Indus Valley Civilization

  1. Indus Valley Civilization was discovered in:
    1. 1911
    2. 1921
    3. 1931
    4. 1941
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    The Indus Valley was discovered by Dayaram Sahni in 1921. It is one of the word's earliest urban civilizations alongside its contemporaries, Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt. The Indus Valley covers modern day Pakistan and the northwest of India.

    Correct Option: B

    The Indus Valley was discovered by Dayaram Sahni in 1921. It is one of the word's earliest urban civilizations alongside its contemporaries, Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt. The Indus Valley covers modern day Pakistan and the northwest of India.

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  1. The people of Indus Valley Civilization were almost:
    1. Negroid
    2. Porto-Australoid
    3. Mediterranean
    4. Nordic
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    Indus Valley Civilization had been a combination of diverse racial elements. Certain anthropological investigations and examinations of the human remains show that four racial types existed in this civilization namely Porto-Australoid, Mediterranean, Alpinoid and the Mongoloid. Most of the people belonged to Mediterranean race.

    Correct Option: C

    Indus Valley Civilization had been a combination of diverse racial elements. Certain anthropological investigations and examinations of the human remains show that four racial types existed in this civilization namely Porto-Australoid, Mediterranean, Alpinoid and the Mongoloid. Most of the people belonged to Mediterranean race.

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  1. Which metal was unknown to Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. Gold
    2. Silver
    3. Copper
    4. Iron
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    Iron was not know to Indus Valley Civilization people. The first evidence of Iron is found about 1000 B.C. from Ataranjikhera in Etah district.

    Correct Option: D

    Iron was not know to Indus Valley Civilization people. The first evidence of Iron is found about 1000 B.C. from Ataranjikhera in Etah district.

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  1. The nature of Indus Valley Civilization was:
    1. Urban
    2. Rural
    3. Agricultural
    4. None of these
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    Indus Valley Civilization was urbanized, highly developed and sophisticated. The ruins exhibit high level of planning in the cities. Excavations have indicated that the building were built with backed bricks. The streets were well constructed at right angles with an elaborate and covered drainage system. The civilization also had public buildings including the vast granaries and the Great Bath at Mohenjodaro.

    Correct Option: A

    Indus Valley Civilization was urbanized, highly developed and sophisticated. The ruins exhibit high level of planning in the cities. Excavations have indicated that the building were built with backed bricks. The streets were well constructed at right angles with an elaborate and covered drainage system. The civilization also had public buildings including the vast granaries and the Great Bath at Mohenjodaro.

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  1. A statue of bearded man was found at
    1. Harappa
    2. Mohenjodaro
    3. Chanhudaro
    4. Dholavira
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    A well-know piece of art of the Harappan period is a stone sculpture of a bearded man discovered at Mohenjodaro. His eyes are half closed indicating a posture of meditation. Across the left shoulder is an embroidered cloak. In the opinion of some scholars, it could be a bust of a priest.

    Correct Option: B

    A well-know piece of art of the Harappan period is a stone sculpture of a bearded man discovered at Mohenjodaro. His eyes are half closed indicating a posture of meditation. Across the left shoulder is an embroidered cloak. In the opinion of some scholars, it could be a bust of a priest.

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