Where, How and When?
Q1. Fill in the blanks.
The places where rice was first grown are
to the north of the Vindhyas.
is the earliest composition in Sanskrit.
Along the river Narmada people lived
for several hundred thousand years.
is a town on the north coast of Egypt.
People who gathered their food are called
The kingdom of Magadha was located in the
areas along Ganga’s tributaries in the North of Ganga.
Prakrit was the language used by ordinary
River Ganga was addressed as Indos or
Hindos by the Iranians and Greeks. False
Q3. Name one tributary of Ganga.
Q4. What is the meaning of Indus in Sanskrit?
Q5. Write the full form of BCC.
Q6. Write the full form of CE.
Q7. Write the full form of AD.
Q8. When did agriculture begin?
Agriculture began 8000 years ago.
Q9. Name any two animals that people of
the Sulaiman and Kirthar hills reared.
Ans. Sheep and Goat
Q10. Who are historians?
Historians are the scholars who studies and writes about the past.
Q11. What do you understand by
Tributaries are smaller rivers that flow into a larger river.
Q12. Where does the word India come from?
The word India comes from the Indus, called Sindhu in Sanskrit.
Q13. What do you mean by manuscript?
Manuscript means any book or document written by hand.
Q14. What are inscriptions?
These are writings on relatively hard surfaces such as stone or metal.
Q15. Where were manuscripts preserved?
Manuscripts were often preserved in temples and monasteries.
Q16. What information do we get from Bones of animals?
Bones of animals, birds, and fish tells what people ate in the Past.
Q17. Name the ruler whose inscription has been found from
Ashoka’s inscription has been found from Kandahar.
Q18. Where are Garo hills located?
Ans. The Garo hills are located to the north-east and
the Vindhyas in central
Q19. What is source?
The word source refers to the information found from manuscripts, inscriptions
Q20. What was the advantage of writing on a hard surface?
writing on a hard surface do not get destroyed easily, hence survives for long
period of time.
Q21. What do religious teachers do in the
Religious teachers walked from village to village, town to town, stopping to
offer instruction and advice on the way.
Q22. How could anyone know what had happened so many years ago?
One can know what had happened so many years ago through manuscripts,
inscriptions and objects found in excavations.