UPSC History The Harappan Civilization Question Bank Indus Valley Civizlization

  • question_answer Which of the following statements about Harappan civilization is true?
    1. Harappan culture was famous for its distinguished system of town planning.
    2. The most important public place for Mohenjodaro seems to be great bath.
    3. Granary was the largest building of Mohenjodaro.
    4. The use of baked bricks in Harappan cities is remarkable.
    Select the correct answer from the codes given below: Codes:

    A)  1 and 4                       

    B)  1, 2 and 3        

    C)  2 and 3           

    D)         all of these                   

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    Harappan culture was actually famous for its remarkable town planning and exquisite drainage system. The town was demarcated into two parts: the citadel and the lower town, with the former meant to be for the rulers and the elite classes and the latter restricted to the common population. The town used to be encircled by a wall made of burnt bricks, which attests to its use. The roads were well laid and crisscrossed each other. Houses had drams, which were connected to the main drain. The Great Bath in Mohenjodaro is undoubtedly the most important public place and is located at the centre of the citadel. It is believed to have served as a ritual bathing site. The Great Granary found in Mohenjodaro is the largest building there, measuring 150 feet x 50 feet.

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