalibanga
    3. Dholavira
    4. Lothal

Ans: Dholavira

Explanation: M.S. Vats and B.B. Lal excavated the site of Dholavira in the Kachch area in Gujarat, India.

  1. Which is the largest site of the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Harappa
    2. Dholavira
    3. Mohenjo-Daro
    4. Surkotada

Ans: Mohenjo-Daro

  1. Which is the largest site of the Indus Valley Civilization in India?
    1. Mohenjo-Daro
    2. Harappa
    3. Surkotada
    4. Dholavira

Ans: Dholavira

Explanation: Dholavira / Rakhigarhi is the largest site of Indus Valley Civilization in India.

  1. Which of the following means “Mound of the Dead”?
    1. Mohenjo-Daro
    2. Kalibangan
    3. Dholavira
    4. Lothal

Ans: Mohenjo-Daro

  1. Which of the following means “Bangles of black colour”?
    1. Chanhu-Daro
    2. Harappa
    3. Dholavira
    4. Kalibangan

Ans: Kalibangan

  1. Where was the stair-cut water reservoir found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Rangpur
    2. Lothal
    3. Daimabad
    4. Dholavira

Ans: Dholavira

  1. Where was the statue of beard-man found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Mohenjo-Daro
    2. Surkotada
    3. Rangpur
    4. Rakhigarhi

Ans: Mohenjo-Daro

  1. Where were the Assembly Hall and collegiate building found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Chanhu-Daro
    2. Mohenjo-Daro
    3. Balakot
    4. Daimabad

Ans: Mohenjo-Daro

  1. Where was the shell industry found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Banawali
    2. Daimabad
    3. Harappa
    4. Balakot

Ans: Balakot

  1. Where was the bead-making factory found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Chanhu-Daro
    2. Harappa
    3. Surkotada
    4. Banawali

Ans: Chanhu-Daro

  1. Where was the largest number of beads found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Chanhu-Daro
    2. Harappa
    3. Balakot
    4. Mohenjo-Daro

Ans: Harappa

  1. Where were the six types of pottery found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Dholavira
    2. Banawali
    3. Kalibangan
    4. Lothal

Ans: Kalibangan

  1. Where was the vase depicting the folk tale of ‘the Thirsty Crow’ found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Kalibangan
    2. Lothal
    3. Dholavira
    4. Balakot

Ans: Lothal

Explanation: The presence of rabbits, peacocks, ducks, pigeons, wild fowl and monkeys were also found on pottery paintings.

  1. Where was the Bronze industry found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Daimabad
    2. Lothal
    3. Mohenjo-Daro
    4. Chanhu-Daro

Ans: Daimabad

  1. Which metal was discovered in the Harappan site?
    1. Silver
    2. Iron
    3. Gold
    4. Copper

Ans: Copper

  1. Which of the following was/were used for making weapon in Harappa?
    1. Stone
    2. Copper
    3. Bronze
    4. All of these

Ans: All of These

  1. Which of the followings is not contemporary to the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Egypt
    2. Mesopotamia
    3. Sumer

Ans:

  1. Where was the famous Mesopotamian Bull Seal found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Kalibangan
    2. Surkotada
    3. Harappa
    4. Mohenjo-Daro

Ans: Mohenjo-Daro

  1. Which animal was not represented on the seals and terracotta art of Harappan culture?
    1. Tiger
    2. Elephant
    3. Rhinoceros
    4. Cow

Ans: Cow

Explanation: People domesticated cats, dogs, oxen, buffaloes, goats, humped bulls, sheep, pigs, asses, camels.

  1. Where was the terracotta replica of a plough found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Kalibangan
    2. Mohenjo-Daro
    3. Surkotada
    4. Lothal

Ans: Kalibangan

  1. Which animal has not been discovered in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Cow
    2. Tiger
    3. Lion
    4. Elephant

Ans: Lion

Explanation: People had domesticated cats, dogs, oxen, buffaloes, goats, humped bulls, sheep, pigs, asses, camels on a large scale.

  1. Where was the ploughed field found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Lothal
    2. Harappa
    3. Surkotada
    4. Kalibangan

Ans: Kalibangan

  1. Which crop was not known to be grown in Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Rice
    2. Wheat
    3. Pulses
    4. Barley

Ans: Pulses

  1. Which Indus Valley site is known for the earliest cotton cultivation in Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Harappa
    2. Mohenjo-Daro
    3. Lothal
    4. Kalibangan

Ans: Harappa

  1. Where was the evidence of rice cultivation found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa
    2. Lothal and Rangpur
    3. Kalibangan and Balakot
    4. Surkotada and Dholavira

Ans: Lothal and Rangpur

  1. Which of the following building was not found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Great Bath
    2. Water reservoir
    3. Temple
    4. Bead-making factory

Ans: Temple

  1. Which deity was not represented in later Hindu religion? @
    1. Pashupati Mahadeva
    2. Sapta Marikas
    3. Mother Goddess
    4. Unicorn

Ans: Unicorn

  1. Where was the statue of the chief female deity found?
    1. Harappa
    2. Mohenjo-Daro
    3. Surkotada
    4. Daimabad

Ans: Harappa

Explanation: People used to worship Mother goddess, Pashupati Mahadeva or proto Shiva Lingam, Pipal tree, Humped Bull, Dove, Pigeon, Unicorn, stones.

