UPSC History The Harappan Civilization Question Bank Indus Valley Civizlization

  • question_answer Some of the following is/are correct regarding Harappan civilization.
    1. Three principal varieties of wheat occur
    2. Three varieties of barley were cultivated
    3. Lentils were cultivated
    4. Among oil seeds, mustaid, linseed and sesamum have been found
    Which are those?

    A)  1, 2, 3 and 4                

    B)  3 and 4

    C)         Only 4             

    D)         1, 2 and 3

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    All the given statements are correct. Three varieties of wheat occurred in the Harappan Civilization, namely, Triticum aestivum (or bread wheat), Triticum durum and Triticum dicoccum (also called Khapli). Three varieties of barleys were also sown. Wheat and barley are considered to be the most important crops. The cultivation of lentils, mustard, linseed and sesamum has been attested, along with that of the Finger millet, ragi,


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