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Mohenjodaro was divided into a lower city and a fortress known as the
a) citadel.
b) palace.
c) pyramid.
d) temple

Some archaeologists think that the Great Bath was used for religious rituals. What evidence supports this idea?
a) The Great Bath had a drain to remove dirty water.
b) Bathing rituals are important in Indian religion.
c) Dressing rooms had paintings of religious rituals.
d) Ancient Egyptian temples often had bathing pools.

The ruins of Mohenjodaro are located in present-day
a) Afghanistan.
b) India.
c) Iraq.
d) Pakistan

A war game played in ancient India is thought to be an early form of
a) chess.
b) hockey.
c) dominoes.
d) basketball

Which of these questions about Mohenjodaro would be hardest to answer on the basis of artifacts?
a) What foods did people eat?
b) What songs did people sing?
c) What games did people play?
d) What clothes did people wear?

Homes in Mohenjodaro had from one to a dozen rooms. What does this suggest about the city?
a) Some houses had indoor bathrooms.
b) Some apartments held several families.
c) Some people were wealthier than others.
d) Some families had grandparents living with them.

Where did most of the people of Mohenjodaro live?
a) in the citadel
b) in the tall tower
c) in the lower city
d) in the courtyards

Which feature of Mohenjodaro was quite different from other settlements of that time?
a) high wall
b) dirt roads
c) brick homes
d) sewer system

What evidence shows us how men in Mohenjodaro might have dressed?
a) pictographs
b) an ancient statue
c) a report by a visitor
d) remains of an old robe

Which of these could be shown by seals historians found at Mohenjodaro?
a) the types of jobs people did
b) the types of animals people saw
c) the types of jewelry people wore
d) the types of gods people worshipped

Archaeologists found a structure that was 39 feet long and 8 feet deep, with a well nearby and a drain along one side. How was it likely used?
a) for bathing
b) for cooking
c) for making wine
d) or grinding grain

The discovery of a scale, stone weights, and a marked rod suggests that the people of Mohenjodaro
a) had uniform ways to measure.
b) knew how to make tools of iron.
c) traded with people from far away.
d) started a new kind of mathematics.

What does the list below show about the civilization that included Mohenjodaro? • Invaders • Floods • Earthquakes
a) likely causes for its beginning
b) theories for why it disappeared
c) problems with being near a river
d) reasons it was led by strong rulers

Which fact shows that Mohenjodaro was carefully planned?
a) Wheeled carts were pulled by animals.
b) The workshops were made of mud bricks.
c) Some of the houses were larger than others.
d) Nine streets divided the lower city into blocks.

Part of Mohenjodaro was raised and surrounded by a wall. What does this suggest?
a) It had traders who stayed near the roads.
b) It had religious leaders who lived separately.
c) It had enemies who might attack the residents.
d) It had rich people who owned the best homes.

How do we know about the Mohenjodaro civilization?
a) astronauts saw it from space
b) historians read ancient scrolls
c) archaeologists found its ruins
d) geographers studies old maps

What area of India was the location of Mohenjodaro?
a) near the Himalayas
b) east by the Bay of Bengal
c) South by the Indian Ocean
d) West near the Indus River

Harappan Civilization developed
a) near the Western Ghats.
b) on the Deccan Plateau.
c) in the Indus River valley.
d) in the Ganges River valley.

What year was Mohenjodaro an active settlement?
a) 8000 BCE, around when ppl. discovered how to farm
b) 2550 BCE, around the construction of the Great Pyramid
c) 1000 BCE, during King David's rule in Israel
d) 600 BCE, during the Neo-Babylonian rule in Mesopotamia

What evidence showed that Mohenjodaro had an advanced sewer system?
a) similar systems in other settlements of the time
b) a network of drains and clay pipes
c) its location near the Indus River
d) beads made of stone and clay

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