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Indus Valley Civilization

One Mark Questions:

1.    Name the civilization that flourished in the Indian sub-continent?
A: Indus Valley Civilization or Harappan Civilization.

2.    Who discovered Harappa?
A: Rai Bahadur waigaram sabham

3.    Which is the first Indus Valley site discovered?
A: Harappa

4.    When was the Indus Valley Civilization discovered?
A: In 1921-22

5.    Name the chief of Archaeological Survey of India who led the experts in discovering the Indus Valley Civilization?
A: Sir John Marshall

6.    Name the Harappan site located on the banks of river Indus?
A: Mohenjodaro

7.    Who discovered Mohenjodaro?
A: R. D. Banerjee

8.    Where do you find the Great bath?
A: In Mohenjodaro

9.    Name the most important port of Indus Valley period?
A: Lothal

10.    What is the Indus script called as?
A: Pictographic

11.    What does Mohenjodaro mean?
A: Mound of the Dead

12.    Name the Indus Valley site that was rebuilt seven times?
A: Mohenjodaro

13.    Give the exact date of Indus valley civilization?
2300 to 1750 BC

14.    Where do you find the bronze figure of a “dancing girl” of the Indus Civilization?
A: At Harappa

15.    Where do you find the great granary of the Indus Civilization?
A: At Harappa

16.    Where do you find furrow marks of plungh of the Indus Civilization?
A: Kalibangan

Two Marks Question:

1.    Who discovered Harappa and when?
A: Rai Bahadur Wayaram Sahyam. In 1921

2.    Name some important Indus Valley Sites?
A: Harappa, Mohenjodaro, Kalibangan and Lothal

3.    Name the important Indus sites located in Pakistan?
A: Harappa, Mohenjodaro, Chanhudaro and Balakat.

4.    Name the important Indus sites located in India?
A: Kalibangan, Lothal, Banawali, Daimabad, Surkotada, Rangpur, etc.

5.    Where do you find the dockyard of Indus Civilization and name the state where it is located?
A: Lothal. In Gujarat

6.    Name the tributaries of river Indus, where the Civilization flourished?
A: Ravi, Jhelum, Sutlej, Beas, Chenab and Saraswathi.

7.    Name the crops produced by Indus Civilization?
A: Wheat, barely, peas, mustard, rice and cotton.

8.    Name the sources of study of Indus Civilization?
A: Sites, seeds, Terracotte and Skeletons of the people of the period.

9.    What is a Seal?
A: It is an art of Indus period, made out of steatite or terracotta. It is square or rectangular in shape on which we find figures of humans, animals, birds or plants. They were used as objects of worship. For Ex: The seal Pashupati Mahadeva seals were also used for the purpose of trade and commerce. More than 2000 seals have been found.

10.    Name the sources for studying the religions life in Indus period?
A: Seals and Terracotte figures.

11.    Write a note on Indus Script?
A: Indus script is pictographic. Each symbol stood for some sound, idea or object. Altogether some 450 pictographs have been found, on seals and pottery. The Indus script is the only script in the world undesiphered.

12.    Write a note on Indus pottery?
A: Indus pottery is called as painted red ware with black designs, on the pottery we find drawings of plants, trees, birds, etc.

13.    Name the causes of decline of Indus Civilization?
A: a. Natural calamities like floods, drought and epidemics.
     b. Invention of Aryans

14.     Name the monuments of Indus Civilization?
The Great Bath remains of a palace in Mohenjodaro and the Dockyard in Lothal.






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