NCERT Solutions for Class 6th Social Science-History: Chapter 3: From Gathering to Growing Food

Question 1: Why do people who grow crops have to stay in the same place for a long time?

Answer: We know that a plant takes several months to bear fruits and seeds. So, people had to stay at the same place for a long time to take care of the crop.

Question 2: Look at the table on page 25. If Neinuo wanted to eat rice, which are the places she should have visited?

Answer: Koldihwa and Mahagara in modern day Uttar Pradesh

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?

Answer: Archaeologists have found different types of remains from different levels of excavation at Mehrgarh. Remains from deeper levels show bones of wild animals. This shows that people were still hunters. Remains from upper levels show bones of domesticated animals. This shows that later on people became herders.

Question 4: State whether true or false:

  • Millets have been found at Hallur. [True]
  • People in Burzahom lived in rectangular houses. [False]
  • Chirand is a site in Kashmir. [False]
  • 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.



  • Lived nomadic life.
  • Depended on wild animals for meat.
  • Food supply was not secure.


  • Lived settled life.
  • Depended on domesticated animals for meat.
  • Food supply was more secure.

Question 6: Make a list of all the animals mentioned in the table in NCERT Book. For each one, describe what they may have been used for.


Animal Use
Sheep Wool
Goat Meat, Milk
Dog Guarding
Buffalo Milk
Ox Farm Work
Pig Meat

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