NCERT Solutions for Class 6th: Ch 4 In the earliest cities History

NCERT Solutions for Class 6th: Ch 4 In the earliest cities History Our Pasts 2

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Let's Recall

1. How do archaeologists know that cloth was used in the Harappan civilisation?

Answer

Archaeologists knew that cloth was used in the Harappan civilisation because actual pieces of
cloth were found attached to the lid of a silver vase and some copper objects at Mohenjodaro. They have also found spindle whorls, made of terracotta and faience which were used to spin thread.

2. Match the columns

Copper Gujarat
Gold Afghanistan
Tin Rajasthan
Precious stones Karnataka

Answer

Copper Rajasthan
Gold Karnataka
Tin Afghanistan
Precious stones Gujarat

3. Why were metals, writing, the wheel, and the plough important for the Harappans?

Answer

Things and its importance:
• Metals - For making tools, weapons, ornaments and vessels
• Writing - For maintaining records.
• Wheels - Used as means of transport.
• Ploughing - For tilling the land so that farming could be done.

Let's Disucss

4. Make a list of all the terracotta toys shown in the lesson. Which do you think children would have enjoyed playing with the most?

Answer

List of teracotta toys shown in the lesson:
• Animal figures
• Wheeled vehicles
• Toy plough
Children would have enjoyed playing with the wheeled vehicles most.

5. Make a list of what the Harappans ate, and put a tick mark against the things you eat today.

Answer

They Harappans ate rice, wheat, barley, pulses, mustard, peas, linseed etc. These things we eat even today.

6. Do you think that the life of farmers and herders who supplied food to the Harappan cities was different from that of the farmers and herders you read about in Chapter 3? Give reasons for your answer.

Answer

The life of of farmers and herders who supplied food to the Harappan cities was different from that of the farmers and herders in Chapter 3. In Harappa, farmers and herders did agriculture and domestication of animals in a more organised way. They sold their surplus to meet other deands such as clothes etc. while the farmers and herders in Chapter 3 only produce for their own use.

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