UPSC History The Harappan Civilization Question Bank Indus Valley Civizlization

  • question_answer List Aconsists of some Harappan sites and listB consistsof the measurements of the scales found at places mentioned in list A. Match them correctly.
    A B
    1. Harappa A. 25.56 mm
    2. Mojenjodaro B. 93.4 mm
    3. Lothal C. 6.7056 mm
    Choose the correct answer:

    A)  1-a, 2-b, 3-c                             

    B)  1-a, 2-c, 3-a     

    C)         1-b, 2-c, 3-a     

    D)                     1-b, 2-a, 3-c

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    3 specimens of scales have been found in the Harappan Civilization, from Harappa, Lothal and Mohenjodaro. The first, found at Mohenjodaro is made of shells, with gradations of size 6.7056 mm and a hollow circle made on one gradation, along with a solid dot on the fifth gradation. While the Lothal scale is calculated to be 25.56 mm, the Harappan scale measures around 93.4 mm.

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