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Ancient Civilisations Important Questions

9th Standard

    Reg.No. :

Social Science

Time : 01:00:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 50
    5 x 1 = 5
  1. The earliest signs to denote words through pictures









  2. The Sumerian system of writing









  3. (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.


    (i) is correct


    (ii) is correct


    (iii) is correct


    (iii) and (iv) are correct

  4. What is the correct chronological order of four civilisations of Mesopotamia


    Sumerians - Assyrians - Akkadians - Babylonians


    Babylonians - Sumerians - Assyrians - Akkadians


    Sumerians - Akkadians - Babylonians - Assyrians


    Babylonians - Assyrians - Akkadians - Sumerians

  5. ___________ became intimately connected with the Sangam Age Tamilagam by the Sea route.









  6. 5 x 1 = 5
  7. ______________is a massive lime stone image of a lion with a human head.


      The Great Sphinx of Ghiza

  8. _______________ specifies the Laws related to various crimes in ancient Babylonia.


       Hammurabi code

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



  10. The river Nile originates in __________ .


    Lake Victoria

  11. The ____________ is perhaps the oldest written epic on earth.


    The Epic of Gilgamesh

  12. 5 x 1 = 5
  13. Pharaoh

  14. (1)


  15. Great Law maker

  16. (2)


  17. The Great Bath

  18. (3)


  19. The famous Egyptian Pharoath

  20. (4)

    The Egyptian king

  21. Mencius

  22. (5)

    Chinese Philosopher

    3 x 4 = 12
  23. Early Civilizations:
    1. What is meant by civilization?
    2. Name the important early Civilizations.
    3. What supported the livelihood of a large number of people?
    4. What happened when civilization began to take shape?

  24. Features of Egyptian Civilization:
    1. Who built the pyramids and why?
    2. What is the process of mummification?
    3. What is the belief system of ancient Egyptians?
    4. What is the importance of great sphinx?

  25. Indus civilisation.
    (i) What is the other name of Indus civilisation?
    (ii) What did the Harappans use for construction?
    (iii) What kind of potterys were used by the Harappans?
    (iv) What was their belief for the dead?

  26. 3 x 1 = 3
  27. a. The Great Bath at Harappa is well-built with several adjacent rooms.
    b. The cuneiform inscriptions relate to the epic of Gilgamesh.
    c. The terracotta figurines and dancing girl made of copper suggest the artistic skills of Egyptians.
    d. The Mesopotamians devised a solar calendar system.

  28. (a) The oldest civilisation in Mesopotamia belonged to the Sumerians.
    (b) The Sumerians believed to have originated from Central Asia.
    (c) Sargon and his descendants ruled Mesopotamia for more than 200 years.
    (d) The Akkadians dominated Sumeria briefly from 2500 BCE to 2450 BCE.

  29. (i) Coins as a medium of exchange were introduced for the first time in the Sangam Age.
    (ii) Prakrit was the language used by the common people in Northern India during the Mauryan period.
    (iii) Vienna Papyrus, a Roman document, mentions trade related to Muziri.
    (iv) The concept of Thinai is presented in the Tamil grammar work of Pathupaattu.

  30. 5 x 2 = 10
  31. The Egyptians excelled in art and architecture. Illustrate.

  32. State the salient features of the Ziggurats.

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

  34. What is Egyptian civilisation known for?

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

  36. 2 x 5 = 10
  37. Define the terms Hieroglyphics and Cuneiform with their main features.

  38. Compare the Indus Civilization with Tamil Civilization.


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