Ancient History Multiple Choice Questions Page-7

Question 73. The first metal used by man was

(A) Gold
(B) Silver
(C) Copper
(D) Iron

[RAS/RTS (Pre) 2012]

Ans:  (C) Copper   

Question 74. Which of the following is a Harappan port?

(A) Alexandria
(B) Lothal
(C) Mahasthangarh
(D) Nagapattinam

[53rd to 55th BPSC (Pre) 2011]

Ans:  (B) Lothal   

Question 75. Which of the following statements about the Indus civilization is not true?

(A) Accurate drainage system in cities
(B) Trade and commerce were in an advanced stage
(C) Worshipping of Mother Goddess
(D) People knew about iron

[UPPCS (Pre) 1992]

Ans:  (D) People knew about iron   

Question 76. The first ancient civilization to develop the art of writing in a proper system was?

(A) Indus
(B) Egypt
(C) Sumerian
(D) China

[RAS/RTS (Pre) 1992]

Ans:  (C) Sumerian   

Question 77. Which one of the following animals is not depicted on the Harappan seal?

(A) Bull
(B) Elephant
(C) Horse
(D) Sheep

[UPPCS (Spl) (Mains) 2009]

Ans:  (C) Horse    

Question 78. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?

(A) Harappa – Daya Ram Sahni
(B) Lothal – S.R. Rao
(C) Surkotada – J.P. Joshi
(D) Dholavira – B.K. Thapar

[UPPCS (Mains) 2006]

Ans:  (D) Dholavira – B.K. Thapar   

Question 79. A horned deity engraved on a terracotta cake has been recovered from

(A) Banawali
(B) Kalibangan
(C) Lothal
(D) Surkotada

[UP Lower (Spl) (Pre) 2008]

Ans:  (B) Kalibangan   

Question 80. Which one of the following animals was not represented on the seals and terracotta art of the Harappan culture?

(A) Cow
(B) Elephant
(C) Rhinoceros
(D) Tiger

[IAS (Pre) 2001]

Ans:  (A) Cow   

Question 81. The Indus valley people worshipped

(A) Shiva
(B) Indra and Varun
(C) Brahma
(D) Vishnu

[Uttarakhand PCS (Mains) 2006]

Ans:  (A) Shiva   

Question 82. The source of knowledge about Harappan culture is

(A) Rock edicts
(B) Writing in terracotta seals
(C) Archaeological excavations
(D) All of the above

[UPPCS (Pre) 1994, 96]

Ans:  (C) Archaeological excavations   

Question 83. The first archaeologist who excavated Harappa, but could not recognize its significance, was

(A) A. Cunningham
(B) Sir John Marshall
(C) Mortimer Wheeler
(D) George F. Dales

[UPPCS (Mains) 2006]

Ans:  (A) A. Cunningham  

Question 84. Which of the following throw light on Harappan culture?

(A) Inscription
(B) Archaeological excavations
(C) Handwriting seals on the utensils
(D) Religious books

[UPPCS (Pre) 1993]

Ans:  (B) Archaeological excavations   

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