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Topic 1-A) Ancient History Prelims PYQs

Political and Social Life in Ancient India, Important Rulers, Places etc.

1] Consider the following pairs: [2021]

Historical PlaceWell-known for
1. BurzahomRock-cut shrines
2. ChandraketugarhTerracotta art
3. GaneshwarCopper artefacts

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2
c) 3 only
d) 2 and 3

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Ans: b) 1 and 2

3] Which one of the following is not a Harappan site? [2019]

Indian and World Geography- Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.Indian Polity and Governance
Economic and Social Development- Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector InitiativesGeneral Science
History of India and Indian National MovementCurrent events of national and international importance
the World.
Indian Polity and Governance
History of India and Indian National Movement
History of India and Indian National Movementthe World.
Indian Polity and Governance

a) Chanhudaro
b) Kot Diji
c) Sohgaura                         
d) Desalpur

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Ans: a) Chanhudaro

4] Which of the following characterizes/ characterizes the people of Indus civilization? [2013]
1. They possessed great palaces and temples.
2. They worshipped both male and female deities.
3. They employed horse-drawn chariots in warfare.
Select the correct statement/ statements using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only       
b) 2 only
c) 1, 2, and 3           
d) None is correct

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Ans: a) 1 and 2 only

5] Regarding the Indus Valley civilization , consider the following statements? [2011]
1. It was predominantly a secular civilization and the religious element, though present, did  not dominate the scene.
2. During this period, cotton was used for manufacturing textiles in India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only                     
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2        
d) Neither 1 nor 2

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Ans: d) Neither 1 nor 2