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NCERT Solution for Class 6 History Chapter 1 - What, Where, How and When?

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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 1 - What, Where, How and When?.

All our solutions for Chapter 1 - What, Where, How and When? are prepared considering the latest CBSE syllabus, and they are amended from time to time. Our free NCERT Textbook Solutions for CBSE Class 6 History will strengthen your fundamentals in this chapter and can help you to score more marks in the examination. Refer to our Textbook Solutions any time, while doing your homework or while preparing for the exam.

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Question 1

Solution 1

Question 2

List one major difference between manuscripts and inscriptions.

Solution 2

One major difference between manuscripts and inscriptions is that:

Manuscripts are handwritten books/records of the past. They were usually found on palm leaves or barks of trees.

Inscriptions are writings engraved on hard surfaces such as stone or metal.

Question 3

Return to Rasheeda's question. Can you think of some answers to it?

Solution 3

A possible answer to Rasheeda's question is that one can know about the past from information obtained by studying manuscripts/inscriptions that have been preserved in temples and monasteries. Also, studying the various remains of the past such as bones, tools, coins, and monuments helps us to understand how the present evolved.

NCERT Solution for Class 6 History Chapter 1 - What, Where, How and When? Page/Excercise 10

Question 4

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

Solution 4

The list of the objects may include the remains of buildings, paintings, sculpture, tools, weapons, pots, pans, ornaments, bones of animals and coins.

Out of the items mentioned, the following can be made up of stone:

  • the remains of buildings,
  • sculpture,
  • tools and weapons, etc.

Question 5

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

Solution 5

Ordinary men and women did not keep a record of what they did because:

  • They were unaware of the art of writing. Also, most of the literary works were written in Sanskrit which was not known to the common people.
  • They did not consider their simple lives of such importance that it had to be recorded.
  • They did not find it significant to keep records of their daily life happenings. Also, hiring a person to keep a record of one’s daily events would have been expensive.

Question 6

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

Solution 6

Some ways in which the lives of kings would have been different from those of farmers are:

  1. The kings lived in palaces while the farmers lived in huts.
  2. The kings fought battles to secure the lives of its subjects while the farmers produced food for their kings and the others.
  3. The kings wore flashy clothes while the farmers could not afford these and hence wore simple clothes.

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