Reason (R): In the Indus civilisation terracotta figurines were mainly used by
the common people.
Assertion (A): In comparison to the Egyptians and Sumerians, Indus people
made limited use of their script and language.
Reason (R): The ‘pictographic’ script of the Indus people is derived partly
from the ‘cuneiform’ writing of the Sumerians and partly from the
‘hieroglyphics’ of the Egyptians.
Assertion (A): The Indus people believed in ghosts and evil spirits.
Reason (R): Excavations at several Indus sites reveal that Indus people used
Assertion (A): There is no conclusive proof of the presence of temples or
public places of worship in the Indus civilisation.
Reason (R): To the Harappans, religion was perhaps more a personal and a
private matter than a public affair.
Assertion (A): The earlies{ representation of the practice of yoga comes from
the seal of Pasupati Mahadeva at Mohenjodaro.
Reason (R): The origin of the ‘swastika’ symbol or motif can be traced to the
Indus civilisation.
‘On circumstantial evidence Indra stands accused.’ Who is the author of this
statement and what is Indra accused of?
(a) Sir John Marshall—Indra is accused of cheating the Indus people.
(b) Sir M E M Wheeler—Indra is accused of causing the decline of Indus
(c) Dr S R Rao—Indra is accused of fomenting a rebellion of the Indus
(d) Dr Sankhalia—Indra is accused of betraying his own people.
‘The enemy of the Harappans was nature. Indra and the barbarian hordes are
exonerated.’ Who made this statement and what is the meaning of ‘nature’
(a) Sir Cunningham—it means the nature or character of the Indus people.
(b) K M Srivastava—it means the nature of Aryan invaders.
(c) G F Dales-it means natural calamities.
(d) A Ghosh-it means the heterogeneous       composition of the Indus people.