history - vital villages, thriving towns

Class 6 - History

Vital Villages, Thriving Towns

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Question:

Why were Varanasi and Madurai famous?

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Varanasi and Madurai were famous for the manufacture of cloth.



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Vital Villages, Thriving Towns - Questions
1.

State whether these sentences are true (T) or false (F).
(i) The ploughshare was used to increase agricultural production.
(ii)Most of the grihpatis were large landowners.
(iii)Extremely fine pottery was found in the southern part of the sub-continent,
(iv) Shrenis also served as banks where rich men and women deposited money,
(v) Arretine Ware was named after a city in Germany.


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2.

Mention the occupations of people who lived in Mathura


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3.

If you have seen crafts persons at work, describe in a short paragraph what they do.
[Hint. How do they get the raw materials, what kind of equipment do they use, how do they work, what happens to the finished product.]


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4.

Fill in the blanks with appropriate words to complete each sentence.
(i) The post of gram bhojaka was …………….
(ii)There were independent farmers also who were known as ……………………
(iii)……. literature was popular in Tamil Nadu.
(iv) The Jatakas were stories preserved by …………………
(v) The associations of crafts persons and merchants were known as ……………………….
(vi) Stamped red-glazed pottery was known as ……………….  ware.


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5.

Why were Varanasi and Madurai famous?


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6.

What was the use of iron tools?


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7.

What do you know about Sangam literature? [V. Imp.]


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Fill in the blanks:                                                                                                                                                         ,
(a)……. was a word used for large landowners in TamiL
(b)The gramabhojaka' often got his land cultivated by the…………………..
(c)Ploughmen were known as ………….. in Tamil                                                                                                       .
(d)Most grihapatis' were………….


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9.

What do you know about Arikamedu?


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10.

Where were some of the largest collections of iron tools found?


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11.

What were ring wells?


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12.

List the crafts persons who would have been present in both villages and cities.


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13.

Write a short note on Arikamedu.


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14.

What kind of information do we get from several inscriptions found in Mathura?


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15.

List (he Junctions performed by men and women who live in your city and village. In what ways are these similar to those performed by people who lived in Mathura? In what ways are they different?


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16.

Describe severed ways offinding out about early cities. [V. Imp.]


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17.

How luos wealth measured during early times?


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18.

What do you know about Jatakas?


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19.

How did the dasa karmakara earn a living?


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20.

How did people use ring wells?


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21.

Compare the drainage system in your locality with that of the cities mentioned in the lesson. What similarities and differences do you notice?


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22.

What do you know about punch marked coins?


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23.

How can you say that Mathura was a religious place?


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24.

Who was the grama bhojaka? Write about him in brief.


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25.

Describe the Junctions of the gramabhojaka'. Why do you think he was powerful?


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26.

Mathura was a city with many Junctions. Explain. [V. Imp.]


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27.

What were shrenis? What functions did shrenis of crafts persons perform?[Imp.]


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28.

What did irrigation works include?


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29.

What steps were taken to increase agricultural production?   [V. Imp.]


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30.

Mention any one function that was performed by the grama bhojaka


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