Ancient India Graded Practice

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Ancient India Graded Practice

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  • 1. 
    During the summer in India, the monsoon brings
    • A. 

      Heavy rain

    • B. 

      Dust storms

    • C. 

      Unbearable heat

    • D. 

      Pleasant mornings

  • 2. 
    Which phrase best describes the Eastern and Western Ghats?
    • A. 

      Fertile plains

    • B. 

      Sandy beaches

    • C. 

      Mountain ranges

    • D. 

      Marshy wetlands

  • 3. 
    Which letter on the map shows the location of Mohenjo-Daro?
    • A. 

      Letter M

    • B. 

      Letter N

    • C. 

      Letter O

    • D. 

      Letter P

  • 4. 
    How has the location of the Himalaya Mountains benefited India?
    • A. 

      Roads for trade routes

    • B. 

      Consistent water supply

    • C. 

      Protection from enemies

    • D. 

      Prevention of earthquakes

  • 5. 
    Travelers went through the Khyber Pass to cross the
    • A. 

      Hindu Kush

    • B. 

      Eastern Ghats

    • C. 

      Deccan Plateau

    • D. 

      Himalaya Mountains

  • 6. 
    Mohenjo-Daro developed in the 
    • A. 

      Western Ghats

    • B. 

      Ganges River Valley

    • C. 

      Himalayas

    • D. 

      Indus River Valley

  • 7. 
    How did modern scholars learn that Mohenjo-Daro had ever existed?
    • A. 

      Astronauts saw it from space.

    • B. 

      Historians read ancient scrolls.

    • C. 

      Archaeologists found its ruins.

    • D. 

      Geographers studied old maps.

  • 8. 
    Part of Mohenjo-Daro was raised and surrounded by a wall.  What does this suggest about the city?
    • A. 

      It had traders who stayed near the roads.

    • B. 

      It had religious leaders who lived separately.

    • C. 

      It had rich people who owned the best homes.

    • D. 

      It had enemies who might attack the residents.

  • 9. 
    What is the list below related to Mohenjo-Daro?
    • Invaders
    • Floods
    • Earthquakes
    • A. 

      Likely causes for its beginning

    • B. 

      Theories for why it disappeared

    • C. 

      Problems with being near a river

    • D. 

      Reasons it was led by strong rulers

  • 10. 
    Who were the Aryans?
    • A. 

      The highest caste in India

    • B. 

      The original tribes of southern India

    • C. 

      A nomadic people who moved into India

    • D. 

      A group of scribes who recorded Indian teachings

  • 11. 
    Which of the following was NOT a contribution of the Aryans?
    • A. 

      Sanskrit written language

    • B. 

      The Great Bath

    • C. 

      Caste System

    • D. 

      Indian customs and rituals

  • 12. 
    In the caste system, how were people in India placed into a certain social class?
    • A. 

      By skill

    • B. 

      By birth

    • C. 

      By wealth

    • D. 

      By education

  • 13. 
    Why did Untouchables live in separate communities?
    • A. 

      They wanted to stay pure.

    • B. 

      They shared all their goods.

    • C. 

      They had to eat a special diet.

    • D. 

      They were considered unclean.

  • 14. 
    A person who spoke these words most likely belonged to which caste, "I have been learning about battle.  My father is showing me how to use different kinds of weapons so I will be a good warrior."
    • A. 

      Shudras

    • B. 

      Vaishyas

    • C. 

      Brahmins

    • D. 

      Kshatriyas

  • 15. 
    Archaeologists found a structure that was 39 feet long and 8 feet deep, with a well nearby and a drain along one side.  How was it likely used?
    • A. 

      For bathing

    • B. 

      For cooking

    • C. 

      For making wine

    • D. 

      For grinding grain

  • 16. 
    Where did most people of Mohenjo-Daro live?
    • A. 

      In the citadel

    • B. 

      In the tall tower

    • C. 

      In the lower city

    • D. 

      In the courtyards

  • 17. 
    Which fact shows that Mohenjo-Daro was carefully planned?
    • A. 

      Wheeled carts were pulled by animals.

    • B. 

      The workshops were made of mud bricks.

    • C. 

      Some of the houses were larger than others.

    • D. 

      Nine streets divided the lower city into blocks.

  • 18. 
    What evidence shows us how men in Mohenjo-Daro might have dressed?
    • A. 

      Pictographs

    • B. 

      An ancient statue

    • C. 

      A report by a visitor

    • D. 

      Remains of an old robe

  • 19. 
    Which feature of Mohenjo-Daro was quite different from other settlements of that time?
    • A. 

      High wall

    • B. 

      Dirt roads

    • C. 

      Brick homes

    • D. 

      Sewer homes

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