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Class 6 History Question Answers - On the Trial of the Earliest People (Old Syllabus)

Very Short Q & A :

Q 1: The inscription found in Kandahar gives us an important message, what is that?

Ans : It gives us the evidence that the Mauryan Empire was extended upto Afghanistan.

Q 2: The Mesolithic age witnessed ___________ changes.

Ans : Environmental

Mesolithic PeriodMesolithic Period

Q 3: Mesolithic age is also known as middle stone age. True/False

Ans : True

Q 4: Name the place where Natural caves and rock shelters were found.

Ans : Vindhyas and Deccan plateau

Q 5: What material was used to make Huts in Palaeolithic Age?

Ans : Wood

Q 6: On what surface People of the Stone Age made rock paintings?

Ans : wall of the caves

Q 7: Name the shelter of early men

Ans : caves

Q 8: Natural caves in the Vindhyas region are found in the ________ valley.

Ans : Narmada

Q 9: What is the full form of CE?

Ans : Common Era

Q 10: Early man who lived on the banks of the rivers went in search of water during the dry season. True/False

Ans : True

Q 11: How can we say that the people of Kurnool caves were familiar with fire?

Ans : as we have found traces of ashes at various sites

Q 12: Name the tool used by early men to stitch their clothes.

Ans : stone tools

Q 13: Name the material used to make clothes of early men.

Ans : animal skin

Q 14: What was the advantage of clothes made from animal skin?

Ans : It protects and keeps the body at a suitable temperature during the winter and summer season.

Q 15: Perennial lakes and rivers have water____________ the year.

Ans : Throughout

Q 16: What was the mode of transport for the people of Palaeolithic Age?

Ans : Foot, there was no other mode of transport

Q 17: Name the place where Ostrich egg shells were found in India in the Palaeolithic Age.

Ans : Patne in Maharashtra

Q 18: At which place Hunasagi is located in the present day?

Ans : Karnataka

Q 19: Why is Hunasagi famous in the history?

Ans : A number of early Palaeolithic sites were found here.

Q 20: What does the rock paintings of Madhya Pradesh and Southern Uttar Pradesh depicts?

Ans : animals and hunting scenes.

Q 21: Give some examples of Habitation Sites.

Ans : Caves and Rock shelters

Q 22: Scraping the bark off trees by early man was done by ____________.

Ans : stone tools

Q 23: State reason why early man had to be alert and quick on his feet.

Ans : Animals were fast and alert and in order to catch them the early man had to be alert and quick on his feet.

Q 24: Name the place in Madhya Pradesh where a natural shelter of early man is located.

Ans : Bhimbetka

Q 25: Name the earliest stage of human civilization.

Ans : Palaeolithic Age

Q 26: What percentage of human history does the Palaeolithic period covers?

Ans : 99 percent

Q 27: To catch fish and birds for food, the hunter-gatherers needed to be very ________ and __________.

Ans : Alert and quick

Q 28: Name the material used to make Handles of spears and arrows.

Ans : bones and wood

Q 29: Majority of the rivers that flow in southern India are seasonal. True/False

Ans : True

Q 30: Why Majority of the rivers that flow in southern India are seasonal in nature?

Ans : Because they depend upon monsoon for water and do not have glaciers as a source of water.

Q 31: What do you mean by Stone on stone?

Ans : tool making technique

Q 32: What was the name of place where tools were made?

Ans : factory site

Q 33: List One important change that the Mesolithic age witnessed.

Ans : Making of small tools

Q 34: Name the place where we have found large amounts of limestone tools in India.

Ans : Hunasagi

Q 35: Name the Neolithic sites in India.

Ans : Chirand ,Burzahom, Mahagara and Hallur

Q 36: What was the use of stone tools by Early man?

Ans : for making handles of bone and wood weapons. 

Q 37: What was the Pressure flaking technique?

Ans : Pressure flaking technique was one of the methods adopted by the early man to make tools apart from the stone on stone method.

Q 38: Places where remains of things that were used, made and left by the early man are called ____________.

Ans : Sites

Q 39: Define Factory sites.

Ans : Places where stones were found and tools were made.

Q 40: List the most important means of obtaining food for the earlier people.

Ans : Gathering plant produce

Q 41: What was the important method adopted by the early man to make tools?

Ans : Pressure flaking

Q 42: The creative talent of the early man can be seen by the drawings painted with skill and _________.

Ans : Accuracy

Q 43: Hunter gatherers collected plants that were ______.

Ans : Edible

Q 44: Gathering plant produce was an extremely important means of obtaining food. True/False

Ans : True

Q 45: Into how many parts The Palaeolithic Age is sub divided?

Ans : Three

Q 46: Name the three parts into which the Palaeolithic Age is sub divided.

Ans : Lower Paleolithic, Middle Paleolithic, Upper Paleolithic.

Q 47: In which period, Microliths were used by early man?

Ans : Mesolithic period.

Q 48: People moved to different parts in search of different kinds of ____________.

Ans : Plants.

Q 49: Name the cave, which shows the evidence of the use of fire.

Ans : Kurnool cave.

Q 50: What was the source of colours used in the cave paintings?

Ans : Iron ore and charcoal.

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Ans. Studying the earliest people helps us understand our human origins and how our ancestors lived thousands of years ago. It provides insights into our cultural, social, and technological evolution and helps us trace the development of human societies.
2. How do archaeologists determine the age of ancient artifacts and fossils?
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4. How did early humans adapt to their environment?
Ans. Early humans adapted to their environment in various ways. They developed tools and weapons for hunting and gathering, created fire for cooking and warmth, and built shelters for protection. They also developed social structures and communication systems to cooperate and survive in different environments.
5. What can we learn from the cave paintings created by early humans?
Ans. Cave paintings created by early humans provide important insights into their cultural and artistic expressions. They depict various aspects of their lives, such as hunting scenes, animals, and rituals. By studying these paintings, we can learn about their beliefs, customs, and daily activities, and gain a deeper understanding of their world.
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