UPSC MCQs Quiz 9: History with answers

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UPSC MCQs Quiz 9: History with answers


1. Which of the following is not included in the Vedic literature?

  1. Shadvinsa
  2. Satapatha
  3. Aitareya
  4. Kausitaki

2. The famous ‘Battle of Kings’ between Bharat and the host of ten chiefs was fought near the river

  1. Saraswati
  2. Helmanal
  3. Purushni
  4. Kumba

3. The burying of pet dogs in the graves of the masters did not seem to be a practise with Neolithic people in any part of India except

  1. Assam
  2. Southern India
  3. Kashmir
  4. Meghalaya

4.Which one of the following statements is not true about the Chalcolithic cultures of India?

  1. They were primarily communities in the hilly and riverine areas
  2. They mostly used stone and copper objects and occasionally low grade bronze
  3. A large number of them appeared after the end of the bronze Harappan culture
  4. They were restricted to the Ganga-Yamuna doab and foothills of the Himalayas

5. Ganeshwar, the Pre-Harappan Chalcolithic site which supplied copper objects to Harappan sites is in

  1. Swat Valley
  2. Kashmir
  3. Rajasthan
  4. Uttar Pradesh

6.Remains of which animals have not been discovered in the Indus Valley Civilization?

  1. Lion
  2. Horse
  3. Cow
  4. Elephant

7. Kalibangan gives evidence of

  1. Pre Harappan culture
  2. Pre Harappan and Harappan culture
  3. Harappan and Post Harappan phase
  4. Post Harappan

8. A seal depicting, Mother Goddess with plant growing from the womb has been found from

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

9. Four outposts of the Harappan Civilisation were

  1. Manda in the North, Daimabad in the South, Hulas and Alamgirpur in the East and Sutkagendor in the West
  2. Manda in the North, Alamgirpur in the East, Shotughai in the West and Daimabad in the South
  3. Manda in East, Daimabad in South, Hulas in North and Surkotda in West
  4. Alamgirpur in North, Kayatha in South, Manda in East and Kuntasi in West

10. Which one among the following statements regarding Jorwe Culture is not correct?

  1. Pravara-Godavari Valley was the nuclear zone of Jorwe Culture
  2. The main sites of Jorwe Culture are Daimabad, Inamgaon, Jorwe and Nevasa
  3. At Daimabad, one gets archaeological evidence of symbolic burial
  4. Practically all Jorwe settlements in the Northern Deccan were suddenly deserted

Answers:

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