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Pakistan Affairs Solved MCQs for FPSC Exams (History of the Subcontinent)

Pakistan Affairs Sovled MCQs for FPSC Exams (History of the Subcontinent)
Written by Shahzad F. Malik

History of the Subcontinent
Pakistan Affairs Solved MCQs
For all kind of FPSC Exams

1. The main characteristics of the Indus valley civilisation is:
(a) Drainage System
(b) Town planning
(c) Pucca houses
(d) Well laid-out roads

2. The main occupation of the people of the Indus valley was:
(a) Trade
(b) Agriculture
(c) Cattle rearing
(d) Hunting

3. Which one of the following archeologists initially discovered the Mohenjodaro site of the Indus Valley Civilisation?
(a) Sir John Marshal
(b) Rakhal Das Banerjee
(c) Daya Ramshani
(d) Sir Martimer Wheeler

4. Which one of the following elements of Hinduism were practised in the Indus valley civilisation?
(a) Idol worship
(b) Wearing of sacred threads
(c) Cult of Shiva
(d) None of these

5. The great bath of the Indus valley civilisation was discovered in:
(a) Lothal
(b) Mohenjodro
(c) Bopar
(d) Harrapa

6. Which of the following is not a characteristics of the religion practised by Harappan people?
(a) Nature worship
(b) Worship of Mother Goddess
(c) Faith in magic, charms and sacrifices
(d) Belief in life after death

7. Which of the following metals was not known to Indus valley people?
(a) Copper
(b) Bonze
(c) Iron
(d) None of these

8. Nomad man started settling in:
(a) Palaeolithic Age
(b) Neolithic Age
(c) Mesolithic Age
(d) None of these

9. The earliest evidence of silver in India is found in the:
(a) Harrapan culture
(b) Vedic texts
(c) Marked coins
(d) None of these

10. The period when men used both stones and copper tools is known as the:
(a) Monolithic Age
(b) Chalcolithic Age
(c) Neolithic Age
(d) Metal Age

11. The Indus valley civilisation is known as pre-Aryan civilisation because of the evidence of:
(a) Art
(b) Copper
(c) Pottery
(d) Script

12. Man passed from the food gathering stage to the food producing stage in the:
(a) Neolithic Age
(b) Palaeolithic Age
(c) Mesolithic Age
(d) Chalcolithic Age

13. The greatest invention of man in Palaeolithic Age was:
(a) Potter’s wheel
(b) Metal implements
(c) Fire
(d) Spinning of cloth

14. The script of Indus valley civilisation was:
(a) Persian
(b) Dravidian
(c) Sanskrit
(d) Indecipherable

15. The Indus valley people knew the use of:
(a) Gold, silver, copper, bronze but not iron
(b) Copper, iron, gold but not bronze
(c) Silver, lead, iron but not gold
(d) Gold, tin, bronze but not copper

16. Knowledge about the existence of which of the following animals is doubtful in the Indus valley civilisation?
(a) Dog
(b) Cat
(c) Bull
(d) Horse

17. Palaeolithic remains have been discovered in:
(a) Gujarat
(b) Kolkata
(c) Bellary
(d) Punjab

18. Which of the following Harrapan sites had a dock?
(a) Harappa
(b) Lothal
(c) Mohenjodaro
(d) Alamgirpur

19. Which of the following presents the most significant feature of Indus valley civilisation?
(a) Burnt brick buildings
(b) Art and architecture
(c) Buildings of worship
(d) First true arches

20. Which of the following statements regarding Indus valley civilisation is incorrect?
(a) The supreme god was the Pipal God
(b) Excavation at Lothal proved that the civilisation was confined to Harappa and Mohenjodaro only
(c) People had great artistic sense
(d) None of these

21. The remains of a wooden drain of Indus civilisation have been found at:
(a) Lothal
(b) Mohenjodaro
(c) Harappa
(d) Kalibaghan

22. Rice cultivation is associated with Hrappan site of:
(a) Kalibangan
(b) Harappa
(c) Lothal
(d) Ropar

23. Which of the following is incorrect concerning Mohenjodaro?
(a) There was no drainage system
(b) It was a well-planned city
(c) Buildings were of varying sites
(d) Bathrooms were important features of most houses

24. The Indus valley people had trade relations with:
(a) Egypt
(b) Mesopotamia
(c) Greece
(d) Ceylon

25. The Indus valley houses were built of:
(a) Bamboo
(b) Bricks
(c) Wood
(d) Stone

26. Indus valley civilisation is also known as Harappan Culture because
(a) The site of Indus calley civilisation is considered the elementary stage of vedic culture.
(b) The most important evidence of the achievements of this civilisation have been excavated from Harappa
(c) Harappa was the first site to be excavated in the Indus valley
(d) None of these

