Class 6 NCERT Social Science (History) Solution Chapter – 12 Building, Paintings and Books

Exercises

Let’s recall

Question 1:

Match the following

Stupa Place where the image of the deity is installed

Shikhara Mound

Mandapa Circular path around the stupa

Garbhagriha Place in temples where people could assemble

Pradakshina patha Tower

Solution 1:

Stupa—————————————Mound

Shikhara—————————————Tower

Mandapa—————————————Place in temples where people could assemble

Garbhagriha—————————————Place where the image of the deity is installed

Pradakshina patha—————————————Circular path around the stupa

Question 2:

(a) ——- was a great astronomer.

(b) Stories about gods and goddesses are found in the——-

(c) ——- is recognised as the author of the Sanskrit Ramayana.

(d) ——- and ——- are two Tamil epics.

Solution 2:

(a) Aryabhata was a great astronomer.

(b) Stories about gods and goddesses are found in the Purana

(c) Valmiki is recognised as the author of the Sanskrit Ramayana.

(d) Silappadikaram. and Manimekalai are two Tamil epics.

Let’s discuss

Question 3:

Make a list of the chapters in which you find mention of metal working. What are the metals objects mentioned or shown in those chapters?

Solution 3:

Chapters 4, 7, 8 mentioned metal working. Various metal objects mentioned in those chapters were axe, ploughshare, sickle and sword. These metal objects were used for different purposes.

  1. Sickle ——————————————-Farming
  2. Sword——————————————-Wars
  3. Axe——————————————-Cutting wood
  4. Ploughshare——————————————-Farming

Question 4:

Read the story on page 130. In what ways is the monkey king similar to or different from the kings you read about in Chapters 6 and 11?

Solution 4:

Similarity: Both other king and monkey king works for the welfare of their subjects

Difference: Other king hold some respectable title while monkey king do not.

Monkey king did not try to capture the land of others but other kings tried to do so.

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