i. Samir Do’s family lived in Merrut.
ii. Ladakh is a desert in the mountains in the eastern part of Jammu and Kashmir.
iii. The caste system is an example of inequality.
iv. Both Kerala and Ladakh regions were influenced by Chinese and Arab traders.
v. Ladakh is also called Little Tibet.
i. History and geography are often tied in the cultural life of a region. True
ii. In Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Haryana, a British general opened fire on a large group of unarmed people. False
iii. The Discovery of India is written by Jawaharlal Nehru. True
iv. Gandhiji coined the phrase, "unity in diversity" to describe the country. False
Ans. Onam festival is celebrated in Kerala.
Ans. India's national anthem was composed by Rabindranath Tagore.
Ans. Utensil used for frying is called the cheenachatti.
Ans. All Indian celebrates national festivals with great zeal.
Ans. Kerala is famous for spices whereas Ladakh is famous for pashmina wool.
Ans. People in Kerala practise different religions such as Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism.
Ans. It was used as a symbol of protest against the British by people everywhere.
Ans. The Portuguese discovered the sea route to India from Europe when Vasco da Gama landed with his ship here.
Ans. Inequality comes about when a person does not have the resources and opportunitites that are available to other persons.
Ans. People travelled from one part of the world to another in search of new lands, or new places to settle in, or for people to trade with.
Ans. People travelled from one part of the world to another, in ships, on horses, on camels or on foot.
Ans. The fishing nets used in Kerala look exactly like the Chinese fishing nets and are called cheena-vala.
Ans. Local versions of the Tibetan national epic the Kesar Saga are performed and sung by both Muslims and Buddhists.
Ans. We speak different languages, have various types of food, celebrate different festivals and practise different religions.
Ans. Samir Do, the paper boy, thought Samir Ek did not know Hindi because he looked like a foreigner and so he could not know Hindi.
Ans. Samir Do was worried because his people were in Merrut and many people are being killed there in the riots.
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