Q.1: Match the following : (Answers)
a) Narmada Valley – Hunting and gathering
b) Magadha – The first big kingdom
c) Garo hills – Early agriculture
d) Indus and its tributaries – The first cities
e) Ganga Valley – Cities about 2500 years ago
Q.2: List one major difference between manuscripts and inscriptions:
|It is written on the palm leaves or bark of birch tree.||It is written on hard surfaces such as metal or stone.|
Q.3: Return to Rasheeda’s question. Can you think of some answers to it ?
Ans: We can know what happened so many years ago from historical sources like manuscripts, inscriptions, cave paintings, old buildings or monuments, etc.
Q.4: Make a list of all objects that archaeologists may find. Which of these could be made of stone ?
Ans: The list of objects that archaeologists may find are:
Remains of buildings
Bones of animals or birds
Out of the above listed things , tools and weapons were made of stone.
Q.5: Why do you think ordinary men and women did not generally keep records of what they did ?
Ans: The ordinary men and women did not generally keep records of what they did because they were not provided with anything to record their daily lives and also probably they were too busy with their daily schedule.
Q.6: Describe at least two ways in which you think the lives of kings would have been different from those of farmers.
Ans: The two ways in which the lives of kings would have been different from those of farmers are:
a) The kings live in grand palaces while farmers live in small houses.
b) The kings keep a record of their daily lives while farmers don’t do that.