Q 1: Name an important river along which people lived for several hundred thousand years.
Ans : Narmada
Fig: Narmada River
Q 2: Inscriptions were not used for keeping records of victories in battle. (True/False)
Ans : False
Q 3: The lions on the currency notes come from the rampurwa bull capital.
Ans : False
Q 4: What is Cartouche?
Ans : Scholars who could read Greek figured out that the names of king and queen were enclosed in a little frame called Cartouche.
Q 5: List the number of languages inscribed on the stone of Rosetta.
Ans : Three
Q 6: Where is Rosetta located?
Ans : Rosetta is a town on the north coast of Egypt.
Q 7: What is the full form of BCE?
Ans : Before Common Era.
Q 8: What is the full form of AD?
Ans : Anno Domini
Q 9: What is the full form of CE?
Ans : Common Era
Q 10: All dates before the birth of Christ are counted backwards and are usually referred as BC.
Ans : True
Q 11: What was the source of food for most of the people living in Andaman Islands?
Ans : Fishing, forest products and hunting.
Q 12: What is an inscription?
Ans : Inscriptions are writings on relatively hard surface such as stone or metal.
Q 13: Name the leaf on which Manuscripts in Ancient period were usually written?
Ans : Palm leaf
Q 14: Define Archaeology.
Ans : Archaeology is the study of the remains of buildings (made of stone and brick), of paintings and sculpture.
Q 15: Name the language which was not used in the Ancient Period.
Ans : Hindi
Q 16: How can we say that the Hindi language which was not used in the Ancient Period?
Ans : Mostly epics, poems and plays in Ancient period were written in Sanskrit or Prakrit.
Fig: Ancient Prakrit Language
Q 17: Rig Veda contains the earliest compositions in Sanskrit, dated about 3500 years ago. True/False
Ans : True
Q 18: What do we call to the area along the river Ganga and its tributary rivers in the ancient times?
Ans : Magadha
Q 19: Where did women and men first began to cultivate crops such as wheat and barley?
Ans : In Sulaiman and Kirthar hills
Q 20: The manuscripts are preserved in _________.
Ans : temples
Q 21: Many manuscripts were eaten away by insects, some were destroyed. True/False
Ans : True
Q 22: What does the inscription discovered from Rosetta square denotes?
Ans : Alphabet "p"
Q 23: What evidence do we get from Bones of animals?
Ans : Bones of the animals helped to know the eating habits of the people.
Q 24: How many languages are there in Inscription of Rosetta?
Ans : three languages
Q 25: Name the two tributaries of the Indus.
Ans : Ravi and Jhelum
Q 26: Name the emperor whose inscription has been found from Kandahar.
Ans : Ashoka
Q 27: Name the language in which most of the manuscripts were written.
Ans : Sanskrit
Q 28: What do we call the information gathered by the historians from inscriptions, manuscripts and archaeology?
Ans : A source
Q 29: River Indus was addressed as Indos or Hindus by the ___________ and _________.
Ans : Iranians and Greeks.
Q 30: Name the place where Sulaiman and Kirthar ranges are located.
Ans : Pakistan
Q 31: What do we call the tributary of the Ganga river?
Ans : Son
Q 32: According to the given inscription in the chapter, the word 'bird' stands for__________.
Ans : B
Q 33: Why People of this age travelled from place to place?
Ans : To develop agriculture and basic things
Q 34: Which is the best successful example in understanding history through decipherment?
Ans : The history of Egypt.
Q 35: Name the direction towards which Rice was first grown in the Vindhyas.
Ans : North
Q 36: One can figure out the specific year of any historical event on the basis of birth of_____________.
Ans : Jesus.
Q 37: The times of kings could be known due to the availability of ____________
Ans : Records
Q 38: Why River basin of river Indus is called sapta saindhav?
Ans : Because it consists of the basin of seven rivers altogether.
Q 39: What do we call specially prepared bark of tree on which manuscripts were written?
Ans : Birch
Q 40: In the inscription discovered from Rosetta alphabet 'L' is denoted by the image of ____________.
Ans : Lion
Q 41: In the inscription discovered from Rosetta alphabet 'A' is denoted by the image of a ____________.
Ans : Bird
Q 42: From where do we get the evidence of rice production for the first time in India?
Ans : Northern part
Q 43: What is the meaning of the term “Indus’ in Sanskrit?
Ans : Hindu
Q 44: Who is an archaeologist?
Ans : The people who study the objects of the past
Q 45: What is the meaning of Indus in Sanskrit?
Ans : Sindhu
Q 46: Who were hunter-gatherers?
Ans : The people, who hunted wild animals, caught fish and birds and gathered fruits, roots, nuts, seeds, leaves and eggs for their food were called hunter- gatherers.
Q 47: How do people living in the Andaman Islands manage their living?
Ans : People living in the Andaman Islands get their own food by fishing, hunting and by collecting forest produce.
Q 48: What are the different names of our country?
Ans : India, Bharat, Jambudweep and Hindustan.
Q 49: Where did people live in prehistoric times?
Ans : In the prehistoric times people lived along the rivers and in the areas with ample plant and animal life.
Q 50: What were the occupations of the people in early days?
Ans : People in early days were hunters, herders, farmers, rulers, musicians, merchants, priests, craftsmen, artists & scientists.