Class 6 Social Science History Chapter 1 What, where how and when? Important Questions

NCERT CBSE Class 6 Social Science History Chapter 1 What, where how and when? Important Questions Answer

Class 6 Social Science History Chapter 1 What, where how and when? Important Questions

Multiple Choice Questions:

  1. Garo Hills is located in:
  1. North-East of India
  2. South of India
  3. Central India
  4. West of India
  1. ___________ is the tributary of the river Ganga.
  1. Bhadra
  2. Son
  3. Indus
  4. All the above
  1. The study of manuscripts and inscriptions is known as:
  1. Sociology
  2. Archaeology
  3. Astrology
  4. None of the above.
  1. The art of making pictures and symbols by carving on stone is known as:
  1. Sculpture
  2. Architect
  3. Musician
  4. Farmers
  1. The way or form in which language is written known as:
  1. History
  2. Inscription
  3. Archaeology
  4. Script
  1. The Iranians and Greeks called the Indus:
  1. Hindos
  2. Bindas
  3. Sundas
  4. None of the above.
  1. Period for which we have no written records is known as:
  1. History
  2. Herodotus
  3. Pre-History
  4. None of the above.
  1. Which country is not a part of South Asia?
  1. India
  2. Sri Lanka
  3. Germany
  4. China
  1. Which of the following is called a subcontinent?
  1. East Asia
  2. North Asia
  3. West Asia
  4. South Asia
  1. Which of the following language was used in writing manuscripts?
  1. Prakrit
  2. Sanskrit
  3. Tamil
  4. All of the above.
  1. The Iranians and the Greeks came through the:
  1. Southeast
  2. Northeast
  3. Southwest
  4. Northwest
  1. Pages of the manuscript books were made of:
  1. Palm leave
  2. Peeple Leave
  3. Tulsi Leave
  4. Neem Leave
  1. They study about the remains of buildings made of stone and brick, paintings and sculpture. They explore to find tools, weapons, ornaments, and coins:
  1. Archaeologist
  2. Historians
  3. Information officers
  4. Geologist
  1. Which of the following hills are located in North-east:
  1. Vindhya Hill
  2. Garo hills
  3. Narmada Hills
  4. Satpura Hills
  1. Prakrit language was used by:
  1. Poor people
  2. Common people
  3. King only
  4. Rich people


