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Question 1: Archaeologists have discovered a massive, dredged canal and what they regard as a docking facility at the coastal city of ________ in western India (Gujarat state).
Indus Valley CivilizationAhmedabadLothalIndus River

Question 2: As seen in Harappa, Mohenjo-daro and the recently partially excavated Rakhigarhi, this urban plan included the world's first known urban ________ systems.
Health care systemHuman nutritionSanitationSanitary sewer

Question 3: Following the Partition of India, the bulk of the archaeological finds were inherited by ________ where most of the IVC was based, and excavations from this time include those led by Sir Mortimer Wheeler in 1949, archaeological adviser to the Government of Pakistan.

Question 4: The weights and measures later used in Kautilya's ________ (4th century BCE) are the same as those used in Lothal.
Maurya EmpireTaxilaChanakyaArthashastra

Question 5: In 2001, archaeologists studying the remains of two men from ________, Pakistan, made the discovery that the people of the Indus Valley Civilisation, from the early Harappan periods, had knowledge of proto-dentistry.
6th millennium BCNeolithicMehrgarh5th millennium BC

Question 6: Judging from the dispersal of Indus civilisation artifacts, the trade networks, economically, integrated a huge area, including portions of ________, the coastal regions of Persia, northern and western India, and Mesopotamia.
Central Intelligence AgencyNATONon-Aligned MovementAfghanistan

Question 7: Outposts of the Indus Valley civilization were excavated as far west as Sutkagan Dor in Baluchistan, as far north as at Shortugai on the Amudarya or Oxus River in current ________.
Central Intelligence AgencyNon-Aligned MovementAfghanistanNATO

Question 8: Another town of this stage was found at ________ in India on the Hakra River.
Indus Valley CivilizationKalibanganRajasthanHanumangarh

Question 9: The earliest examples of the ________ date from around 3000 BCE.
Aramaic alphabetIndus scriptBrāhmī scriptIndus Valley Civilization

Question 10: The quality of municipal town planning suggests the knowledge of urban planning and efficient municipal governments which placed a high priority on ________, or, alternately, accessibility to the means of religious ritual.
Hand washingHygieneFood safetySanitation

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