Class 6 NCERT Social Science (History) Solution Chapter – 5 What Books and Burials Tell Us


Let’s recall

Question 1:

Match the columns

Sukta Stone boulder

Chariots Sacrifice

Yajna Well-said

Dasa Used in battles

Megalith Slave

Solution 1:


Chariots———————————–Used in battles



Megalith———————————–Stone boulder

Question 2:

Complete the sentences:

(a) Slaves were used for _ .

(b) Megaliths are found in _

(c) Stone circles or boulders on the surf ce were used to _

(d) Port-holes were used for _

(e) People at Inamgaon ate _ _

Solution 2:

(a) Slaves were used for Work.

(b) Megaliths are found in South India, North East and Kashmir.

(c) Stone circles or boulders on the surface were used to indicate the exact place for burial.

(d) Port-holes were used for burying the other member of the same family at the same place.

(e) People at Inamgaon ate wheat, rice, Pulses, barley, sesame, peas etc.

Let’s discuss

Question 3:

In what ways are the books we read today different from the Rigveda?

Solution 3:

The main difference between the two is now a days books are written and read instead Rigveda was memorized by the students.

Question 4:

What kind of evidence from burials do archaeologists use to find out whether there were social differences

amongst those who were buried?

Solution 4:

Archaeologists found that in some burials the skeletons found were buried with lots of pots and some with less pots. They concluded that people were buried according to the status.

Question 5:

In what ways do you think that the life of a raj a was different from that of a dasa or dasi?

Solution 5:

The Raja was on the highest position while Dasa/dasi was on the lowest position. Dasa was use as slaves for work. They were treated as the property of owners. Actually they were captured during wars and made slaves.

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