UPSC Level 2 History Pre Quiz #20

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#1 The most interesting urban feature of Harappan civilization is its town-planning. It is marked by: 1. considerable uniformity with some regional variations as well. 2. streets intersect each other at right angles in a crisscross pattern. Select the answer from the codes given below:

#2 Which of the statements are correct regarding the town planning of the Harappans? 1. The drains were covered with manholes bricks or stone slabs. 2. The houses were largely built of mud- bricks and stones. 3. The drainage system was elaborate and well lay out. 4. The difference in the size of the houses suggests that the rich lived in the larger houses whereas the oneroom buildings or barracks might have been intended for the poorer section of the societySelect the answer from the codes given below:

#3 Which of the following statements is not correct regarding agriculture of Harappans?

#4 Consider the following statements: 1. During Harrapan period the use of silver was more common than gold. 2. The weapons produced by the Harappans were mostly ofensive in nature. Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

#5 Consider the following statements: 1. Copper was brought mainly from Khetri in Rajasthan. 2. Gold might have been obtained from the Himalayan river-beds and South India 3. Silver was imported from Mesopotamia as well. 4. Harappans used bronze though in limited manner. Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

#6 Which of the following statements are correct? 1. The bronze ‘dancing girl’fgurine has been discovered at Harappa. 2. The evidence of beadmakers’ shops has been found at Chanhudaro and Lothal. 3. Pottery-making was also an important industry in the Harappan period. 4. The Harappans seals were generally square in shape and were made of steatite. Select the answer from the codes given below:

#7 Consider the following statements: 1. The Harappan society appears to have been matriarchal in nature. 2. The Harappan Society comprised of people following diverse professions. Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

#8 Which of the following statements are correct with regard to Harrapan Civilisation? 1. A piece of woven cloth has been found at Kot Diji. 2. The people were fond of ornaments. 3. The knowledge about their dress styles comes from the terracotta fgurines and stone sculptures of the period. Select the answer from the codes given below:

#9 Which of the following statements are correct with regard to the religious beliefs of Harrapan people? 1. The Harappan religion is normally termed as animism i.e., worship of trees, stones etc. 2. Some scholars refer to the worshiping of linga (phallus) and yoni (female sex organ) by the Harappans. 3. The evidence of fre worship has been found at Kalibangan and Lothal. 4. Harappan people had a belief in life after death. Select the answer from the Codes given below:

#10 Consider the following statements: 1. Kalibangan was an important port and trading centre of the Harappan people. 2. At Mohenjodaro the ‘Great Bath’ was surrounded by corridors on all sides and was approached at either end. Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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