  • Multiple Choice Questions:
  1. A. North-East of India
  2. B. Son
  3. D. None of the above
  4. A. Sculpture
  5. D. Script
  6. A. Hindos
  7. C. Pre-History
  8. C. Germany
  9. D. South Asia
  10. D. All of the above
  11. D. Northwest
  12. A. Palm leave
  13. A. Archaeologist
  14. B. Garo hills
  15. B. Common people
  • Match The Following:
1.Narmada ValleyA.The first big kingdom
2.MagadhaB.Hunting and gathering
3.Garo HillsC.Cities about 2500 years ago
4.Indus and its tributariesD.Early agriculture
5.Ganga valleyE.The first cities
  • Match The Following:
1.Narmada ValleyB.Hunting and gathering
2.MagadhaA.The first big kingdom
3.Garo HillsD.Early agriculture
4.Indus and its tributariesE.The first cities
5.Ganga valleyC.Cities about 2500 years ago
  • Fill in the blanks:
  1. Millets have been found at ________.
  2. People in Burzahom lived in ________ houses.
  3. Chirand is a site in ________.
  4. ________ and meat comes from animals that are reared.
  5. ________ is one of the earliest villages.
  • Fill in the blanks:
  1. Hallur
  2. Pit
  3. Bihar
  4. Milk 
  5. Mehrgarh
  • Write true (T) or false (F):
  1. The word India comes from the Hindus, called Sindhu in Sanskrit.
  2. The places where rice was first grown are to the north of the Vindhyas.
  3. South Asia is often called a subcontinent.
  4. The Ganga’s tributary called the Daughter.
  5. The word ‘source’ refers information found from manuscripts, inscriptions and archaeology.
  • Write true (T) or false (F):
  1. False
  2. True
  3. True
  4. False
  5. True
  • Very Short Questions:
  1. Name the place where Millet was grown in Neolithic Age.
  2. Name two sites found in Andhra Pradesh.
  3. Name two sites found in Kashmir.
  4. Why grains had to be stored?
  5. What is ‘jadeite,’?
  6. What ‘Fossil Wood’ refers to?
  7. Which two Neolithic tools are used to grind grain even today?
  8. Which was the first animal to be tamed?
  9. Which were the earliest plants to be domesticated?
  10. Which were the earliest animals to be domesticated?
  11. What do you understands by the term ‘Tribes’.
  12. Which historical events took place about 12,000 years ago?
  13. Which historical events took place about 8,000 years ago?
  14. In what ways grain was used by the early people?
  15. Why were people buried with animals, like goats?
  • Very Short Answer:
  1. Paiyampalli and Hallur.
  2. Hallur and Paiyampalli.
  3. Gufkral and Burzahom.
  4. Grain had to be stored for both food and seed.
  5. Jadeite is a stone that may have been brought from China.
  6. Fossil wood refers to ancient wood that has hardened into stone.
  7. Mortars and pestles are used for grinding grain.
  8. The first animal to be tamed was the wild ancestor of the dog.
  9. Some of the earliest plants to be domesticated were wheat and barley.
  10. The earliest domesticated animals include sheep and goat.
  11. Many of these farmers and herders live in groups called tribes.
  12. Beginnings of domestication took place about 12,000 years ago.
  13. Beginning of settlement at Mehrgarh took place about 8000 years ago.
  14. Grain was used by early people as seed, as food, as gifts and stored as food.
  15. The dead person was buried with goats, which were probably meant to serve as food in the next world.
  • Short Questions:
  1. Write about the houses in Mehrgarh.
  2. Write about the cultural traditions of the tribal community.
  3. Why farmers grow some crops in some areas and not in other areas?
  4. Describe the pit houses found at Burzahom.
  5. Name some important sites where archaeologists have found evidence of farmers and herders.
  6. Why do people who grow crops have to stay in the same place for a long time?
  • Short Answer:
  1. Finds at Mehrgarh includes remains of square or rectangular houses. Each house had four or more compartments, some of which may have been used for storage.
  2. Tribes have rich and unique cultural traditions, including their own language, music, stories and paintings. They also have their own gods and goddesses.
  3. Farmers grow some crops in some areas and not in other areas because different plants grow in different conditions — rice, for example, requires more water than wheat and barley.
  4. In Burzahom (in present-day Kashmir) people built pit-houses, which were dug into the ground, with steps leading into them. These may have provided shelter in cold weather.
  5. These are found all over the subcontinent. Some of the most important ones are in the north-west, in present-day Kashmir, and in east and south India.
  6. When people began growing plants, it meant that they had to stay in the same place for a long time looking after the plants, watering, weeding, driving away animals and birds — till the grain ripened.
  • Long Questions:
  1. Enumerate upon the archaeological findings at Mehrgarh.
  2. Describe tools used by farmers and herders.
  3. How did people become herders?
  4. List three ways in which the lives of farmers and herders would have been different from that of hunter-gatherers?
  5. How did people become farmers?
  6. What were the different activities performed by people in tribal societies?
  • Long Answer:
  1. The archaeological findings at Mehrgarh are:
  • Archaeologists who excavated the site found evidence of many kinds of animal bones from the earliest levels. These included bones of wild animals such as the deer and pig.
  • In later levels, they found more bones of sheep and goat.
  • In still later levels, cattle bones are most common.
  1. Stone tools have been found from many sites as well. Many of these are different from the earlier Palaeolithic tools and that is why they are called Neolithic. These include tools that were polished to give a fine cutting edge, and mortars and pestles used for grinding grain and other plant produce. Mortars and pestles are used for grinding grain even today, several thousand years later.
  2. In the following way people became herders:
  • Women, men and children could also attract and then tame animals by leaving food for them near their shelters.
  • Later, people encouraged animals that were relatively gentle to come near the camps where they lived.
  • These animals such as sheep, goat, cattle and also the pig lived in herds, and most of them ate grass.
Farmers and HerdersHunter-Gatherers
They had to live at same place for longer period of time.They kept travelling from place to place.
They grow crops and domesticated animals.They depended on animals for meat and used to gather food from the forest.
They settled in hut and pit houses.They did not have a settled life.
  1. In the following way people became farmers:
  • The climate of the world was changing, and so were plants and animals that people used as food.
  • Men, women and children probably observed several things: the places where edible plants were found, how seeds broke off stalks, fell on the ground, and new plants sprouted from them.
  • Perhaps they began looking after plants — protecting them from birds and animals so that they could grow and the seeds could ripen.
  1. Members of a tribe follow occupations such as hunting, gathering, farming, herding and fishing. Usually, women do most of the agricultural work, including preparing the ground, sowing seeds, looking after the growing plants and harvesting grain. Children often look after plants, driving away animals and birds that might eat them. Women also thresh, husk, and grind grain. Men usually lead large herds of animals in search of pasture. Children often look after small flocks. The cleaning of animals and milking, is done by both men and women. Both women and men make pots, baskets, tools and huts. They also take part in singing, dancing and decorating their huts.

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