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Class 6 History Chapter 3 Question Answers - In the Earliest Cities

Very Short Q&A:

Q1: Name the place where the large piece of white stone having the inscription of Harappan script was found.

Ans : Dholavira

Q2: What was the purpose of Fire altars in Harappa?

Ans : To perform sacrifices

A fire altar in HarappaA fire altar in Harappa

Q3: Most of the beads that were found in Harappa were made of ____________.

Ans :Carnelian 

Q4: The City of Lothal stands beside the Gulf of Khambat. True/False

Ans :true 

Q5: What was the intensity of rainfall in Harappa?

Ans :heavy rainfall 

Q6: Where was the city of Lothal situated?

Ans :Lothal was situated near the areas where raw materials such as semi-precious stones were easily available 

Q7: The huge tank of water in located Lothal was used as _____________.

Ans : Dockyard

Q8: What was the purpose of seals?

Ans :Seals may have been used to stamp bags or packets containing goods that were sent from one place to another. 

Q9: Name the most important centre for making objects out of stone, shell and metal.

Ans : Lothal 

Q10: Generally the Harappan writings have been found on Black stones. True/False

Ans : false

Q11: Where is Dholavira located?

Ans : Rann of Kutch

Q12: Write the name of a new tool which was used to dig earth for turning the soil and planting trees.

Ans : Plough

Q13: What is faience?

Ans : Faience is a material that is artificially produced, it was used to make beads, tiny vessels etc.

Q14: Name the Harappan cities where sacrifices may have been performed.

Ans : Kalibangan and Lothal

Q15: From present-day Gujarat, Iran and Afghanistan, the Harappans obtained __________.

Ans : precious stones.

Q16: What was the name of the special tank of Mohenjodaro?

Ans : the Great Bath

Q17: Harappa was discovered__________ years back.

Ans : 80

Q18: The city of Lothal stood close to the Gulf of _________.

Ans : Khambat.

Q19: What do we call to the western part of the Harappan city?

Ans : Citadel

Q20: Name the places where traces of fire altars have been found.

Ans : Kalibangan and Lothal

Q21: Name the city of Harappa that was divided into three parts.

Ans : Dholavira

Q22: Invasion of aryans have been the reason for the decline of some of the Harappan cities. True/False

Ans : True

Q23: We find proof of abandonment of cities like ____________ and _______.

Ans : Sind and West Punjab

Q24: Name the city where Cotton was most probably grown.

Ans : Mehrgarh

Q25: What was the shape of the Harappan seal?

Ans : Rectangular

Q26: Name the metal that stands out due to its absence at the Harappan cities

Ans : Iron

Q27: Who were Scribes?

Ans : They were probably the people who wrote on seals and other materials about transactions and other factors

Q28: The special buildings of the city were constructed at the _________.

Ans : Citadel

Q29: Name the material used to made a plough.

Ans : Wood

Q30: Mention a unique finding of Dholavira.

Ans : Large letters of Harappan script

Q31: State a features of the houses constructed in Harappan civilisation.

Ans : drainage system

Q32: What was the purpose of 'great bath' in the Harappan civilisation?

Ans : bathing on special occasions

Q33: What were the important functions of the ruling class people?

Ans : Construction of special buildings and sending envoys

Q34: How the Great Bath was made water tight?

Ans : By Natural tar

Q35: What do we call the pattern in which bricks were laid to make the walls stronger?

Ans : Interlocking

Q36: Name two popular gold mines in Karnataka.

Ans : two popular gold mines at Hatti and Kolar in Karnataka.

Q37: What was the common feature of Harappan buildings?

Ans : baked bricks

Q38: People in Egypt carefully preserved the dead bodies known as _____________.

Ans : bitumen

Q39: The city of Lothal was located on the banks of the river __________.

Ans : Bhogava

Q40: What do we call to the pyramids build by people of Egypt?

Ans : huge tombs

Q41: The Egyptian people used to preserve the bodies of their kings after their death and buried them in these pyramids. True/False

Ans : true

Q42: Name the states where the two sites of the Harappan civilization were vacated due to flood.

Ans : Sind and West Punjab

Q43: The Pharaohs built huge tombs in Egypt, which are known as __________.

Ans : Pyramids

Q44: What was the shape of pyramids?

Ans : Pyramids were shaped as inverted cone masonry structures.

Q45: What is Mummy?

Ans : A Mummy is a corpse, whose skin and organs have been preserved

Q46: What do the archaeoligists described the smaller but higher structure found at Harappan sites?

Ans : Citadel

Q47: What is the second name of Interlocking pattern?

Ans : Interlocking pattern is also known as running lane pattern

Q48: The scribes were skilled in the manufacturing of seals. True/False

Ans : True

Q49: Mention the name of a metal, which was mixed with copper to produce bronze during Harappan period.

Ans : Tin

Q50: What were the uses of bronze metal?

Ans : This metal was used to make weapons and also agricultural implements.

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Ans. The earliest cities were developed around 3500 BCE in Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indus Valley, and China.
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Ans. The earliest cities were larger and more complex than villages. They had city walls for protection, specialized occupations, and a central authority to govern the city.
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Ans. The earliest cities played a crucial role in societal development. They brought people together, allowing for the exchange of goods and ideas, the development of writing systems, and the establishment of social hierarchies.
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Ans. The decline of the earliest cities can be attributed to various factors such as environmental changes, invasion by foreign powers, economic collapse, and political instability. These factors eventually led to the abandonment or destruction of the cities.
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