NCERT Class VI History Solutions: Chapter 5 – What Books And Burials Tell Us Part 1

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Let’s recall

Question 1:

Match the columns

Match the Name with Feature (Q)
Match the name with feature (Q)

Sukta

Stone boulder

Chariots

Sacrifice

Yajna

Well-said

Dasa

Used in battles

Megalith

Slave

Answer:

Match the Name with Feature
Match the name with feature

Sukta

Well-said

Chariots

Used in battles

Yajna

Sacrifice

Dasa

Slave

Megalith

Stone boulder

Question 2:

Complete the sentences:

  1. Slaves were used for __________.

  2. Megaliths are found in __________.

  3. Stone circles or boulders on the surface were used to __________.

  4. Port-holes were used for __________.

  5. People at Inamgaon ate __________.

Answer:

  1. Slaves were used for Work.

  2. Megaliths are found in South India, North East and Kashmir.

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

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

  5. People at Inamgaon ate wheat, rice, Pulses, barley, seasame, peas etc.

Let’s discuss

Question 3:

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

Answer:

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

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Rigveda

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Rigveda was composed in an ancient form of Sanskrit, while most of the modern books are either in English or in any other modern languages. The Rigveda contains hymns in praise of gods and goddesses.

Question 4:

What kind of evidence from burials do archaeologists use to find out whether there were social differences amongst those who were buried?

Answer:

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 raja was different from that of a dasa or dasi?

Answer:

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. They were captured in war.