history - on the trail of the earliest people

Class 6 - History

On the Trail of the Earliest People

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Question:

Mention the two techniques that were used to make stone tools.

Answer:

The two techniques of making stone tools were:
(i) Stone on stone technique. In this technique the pebble from which the tool was to be made was held in one hand. Another stone, which was used as a hammer was held in the other hand. The second stone was used to strike off flakes from the first, till the required shape was obtained.
(ii) Pressure flaking. In this technique, the pebble or core was placed on a firm surface. The hammer stone was used on a piece of bone or stone that was placed on the core, to remove flakes that could be shaped into tools.



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On the Trail of the Earliest People - Questions
1.

What do you know about habitation-cum-factory sites?


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2.

How was wood used in the past?


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3.

How were stone tools used in the past? [V. Imp.]


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4.

What did hunter-gatherers do to sustain themselves?


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5.

What suggests that people in the past used fire?


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6.

What do you know about the work division among men and women in the ancient past? [V. Imp.]


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7.

IV. Matching Skill
Match the items given in column A correctly with  those given in column B.


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8.

What do people need while hunting animals or catching fish and birds?


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9.

What were factory sites?


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10.

Name any two grain bearing grasses.


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11.

What is the special feature of the paintings found in Madhya Pradesh and southern Uttar Pradesh? .


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12.

What were the various reasons for hunter-gatherers to move from place to place? Mention in detail


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13.

What was the impact of the change in environment around 12,000 years ago?[V. Imp.]


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14.

Why was hunting animals difficult for the people?


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15.

Where are natural caves and rock shelters found?


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16.

If you had a natural pebble like the ones shown on page 13 in the textbook, what would you use it for?


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17.

Collecting plant produce needs a lot of precaution. How?


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18.

III. True/False
State whether these sentences are true (T) or false (P’).
(i) Some rivers are perennial while others are seasonal.
(ii) Tools of wood have survived better than tools of stone.
(iii) The sites where hunter-gatherers lived were close to water.
(iv) Hunsgi was located in the present-day Madhya Pradesh
(v) Man led a well-settled life by Palaeolithic Age.


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19.

What is the difference between perennial and seasonal lakes and rivers?


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20.

Why did earlier people use fire?


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21.

List two tasks that are performed by both men and women at present. List another two that are performed only by women, and two that are performed only by men. Compare your list with that of any two of your classmates. Do you notice any   similarities/differences in your lists?


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22.

List three ways in which hunter-gatherers used fire. Would you use fire for any of these purposes today?


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II. Fill in the Blanks
Fill in the blanks with appropriate words to complete each sentence:
(i) Hunter-gatherers lived around ………….  years ago.
(ii)The hunter-gatherers moved from place to place on ………….
(iii)Techniques used for making stone tools were ……… and …………
(iv) Fire was used as a source of…………..
(v) The climate of the world changed to…….. conditions around 12,000 years ago.
(vi) The Palaeolithic Age was followed by the ……… Age.
(vii) Tools in Hunsgi were made from ………….  which was available ……….


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24.

Mention the two techniques that were used to make stone tools.


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25.

Look at the present-day political map of the subcontinent on page 136 of the textbook. Find out the states where Bhimbetka, Hunsgi, and Kumool are located. Would Tushar's train have passed near any of these sites?


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26.

Multiple Choice Questions
Choose the correct option to complete the statements given below:
(i) Traces of ash in the Kumool caves indicate
(a) rearing of animals   (b) use of fire
(c) use of stone tools    (d) use of water.
(ii)Grasslands developed in many areas around
(a) 800 years ago                                                         (b)       2 million years ago
(c) 1,00,000 years ago                                         (d)     12,000 years ago.
(iii)Tools in Hunsgi were made of
(a) stone                                                                                   (b)       limestone
(c) wood                                                                                   (d)     metal.
(iv) Bhimbetka is located in the present-day
(a) Uttar Pradesh  (b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Madhya Pradesh      (d) Kerala.
(v) Grasslands led to an increase in
(a) animals that lived in water (b) birds  (c) human beings    (d) animals that survive on grass.


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27.

Why did the hunter-gatherers travel from place to place? In what ways are these similar to/different from the reasons for which we travel today?


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28.

Complete the sentences:
(a)Hunter-gatherers chose to live in caves and rock shelters because
(b)Grasslands developed around……….. years ago.
(c)Early people painted on the……… of caves.
(d)In Hunsgi, tools were made of……….


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29.

What tools would you use today for cutting fruit? What would they be made of?


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30.

Make two columns in your notebook. In the left hand column, list the foods hunter- gatherers ate. In the right hand column, list some of the foods you eat. Do you notice any similarities/differences.


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