UPSC MCQs Quiz 14: History with answers


UPSC MCQs Quiz 14: History with answers

1. At Kalibangan, a ploughed field showing furrows in two directions cutting each other at right angles shows that

  1. it was meant for single crop pattern
  2. it was mainly for planting trees
  3. it was a method of cropping two different plants on the same field
  4. it was meant for crop rotation

2. Which of the following is not true about Lothal?

  1. A dockyard was discovered
  2. The lower town was fortified
  3. A seal was discovered depicting a ship
  4. Rectangular and circular fire altars

3. A burial practice similar to that of Megalithic burial has been found at

  1. Dholavira
  2. Banawali
  3. Lothal
  4. Harappa

4. In which Upanishad is mentioned ‘Satyamev Jayate’?

  1. Chandogya Upanishad
  2. Prasana Upanishad
  3. Isa Upanishad
  4. Mundaka Upanishad

5. Which of the following show the ascending order?

  1. Kula, Grama, Vis, Jana, Rashtra
  2. Rashtra, Jana, Vis, Grama, Kula
  3. Vis, Jana, Grama, Kula, Rashtra
  4. Kula, Vis, Jana, Grama, Rashtra

6. Who among the following cultures were the first to paint their pottery?

  1. Mesolithic
  2. Chalcolithic
  3. Neolithic
  4. Iron age

7. Which one of these is used as common feature of Megalithic burial customs?

  1. In all graves pottery, and particulary Black and Red ware, is found
  2. In almost every excavated grave some objects of iron occur
  3. Among the most common tools are flat iron axes, often with crossed iron bands for hafting
  4. Among the grave goods copper, bronze and gold objects are equally common

8. Which of the following is a  characteristic feature of the East Indian Neolithic?

  1. It is based on barley
  2. It is based on barley and wheat
  3. It is based on rice
  4. Did not produce any cereal crop

9. Which of the following is the latest site found?

  1. Dholavira
  2. Amri
  3. Bhimbad
  4. Alamgirpur

10. Which of the following statements about Harappan Civilisation is true?

  1. Harappan culture was famous for its distinguished system of town planning.
  2. The most important public place in Mohenjodaro seems to be great bath.
  3. Granary was the largest building of Mohenjodaro.
  4. The use of baked bricks in Harappan cities is remarkable.


  • 1. (c)
  • 2. (b)
  • 3. (a)
  • 4. (d)
  • 5. (a)
  • 6. (b)
  • 7. (d)
  • 8. (c)
  • 9. (a)
  • 10. (c)



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