NCERT Solutions for class 6 Social Studies History Chapter 1 What, Where, How And When

NCERT Solutions for class 6 Social Studies History Chapter 1 What, Where, How And When

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NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Social Science History Chapter 1 What Where How and When

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Question 3. Return to Rasheeda’s question. Can you think of some answers to it?

Answer:- There are various ways by which people can know about the past.

  1. Inscriptions
  2. Manuscripts
  3. Tools and weapons
  4. Reading the books written in the past.


Question 4. Make a list of all the objects that archaeologists may find. Which of these could be made of stone?

Answer:- The findings of Archaeologists could be following:-

  1. Buildings made of stone and brick
  2. Paintings
  3. Sculpture
  4. Tools
  5. Weapons
  6. Pots
  7. Pans
  8. Ornaments
  9. Coins
  10. Remains of buildings
  11. Old manuscripts
  12. Inscriptions
  13. Bones

The objects that could be made up of stones are given below.

  1. Remains of buildings
  2. Tools
  3. Weapons
  4. Ornaments
  5. Inscriptions


Question 5. Why do you think ordinary men and women did not generally keep records of what they did?

Answer:- Since they couldn’t read or write, hence the ordinary men did hot keep a reward for what they did.


Question 6. Describe at least two ways in which you think the lives of kings would have been different from those of farmers.

Answer:- 1. Kings had absolute power whereas Farmers had no such authority.

  1. The king led a luxurious life whereas farmers led an ordinary life



Question 7. Find the word crafts persons on page 1. List at least five different crafts that you know about today. Are the craftspersons – (a) men (b) women (c) both men and women?

Answer:- 1. Gatherers (Both men and women)

  1. Tool Makers (Men)
  2. Painters (Men)
  3. Farmers (Both men and women)
  4. Traders (Both men and women)


Question 8. What were the subjects on which books were written in the past? Which of these would you like to read?

Answer:- The books covered a wide range of topics, including religious practises and beliefs, kings’ lives, science, and medicine. There were also dramas, poetry, and epics. I would like to read books written on science and medicines.