Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Q.  With reference to the architecture of Indus Valley Civilization, consider the following statements:
1: Stone was generally used for construction of houses in almost all sites of Indus realm
2: There was an extensive use of baked bricks for building houses in Mohenjodaro and Chanhu-daro
Which among the above statements is / are correct?


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 & 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2


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Stone was rarely used in architecture except in Gujarat, where it was common; Mohenjodaro and Chanhu-daro were unusual in their very extensive use of baked bricks for building houses.
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