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NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Social Science History Chapter 1 - What, Where, How and When?

The NCERT Book Solutions for Class 6 History, Chapter 1, titled "What, Where, How, and When?" offers comprehensive answers to the exercises presented in the NCERT textbook. This chapter commences with the curiosity that arises in the mind of Rasheeda as she pursues a newspaper. Throughout this chapter, we methodically address her query by delving into how people lived in the past, the locations they inhabited, the appellations of those lands, the insights we glean from ancient manuscripts and inscriptions, and the various signs and symbols employed by the people of that era.

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What, Where, How and When?

                                                     

Question 1 :

Return to Rasheeda’s question. Can you think of some answers to it?

Answer :

One can think of 4 different ways

  1. Inscriptions

  2. Manuscripts

  3. Tools and weapons

  4. Reading books written in the past.

 


Question 2 :

Why do you think ordinary men and women did not generally keep records of what they did?

Answer :

Unlike the present day, record keeping was not easy in the past. Records were usually maintained by Kings to describe their victories in battles. Those records were maintained by inscribing on stones, which was not an easy task for ordinary men and women to do.


Question 3 :

Make a list of all objects that archaeologists may find. Which of these could be made of stone?

Answer :

The findings of Archaeologists could be of 9 different types.

1. Buildings made of stone and brick

2. Paintings

3. Sculpture

4. Tools

5. Weapons

6. Pots

7. Pans

8. Ornaments

9. Coins

The objects that could be made up of stones are given below.

1. Buildings

2. Tools

3. Weapons

4. Ornaments

 


Question 4 :

Describe at least 2 ways in which you think the lives of kings would have been different from those of farmers.

 

Answer :

1. Kings had absolute power over all their subjects, irrespective of their profession. Farmers had no such powers.

2. Kings lived in palaces. Farmers had no such opportunities.

3. The King was responsible for protecting his kingdom by waging battles, whereas the farmers’ responsibilities were to grow crops.

 


Question 5 :

Match the following

Narmada Valley

The first big kingdom

Magadha

Hunting and gathering

Garo Hills

Cities about 2500 years ago

Indus and its tributaries

Early agriculture

Ganga valley

The first cities

 

Answer :

 

Narmada Valley

Hunting and gathering

Magadha

The first big kingdom

Garo Hills

Early agriculture

Indus and its tributaries

The first cities

Ganga valley

Cities about 2500 years ago

 


Question 6 :

List one major difference between manuscripts and inscriptions.

 

Answer :

 

Manuscripts – They were written by hand. These were usually written on palm leaves or on the specially prepared bark of a tree known as the birch, which grows in the Himalayas.

Inscriptions – These are writings engraved on relatively hard surfaces such as stone or metal.

 


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