Food: Where Does It Come From? - Questions

Food: Where does it come from?

Q1. State True or False

  1. Scavengers help to keep the environment clean. ______
  2. Tiger, giraffe and yak provide us milk. ______
  3. Honey is prepared by honey bees. ______
  4. Lizards eat insects. ______
  5. Tomato is a seed of a plant used as vegetable. ______
  6. Human beings are omnivores. ______
  7. All living beings need food. ______
  8. Sprouted grains give less energy compared to normal grains. ______
  9. If a person does not get food he feels weak and is likely to fall ill. ______
  10. There is a lot of variation in the food eaten in different regions of India. ______


Q2. Fill in the blanks.

  1. The __________ of the lotus flower is consumed as food.
  2. ______________ and ______________ are used to produce sugar.
  3. _______________ is a non-green plant that we consume as food.
  4. We generally eat ___________ from most of the plants.
  5. Food is obtained from ____________ and ___________.
  6. ______________ is a process by which leaves absorb sunlight and prepare food using chlorophyll.
  7. Rice and wheat flour are called __________ food.
  8. Animals which eat both plants and flesh of other animals are called ______________.
  9. Rearing and management of fishes is called ________________.
  10. Tiger is a _______________ because it eats only meat.
  11. Deer eats only plant products and so, is called ________________.
  12. Parrot eats only ___________ products.
  13. The milk that we drink, which comes from cows, buffaloes and goats is an __________ product.
  14. We get sugar from _____________.


Q3. From where do we obtain honey?


Q4. Where do bees store honey?


Q5. Name a non-green plant that we eat.


Q6. Write any 3 milk providing animals.


Q7. What are the three meals we take daily?


Q8. Write any 3 milk products you take daily.


Q9. Name a food item which we can prepared from honey.


Q10. Name the animals which give us meat.


Q11. Name any three products provided by plants.


Q12. Name any three products provided by animals.


Q13. Name two sugar producing plants.


Q14. What do squirrels eat?


Q15. Which part of plant carrot is?


Q16. Name the different parts of a banana plant that are used as food.


Q17. Name 4 animal food we get from water resources.


Q18. Name four fruits that we eat as vegetables.


Q19. Name two ingredients in our food that are not obtained from plants or animals.


Q20. Why do boiled seeds fail to sprout?


Q21. Write one fruit which is found underground and mention the nutrient found in that fruit. 


Q22. What ingredients are used to prepare boiled rice?


Q23. From where does baby plant get food? 


Q24. Observe the ingredients of various food items. Do they have some common food ingredients?


Q25. What do you call the habit of an individual to eat a particular type of food items commonly?


Q26. What is apiculture?


Q27. What are the edible parts of plants?


Q28. Which food are more nutritious sprouts or pulses?


Q29. Why do honey bees often sit on flowers?


Q30. What are ingredients?


Q31. Who prepares honey and how? 


Q32. On skipping breakfast we feel tired and exhausted. Why?


Q33. What is honey? 


Q34. What is food? 


Q35. Name some plants that grow in water and eaten as food.


Q36. What are sprouted seeds?


Q37. Which parts of mustard plants are edible?


Q38. Why do we cook food? Does food loss its nutrition value when they are cooked?


Q39. Give some examples where two or more parts of a single plant are used as food.


Q40. What are the two common sources of ingredients used to prepare food items? Explain.


Q41. Compare food habits with food habits of your friend who lives in Tamil Nadu.


Q42. Explain the importance of food for living organisms.


Q43. Name five plants and their parts that we eat.


Q44. Do you find that all living beings need the same kind of food?


Q45. Write the names of the plants that provide us:

Vegetables – 

Fruits – 

Cereals or grains –

Pulses – 

Oil or fat – 


Q46. Why is India facing food problem today? How can it be solved?


Q47. What are the ways we can think of to avoid wastage of food?


Q48. Match the items given in Column A with that in Column B.

Column A

Column B

Milk, curd, paneer, ghee,

eat other animals

Spinach, cauliflower, carrot

eat plants and plant products

Lions and tigers

are vegetables


are all animal products


Q49. Complete the table.

Food Item






Urad dal






Chicken curry


















Q50. Complete the table.

Name of the animal

Food the animal eats


Grass, oilcake,

hay, grains


Small animals,

birds, milk









House lizard




Human beings





























Q51. Differentiate among the following:

(i) Herbivores and Carnivores

(ii) Carnivores and Omnivores

(iii) Parasites and Scavengers


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