Ancient Civilisations - Important Question Paper

9th Standard

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Social Science

Time : 01:00:00 Hrs
Total Marks : 50

    Part A

    12 x 1 = 12
  1. The earliest signs to denote words through pictures

    (a)

    Logographic

    (b)

    Pictographic

    (c)

    Ideographic

    (d)

    Stratigraphic

  2. The Sumerian system of writing

    (a)

    Pictographic

    (b)

    Hieroglyphic

    (c)

    Sonogram

    (d)

    Cuneiform

  3. The Harappans did not have the knowledge of

    (a)

    Gold and Elephant

    (b)

    Horse and Iron

    (c)

    Sheep and Silver

    (d)

    Ox and Platinum

  4. 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

  5. (i) The oldest civilisation in Mesopotamia belonged to the Akkadians.
    (ii) The Chinese developed the Hieroglyphic system.
    (iii) The Euphrates and Tigris drain into the Mannar Gulf.
    (iv) Hammurabi, the king of Babylon was a great law maker.

    (a)

    (i) is correct

    (b)

    (i) and (ii) are correct

    (c)

    (iii) is correct

    (d)

    (iv) is correct

  6. ____________ times were mostly egalitarian in nature.

    (a)

    Mesolithic

    (b)

    Neolithic

    (c)

    Palaeolithic

    (d)

    Iron Age

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

    (a)

    Romans

    (b)

    Persians

    (c)

    Egyptians

    (d)

    Greeks

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

    (a)

    The Egyptians

    (b)

    The Sumerians

    (c)

    The Romans

    (d)

    The Indus people

  9. ___________ did not give much attention to the life after death.

    (a)

    The Sumerians

    (b)

    The Babylonians

    (c)

    The Egyptians

    (d)

    The Chinese

  10. The yellow river is known as the sorrow of __________ .

    (a)

    Egypt

    (b)

    Rome

    (c)

    China

    (d)

    Iraq

  11. (i) Egypt was called as the Gift: of Nile
    (ii) Egyptians practiced polytheism
    (iii) Thoth is the·God of death
    (iv) Cuneiform is Egyptian way of writing

    (a)

    (i) & (ii) are incorrect

    (b)

    (iii) & (iv) are correct

    (c)

    (iii) is correct

    (d)

    (i) & (ii) are correct

  12. Confucius was famous among the Chinese Philosophers.

    (a)

    Lao Tze

    (b)

    Confucius

    (c)

    Mencius

    (d)

    Sun Tzu

  13. Part B

    5 x 1 = 5
  14. _____________ was the first military power in History.

    ()

    Assyrian Empire

  15. Agriculture was the main occupation of the _________ .

    ()

    Mesopotamians

  16. The ____________ refers to the large collection ofterrcotta warrior images found in China.

    ()

    The Terracotta Army

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

    ()

    Harappan

  18. The Indus people worshipped ____________ trees.

    ()

    Pipal

  19. Part C

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

  21. State the salient features of the Ziggurats.

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

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

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

  25. What is Egyptian civilisation known for?

  26. Mention the contributions of the Mesopotamian civilisation.

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

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

  29. Part D

    3 x 5 = 15
  30. Define the terms Hieroglyphics and Cuneiform with their main features.

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

  32. Compare the Indus Civilization with Tamil Civilization.

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