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Animal absent in terracottas of Indus Valley civilization was?

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Previous Year Paper GK Questions and Answers:terracottas in Indus Valley     Pre-Historic Period-Question 24 Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers and explanation in English on Indian History of Pre-Historic Period. 24.Which of the following domesticated animals was absent in the terracottas of the Indus Valley civilization? A. Sheep B.Cow C. Pig D.Buffalo Show Answer Cow Note: The scriptures of Indus Valley civilization were prominently made up of stone, metal and terracotta . Terracotta models provide us the information that the Harappan people domesticated animals like Oxen, Pigs, Goats, Buffaloes, and Sheep . Dogs and cats were kept as pets. The humped bull was considered a great asset, but cow has not been mentioned anywhere on the terracotta models. πŸ”‘ Key Points ✔Various sculptures, seals, bronze vessels, pottery, gold jewellery, and anatomically deta

Words Satyameva Jayate inscribed in State Emblem taken from?

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Previous Year Paper GK Questions and Answers:Satyameva Jayate State Emblem     Pre-Historic Period-Question 23 Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers and explanation in English on Indian History of Pre-Historic Period. Q23.From which of the following Upanishads, the words ' Satyameva Jayate ' inscribed in Devanagari script below the abacus of the State Emblem? A. Prashna B. Mundaka C. Ishavasya D. Mandukya Show Answer Mundaka Note: Satyameva Jayate is a mantra from the ancient Indian scripture ' Mundaka Upanishad ' which is one of the Vedic Sanskrit texts of Hindu philosophy. Upansihads , a genre of Hindu scriptures commented upon by the great saint and philosopher of India, Shri.Adi Shankaracharya . He was the foremost exponent of Advaita . πŸ”‘ Key Points ✔" Satyameva Jayate " (" Truth alone triumphs. ") is a mantra from the ancient Ind

Lothal is a site where dockyards of which civilization were found?

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Previous Year Paper GK Questions and Answers:Lothal-Site of Dockyards     Pre-Historic Period-Question 22 Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers and explanation in English on Indian History of Pre-Historic Period. 22. Lothal is a site where dockyards of which of the following civilizations were found? A. Persian B. Egyptian C. Mesopotonian D. Indus valley Show Answer Indus valley πŸ”‘ Key Points ✔Lothal was one of the southernmost cities of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization , located in the Bhal region of the modern state of Gujarat . Construction of the city began around 2200 BCE. ✔Lothal was Discovered in 1954 . ✔Lothal was excavated from 13 February 1955 to 19 May 1960 by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). ✔The dockyard was located away from the main current to avoid deposition of silt. ✔It is believed that Lothal engineers studied tidal movements, and their effects on brick-bu

Essential feature of Indus valley civilization ?

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Previous Year Paper GK Questions and Answers:Indus Valley Civilization Features     Pre-Historic Period-Question 21 Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers and explanation in English on Indian History of Pre-Historic Period. 21. The essential feature of Indus valley civilization was? A. Organized city life and town planning B. worship of forces of nature C. pastoral farming D. caste society Show Answer Organized city life and town planning πŸ”‘ Key Points ✔The essential feature of the Indus Valley Civilisation was organized city life and Town planning. ✔Streets were oriented east to west . Each street was having a well organized drainage system . City Walls of each city in the Indus Valley was surrounded by massive walls and gateways . The walls were built to control trade and also to stop the city from being flooded. ✔The most unique feature of the Harappan Civilization was the development of u

Metal first used by vedic people?

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Previous Year Paper GK Questions and Answers:Indus Valley Civilization Houses   Previous year ssc questions     |   cgl previous year question   | multiple choice  |   previous year question papers  | competitive exam  | questions and answers  |     Pre-Historic Period-Question 20 Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers and explanation in English on Indian History of Pre-Historic Period. 20.Which metal was first used by the vedic people?   A. Copper   B. Silver   C. Gold   D.Iron Show Answer Copper Note: Artisans like carpenter, chariot-maker, the potter, have been mentioned in Rigveda , which is the evidence  that these professions were practiced and in all these crafts, copper was used on the large scale. The term 'ayasa' was used for copper, which indicates that they possessed the knowledge of metallurgy. πŸ”‘ Key Points Copper was first metal used by man over 10,000 years ago. Coppe

People of Indus Valley Civilization built houses of?

