Ancient Civilisations important Questions

9th Standard

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Social Science

Time : 02:00:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 50
    5 x 1 = 5
  1. The Bronze image suggestive of the use of lost-wax process known to the Indus people.

    (a)

    Jar

    (b)

    Priest king

    (c)

    Dancing girl

    (d)

    Bird

  2. (i) Yangtze River is known as Sorrow of China.
    (ii) Wu-Ti constructed the Great Wall of China.
    (iii) Chinese invented gun powder.
    (iv) According to traditions Mencius was the founder of Taoism.

    (a)

    (i) is correct

    (b)

    (ii) is correct

    (c)

    (iii) is correct

    (d)

    (iii) and (iv) are correct

  3. Assertion (A): Assyrians of Mesopotamian civilisation were contemporaries of Indus civilisation.
    Reason(R): The Documents of an Assyrian ruler refer to the ships from Meluha

    (a)

    A and R are correct and A explains R

    (b)

    A and R are correct but A doesn’t explain R

    (c)

    A is incorrect but R is correct

    (d)

    Both A and R are incorrect

  4. ____________ were the contemporaries of the people ofIndus and Egyptian civilisation.

    (a)

    The Egyptians

    (b)

    The Sumerians

    (c)

    The Romans

    (d)

    The Indus people

  5. Confucius was famous among the Chinese Philosophers.

    (a)

    Lao Tze

    (b)

    Confucius

    (c)

    Mencius

    (d)

    Sun Tzu

  6. 7 x 1 = 7
  7. The early form of writing of the Egyptians is known as _______________.

    ()

      Hieroglyphic

  8. The _______________ figurines and paintings on the pottery from the sites suggest the artistic skills of the Harappans.

    ()

      terracotta

  9. The preserved dead body is called ___________ .

    ()

    the mummy

  10. _____________ was the first military power in History.

    ()

    Assyrian Empire

  11. Agriculture was the main occupation of the _________ .

    ()

    Mesopotamians

  12. The Indus Valley civilization is also known as _____________ civilisation.

    ()

    Harappan

  13. The Harappans had close trade link with the _____________ .

    ()

    Mesopotamians

  14. 9 x 2 = 18
  15. The Egyptians excelled in art and architecture. Illustrate.

  16. State the salient features of the Ziggurats.

  17. Hammurabi Code is an important legal document. Explain.

  18. Write a note on the Great Wall of China.

  19. The term civilization is used to distinguish the Urban society from early forms of societies. Why?

  20. What is Egyptian civilisation known for?

  21. Mention the contributions of the Mesopotamian civilisation.

  22. Write a short note on "Silk Road" in China.

  23. The Indus civilisation is known as Harappan civilisation rather than Indus. Why?

  24. 4 x 5 = 20
  25. Define the terms Hieroglyphics and Cuneiform with their main features.

  26. To what extent is the Chinese influence reflected in the fields of philosophy and literature.

  27. How did the Egyptians excel in att and architecture? Explain.

  28. Compare the Indus Civilization with Tamil Civilization.

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