50+ Indus Valley Civilization MCQ PDF Download | Most Important IVC Questions for All Exams

Indus Valley Civilization MCQ: The Indus Valley Civilization (IVC) also known as the Harappan civilization was a Bronze Age civilization in the northwestern regions of South Asia from 2600 BCE to 1900 BCE. The Harappa first site of the Indus Valley Civilization (IVC) was discovered in the year 1921. IVC was primarily an urban civilization and they are the first to produce Cotton in the world.

Important Indus Valley Civilization MCQ
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Here we have put some of the most important MCQs related to the Indus Valley Civilization (IVC) that are helpful for all competitive exams - UPSC, SSC, State PCS, Bank, CDS, NDA, Railway, Delhi Police, etc.  You can download a PDF file of all MCQ questions with answers, links are provided below.

Indus Valley Civilization MCQ

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Q1. The site of Harappa is located on the bank of which river?

A. Saraswati
B. Beas
C. Ravi
D. Indus

✅ C. Ravi

Q2. The Harappan Civilization was discovered in the year-

A. 1920
B. 1921
C. 1922
D. 1924

✅ B. 1921

Q3. Shortugai is located in which country?

A. Afghanistan
B. India
C. Pakistan
D. China

✅ A. Afghanistan

Q4. Two Indians who were associated with the discovery of the Indus Valley Civilization (IVC) are -

A. John Marshall and Ishwari Prasad
B. Madhosarup Vats and VB Rao
C. Rakhaldas and Dayaram Sahni
D. Ashirwadi Lal Srivastava and Rangnath Rao

✅ C. Rakhaldas and Dayaram Sahni

Q5. Mohenjodaro is situated in which of the following?

A. Afghanistan
B. Gujarat (India)
C. Punjab (India)
D. Sindh Province (Pakistan)

✅ D. Sindh Province (Pakistan)

Q6. Which of the following is a Harappan site located in Rajasthan (India)?

A. Mohenjodaro
B. Suktagen Dor
C. Kalibangan
D. Lothal

✅ C. Kalibangan

Q7. Which of the following site remnant of three townships have been revealed?

A. Mohenjodaro
B. Suktagen Dor
C. Kalibangan
D. Banawali

✅ D. Banawali

Q8. In the Mesopotamian records, which one of the following terms was used for the Indus Valley Civilization?

A. Meluha
B. Dilmum
C. Magan
D. Failaka

✅ A. Meluha

Q9. Which one of the following is not the characteristic feature of the Harappan settlement?

A. Doorways and windows generally faced the side lanes and rarely opened into the main streets.
B. Drains and water chutes from the second storey were often built inside the wall.
C. Houses generally had separate bathing areas and toilets.
D. The citadel was walled but the lower town was not walled.

✅ B. Drains and water chutes from the second storey were often built inside the wall.

Q10. An ivory scale in Harappan context was found at-
A. Kalibangan
B. Lothal
C. Dholavira
D. Banawali

✅ B. Lothal


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Q11. What was the most significant feature of the Indus Valley Civilization?

A. Burnt brick buildings
B. First true arches
C. Buildings of worship
D. Art and Architecture

✅ A. Burnt brick buildings

Q12. Indus Valley Civilization was non-Aryan because

A. It was an Urban Civilization
B. It has its own script
C. It had an agriculture economy
D. It extended up to the Narmada valley

✅ A. It was an Urban Civilization

Q13. Which among the following is not related to Indus Valley Civilization?

A. Constructions of streets
B. Constructions of pillars
C. Constructions of wells
D. Constructions of bows

✅ B. Constructions of pillars

Q14. One of the following sites from where the famous Bullpseal of Indus Valley Civilization was found-

A. Harappa
B. Mohenjodaro
C. Chanhudaro
D. Lothal

✅ A. Harappa

Q15. The Indus Valley people worshipped

A. Brahma
B. Vishnu
C. Shiva
D. Indra

✅ C. Shiva

Q16. Which color was commonly used in the Harappan Pottery?

A. Red
B. Yellow
C. Grey
D. Blue

✅ A. Red

Q17. Which place of the Harappan Civilization is located in Maharashtra (India)?

  1. Harappa
  2. Mohenjodaro
  3. Surkotda
  4. Diamabad
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

A. 1 and 2
B. Only 3
C. 2, 3 and 4
D. All of these.

✅ B. Only 3

Q18. Which of the following sites of the Harappan civilization are located in Sindh?

  1. Harappa
  2. Mohenjodaro
  3. Chanhudaro
  4. Surkotada
Indicate the correct answer from the codes given below.

A. 1 and 2
B. 2 and 3
C. 2, 3 and 4
D. All of these

✅ B. 2 and 3

Q19. Which one of the following statements about the Harappan culture is not correct?

A. It witnessed the first cities in the subcontinent
B. It marks the first use of script, written from the right to left
C. It marks the earliest known use of iron as a medium for the art of sculpting.
D. It marks the earliest known use of stone as a medium for the art of sculpting.

✅ C. It marks the earliest known use of iron as a medium for the art of sculpting.

Q20. Which one of the following is not a Harappan site?

A. Chanhudaro
B. Kot Diji
C. Sohgaura
D. Desalpur

✅ C. Sohgaura

Q21. Harappan people had a common burial system which is proved by

A. The Earth burial, head of the dead normally laid towards the Noth.
B. The burial of commonly used items with the dead.
C. Both 'A' and 'B'
D. The burial of the dead body in the sitting posture.

✅ C. Both 'A' and 'B'

Q22. Which one of the following statements regarding IVC is correct?

A. The standard IVC seals were made of clay.
B. The inhabitants of IVC had neither knowledge of copper nor bronze.
C. The IVC was agriculture-based.
D. The inhabitants of IVC grew and used cotton.

✅ D. The inhabitants of IVC grew and used cotton.

Q23. Which of the following was found from excavations of Harappan site Sanauli?

A. Human burials
B. Animal Burials
C. Residential building
D. Protecting wall

✅ A. Human burials

Q24. Who among the following was not associated with the excavation of Harappa and Mohenjodaro?

A. R D Banerjee
B. K N Dikshit
C. M S Vats
D. V A Smith

✅ D. V A Smith

Q25. The excavation at Chanhudaro was directed by -

A. J H Mackay
B. Sir John Marshall
C. R D Banerjee
D. Sir Aurel Stein

✅ A. J H Mackay




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