Topic outline

    • What, Where, How and When? 

      Q1. Fill in the blanks.

                                 i.        The places where rice was first grown are to the north of the Vindhyas.

                                ii.        Rigveda is the earliest composition in Sanskrit.

                              iii.        Along the river Narmada people lived for several hundred thousand years.

                              iv.        Rosetta is a town on the north coast of Egypt.


      Q2. True/False

                                  i.        People who gathered their food are called gatherers. True

                                ii.        The kingdom of Magadha was located in the areas along Ganga’s tributaries in the North of Ganga. False

                               iii.        Prakrit was the language used by ordinary people. True

                               iv.        River Ganga was addressed as Indos or Hindos by the Iranians and Greeks. False

      Q3. Name one tributary of Ganga.

      Ans. Son


      Q4. What is the meaning of Indus in Sanskrit?

      Ans. Sindhu


      Q5. Write the full form of BCC.

      Ans. Before Common Era


      Q6. Write the full form of CE.

      Ans. Common Era


      Q7. Write the full form of AD.

      Ans. Anno Domini


      Q8. When did agriculture begin?

      Ans. 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?

      Ans. Historians are the scholars who studies and writes about the past.


      Q11. What do you understand by tributaries?

      Ans. Tributaries are smaller rivers that flow into a larger river.


      Q12. Where does the word India come from?

      Ans. The word India comes from the Indus, called Sindhu in Sanskrit.


      Q13. What do you mean by manuscript?

      Ans. Manuscript means any book or document written by hand.


      Q14. What are inscriptions?

      Ans. These are writings on relatively hard surfaces such as stone or metal.


      Q15. Where were manuscripts preserved?

      Ans. Manuscripts were often preserved in temples and monasteries.


      Q16. What information do we get from Bones of animals?

      Ans. Bones of animals, birds, and fish tells what people ate in the Past.

      Q17. Name the ruler whose inscription has been found from Kandahar.

      Ans. 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 India.


      Q19. What is source?

      Ans. The word source refers to the information found from manuscripts, inscriptions and archaeology.


      Q20. What was the advantage of writing on a hard surface?

      Ans. The 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?

      Ans. 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?

      Ans. One can know what had happened so many years ago through manuscripts, inscriptions and objects found in excavations.

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