Ancient Civilisations Book Back Questions

9th Standard

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Social Science

Time : 00:45:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 30
    5 x 1 = 5
  1. The earliest signs to denote words through pictures

    (a)

    Logographic

    (b)

    Pictographic

    (c)

    Ideographic

    (d)

    Stratigraphic

  2. The preservation process of dead body in ancient Egypt

    (a)

    Sarcophagus

    (b)

    Hyksos

    (c)

    Mummification

    (d)

    Polytheism

  3. The Sumerian system of writing

    (a)

    Pictographic

    (b)

    Hieroglyphic

    (c)

    Sonogram

    (d)

    Cuneiform

  4. (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

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

    (a)

    Sumerians - Assyrians - Akkadians - Babylonians

    (b)

    Babylonians - Sumerians - Assyrians - Akkadians

    (c)

    Sumerians - Akkadians - Babylonians - Assyrians

    (d)

    Babylonians - Assyrians - Akkadians - Sumerians

  6. 4 x 1 = 4
  7. The river Nile originates in __________ .

    ()

    Lake Victoria

  8. The city Of Akkad later became the city of ____________ a commercial and cultural centre of West Asia.

    ()

    Babylon

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

    ()

    The Epic of Gilgamesh

  10. ___________ was the popular ruler often late (or) neo Assyrian Empire .

    ()

    Ashurbanipal

  11. 2 x 4 = 8
  12. 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?

  13. 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?

  14. 2 x 1 = 2
  15. 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.

  16. a. Amon was considered the king of god in ancient Egypt.
    b. The fortified Harappan city had the temples.
    c. The great sphinx is a pyramid-shaped monument found in ancient Mesopotamia.
    d. The invention of the potter’s wheel is credited to the Egyptians.

  17. 3 x 2 = 6
  18. The Egyptians excelled in art and architecture. Illustrate.

  19. State the salient features of the Ziggurats.

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

  21. 1 x 5 = 5
  22. To what extent is the Chinese influence reflected in the fields of philosophy and literature.

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