MCQ Questions for Class 12 History: Ch 1 Bricks, Beads and Bones

MCQ Questions for Class 12 History: Ch 1 Bricks, Beads and Bones

1. The Director-General of the ASI, often called the 'Father of Indian archaeology', was
(a) Alexander Cunningham.
(b) Hargreaves.
(c) James Burgess.
(d) John Marshall.
► (a) Alexander Cunningham.

2. All the gold jewellery found at Harappan sites was recovered from
(a) Burials
(b) Hoards
(c) Lakes
(d) Temples
► (b) Hoards

3. For what purpose was the Great Bath used by the Harappans?
(a) Community bathing
(b) Swimming exercise and water sports
(c) Special ritual bath
(d) Storage of water to be used during drought or emergency
► (c) Special ritual bath

4. The most important industry of the Harappans at Chanhudaro was
(a) Bead-making
(b) Brick making
(c) Handlooms
(d) Ship building
► (a) Bead-making

5. The Director General of the ASI who brought a military precision to the practice of archaeology was
(a) Cunningham
(b) Hargreaves
(c) James Burgess
(d) R.E.M. Wheeler
► (d) R.E.M. Wheeler

6. In 1875, a report on Harappan seal was published, which was written by
(a) John Marshall
(b) R. E. M. Wheeler
(c) R. D. Banerji
(d) Alexander Cunningham
► (d) Alexander Cunningham

7. The Harappan script was written from
(a) Bottom to top
(b) Top to bottom
(c) Left to right
(d) Right to left
► (d) Right to left

8. M.S. Vats began his excavations at Harappa in the year
(a) 1920
(b) 1921
(c) 1922
(d) 1923
► (b) 1921

9. The major problem faced by archaeologists, in relation to an artefact, is related with its
(a) Material
(b) Finding
(c) Function
(d) Duplicity
► (c) Function

10. Archaeologists have also found evidence of a ploughed field at _______
(a) Banawali
(b) Kalibangan
(c) Cholistan
(d) Siswal
► (b) Kalibangan

11. The roads and streets were laid out along an approximate ____ pattern.
(a) grid
(b) triangular
(c) square
(d) perpendicular
► (a) grid

12.  Scholars have estimated that the total number of wells in Mohenjodaro was about _____.
(a) 400
(b) 500
(c) 600
(d) 700
► (d) 700

13. ______ was a large rectangular tank in a courtyard surrounded by a corridor on all four sides.
(a) Warehouse
(b) Pillared Hall
(c) The Great Bath
(d) Stupa
► (c) The Great Bath

14. ________ was almost exclusively devoted to craft production, including bead-making, shell-cutting, metal-working, seal-making and weight-making.
(a) Mohenjodaro
(b) Chanhudaro
(c) Kalibangan
(d) Balakot
► (b) Chanhudaro

15. Exchanges were regulated by a precise system of weights, usually made of a stone called ____.
(a) Stupa
(b) Chert
(c) Knot
(d) Seal
► (b) Chert
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