NCERT Solutions for Class 6th Social Science-History: Chapter 2: On The Trial of the Earliest People
Question 1: Fill in the blanks:
a. Hunter-gatherers chose to live in caves and rock shelters because ————————.
Answer: they provided shelter from rain, heat and wind
b. Grasslands developed around ———————— years ago.
c. Early people painted on the ———————— of caves.
d. In Hunsgi, tools were made of ————————.
Question 2: Look at the present-day political map of the Indian subcontinent. Find out the states where Bhimbetka, Hunsgi and Kurnool are located.
Answer: Bhimbetka is in Madhya Pradesh, Hunsgi is in Karnataka and Kurnool is in Andhra Pradesh.
Question 3: Why did the hunter-gatherers travel from place to place? In what ways are these similar to/different from the reasons for which we travel today?
Answer: Hunter-gatherers traveled from place to place in search of food. Once food resources at a place were exhausted, they needed to go to a new place. Now-a-days; people travel for various purposes. Some people travel because they enjoy travelling. Some people travel to meet relatives and friends on special occasions. Some people travel as a part of their work. Some people travel to explore new places.
Question 4: What tools would you use today for cutting fruit? What would they be made of?
Answer: We use knife for cutting fruit. Knives are made of steel.
Question 5: List three ways in which hunter-gatherers used fire. Would you use fire for any of these purposes today?
Answer: Three ways in which hunter-gatherers used fire are as follows:
- For cooking
- For warding off wild animals
- For clearing forest
Yes, today also we use fire for cooking purpose.
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