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
Q6. Write the full form of
Q7. Write the full form of
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 are the scholars who studies and writes about the past.
Q11. What do
you understand by tributaries?
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 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
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 Kandahar.
Ashoka’s inscription has been found from Kandahar.
are Garo hills located?
Ans. The Garo hills are
located to the north-east and the Vindhyas in central
Q19. What is
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 past?
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.