India Harappan Civilization Quiz

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India Harappan Civilization Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Harappan civilization existed at about the same time as what two other civilizations?
    • A. 

      Egypt and Persia.

    • B. 

      Greece and Rome.

    • C. 

      Mesopotamia and Egypt.

    • D. 

      Rome and Egypt.

  • 2. 
    Where did most people of Mohenjo Daro live?
    • A. 

      In the lower city.

    • B. 

      In the citadel.

    • C. 

      On their rooftops.

    • D. 

      Near their farms outside the city walls.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements show that Indus Valley cities such as Harappa and Mohenjo Daro were well planned?
    • A. 

      Their workshops were made of mud bricks

    • B. 

      Indus Valley cities such as Harappa and Mohenjo Daro are nearly identical to one another.

    • C. 

      Their streets were laid out in a grid pattern.

    • D. 

      Their stone seals were found as far away as Mesopotamia.

    • E. 

      Some of their houses were larger than others.

  • 4. 
    Why do many historians believe that the people of the Indus Valley were ruled by a strong leader?
    • A. 

      All of the towns in the Indus Valley were heavily armed.

    • B. 

      The ancient texts repeat one name over and over again.

    • C. 

      Hundreds of Harappan cities, spread across a vast area, share a similar design.

    • D. 

      Archaeologists found an ancient clay statue that shows a strong ruler.

  • 5. 
    Which feature(s) of Indus Valley cities made them different from other cities of the time?
    • A. 

      Homes made of bricks.

    • B. 

      Streets paved with bricks.

    • C. 

      High walls around the city.

    • D. 

      An advanced sewer system.

  • 6. 
    People of the Indus valley placed important public structures on the citadel because the citadel protected them from enemies and...
    • A. 

      Disease.

    • B. 

      Nomads.

    • C. 

      The wrath of the gods.

    • D. 

      Flood waters.

  • 7. 
    What may have happened to the cities of Harappa and Mohenjo Daro that caused them to be abandoned around 1500 BCE?
    • A. 

      Earthquake.

    • B. 

      Invasion.

    • C. 

      Monsoon.

    • D. 

      Tornado.

  • 8. 
    Archaeologists working at Mohenjo Daro found a large structure that was 39 feet long and 8 feet deep. Nearby was a well and a drain ran along one side of the sturcture. Because of those features, arcaeologists believe that the structure was used as...
    • A. 

      A fighting pit matching gladiator-like warriors against one another.

    • B. 

      A public bath.

    • C. 

      A place to store grain.

    • D. 

      A place to make and store wine.

  • 9. 
    What evidence shows how people of the Indus Valley might have dressed?
    • A. 

      Pictographs.

    • B. 

      Archaeologists have found written descriptions.

    • C. 

      Ancient clay statues.

    • D. 

      Remains of an old robe.

  • 10. 
    What is Sanskrit for "mound of the dead?"
    • A. 

      Harappa.

    • B. 

      Citadel.

    • C. 

      Mohenjo Daro.

    • D. 

      Deccan.

  • 11. 
    What was a new technology used in Mohenjo Daro?
    • A. 

      Stone seals.

    • B. 

      Sewer system.

    • C. 

      Grain surplus.

    • D. 

      Taxes.

  • 12. 
    Which nickname does NOT apply to early Indian civilization?
    • A. 

      Hindu Kush civilization.

    • B. 

      Harappan civilization.

    • C. 

      Indus-Saraswati civilization.

    • D. 

      Indus Valley civilization.

  • 13. 
    What was the economy of the early Indian civilization based on?
    • A. 

      Shipbuilding.

    • B. 

      Agriculture only.

    • C. 

      Agriculture and trade.

    • D. 

      Warfare, conquest, and tribute.

  • 14. 
    How does the following list of words relate to Indus Valley civilization: Invaders, Floods, Earthquakes
    • A. 

      Reasons that the Harappans needed a strong leader.

    • B. 

      Problems with living near a river.

    • C. 

      Theories about the decline of Indus Valley civilization.

    • D. 

      Reasons that Indus Valley civilization began.

  • 15. 
    Harappa and Mohenjo Darro developed in the...
    • A. 

      Indus River Valley.

    • B. 

      Western Ghats.

    • C. 

      Ganges River Valley.

    • D. 

      Himalayas.

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