NCERT Class VI History Solutions: Chapter 3 – From Gathering to Growing Food Part 1

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Let’s recall

Question 1:

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

Answer:

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.

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People Who Grow Crops

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Question 2:

Look at the table on page 25. If Neinuo wanted to eat rice, which are the places she should have visited? Table is included below for reference

Neinuo table from ncert

Neinuo Table from Ncert

Neinuo table from ncert

Answer:

Neinuo would have visited these places if she wanted to eat rice:

(i) Koldihwa in present-day Uttar Pradesh, and

(ii) Mahagara in present-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:

Archeologists have found lanes of wild animals 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:

  1. Millets have been found at Hallur.

  2. People in Burzahom lived in rectangular houses.

  3. Chirand is a site in Kash mir.

  4. Jadeite, found in Daojali Hading, may have been brought from China.

Answer:

  1. Millets have been found at Hallur. True

  2. People in Burzahom lived in rectangular houses. False

  3. Chirand is a site in Kashmir. False

  4. Jadeite, found in Daojali Hading, may have been brought from China. True

Let’s discuss

Question 5:

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

Answer:

Three points of difference between the lives of farmers/herders from hunter-gatherers:

Ways of Hunters and Herders
Ways of hunters and herders

Ways

Herders

Hunter gatherers.

Life

Nomadic

Settled

Dependency For Meat

On wild animals

On domestic animals

Food supply

Not secure

More secure

(a) Hunter-gatherers kept travelling from place to place whereas farmers had to live at same place for longer periods of time to take care of their crops.

(b) Hunter-gatherers depended on meat of wild animals whereas farmers and herders used plants, crops and cattle.

(c) Hunter-gatherers did not have any settled life whereas farmers and herders gradually settled in huts, pit-houses, etc.

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. Table is included below for reference

Neinuo table ncert

Neinuo Table from Ncert Reproduced

Neinuo table ncert

Answer:

Animal mentioned in the table are:

Animals and Their Uses
Animals and their uses

Animals

Used for

Goat

Milk

Sheep

Wool

Buffalo

Milk

Dog

Guarding

Ox

Farm work

Pig

Meat