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1.

The word India was first used by

Ans:-The Greeks


2.

In which language, India was called as 'Hind'

Ans:-Persian, Arabic


3.

Father of Indology

Ans:-William Johns


4.

Who founded Asiatic society of Bengal

Ans:-William Johns


5.

Asiatic society of Bengal was founded in

Ans:-Kolkkatha (1784)


6.

Sumerian people called Indus valley culture

Ans:-Meluhan culture


7.

Sumerian people called Indus valley culture

Ans:-Meluhan culture


8.

The father of indian archaelogy

Ans:-Alexander Cunningham


9.

Which branch of science is called the hand maid of history

Ans:-Archaelogy


10.

Who played an important role in discovering Indus valley civilization

Ans:- Sir John Marshal


11.

Who discovered Harappan civilization

Ans:- Sir John Marshal


12.

The speciality of Indus valley civilization

Ans:-Urbanization


13.

Who used the word ' indus valley civilization' for the first time

Ans:- Sir John Marshal


14.

Indus valley civilization was discovered in the year

Ans:- 1921


15.

Which city is known as bactria in ancient days

Ans:- Afghanisthan


16.

The excavations of Harappa was in the leadership of

Ans:- Dayarahm Sahni


17.

The excavations of Mohanjedaro was in the leadership of

Ans:- R.D. Banerjee


18.

The excavations of Ropar was in the leadership of

Ans:- Y.D, Sharma


19.

The excavations of Lothal was in the leadership of

Ans:- S.R. Rao


20.

Harappa was in the banks of -------- river

Ans:-Ravi


21.

Harappa was now at

Ans:-Pakisthan


22.

The distance between Harappa and Mohanjedaro is

Ans:-483 km


23.

The place which is known as 'haryupiya' in rigveda is

Ans:-Harappa


24.

The word Mohanjedaro means

Ans:-Mound of the dead


25.

The biggest Indus valley civilization center is

Ans:-Mohanjedaro


26.

The smallest Indus valley civilization center is

Ans:-Allahdino


27.

Greath Bath is found in

Ans:-Mohanjedaro


28.

The first city in the world to establish the drainage system is

Ans:-Mohanjedaro


29.

Bronze statue of dancing girl and Priest king statue are found in

Ans:-Mohanjedaro


30.

UNESCO added Mohanjedaro in the list of world heritage sites in

Ans:-1980


31.

Lothal is situated in

Ans:-Gujarath


32.

Which is considered to be the first harbour in India

Ans:-Lothal


33.

A dockyard is discovered from

Ans:-Lothal


34.

The people in Lothal had trade connections with

Ans:-Sumerians


35.

Lothal was discovered in the year

Ans:-1954


36.

Lothal is in which district

Ans:-Ahammedabad


37.

The meaning of the Lothal is

Ans:-The mount of the dead


38.

Where is Dholaveera

Ans:-Gujarath (Kutch district)


39.

The biggest Harappan settlements in India are

Ans:-Dholaveera and Rakhigarhi


40.

The Indus valley civilization that is situated in an island is

Ans:-Dholaveera


41.

Where is Kalibangan

Ans:-Rajasthan


42.

Kalibangan is in the banks of which river

Ans:-Ghaggar


43.

Ploughed field is found in

Ans:-Kalibangan


44.

The word Kalibangan means

Ans:-Black bangles


45.

Which is referred as the third capital of Indus valley civilization

Ans:-Kalibangan


46.

Where is Ropar

Ans:-Panjab


47.

Ropar is in the banks of

Ans:-Satlej


48.

The first Harappan place that is discovered after India became independent is

Ans:-Ropar


49.

Where is Banavali

Ans:- Hariyana (Hissar district)


50.

Banavali is situated in the banks of which river

Ans:- Ghaggar


Part-II


Question51:- The main agricultural items during the Indus Valley Civilization is



Wheat & Barley


Question52:- The first people in the world who cultivated Cotton is



Indus Valley People


Question53:- The first domestic animal



Dog


Question54:- The animal which is not familiar to Indus Valley People



Horse


Question55:- The Indus Valley Civilization Center Rangpur is situated at ------



Gujarat


Question56:- The Indus Valley Civilization Center Alangeerpur is situated at



UP


Question57:- Indus Valley People used ------- to carry goods



Ox


Question58:- The Script used by the Indus Valley People is known as



Pictographic


Question59:- The Lucky Symbol of Indus Valley People was



Swasthika


Question60:- The main animal worshiped by Indus Valley People



Humped Bull


Question61:- The digit used by the Indus Valley People for the measurement



16


Question62:- The metal which was unknown to Indus Valley people



Iron


Question63:- The Age of Aryans is also known as



Vedic Period


Question64:- Vedic Period is divided into -------



Early Vedic Period & Later Vedic Period


Question65:- Early Vedic Period is



From B C 1500 to B C 1000


Question66:- Later Vedic Period



From B C 1000 to B C 600


Question67:- The Total Number of Vedas



Four


Question68:- Name the Vedas



Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda & Adharva Veda


Question69:- Rig Veda was written during the ----- period



EarlyVedic Period


Question70:- Sama Veda, Yajur Veda & Adharva Veda were written during ------ period



Later Vedic Period


Question71:- Early Vedic Period is also known as



Rig Vedic Period


Question72:- The Aryans invaded India during the --------- Period



Rig Vedic Period


Question73:- The other name of Vedas



Sruthi


Question74:- Aryans belong to ------- group



Indo-Europeans


Question75:- The word 'Aryan' means



Noble


Question76:- The Vedic Period River 'Vithasta' is now known as



Jhalum


Question77:- The Vedic Period River 'Ashkini' is now known as



Chinab


Question78:- The Vedic Period River 'Parushni' is now known as



Ravi


Question79:- The Vedic Period River 'Vipasa' is now known as



Bias


Question80:- The Vedic Period River 'Sathadru' is now known as



Satlaj


Question81:- The Vedic Period River 'Thamasa' is now known as



Tones


Question82:-Who spread the Aryan Culture to the South India



Agasthyan


Question83:- The river which is referred in the Rig Veda and now not exists



Seraswathy


Question84:- The God of War in Vedic Period



Lord Indra


Question85:- Ayur Veda is part of _________



Adharva Veda


Question86:-The God of Water in Vedic Period



Lord Varuna


Question87:- The God of Trees in Vedic Period



Lord Soma


Question88:-The God of Wind in Vedic Period



Lord maruth


Question89:- The God of Morning in Vedic Period



Lord Ushus


Question90:- The rule during the Vedic Period is based on



Kingship


Question91:-The politically formed groups in Vedic Period were



Sabha & Samithi


Question92:- The main God in Vedic Period was



Lord Indra


Question93:- The Source of Indian Philosophy



Upanishads


Question94:- The number of Upanishads



108


Question95:- The oldest religious book in the World



Rig Veda


Question96:-The number of Hymns in the Rig Veda



1028


Question97:-Gayatri Manthra is a part of ---------



Rig Veda


Question98:-Who wrote Gayatri Mantra



Viswamitra


Question99:-Gyatri Mantra deals with ------



The Worship of the Sun


Question100:- Gandharva Veda deals with ---------



Music