NCERT Class VI History Solutions: Chapter 12 – Building, Paintings And Books Part 1

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Let’s recall

Question 1:

Match the following

Match Feature with Description (Question)
Match feature with description (Question)

Column I

Column II

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

Answer:

Match Feature with Description
Match feature with description

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:

Fill in the blanks:

  1. __________ was a great astronomer.

  2. __________ Stories about gods and goddesses are found in the __________.

  3. __________ is recognized as the author of the Sanskrit Ramayana.

  4. __________ and __________ are two Tarnil epics.

Answer:

  1. Aryabhata was a great astronomer.

  2. Stories about gods and goddesses are found in the Purana

  3. Valmiki is recognised as the author of the Sanskrit Ramayana.

  4. Silappadikarain 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?

Answer:

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.

Instruments and Their Use
Instruments and their use

Sickle

Farming

Sword

Wars

Axe

Cutting wood

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?

Answer:

Similarity: The monkey king shows some similarities and some differences with human kings. While many kings assumed grand titles, the monkey king did not have such title.

Most of the kings took good care of their subjects. The monkey king shows the same mindset.

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Other King and Monkey King

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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.