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QUESTION PAPER NO : SUBJECT :Ancient History

Total Questions : 57 Total Marks: _____ Duration:______

Q 1 Which of the following presents the most significant feature of the indus valley civilisation? (A) Burnt-brick buildings (B) First truee arches (C) Art and artitecture (D) Buildinggs and worship Q 2 Upanishads are books on (A) Religious rituals (B) Yoga (C) Philosophy (D) Social laws Q 3 Which one of the following civilizations is not at all associated with the Harappan Civilization? (A) Chinese Civilization (B) Egyptian Civilization (C) Sumerian Civilization (D) Persian Civilization Q 4 Harappa Civilisation had trade relations with (A) Mesopotamia (B) Rome (C) China (D) Greece Q 5 The ancient historical city Mohanjadaro means (A) Mound of the dead (B) Mound of the great (C) Mound of the ancients (D) Mound of the survivors Q 6 The Indus people worshipped (A) Neem Tree (B) Pipal tree (C) Banyan tree (D) Teak tree Q 7 The Indus Valley people established commercial contacts with the

(A) Greeks (B) Romans (C) Central Americans (D) Mesopotamia Q 8 During the Indus Valley Civilization period, the dominant number use for weights and measures was (A) Six (B) Eight (C) Twelve (D) Sixteen Q 9 The Harappan Civilisation has been regarded as urban civilisation on the basis of the (A) Sophisticated language in use at that time (B) Advanced techniques used by them in Agriculture (C) Drainage system prevalent at that time (D) Socio-economic conditions of the Harappans Q 10 Which Mandal of Rigved is fully dedicated to `SOM' (A) VII Mandal (B) VIII Mandal (C) IX Mandal (D) X Mandal Q 11 Which one of the following is not a source of information for the early history of the Aryans in India ? (A) Vedas (B) Brahmanas (C) Smritis (D) Upnishads Q 12 Relics of Buddha are preserved in a (A) Vihara (B) Stupa (C) Chaitya (D) Temple Q 13 Of the following, the oldest Veda is (A) Yajurveda (B) Rigveda (C) Samveda (D) Atharva Veda Q 14 Who among the following wrote a treatise on Medicine in ancient India ? (A) Aryabhatta (B) Charaka (C) Bhaskar (D) Dhanvantari Q 15 The first permanent home of the Aryans in India was : (A) Baluchistan (B) Sindh (C) Uttar Pradesh (D) Punjab

Q 16 During the early Vedic period, the societ was dived on the basis of (A) Birth (B) Occupatin (C) Religion (D) Wealth Q 17 People of Indus civilization worshipped ... (A) Peepal tree (B) Neem tree (C) Bargad tree (D) None of these Q 18 Where was the birthplace of the exponent of Jainism Mahavir Swami ? (A) Pippali Van (B) Vaishali (C) Kundgram (D) Vikramshila Q 19 Mohenjodaro is situated in (A) West Punjab (B) Sindh (C) Orissa (D) None of these Q 20 Buddha preched his first sermon at (A) Bodhgaya (B) Sarnath (C) Sanchi (D) None of these Q 21 The period for which no written evidence is available is called : (A) Prehistorical age (B) Protohistorical age (C) Historical age (D) Stone age Q 22 The Bagazkoi inscription mentions the following Indian god(s) : (A) Indra and Mitra (B) Varun (C) Only Indra and Varun (D) A and B Q 23 In which phase of the stone age do we find crude stone tools ? (A) Palaeolithic age (B) Mesolithic age (C) Neolithic age (D) None of these Q 24 When was the coarse grey pottery used ? (A) Neolithic age (B) Palaeolithic age (C) Mesolithic age

(D) None of these Q 25 From which of the Vedas has Gayatri Mantra been taken ? (A) Rig veda (B) Sama veda (C) Atharva veda (D) Yajur veda Q 26 Rig Vedic society was not unfamiliar with which of the following ? (A) Horse (B) Cow (C) Gold (D) Iron Q 27 What were the Singers of Samveda called ? (A) Udgatri (B) Hotri (C) Brahman (D) None of these Q 28 How many Puranas are there ? (A) 20 (B) 16 (C) 4 (D) 18 Q 29 Where is Gayatri Mantra mentioned first of all (A) Rig Veda (B) Atharv Veda (C) Upanishads (D) Puranas Q 30 Where is Mohenjo-Daro Situated ? (A) Punjab (B) Gujarat (C) Uttar Pradesh (D) Sindh Q 31 The Great Bath, a major remain of the Indus Valley Civilisation has been unearthed at (A) Lothal (B) Harappa (C) Mohenjo-daro (D) Kalibangan Q 32 Till what period is the Neolithic age considered in India ? (A) 2000 BC to 1000 BC (B) 3000 BC to 2500 BC (C) 2700 BC to 1700 BC (D) 3500 BC to 3000 BC Q 33 Indus valley civilisation was the civilisation of which age ? (A) Copper age (B) Iron age (C) Bronze age (D) Stone age Q 34 Where was the dockyard in Indus valley civilisation ?

