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The Pre-Harappan and Harappan Phase

Question 1 : Which one of the following animals was not represented on the seals and terracotta art of the Harappan culture?

a) Cow

b) Elephant

c) Rhinoecerous

d) Tiger

Answer : a

Question 2 : The site of Harappa is located on the bank of river

a) Saraswati

b) Indus

c) Beas

d) Ravi

Answer : d

Question 3 : Which one among the following Indus cities was known for water management?

a) Lothal

b) Mohenjodaro

c) Harappa

d) Dholavira

Answer : d

Question 4 : At which of the following sites the first evidence of the cultivation of cotton has been found?

a) Mohenjodaro

b) Kili-Gul-Muhammad

c) Mehgarh

d) Nal

Answer : d

Question 5 : Megaliths

a) are a certain group of Paleolithic caves

b) is the technical term for pre-historic rock-cut-caves

c) are pre-historic burial monuments

d) are Monoliths belonging to the Neolithic period

Answer : d

Question 6 : From which one of the following regions the earliest evidence of the rice cultivation has come?

a) Belan Valley

b) Central Ganga Valley

c) Gomal Valley

d) Bolan Valley

Answer : a

Question 7 : Match the following


List I

(Neolithic Site)

List II


A. Pynthor Langtein

B. Srutaru

C. Kuchai

D. Napchik

E. Pandu Rajan Dhibi

1. West Bengal

2. Manipur

3. Assam

4. Meghalaya

5. Odisha


a) A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4, E-5

b) A-3, B-2, C-1, D-4, E-5

c) A-4, B-3, C-5, D-2, E-1

d) A-4, B-3, C-1, D-5, E-2

Answer : c

Question 8 : ‘Sohan Culture’ is another name of

a) Paleolithic Culture

b) Mesolithic Culture

c) Neolithic Culture

d) Chalcolithic Culture

Answer : a

Question 9 : Which one of the following sites is the largest Mesolithic site in India?

a) Bagor

b) Tilwara

c) Valasana

d) Akhaj

Answer : a

Question 10 : Which one of the following Mesolithic sites provides evidence of a battle?

a) Bagor

b) Sarai Nahar Ri

c) Langhanaj

d) Mahadaha

Answer : b

Question 11 : Which one of the following Mesolithic sites has the distinction of being the first site to be discovered in the arid zone?

a) Langhanaj

b) Bagor

c) Sidhpur

d) Barasimla

Answer : a