Indus Valley Civilization General Knowledge Questions

Objective General Knowledge Questions on Indus Valley Civilization for preparation of competitive examinations

1.

Which among the following places in India where all the Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic sites are found?
[A]Bhimbetka
[B]Belan Valley
[C]Adamgarh
[D]Mirzapur

Belan Valley
Belan Valley is the place in India where all the Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic sites are found.

2.

At which Indus Valley Site, the beared man in steatite image has been found?
[A]Harappa
[B]Mohenjodaro
[C]Lothal
[D]Kalibanga

Mohenjodaro
In the Indus Valley Civilization, a beared man in steatite image has been found Mohenjodaro

3.

Which among the following Harappan site has been divided into three parts?
[A]Dholavira
[B]Surkotda
[C]Daimabad
[D]Mohenjodaro

Dholavira
Dholavira located at the Khadirbet in Bhachau Taluka of Kutch District, Gujarat. The archaeological finding at Dholavira are
a) A unique water harnessing system and its storm water drainage system.
b) A large well & a bath (giant water reservoirs).
c) Only site to be divided into 3 parts.
d) Largest Harappan inscription used for civic purpose.
e) A stadium.

4.

In the Indus Valley civilization the Great Granary was found in which among the following sites?
[A]Mohenjodaro
[B]Harappa
[C]Surkotada
[D]Lothal

Mohenjodaro
In Mohenjodaro, the Great Granary ( the largest buliding of civilization) was found.

5.

What is the meaning of term “Mohenjodaro” in Indus Valley Civilization?
[A]Mount of the dead
[B]Mount of the life
[C]Mount of the struggle
[D]Mount of the sorrow

Mount of the dead
In the Indus Valley Civilization, Mohenjodaro literally means “Mound of the dead.

6.

In the Indus Valley Civilization, the style of script is:
[A]Boustrophedon
[B]Pictographic
[C]Brahmi
[D]Not deciphered yet

Boustrophedon
In the Indus Valley Civilization, the style of script is Boustrophedon i.e. written from right to left in first line and from left to right in second line.

7.

In the Indus Valley Civilisation(IVC) which among the following site has a unique water harnessing system and its storm water drainage system?
[A]Dholavira
[B]Surkotada
[C]Daimabad
[D]Banawali

Dholavira
Dholavira located at the Khadirbet in Bhachau Taluka of Kutch District, Gujarat. The archaeological finding at Dholavira are
a) A unique water harnessing system and its storm water drainage system.
b) A large well & a bath (giant water reservoirs).
c) Only site to be divided into 3 parts.
d) Largest Harappan inscription used for civic purpose.
e) A stadium.

8.

At which Indus Valley Site, the remains of Horse bones have been found?
[A]Daimabad
[B]Harappa
[C]Kalibanga
[D]Surkotada

Surkotada
In the Indus Valley Civilization, the remains of Horse bones have been found from Surkotada site. The site at Surkotada is located 160 km north-east of Bhuj, in the district of Kutch, Gujarat.

9.

What metals were known to the people of Indus valley civilisation?
[A]Copper, bronze, silver, gold but not iron
[B]Copper, silver, iron but not bronze
[C]Copper, gold, iron but not silver
[D]Copper, silver, iron but not gold

Copper, bronze, silver, gold but not iron
The Indus valley people knew the use of copper, bronze, silver, gold but not iron.

10.

The script of Indus Valley people was __?
[A]Desi Script
[B]Pictographic Script
[C]Brahmi Script
[D]Kharosti Script

Pictographic Script
The pictographic script was used by the Indus Valley people.

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