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 History – Term 1 Unit 3

Indus Civilisation


I. Choose the correct answers:

1. What metals were know to the people of Indus Civilisation?
(a) Copper, bronze, silver, gold, but not iron
(b) Copper, silver, iron, but not bronze
(c) Copper, gold, iron, but not silver
(d) Copper, silver, iron, but not gold
(a) Copper, bronze, silver, gold; but not iron

2. Indus Civilization belonged to ………………..
(a) Old Stone age
(b) Medieval stone age
(c) New Stone age
(d) Metal age
(d) Metal age

3. River valleys are said to be the cradle of civilisation because.
(a) Soil is very fertile
(b) They experience good climate.
(c) They are useful for transportation
(d) Many civilisations flourished on river valleys.
(d) Many civilisations flourished on river valleys.

II. Match the statement whit the reason. tick the appropriate answers:

1. Statement : Harappait civilization is said to be ait urban civilizations,
Reason : It has well planned cities with advanced drainage systems.
(a) Statement and reason are correct.
(b) Statement is wrong.
(c) Statement is true, but the reason is wrong.
(d) Both statement and reason are wrong.
(a) Statement and reason are correct.

2. Statement : Harappan civilisation belongs to Bronze age.
Reason : Harappans did not know the use of iron.
(a) Statement and reason are correct.
(b) Statement is wrong.
(c) Statement is correct, but the reason is wrong.
(d) Both statement and reason are wrong.
(a) Statement and reason are correct.

3. Statement : The engineerring skill of Harpones was remarkable
Reason : Building docks after u careful study Of tides, waves and currents.
(a) Statement and reason are correct.
(b) Statement is wrong.
(c) Statement is correct, but the reason is wrong.
(d) Both statement and reason are wrong.
(a) Statement and reason are correct.

4. Which of the following statements about Mohenjo – Daro is correct?
(a) Gold ornaments were unknown.
(b) Houses were made of burnt bricks.
(c) Implements were made of iron.
(d) Great Bath was made water tight with the layers of natural bitumen
(b) and (d)

5. Cosidering the following statement:
1. Uniformity in layout of town, streets, and brick siz
2. An elaborate and well laid out drainage system
3. Granaries constituted an important part of Harappan Cities
Which of the above statement are correct?
(a) 1&2
(b) 1&3
(c) 2&3
(d) all the three
(d) all the three

6. The odd one
Oxen, sheep, buffaloes, pigs, horses

7. Find out the wrong pair
(b) Citadel – Granaries
(a) ASI John – Marshall
(c) Lothal – dockyard
(d) Harappan civilisation – River Cauvery
(d) Harappan civilisation – River Cauvery

III. Fill in the blanks:

  1. ________ is the oldest civilisation.
  2. Archaeological Survey of india was founded by ________
  3. ________ were used to store grains.
  4. Group of people ________ form


  1. Mesopotamian civilization
  2. Alexander cunningham
  3. Granaries
  4. Community

IV. State True or False:

  1. Mehergarh is a Neolithic site.
  2. Archaeological Survey of India is responsible for the preservation of cultural monuments
  3. in the country.
  4. Granaries were used to store grains
  5. The earliest form of writings was developed by the Chinese.


  1. True
  2. True
  3. True
  4. False

V. Match the following :

  1. Mohenjo Daro – (i) raised platform
  2. Bronze               – (ii) red quartz stone
  3. Citade                – (iii) alloy
  4. Carnelian          – (iv) mound of dead


1 – iv; 2- iii; 3 – i; 4 – ii

VI. Answer in one or two sentences:

1. What are the uses of metal?

  1. Iron or steel is used for the construction of buildings, houses, automobile parts, etc.
  2. Copper is used for electrical purposes and also for making ornaments.

2. Make a list of baked and raw food that we.
Raw food: Fruits and vegetables like apples, carrots, cucumber, etc.
Baked food: Bread, Bun, Cake, Cookie, Pudding, etc.

3. Do we have the practice of worshipping animals and trees?

  1. Yes, people worship the Peepal tree also known as Bodhi tree, Banyan tree, Bel tree! Ashoka tree, Mango tree etc.
  2. Cow, Monkey, Snake, Elephant are also considered very sacred.

4. River valleys are cradles of civilization. why?

  1. River valley had fertile soil. Agriculture grew well in these regions.
  2. Freshwater was available for drinking, Watering livestock, and irrigation.
  3. Easy movement of people and goods as possible.

5. Just because a toy moves it doesn’t mean it’s modern. What did they use instead of batteries?
They used wheels to move the toys instead of batteries.

6. The dog was the first animal to be tamed. Why?
Humans started breeding dogs to help with hunting, herding, standing guard and carrying stuff.

7. If you were an archaeologist, what will you do?
if I were an Archaeologist, I will study the artifacts found in the ground to learn about people where lived in the past.

8. Name any two Indus sites located in the Indian border?

  1. Ralibangan (Rajasthan)
  2. Dholavira (Gujarat).

9. In Indus civilization, which features you like the most? Why?

  1. Town planning is a unique feature of the Indus civilization.
  2. Straight and wide road with the good drainage system of the Indus Valley is a significant feature.

10. What instrument Is used nowadays to weigh things?
A weighing scale or spring balance is used nowadays to weigh things.

VII. Answer the following:

1. What method is used to explore buried buildings nowadays?

  1. Archaeologists study the physical objects such as bricks, stones, or bits of broken pottery to ascertain the location of the city and the time that it belonged to.
  2. They search the ancient literary sources for references about the place.
  3. They look at aerial photographs of the excavation sites or cities to understand the topography.
  4. They use a magnetic scanner to see under the ground.
  5. The presence and absence of archeological remains can be detected by RADAR and remote sensing methods.

2. Why did the Indus civilization call Bronze age civilization?
Indus civilization is called the Bronze age civilization because it is a historical period characterized by the use of articles made of bronze.

3. Indus Civilisation is called urban civilization. Give reason
Indus Civilisation is called urban civilization because

  1. There was well-conceived town planning.
  2. Astonishing masonry and architecture were found.
  3. Priority was given to hygiene and public health.
  4. They used Standardised weights and measures
  5. They had solid agricultural and

4. Can you point out the special features of their drainage system?

  1. The cities had covered drains.
  2. They were covered with slabs or bricks.
  3. There were manholes at regular intervals to clean the drains.
  4. Every house had its own soak pit, which collected all the sediments and allowed only the water to flow into the street drain.

5. What do you about great the great bath?

  1. The great bath was a large, rectangular tank in a courtyard. It may be the earliest example of a waterproof structure.
  2. The bath was lined with bricks, coated with plaster, and made watertight using layers of natural bitumen.
  3. There were steps on the north and south leading into the tank.
  4. There were rooms on three sides.
  5. Water was drawn from the well, located in the courtyard, and drained out after use.

6. How do you know that Indus people traded with other countries?

  1. There is evidence for extensive maritime trade with Mesopotamia, Indus Seals have been found as far as Mesopotamia.
  2. King Naram- Sin of Akkadian Empire (Sumerian) has written about buying jewellery from the land of Melukha (a region in the Indus Valley).
  3. Cylindrical seals Similar to those found in Persian Gulf and Mesopotamia have also been found in the Indus area.
  4. A naval dockyard has been discovered in Lothal. It shows the maritime activities of the Indus people.