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NCERT Solution for Class 6 History Chapter 2 - On the Trail of the Earliest People

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NCERT Textbook Solutions are considered extremely helpful when preparing for your CBSE Class 6 History exam. TopperLearning study resources infuse profound knowledge, and our Textbook Solutions compiled by our subject experts are no different. Here you will find all the answers to the NCERT textbook questions of Chapter 2 - On the Trail of the Earliest People.

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NCERT Solution for Class 6 History Chapter 2 - On the Trail of the Earliest People Page/Excercise 20

Question 1

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 ______________.

Solution 1

(a) Hunter-gatherers chose to live in caves and rock shelters because they provided them with shelter from the rain, heat and wind.

(b) Grasslands developed around 12,000 years ago.

(c) Early people painted on the walls of caves.

(d) In Hunsgi, tools were made of limestone.

Question 2

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

Solution 2

Tushar's train can pass through any of the mentioned sites.

Question 3

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?

Solution 3

Hunter-gatherers travelled from place to place because:

  1. If they stayed in one place they would have exhausted all the plant and animal resources that were available there.
  2. Animals moved in search of food and so those who hunted them down had to follow their movements.
  3. Both plants and trees bear fruit in different seasons so the hunter-gatherer’s needed to move to find different fruits.
  4. Finally they moved in search of water because of some lakes or rivers being seasonal.
  5. They may also have travelled to meet friends and relatives.

Now-a-days, we do not travel in search of food and water but we do travel to meet out friends and relatives. We also travel to reach our schools, our places of work, people travel for trade, business, leisure and several other reasons.

Question 4

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

Solution 4

We use knife, cutter, fork, machine, etc to cut fruits.

These can be made up of different metals such as copper, stainless steel, iron, etc.

Question 5

List three ways in which hunter - gatherers used fire (see page 16). Would you use fire for any of these purposes today?

Solution 5

The three ways in which the hunter - gatherers used fire were:

  1. As a source of light.
  2. To cook food.
  3. To scare away animals.
  4. To warm themselves up during winters.

Fire now-a-days is used to cook food and also to keep us warm. It is also used by many for religious purposes.

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