Gathering to Growing Food
Q1. Fill in the blanks.
Millets have been found at Hallur.
People in Burzahom lived in pit houses.
Chirand is a site in Bihar.
Milk and meat
comes from animals that are reared.
is one of the earliest villages.
Jadeite, found in Daojali Hading, may have
been brought from China. True
Young women are respected for their wisdom
and experience. False
Mehrgarh site is in Pakistan. True
Bolan Pass is one of the most important
routes into India. False
Gufkral site is in Kashmir. True
Q3. Name the place where Millet was grown in Neolithic Age.
Q4. Name two sites found in
Q5. Name two sites found in
Q6. Why grains had to be
Grain had to be stored for both food and seed.
Q7. What is
is a stone that may have been brought from China.
Q8. What ‘Fossil Wood’ refers
Fossil wood refers to ancient wood that has hardened into stone.
Q9. Which two Neolithic tools are used to grind grain even today?
Mortars and pestles are used for grinding grain.
Q10. Which was the first
animal to be tamed?
first animal to be tamed was the wild ancestor of the dog.
Q11. Which were the earliest plants to be domesticated?
of the earliest plants to be domesticated were wheat and barley.
Q12. Which were the earliest animals to be domesticated?
The earliest domesticated animals include sheep and goat.
Q13. What do you understands by the term ‘Tribes’.
Many of these farmers and herders live in groups called tribes.
historical events took place about 12,000 years ago?
Beginnings of domestication took place about 12,000 years ago.
historical events took place about 8,000 years ago?
Beginning of settlement at Mehrgarh took place about 8000 years ago.
Q16. In what ways grain was used by the early people?
was used by early people as seed, as food, as gifts and stored as
Q17. Why were people buried with animals, like goats?
The dead person was buried with goats, which were probably meant to serve as
food in the next world.
Q18. Where people stored the
They began making large clay pots, or wove baskets, or dug pits into the ground
to store grains.
Q19. Write one of the distinctive features of a village.
of the distinctive features of a village is that most people who live there are
engaged in food production.
Q20. Where is Daojali Hading?
is a site on the hills near the Brahmaputra Valley, close to routes leading
into China and Myanmar.
Q21. Explain the term ‘Domestication’.
It is the name given to the process in which people grow plants and look after