  1. Where was the famous seal of Pashupati Mahadev found?
    1. Harappa
    2. Mohenjo-Daro
    3. Rakhigarhi
    4. Kalibangan

Ans: Mohenjo-Daro

Explanation: People used to worship Mother goddess, Pashupati Mahadeva or proto Shiva Lingam, Pipal tree, Humped Bull, Dove, Pigeon, Unicorn, stones.

  1. Which animal was most common in the Indus seals?
    1. Unicorn and Humpless Bull
    2. Humped Bull and Tiger
    3. Tiger and Elephant
    4. Unicorn, Tiger and Rhinoceros

Ans: Unicorn and Humpless Bull

  1. Who ware considered as ‘Meluha’ in the Indus seals?
    1. Mesopotamians
    2. Sumerians
    3. People from Bahrain
    4. Egyptians

Ans: Mesopotamians

  1. Where was the famous Mesopotamian seal (Bull seal) found?
    1. Kalibangan
    2. Lothal
    3. Daimabad
    4. Mohenjo-Daro

Ans: Mohenjo-Daro

  1. What was the Sandstone dancer found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Rangpur
    2. Rakhigarhi
    3. Banawali
    4. Balakot

Ans: Rangpur

  1. Where was the Dancing girl sculpture found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Mahenjo-Daro
    2. Rangpur
    3. Chanhu-Daro
    4. Surkotada

Ans: Mohenjo-Daro

  1. Where was a dockyard found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Lothal
    2. Dholavira
    3. Kalibangan
    4. Harappa

Ans: Lothal

Explanation: A dockyard and a terracotta model of a ship was found in Lothal.

  1. Where was the ‘The Great Bath’ found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Harappa
    2. Mohenjo-Daro
    3. Kalibangan
    4. Daimabad

Ans: Mohenjo-Daro

Explanation: ‘The Great Bath’ made of burnt bricks was found in Mohenjo-Daro.

  1. Where were the two rows of six granaries found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Harappa
    2. Mohenj-Daro
    3. Kalibangan
    4. Lothal

Ans: Harappa

  1. Where was the circular form of burial practices found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Lothal
    2. Kalibangan
    3. Harappa
    4. Daimabad

Ans: Kalibangan

  1. Where was the pot burial practices found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Kalibangan
    2. Lothal
    3. Surkotada
    4. Mohenjo-Daro

Ans: Surkotada

  1. Where was the double burial practices found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Lothal
    2. Ropar
    3. Harappa
    4. Surkotada

Ans: Lothal

  1. Where was the rectangular form of burial practices found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Kalibangan
    2. Balakot
    3. Mohenjo-Daro
    4. Surkotada

Ans: Kalibangan

  1. Where was the post-cremation form of burial practices found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Kalibangan
    2. Mohenjo-Daro
    3. Harappa
    4. Dholavra

Ans: Mohenjo-Daro

  1. Where was the burial practices of graving dogs with human found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Kalibangan
    2. Ropar
    3. Mohenjo-Daro
    4. Harappa

Ans: Ropar

  1. Where were the remains of horses found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Ropar
    2. Mohenjo-Daro
    3. Surkotada
    4. Daimabad

Ans: Surkotada

  1. Where was the R37 cemetery discovered?
    1. Kalibangan
    2. Harappa
    3. Lothal
    4. Surkotada

Ans: Harappa

Explanation: R37 cemetry, H cemetery, coffin burial and East-West axis cemetery were discovered from the site of Harappa.

  1. Pot burial was practised in which site of the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Lothal
    2. Banawali
    3. Dholavira
    4. Surkotada

Ans: Surkotada

  1. Three forms-complete burial site was discovered in which Indus Valley Civilization site?
    1. Harappa
    2. Daimabad
    3. Rangpur
    4. Mohenjo-Daro

Ans: Mohenjo-Daro

Explanation: Three forms-complete, fractional and post-cremation burial sites were discovered from Mohenjo-Daro.

  1. Who propounded the theory of Epidemic behind the decline of Indus Valley Civilisation?
    1. KVR Kennedy
    2. Marshall and Raikes
    3. Gordan Childe
    4. R L Stein

Ans: KVR Kennedy

 

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