Ancient Indian History Selected Questions and Answers Set 1

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Q.1:- The Harappan Civilization was discovered in the year ?

  1. 1901
  2. 1921
  3. 1935
  4. 1942

Ans:- (b) 1921

Q.2:- Cotton for textile was first cultivated in ?

  1. Egypt
  2. Mesopotamia
  3. Central America
  4. India

Ans:- (d) India

Q.3:- The famous figure of a dancing girl found in the excavation of Mohenjodaro was made up of ?

  1. Terracotta
  2. Steatite
  3. Bronze
  4. Red Limestone

Ans:- (c) Bronze

Q.4:- Which one of the following statements regarding Harappan Civilization is correct ?

  1. The standard Harappan seals were made of clay
  2. The inhabitants of Harappa had neither knowledge of copper nor Brzone
  3. The Harappan Civilization was rural based
  4. The inhabitants of Harappa grew and used cotton

Ans:- (d) The inhabitants of Harappa grew and used cotton

Q.5:- The earliest settlement of Aryan tribes were at ?

  1. Uttar Pradesh
  2. Bengal
  3. Sapta Sindhu
  4. Delhi

Ans:- (c) Sapta  Sindhu

Q.6:- The great law giver of ancient times was ?

  1. Manu
  2. Vatsyayana
  3. Ashoka
  4. Aryabhatta

Ans:- (a) Manu

Q.7:- Which river has no mention in Rigaveda ?

  1. Sindhu
  2. Saraswati
  3. Yamuna
  4. Periyar

Ans:- (d) Periyar

Q.8:- The hymns of ‘Rigaveda’ are the work of ?

  1. One Author
  2. Four Author
  3. Seven Author
  4. Many Author

Ans:- (d) Many Author

Q.9:- Upanishad are books on ?

  1. Religion
  2. Yoga
  3. Law
  4. Philosophy

Ans:- (d) Philosophy

Q.10:- Purushmedha i.e. Male sacrifice is referred to in ?

  1. Krishna Yajurveda
  2. Shukla Yajurveda
  3. Shatapatha Brahman
  4. Panchvisha Brahman

Ans:- (c) Shatapatha Brahman

Q.11:- Sarga, Pratisavge, Vansa, Manvantara and Vanshanucharit are the indicators of ?

  1. Vedas
  2. Puranas
  3. Upnishads
  4. Sutras
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Ans:- (b) Puranas

Q.12:- From which one of the following places, remains of wells have been found in houses belonging to the developed stage of the Indus Valley Civilization ?

  1. Harappa
  2. Kalibangan
  3. Lothal
  4. Mohenjodaro

Ans:- (d) Mohenjodaro

Q.13:- Rock cut architecture in Harappan culture context has been found at ?

  1. Kalibangan
  2. Dholavira
  3. Kotdiji
  4. Amri

Ans:- (b) Dholavira

Q.14:- The local name of Mohenjodaro is ?

  1. Mound of the Living
  2. Mound of the Great
  3. Mound of the Dead
  4. Mound of the Survivor

Ans:- (c) Mound of the Dead

Q.15:- The people of the Indus Valley Civilization usually built their houses of ?

  1. Pucca Bricks
  2. Stone
  3. Wood
  4. All of these

Ans:- (a) Pucca Bricks

Q.16:- Purushasukta is founded in the ?

  1. Bhagavad Gita
  2. Rigaveda
  3. Manusmriti
  4. Atharvaveda

Ans:- (b) Rigaveda

Q.17:- The word Gotra occurs for the first time was ?

  1. Rigaveda
  2. Samaveda
  3. Yajurveda
  4. Atharvaveda

Ans:- (a) Rigaveda

Q.18:- Which one of the following was not known to the Harappans ?

  1. Construction of Wells
  2. Construction of Pillars
  3. Construction of Drains
  4. Construction of Arches

Ans:- (d) Construction of Arches

Q.19:- Who was the first European to designate Aryan as a race ?

  1. William Jones
  2. H. Wilson
  3. Max Muller
  4. General Cunningham

Ans:- (c) Max Muller

Q.20:- Who discovered the Indus Valley Civlization ?

  1. Sir Leonard Wooley
  2. S. Agrawal
  3. Dayaram Sahni
  4. L. Basham
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Ans:- (c) Dayaram Sahni

Q.21:- The word Aryan means ?

  1. Of good family
  2. Cultivator
  3. Pastoral Society
  4. Brahmachari

Ans:- (a) Of good family

Q.22:- Panini, the first Grammarian of Sanskrit language in India, lived during the ?

  1. 2nd Century BC
  2. 6th – 5th Century BC
  3. 2nd Century AD
  4. 5th – 6th Century AD

Ans:- (b) 6th – 5th Century BC

Q.23:- The God who is the most prominent in ‘Rigaveda’ is ?

  1. Indra
  2. Agni
  3. Pasupati
  4. Vishnu

Ans:- (a) Indra

Q.24:- Which of the following animals was not known to the Indus Valley Civilization ?

  1. Bull
  2. Horse
  3. Elephant
  4. Giraffe

Ans:- (d) Giraffe

Q.25:- The staple food of the Vedic Aryan was ?

  1. Barely and Rice
  2. Milk and its products
  3. Rice and Pulses
  4. Vegetables and Fruits

Ans:- (b) Milk and its products


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