History MCQs for Class 12 with Answers Chapter 1 Bricks, Beads and Bones: The Harappan Civilisation

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Q.1 Which of these sites of Harappan Civilisation belong to Haryana?

(a) Kalibangan
(b) Lothal
(c) Banawali
(d) Shortugai

(c) Banawali


Q.2 Which of these is the feature of Harappan Civilisation?

(a) Urban planning
(b) Drainage system
(c) Citadel and Lower town
(d) All of these

(d) All of these


Q.3 From where did Harappans get gold?

(a) South India
(b) Central India
(c) Himalayan Region
(d) Chotta Nagpur region

(a) South India


Q.4 Which of these was the source of copper for Harappans?

(a) Karnataka
(b) Rajasthan
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Gujarat

(b) Rajasthan


Q.5 Which of these was the cause of decline of Harappan civilisation?

(a) Climatic Change
(b) Floods
(c) Deforestation
(d) All of these

(d) All of these


Q.6 Which of these was not worshipped by the Harappan?

(a) Nature
(b) Goddess
(c) Indra
(d) Pashupatinath

(c) Indra


Q.7 Which of the following items has not been found in the Harappan graves?

(a) Pottery and ornaments
(b) Iron hand axe
(c) Jewellery
(d) Copper mirrors

(b) Iron hand axe


Q.8 Harappa is located on the banks of which river?

(a) Indus
(b) Chenab
(c) Ravi
(d) Jhelum

(c) Ravi


Q.9 The ‘Great Bath’ was found in which town of the Indus Valley Civilisation?

(a) Mohenjodaro
(b) Harappa
(c) Lothal
(d) Rangpur

(a) Mohenjodaro


Q.10 Which town in Indus Valley Civilisation had no Citadel?

(a) Mohenjodaro
(b) Harappa
(c) Chanhudaro
(d) Lothal

(c) Chanhudaro


Q.11 What was the main feature of the Harappa Civilisation?

(a) Town planning
(b) Art and architecture
(c) Administration
(d) Agriculture

(a) Town planning


Q.12 Where were large granaries found?

(a) Lothal and Dholavira
(b) Kalibangan
(c) Banawali
(d) Harappa and Mohenjodaro

(d) Harappa and Mohenjodaro


Q.13 Which of these is the other name of Harappan Civilisation?

(i) Aryan civilisation
(ii) Indus Valley Civilisation
(iii) Vedic Civilisation
(iv) Early Civilisation
(a) Only (i) and (ii) are true
(b) Only (i) and (iii) are true
(c) Only (ii) and (iv) are true
(d) Only (iii) and (ii) are true

(c) Only (ii) and (iv) are true


Q.14 Consider the following statement:

  1. After independence, most of the Harappan civilisation centres went over to Pakistan.
  2. The Harappan script has been deciphered.
  3. Rulers had an important role in Harappan civilisation.
  4. Dead were buried in Harappa.
    Which of the above is correct statement?
    (a) 1, 2 and 3
    (b) 1, 3 and 4
    (c) 1, 2, 3 and 4
    (d) 2, 3 and 4

(b) 1, 3 and 4


Q.15 Consider the following statements regarding Indus Vally civilisation:

  1. The Harappan seal is probably the most distinctive feature of the Harappan civilisation.
  2. Evidences of canal irrigation have been found at a site called shortughai.
  3. Mohenjodaro was a city laid in an unplanned manner.
  4. Copper was brought from Kolar region of Karnataka.
    Which of the given statements is/are incorrect?
    (a) 1, 2, 3
    (b) 3, 4
    (c) 1, 2, 4
    (d) 2,4

(b) 3, 4


Q.16 Which of the following things were found at craft production centres in Harappan civilisation?

  1. Carnelian
  2. Jasper
  3. Crystal
  4. Quartz
    (a) 1, 2 and 3
    (b) 3, 4
    (c) 2, 3, 4
    (d) 2, 4

(b) 3, 4


Q.17 Consider the following statements about the seals of Proto-Shiva.

  1. There is a mention of a diety ‘Rudra’ in ancient religious texts.
  2. Later on Rudra word was used for Shiva.
  3. Rudra is not mentioned as Pashupati in Rigveda.
  4. Depiction of Pashupati does not match the mention of Rudra in Rigveda.
    Which of the given statements is/are correct?
    (a) 1, 2, 3, 4
    (b) 1, 2, 3
    (c) 2, 3, 4
    (d) 1, 3, 4

(a) 1, 2, 3, 4


Q.18 The first Director-General of A.S.I. (Archaeological Survey of India) was __.

(a) R. E. M. Wheeler
(b) Alexander Cunningham
(c) Sir John Marshall

(b) Alexander Cunningham


Q.19 The center of Craft Production in Harappan Civilization was ___.

(a) Dholavira
(b) Chanhudaro
(c) Kalibangan

(b) Chanhudaro


Q.20 Which of these is the other name of Harappan Civilisation?

(a) Aryan Civilisation
(b) Indus Valley Civilisation
(c) Vedic Civilisation
(d) All of these

(b) Indus Valley Civilisation


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