27. The Indus valley civilisation flourished during:
(a) 5000-3500 BC
(b) 3000-1500 BC
(c) 2500-1000 BC
(d) 1500-500 BC

28. Which of the following animals were domesticated by the Harappans?
(a) Goat, oxen, pig, buffalo
(b) Buffalos, sheep, dog, pig,
(c) Camel, oxen, buffalos, pig
(d) None of these

29. The Indus valley people worshiped:
(a) Fire
(b) Water
(c) Mother Goddess
(d) Sun

30. The tools and weapons of Harappan civilisation were mostly made of:
(a) Stone
(b) Copper and bronze
(c) Copper and iron
(d) Stone and copper

31. The main channels of our knowledge about the Indus valley civilisation are:
(a) Inscription
(b) Coins
(c) Palm and branch leaf manuscripts
(d) Archaeological excavation

32. The famous figure of dancing a girl found in the excavations of Harappa was made up of:
(a) Terracotta
(b) Bronze
(c) Steatite
(d) Limestone

33. The Great Granary of the Indus valley civilisation has been discovered at:
(a) Kalibangan
(b) Lothal
(c) Mohenjodaro
(d) Harappa

34. Which of the following statements regarding the Indus valley civilisation is not true?
(a) The Indus valley people were not acquainted with the art of spinning and weaving.
(b) Open courtyard was the basic feature of houses.
(c) The Assembly Hall was discovered at Harappa.
(d) None of these

35. The Stone Age people had the first domestic:
(a) Asses
(b) Dogs
(c) Horses
(d) Sheep

36. Which of the following animals was known to ancient vedic people?
(a) Elephant
(b) Bear
(c) Lion
(d) Camel

37. The Aryans at first settled in:
(a) Punjab
(b) Kashmir
(c) Sindh
(d) Gujarat

38. Which of the following craftsmanship was not practised by the Aryans?
(a) Pottery
(b) Blacksmith
(c) Jewellery
(d) Carpentry

39. Brahmans are books that deal with:
(a) Bhakti
(b) Ritualism
(c) Yoga
(d) Meditation

40. The Indus valley civilisation was discovered in:
(a) 1903
(b) 1911
(c) 1922
(d) 1930

41. The spread of the Harappa civilisation is coterminous with the:
(a) Wheat producing zone
(b) Soil fertility
(c) Irrigation facilities
(d) Availability of raw material

42. Traces of which of the following has not been found in the Indus valley civilisation?
(a) Barley
(b) Sesamum
(c) Sugarcane
(d) Mustard

43. The Lothal civilisation was known for:
(a) Art and architecture
(b) Drainage system
(c) Trade and commerce
(d) Art and architecture

44. Mohenjodaro is also known as:
(a) Mound of the dead
(b) Mound of the great
(c) Mound of the survivors
(d) Mound of the living

45. “When I first saw them, I found it difficult to believe that they were pre-historic; they seemed so completely to upset all established ideas about early art.” This was an observation of Sir John Marshal on objects found at:
(a) Lothal
(b) Mohenjodaro
(c) Ropar
(d) Harappa

46. The Indus valley civilisation was spread over
(a) Indo-Gangetic divide and upper Gangetic plain
(b) Punjab, Sindh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Balochistan
(c) U.P., Haryna and neighbouring parts of Punjab
(d) Banks of river Indus, Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan

47. Indications of pre-Harappan civilisation have come from the archeological excavations at:
(a) Roper
(b) Lothal
(c) Kalibangan
(d) Kunal

48. The source of the blue gem stone, lapis lazuli, for the people of Harappan culture was:
(a) Gujarat
(b) Afghanistan
(c) UP
(d) Punjab

49. Which of the following statements regarding the characteristic feature of the Indus valley people is true?
(a) The people were largely rural.
(b) They knew of iron and defensive armour.
(c) They worship of images was familiar to the people.
(d) None of these

50. Who among the following popularised the theory of Arctic Region as the original home of Aryans?
(a) B. G. Tilak
(b) Mach Donell
(c) Max Muller
(d) Keith

51. Which colour was commonly used in Harappan pottery?
(a) Blue
(b) Red
(c) Blue-green
(d) Yellow

52. During the Neolithic Age in India, the only metal known to the people was:
(a) Iron
(b) Copper
(c) Gold
(d) Silver


1. a 2. b 3. b 4. c 5. b
6. a 7. c 8. b 9. a 10. d
11. d 12. a 13. c 14. b 15. a
16. b 17. c 18. b 19. a 20. b
21. b 22. c 23. a 24. b 25. b
26. b 27. b 28. b 29. c 30. b
31. c 32. b 33. d 34. a 35. d
36. c 37. a 38. b 39. b 40. c
41. a 42. c 43. b 44. a 45 b
46. b 47. b 48. b 49. c 50. a
51. b 52. c      

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