07 Oct 2019 -Daily Prelims Quiz (Target 2020)

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07 Oct 2019 -Daily Prelims Quiz (Target 2020)

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Q1) Which one of the following animals was not represented seals and terracotta art of the Harappan culture?

A. Cow

B. Elephant

C. Rhinoceros

D. Tiger

Q2) Consider the following statements regarding Harappan script

1. The Harappan script has still to be fully deciphered.

2. The script is largely connected to Greek Language

3. The script was mostly written from right to left.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 2 and 3 only

B. 3 only

C. 1, 2 and 3

D. 1 and 3 only

Q3) Consider the following statements regarding agricultural technologies in Harrappan Civilization?

1. Plough was used to dig the earth for turning the soil and planting seeds.

2. Carts were used to transport the agriculture goods

3. All settlements of Harappa had assured irrigation.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 3 only

D. 1 and 2 only

Answers

Q1) Correct Answer : A

Superb Explanation :

Cow, camel, horse and lion were not depicted on seals. Unicorn (bull) was the animal most commonly represented on the seals.

Q2) Correct Answer : D

Superb Explanation :

• The Harappan script has still to be fully deciphered. The number of signs is between 400 and 600 of which 40 or 60 are basic and the rest are their variants.

• The script was mostly written from right to left. In a few long seals the boustrophedon method – writing in the reverse direction in alternative lines – was adopted.

• Parpola and his Scandinavian colleagues came to the conclusion that the language of the Harappans was Dravidian. A group of Soviet scholars accepts this view. Other scholars provide different view connecting the Harappan script with that of Brahmi. The mystery of the Harappan script stillexists.

Q3) Correct Answer : D

Superb Explanation :

A new tool, the plough, was used to dig the earth for turning the soil and planting seeds. While real ploughs, which were probably made of wood, have not survived, toy models have been found. As this region does not receive heavy rainfall, some form of irrigation may have been used.