(A) Lothal (B) Harappa (C) Ropar (D) Rangpur Q 35 When did Aryans come to India : (A) 1500 BC (B) 2000 BC (C) 800 BC (D) 600 BC Q 36 Why is Indus Civilization called Harrapan Civilization ? (A) It was excavated at Harappa first (B) Towns were most developed here (C) Its old name was Harappa (D) None of these Q 37 The people of Indus Valley Civilisation worshipped (A) Brahma (B) Vishnu (C) Indra (D) Pashupati Q 38 Mohanjodaro Civilisation was founded in (A) West Bengal (B) Sindh(Punjab) (C) Rajasthan (D) Gujarat Q 39 Which of the following Harapan sites are not in India ? (A) Mohenjodara and Harppa (B) Lothal and Kalibangan (C) Banwali and Ropar (D) Lothal and Ropar Q 40 Major difference between warna and jati is that (A) Varna was formed after jati (B) Jati were derived from varna (C) Varna are only four but jati are many (D) They are unrelated Q 41 Which metal was first used by the Vedic people ? (A) Silver (B) Gold (C) Iron (D) Copper Q 42 Which of the following is the oldest veda ? (A) Rigveda (B) Samveda (C) Atharveda (D) Yajurveda Q 43 Where do we get the first evidence of agriculture? (A) Mehargarh (B) Guffakaral (C) Coldihawa (D) None of these

Q 44 Where do we find the great bath in Indus valley ? (A) Mohenjodaro (B) Harappa (C) Lothal (D) Alamgirpur Q 45 What was the staple diet of the Indus valley civilisation ? (A) Meat (B) Rice (C) Wheat and Barley (D) None of these Q 46 Where is the Harappan site Banwali located ? (A) Haryana (B) Punjab (C) Uttar Pradesh (D) Rajasthan Q 47 How many time has the word 'Jan' been used in Rig veda ? (A) 275 (B) 280 (C) 290 (D) 300 Q 48 In which Yajna does Shatpat Brahman assign a place to Shudras ? (A) Soma Yajna (B) Rajsuya Yajna (C) Ashwamegha Yajna (D) Vajseyan Yajna Q 49 Which was the most successful Mahajanapada amongst the 16 Mahajanapadas ? (A) Magadh (B) Champa (C) Avantika (D) Vats Q 50 What was the main occupation in the period of Mahajanpadas ? (A) Agriculture (B) Trade (C) Animal husbandary (D) None of these Q 51 To which race did the Indus Valley People belong ? (A) Mongoloid (B) Negroid (C) Caucacious (D) More than one Q 52 To whom is the Ninth Mandal of Rigveda dedicated ? (A) Soma (B) Indara (C) Varuna (D) Prajapati Q 53 What was "Panchtinai" ? (A) Love Marriage (B) Ideal Marriage (C) Joint Marriage (D) Brahman Marriage

Q 54 To which of the following, do the Rik, Sama, Yajur and Artharva Samhitas belong ? (A) The Mantras (B) Tha Brahmanas (C) The Aranyakas (D) The Upanishads Q 55 Which of the following distinguished the Indus Velly Civilisation from other contemporary West Asian civilisation ? (A) Pictographic script (B) Cotton Textile (C) The use of potter's wheel (D) The art of fixing colours Q 56 In the Vedic society the term "vis" denoted (A) an assembly. (B) a group of families. (C) a settlement. (D) a coin. Q 57 What made possible the transition from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic age ? (A) Making a fire (B) Growing grain (C) Making wheels (D) Learning a script :: ANSWER SHEET ::

Q 1A Q 6B Q 11 C Q 16 B Q 21 B Q 26 D Q 31 C Q 36 A

Q 2C Q 7D Q 12 B Q 17 A Q 22 D Q 27 A Q 32 A Q 37 D

Q 3A Q 8D Q 13 B Q 18 B Q 23 A Q 28 D Q 33 C Q 38 B

Q 4A Q 9C Q 14 B Q 19 B

Q 5A Q 10 C Q 15 D Q 20 B Q 25 A Q 30 D Q 35 A Q 40 C

Q 24 A Q 29 A Q 34 A Q 39 A

Q 41 D Q 46 A Q 51 D Q 56 C

Q 42 A Q 47 A Q 52 A Q 57 B

Q 43 A Q 48 A Q 53 A

Q 44 A Q 49 A Q 54 A

Q 45 C Q 50 A Q 55 C