Ancient Indian History

16. Which of the following Indus Valley Site was discovered by Rakhal Das Banerjee?

(A) Kali Banga
(B) Harappa
(C) Lothal
(D) Mohenjodaro

Correct Answer: (D) Mohenjodaro

Answer Explanation:
In 1922, an Indian archaeologist Mr.Rakhal Das Bannerjee discovered the Mohenjodaro site of the Indus Valley civilisation.

17. In the Indus Valley Civilization, Great Bath was found at which place?

(A) Mohenjodaro
(B) Harappa
(C) Rakhi Garhi
(D) Ropar

Correct Answer: (A) Mohenjodaro

Answer Explanation:
The Great Bath was discovered at Mohenjodaro in Sindh, Pakistan. It measures 11.88 meters x 7.01 meters and has a maximum depth of 2.43 meters.

18. The script of Indus Valley people was ___?

(A) Desi Script
(B) Pictographic Script
(C) Brahmi Script
(D) Kharosti Script

Correct Answer: (B) Pictographic Script

Answer Explanation:
The pictographic script was used by the Indus Valley people.

19. Which Ashokan pillar edict mentions the Dhamma Mahamattas?

(A) pillar edict VII
(B) pillar edict VIII
(C) pillar edict VI
(D) pillar edict V

Correct Answer: (A) pillar edict VII

Answer Explanation:
The Ashokan Pillar Edict-VII mentions the Dhamma Mahamattas. It propagated a proper courtesy to slaves and servants, obedience to parents, respectful behaviour towards Brahmans and Sharmanas and generiosty towards friends, acquaintances and relatives.

20. Which Ashokan pillar edict provides a list of animals and birds killing of which was prohibited?

(A) Pillar edict V
(B) Pillar edict VIII
(C) Pillar edict XII
(D) Pillar edict X

Correct Answer: (A) Pillar edict V

Answer Explanation:
The Pillar edict-V of Ashoka provides a list of animals and birds which should not be killed on some days and another list of animals which have not to be killed at all occasions and also describes the release of 25 prisionars by Mauryan Emperor Asoka.

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