Indus Valley Civilization Check
  • 1. What river did the first civilization in India originate along?
A) Tigris River
B) Nile River
C) Tiber River
D) Indus River
  • 2. What ancient civilization is most similar to the Ancient Indus?
A) Ancient Rome
B) Ancient Greece
C) Ancient China
D) Ancient Mesopotamia
  • 3. Another Indus Valley Civilization that was discovered 400 miles from Harrapa was called:
A) Athens
B) Cairo
C) Mohenjo- Daro
D) Crete
  • 4. Before the Muslin religion existed and because statues of different gods were discovered, it is believed that the Indus people were:
A) monotheistic
B) polytheistic
C) Roman Catholic
D) followers of Buddha
  • 5. What was the design of the roads?
A) there were no roads
B) no design
C) straight streets
D) the design was circular
  • 6. Why did the Ancient Indus people travel?
A) to move to more fertile areas
B) to vacation
C) trade
D) to visit relatives
  • 7. Why can't we read their written language?
A) no writing has been found
B) we cannot translate it
C) we cannot see their writing
D) they did not have a written language
  • 8. What is one theory about why these people disappeared?
A) there was a giant tidal wave
B) they relocated to Rome
C) a volcanic eruption killed everyone
D) there were floods
  • 9. What are some things the Ancient Indus people contributed?
A) design large cities
B) all of these
C) develop a culture
D) build elaborate irrigation systems
  • 10. When did an archaeologist discover the remnants of the large Indus city of Harappa?
A) 300
B) 2000
C) early 1920's
D) 1850's
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