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Previous Year Paper GK Questions and Answers:Indus Valley Civilization Houses   Previous year ssc questions     |   cgl previous year question   | multiple choice  |   previous year question papers  | competitive exam  | questions and answers  |     Pre-Historic Period-Question 19 Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers and explanation in English on Indian History of Pre-Historic Period. 19. The people of the Indus Valley civilization usually built their houses of? A.       Pucca Bricks B.       Stone C.       Wood D.       All of the above Show Answer Pucca Bricks or burnt bricks πŸ”‘ Key Points ✔Houses of Indus Valley Civilization were one or two stories high , made of baked (Pucca) bricks , with flat roofs . Each was built around a courtyard, with windows overlooking the courtyard. The outside walls had no windows. ✔ Rich Indus Valley people lived in houses built around courtyards . Stairs l

Tax kings used to collect from people in Vedic period called?

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Previous Year Paper GK Questions and Answers:Tax of Vedic Period-Bali   Previous year ssc questions     |   cgl previous year question   | multiple choice  |   previous year question papers  | competitive exam  | questions and answers  |     Pre-Historic Period-Question 18 Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers and explanation in English on Indian History of Pre-Historic Period. 18. The tax which the kings used to collect from the people in the Vedic period was called? A. Bali B. Vidatha C. Varman D. Kara Show Answer Bali πŸ”‘ Key Points ✔In the early Vedic period the king collected taxes regularly from his subjects. The taxes were called bali and consisted of 1/6 the agricultural produce or cattle for a given person. ✔Another form of bali was tributes extracted from conquered enemies by the king. There was a system in place to collect these taxes. ✔Even when other forms of taxes appeared in t

Staple Food of Vedic Aaryans?

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Previous Year Paper GK Questions and Answers-staple-Food-Vedic Aryans   Previous year ssc questions     |   cgl previous year question   | multiple choice  |   previous year question papers  | competitive exam  | questions and answers  |     Pre-Historic Period-Question 16 Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers and explanation in English on Indian History of Pre-Historic Period. 17. The staple food of the Vedic Aaryans was? A. vegetables and fruits B. rice and pulses C. milk and its products D. vegetables and fruits Show Answer milk and its products πŸ”‘ Key Points ✔The Vedic economy revolved around cow and dairy products which is clear from the references found in the Rig Veda . The economy was primarily pastoral . ✔The staple diet of the the Aryans was milk, ghee (clarified butter), wheat, barley, maize, fruits and vegetables . Honey was consumed on a large scale and intoxicating drinks such

Language used to write source materials in ancient time ?

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Previous Year Paper GK Questions and Answers-Pali   Previous year ssc questions     |   cgl previous year question   | multiple choice  |   previous year question papers  | competitive exam  | questions and answers  |     Pre-Historic Period-Question 16 Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers and explanation in English on Indian History of Pre-Historic Period. 16.The language used to write source materials in ancient time was? A. Sanskrit B. Pali C. Kharosthi D. Brahmi Show Answer Pali Note: Pali is a middle Indo-Aryan language of the Indian sub-continent. πŸ”‘ Key Points ✔Pali is a Middle Indo-Aryan liturgical language( sacred language ) native to the Indian subcontinent. It is the language of the Pali Canon or TipiαΉ­aka as well as the sacred language of Theravada Buddhism. In early time, it was written in Brahmi script. ✔ A sacred language , holy language or liturgical language is any language

Rigvedic aryans were pastoral people is borne out by the fact that?

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Previous Year Paper GK Questions and Answers-Rigvedic aryans   Previous year ssc questions     |   cgl previous year question   | multiple choice  |   previous year question papers  | competitive exam  | questions and answers  |     Pre-Historic Period-Question 14 Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers and explanation in English on Indian History of Pre-Historic Period. 14. Rigvedic aryans were a pastoral people is borne out by the fact that? A. There are many references to the cow in Rigveda B. Most of the wars were fought for sake of cows. C. gifts made to priests were usually cows and not land. D. All of the above Show Answer All of the above Note: The economic life of the Rigvedic people sustained both on agriculture and pastoralism . In Rigveda , we find references of levelling of field, seed , implements and also can find man references are made to cow . Terms like Gotra, Godhuli, Goghna,

Aryans succeeded in their conflicts with pre-Aryans because?

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Previous Year Paper GK Questions and Answers-Aryans   Previous year ssc questions     |   cgl previous year question   | multiple choice  |   previous year question papers  | competitive exam  | questions and answers  |     Pre-Historic Period-Question 13 Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers and explanation in English on Indian History of Pre-Historic Period. 13.The Aryans succeeded in their conflicts with the pre-Aryans because? A. They used elephants in a large scale B. They were taller and stronger C. They were from an advanced urban culture D. They used chariots driven by horses Show Answer They used chariots driven by horses πŸ”‘ Key Points ✔In the late 18th century, Europeans began using the term Aryan to refer to the original prehistoric Proto-Indo-Europeans ✔Their descendants up to the present day (i.e., the Indo-European peoples—those Caucasians who are speakers of the Indo-European