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56 Use the plough has been evidenced at:
A Banwali
B Harappa
C Lothal
D Kalibangan

Answer: Option [D]

The furrows discovered in the pre-Harappan phase at Kalibangan (Rajasthan) indicate that the fields were ploughed during the Harappan period. The Harappans probably used the wooden plough drawn by oxen and camels. The Indus people produced wheat, barley, ragi, peas etc.

57 Which of the following presents the most significant feature of Indus Valley Civilization ?
A First true arches
B Burnt brick buildings
C Art and architecture
D Buildings of worship

Answer: Option [B]

The main towns of Indus valley civilization were Harappa, Mohenjo-Daro, Kalibangan, Lothal. The significant features of Indus Valley civilization are personal cleanliness, town planning, construction of burnt-brick houses, ceramics, casting, forging of metals, manufacturing of cotton and woolen textiles.

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58 At which Harappan site have traces of a horse been found ?
A Sutkagendor
B Kalibangan
C Surkotada
D Lothal

Answer: Option [C]

The evidence of the horse comes from a superficial level of Mohenjo-Daro and from a doubtful terracotta figurine from Lothal. The remains of the horse are reported from Surkotada, situated in western Gujarat and belong to around 2000 B.C. But the identity is doubtful.

59 The source of the blue gem stone, lapis lazuli, for the people of Harappan culture, was:
A Western U.P.
B Afghanistan
C Gujarat
D Maharashtra

Answer: Option [B]

Lapis lazuli is found in limestone in the Kokcha River valley of Badakhshan province in north-eastern Afghanistan, where the Sar-e-Sang mine deposits have been worked for more than 6,000 years.

60 Reading the Indus Valley Civilization, consider the following statements:
I. During this period, cotton was used for manufacturing textiles in India.
II. It was predominantly a secular civilization and the religious element, though present, did not dominate the scene.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A I only
B II only
C Both I and II
D Neither I and II

Answer: Option [C]
  • During this period, cotton was used for manufacturing textiles in India.
  • It was predominantly a secular civilization and the religious element, though present, did not dominate the scene.

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