A Quiz On The Indian Civilization And History

50 Questions | Total Attempts: 191

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
Indian History Quizzes & Trivia

.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Primitive man first learnt to:
    • A. 

      Make fire

    • B. 

      Tame animals

    • C. 

      Make a wheel

    • D. 

      Grow grain

  • 2. 
    Which were the earliest cereals grown by man?
    • A. 

      Wheat and barely

    • B. 

      Rice

    • C. 

      Millets

    • D. 

      Maize

  • 3. 
    What made possible the transition from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic age?
    • A. 

      Making a fire

    • B. 

      Growing grain

    • C. 

      Making wheel

    • D. 

      Learning a script

  • 4. 
    The main occupation of the Paleolithic people was:
    • A. 

      Agriculture

    • B. 

      Animal husbandry

    • C. 

      Fishing

    • D. 

      Hunting and gathering food

  • 5. 
    The people of the Mesolithic age used:
    • A. 

      Copper tools

    • B. 

      Iron tools

    • C. 

      Quartzite

    • D. 

      Small stone tools

  • 6. 
    The Indus Valley civilization type was found in:
    • A. 

      Sumer

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      Egypt

    • D. 

      All these

  • 7. 
    The people of the Indus Valley civilization worshipped:
    • A. 

      Pashupati

    • B. 

      Indra and Varuna

    • C. 

      Brahma

    • D. 

      Vishnu

  • 8. 
    Which of the following Harappan sites are not in India?
    • A. 

      Mohenjodaro and Harappa

    • B. 

      Lothal and Kalibangan

    • C. 

      Bhanwali and Ropar

    • D. 

      Lothal and Ropar

  • 9. 
    Rice cultivation is associated with which of the following Harappan sites?
    • A. 

      Kalibangan

    • B. 

      Harappa

    • C. 

      Kot Diji

    • D. 

      Lothal

  • 10. 
    What was the staple food of Indus people?
    • A. 

      Rice

    • B. 

      Wheat

    • C. 

      Corn

    • D. 

      Potatoes

  • 11. 
    Which of the following was not an important animal during the Indus civilization?
    • A. 

      Humped bull

    • B. 

      Goat

    • C. 

      Horse

    • D. 

      Elephant

  • 12. 
    The script used by the Indus Valley people:
    • A. 

      Has not yet been deciphered

    • B. 

      Was the Vedic language

    • C. 

      Was depicted through pictures and diagrams

    • D. 

      Was none of these

  • 13. 
    Indus Valley civilization was spread over:
    • A. 

      Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan

    • B. 

      Punjab, Sindh, Rajasthan, Gujarat

    • C. 

      Along River Indus

    • D. 

      Sindh, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, UP, Rajasthan, Gujarat

  • 14. 
    What is the most significant feature of the Indus Valley civilization?
    • A. 

      Burnt brick buildings

    • B. 

      First true arches

    • C. 

      Buildings of worship

    • D. 

      Art and architecture

  • 15. 
    The salient feature of the Rigvedic religion was:
    • A. 

      Worship of the Mother Goddess

    • B. 

      Worship of nature

    • C. 

      Worship of the Trimurties

    • D. 

      Worship of Pashupati

  • 16. 
    In connection with the Indus valley civilization, we come across the name of:
    • A. 

      Sir Alexander Cunningham

    • B. 

      Sir Mortimer Wheeler

    • C. 

      Sir Vincent Smith

    • D. 

      D.D. Kosambi

  • 17. 
    The local name of Mohenjodaro is:
    • A. 

      Mound of the Living

    • B. 

      Mound of the Great

    • C. 

      Mound of the Dead

    • D. 

      Mound of the Survivor

  • 18. 
    The Indus valley people venerated the:
    • A. 

      Bull

    • B. 

      Cow

    • C. 

      Garuda

    • D. 

      Eagle

  • 19. 
    The Indus Valley Civilization was non-Aryan because:
    • A. 

      It was urban

    • B. 

      It had a pictographic script

    • C. 

      It had an agricultural economy

    • D. 

      It extended up to the Narmada Valley

  • 20. 
    Which Indian ruler conquered Java and Sumatra?
    • A. 

      Rajaraja Chola I

    • B. 

      Rajendra Chola I

    • C. 

      Samudragupta

    • D. 

      Vikramaditya

  • 21. 
    The Saka Era began in the year:
    • A. 

      58 BC

    • B. 

      78 BC

    • C. 

      58 AD

    • D. 

      78 AD

  • 22. 
    Megasthenes was the ambassador of:
    • A. 

      Seleucus

    • B. 

      Alexander

    • C. 

      Darius

    • D. 

      The Greeks

  • 23. 
    Choose the correct pair:
    • A. 

      Ellora caves - Saka

    • B. 

      Mahabalipuram - Rashtrautas

    • C. 

      Meenakshi temple - Pallavas

    • D. 

      Khajuraho - Chandlellas

  • 24. 
    Who founded four mathas in the four corners of India?
    • A. 

      Shankaracharya

    • B. 

      Ramanujacharya

    • C. 

      Bhaskaracharya

    • D. 

      Madhvacharya

  • 25. 
    The paintings of Ajanta depict stories of the:
    • A. 

      Ramayana

    • B. 

      Mahabharata

    • C. 

      Jatakas

    • D. 

      Panchatantra

Back to Top Back to top