UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    Consider the following statements regarding Harappan civilisation.
    1. Like Egypt and Mesopotamia, temples were generally made to worship God and its different forms & Harappan site.
    2. Harappan did not know the art of writing and whatever they want to depict, they did it by inscripting pictures.
    3. Harappan pottery was decorated with designs of trees and circles.
    Which of the statements) given above is/are correct?

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  2 and 3

    C)  Only 3             

    D)  Only 1                                 

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Unlike Egypt and Mesopotamia, no temple was found at Harappan civilisation. Great Bath of Mohenjo Daro is considered as only exception of religious site in Harappan civilisation. Harappan had a well-developed script and they were aware of art of writing. They also used pictures in their inscriptions. But, modern historians are yet to decipher their script to understand what that meant in their writings. Harappan made beautiful potteries which they decorated with designs of trees and circles and also with images of men over it.

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