ICSE Class 9th History 1 – The harappan civilisation MCQs

Granaries, the town hall or assembly, and the great bath of Harappan cities were all part of the ____.

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Granaries, the town hall or assembly, and the great bath of Harappan cities were all part of the citadel, which had a huge walled fortress to protect people from floods and also had people living in it.

Many of the Harappan cities had covered ____.

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Many of the Harappan cities had covered drains.

Faience is produced from ____.

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Faience is a material that is artificially produced using gum to shape sand or powdered quartz into an object.

Kalibangan and Lothal had fire altars, where ____ may have been performed.

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Kalibangan and Lothal had fire altars, where sacrifices may have been performed.

The Harappans used a ____ to dig the earth for turning the soil.

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The Harappans used a plough to dig the earth for turning the soil.

Copper was brought by the Harappans from present-day ____.

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Copper was brought by the Harappans from present-day Rajasthan.

Chert is a kind of ____.

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Chert is a kind of sedimentary rock used to make weights.

At the time of Harappan Civilisation, ______ was an important centre for shells, stones and metals.

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At the time of Harappan Civilisation, Lothal was an important centre for shells, stones and metals.

The Harappans imported ____ and tin.

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The Harappans imported gold, silver and tin.

Bronze is produced when tin is mixed with ____.

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Bronze is produced when tin is mixed with copper.

The western part of the city of Harappa, which is smaller but higher, is called the ____.

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The western part of the city of Harappa, which is smaller but higher, is called the citadel.

There is evidence that a dockyard existed in ____.

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There is evidence that a dockyard existed in Lothal.

Lothal is in present-day ____.

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Lothal is in present-day Gujarat.

____ was used for seals in the Harappan cities.

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Wet clay was used for seals in the Harappan cities.

Cloth is an example of ____.

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Cloth is an example of finished goods.

The Harappans had the world's first____ system, with wells, public baths, and waste water directed to covered drains.

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The Harappans had the world's first urban sanitation system, with wells, public baths, and waste water directed to covered drains.

People who wrote pictographic Harappan scripts were known as______.

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People who wrote pictographic Harappan scripts were known as scribes.

People in the Harappan cities who planned the construction of buildings were probably ____.

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Rulers probably planned the construction of buildings in the Harappan cities as they sent people to distant lands to get metal, precious stones and other things that they wanted.

The Harappans used peas, wheat and pulses as ____.

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The Harappans used peas, wheat and pulses as food.

The bricks in Harappan constructions were laid in a ____ pattern that made the walls strong.

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The bricks in Harappan constructions were laid in an interlocking pattern that made the walls strong.

Harappan writing has been found on small objects such as ____.

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Harappan writing has been found on small objects such as seals.

A person who is trained to do only one kind of work is called a ____.

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A specialist is a person who is trained to do only one kind of work, like cutting stone, polishing beads or carving seals.

____ was brought by the Harappans from present-day Afghanistan and Iran.

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Bronze was brought by the Harappans from present-day Afghanistan and Iran.

Spindle whirls made of both ____ have been found in archaeological excavations of Harappa.

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Spindle whirls made of both terracota and faience have been found in archaeological excavations of Harappa.

The Harappans brought gold from present-day ____.

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The Harappans brought gold from present-day Karnataka.

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