Indus Valley Civilization Previous Year MCQs

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The Indus Valley Civilization holds significant importance in Ancient History. Nearly all competitive exams include 2-3 questions from this chapter. In this post, I’ve compiled some essential Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from Previous Year Questions (PYQ) to help you prepare.

Test your knowledge and elevate your exam performance.

Indus Valley Civilization Previous Year MCQs Part-1

Q1. One of the following sites from where the famous bull seal of the Indus Valley Civilization was found. [RAS/RTS (Pre) 2008]

[A] Harappa
[B] Chanhudaro
[C] Lothal
[D] Mohenjodaro

Answer –[D] Mohenjodaro

Q2. A plowed field was discovered at [UPPCS (Mains) 2005]

[A] Mohenjodaro
[B] Kalibangan
[C] Harappa
[D] Lothal

Answer – [B] Kalibangan

Q3. Which metal has not yet been discovered in Harappan sites? [Chhattisgarh PCS (Pre) 2011]

[A] Copper
[B] Gold
[C] Silver
[D] Iron

Answer – [D] Iron

Q4. Which one of the following animals is not depicted on the Harappan seal? [UPPCS (Spl) (Mains) 2009]

[A] Bull
[B] Elephant
[C] Horse
[D] Sheep

Answer –[C] Horse

Q5. Which of the following statements about the Indus civilization is not true? [UPPCS (Pre) 1992]

[A] Accurate drainage system in cities
[B] Trade and commerce were in an advanced stage
[C] Worshipping of Mother Goddess
[D] People knew about iron

Answer –[D] People knew about iron

Q6. Which animals have not been discovered in the Indus Valley Civilization? [Chhattisgarh PCS (Pre) 2011]

[A] Lion
[B] Horse
[C] Cow
[D] Elephant

Answer –[A] Lion

Q7. The excavation at Chanhudaro was directed by: [UP Lower Sub. (Pre) 2015]

[A] J.H. Mackay
[B] Sir John Marshall
[C] R.E.M. Wheeler
[D] Sir Aurel Stein

Answer – [A] J.H. Mackay

Q8. Which site of the Indus Valley is now in Pakistan? [UPPCS (Spl)(Pre) 1994]

[A] Kalibangan
[B] Harappa
[C] Lothal
[D] Alamgirpur

Answer –[B] Harappa

Q9. Rangpur, where the contemporary Harappan civilization was found, is in [RAS/RTS (Pre) 1999]

[A] Punjab
[B] Eastern Uttar Pradesh
[C] Saurashtra
[D] Rajasthan

Answer –[C] Saurashtra

Q10. Dadheri is a late Harappan site of [UPPCS (Mains) 2014]

[A] Jammu
[B] Punjab
[C] Haryana
[D] U.P.

Answer – [B] Punjab

Q11. Which site of the Indus Valley Civilization is located in India? [West Bangal PSC (Pre) 2018]

[A] Harappa
[B] Mohenjodaro
[C] Lothal
[D] None of the above

Answer –[C] Lothal

Q12. The Harappan city represented by the archaeological site of Lothal was situated on the river [UPPCS (Mains) 2012]

[A] Narmada
[B] Mahi
[C] Bhogava
[D] Bhima

Answer –[C] Bhogava

Q13. Harappan civilization, Lothal, is located in [Uttarakhand PCS (Pre) 2010: UPPCS (Mains) 2009]

[A] Gujarat
[B] Punjab
[C] Rajasthan
[D] Sindh

Answer – [A] Gujarat

Q14. An ivory scale in the Harappan context was found at [UPRO/ARO (Pre) 2014]

[A] Kalibangan
[B] Lothal
[C] Dholavira
[D] Banawali

Answer –[B] Lothal

Q15. A horned deity engraved on a terracotta cake has been recovered from [UP Lower (Spl) (Pre) 2008]

[A] Banawali
[B] Kalibangan
[C] Lothal
[D] Surkotada

Answer –[B] Kalibangan

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