Class 6 NCERT Social Science (History) Solution Chapter – 3 From Gathering to Growing Food

Exercises

Let’s recall

Question 1:

Why do people who grow crops have to stay in the same place for a long time?

Solution 1:

The people who grow crops have to stay in the same place for a long time as they have to take care of their crops and it takes so many months to bear fruits.

Question 2:

Look at the table on page 25. If Neinuo wanted to eat rice, which are the places she should have visited?

Solution 2:

Neinuo should had to visit Mehrgara and Koldihwa to eat rice.

Question 3:

Why do archaeologists think that many people who lived in Mehrgarh were hunters to start with and that herding became more important later?

Solution 3:

Archeologists have found bones of wild arwnats form lower level of Mehrgarh and bones of domestic animals from the upper level. This proves that people in Mehrgarh earlier were hunters later on they turned into herders.

Question 4:

State whether true or false:

(a) Millets have been found at Hallur.

(b) People in Burzahom lived in rectangular houses.

(c) Chi rand is a site in Kashmir.

(d) Jadeite, found in Daojali Hading, may have been brought from China.

Solution 4:

(a) Millets have been found at Hallur. True

(b) People in Burzahom lived in rectangular houses. False

(c) Chirand is a site in Kashmir. False

(d) Jadeite, found in Daojali Hading, may have been brought from China. True

Question 5:
List three ways in which the lives of farmers and herders would have been different from that of hunter gatherers.
Solution 5:

 WaysHerdersHunter gatherers
1.LifeNomadicSettled
2.Dependency For MeatOn wild animalsOn domestic animals
3.Food supplyNot secureMore secure

Question 6:

Make a list of all the animals mentioned in the table (page 25). For each one, describe what they may have been used for.

Solution 6:

Animals ———————— Used for

  • Goat————————Milk
  • Sheep ————————Wool
  • Buffalo————————Mille
  • Dog ————————Guarding
  • Ox ———————— Farm work
  • Pig ————————Meat

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