NCERT Exemplar: Class 6th Chapter 1 Food: Where Does it come from

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Given below are names of some animals:
(i) Goat 
(ii) Human beings 
(iii) Cockroach
(iv) Eagle
Which of the above animals form a pair of omnivores?
(a) (i) and (ii) 
(b) (ii) and (iii) 
(c) (iii) and (iv) 
(d) (ii) and (iv)


(b) (ii) and (iii) 
Explanation: Goat eats grass and plant products only so they are herbivores. Eagle do not eat only flesh of other animals so they are carnivores. Human beings and cockroach eat both plant products as well as flesh of other animals so they are omnivores.

2. Honeybee makes honey from
(a) pollen 
(b) petals 
(c) nectar 
(d) bud


(c) nectar
Explanation: Pollen is a powdery substance comprising pollen grains. Petals are modified leaves that surround the reproductive parts of flowers. Bud is an underdeveloped part of plant that develops into a flower, leaf, or new branch. Nectar is a sugar-rich liquid produced by plants which is required to give sweetness to honey.

3. Below are names of some animals:
(i) Cow 
(ii) Sheep 
(iii) Horse 
(iv) Ox 
Which of the above are sources of milk for human beings? 
(a) (i) and (iii) 
(b) (i) and (ii) 
(c) (ii) and (iii) 
(d) (iii) and (iv)


(b) (i) and (ii) 
Explanation: Ox and Horses are known as draught animals (strong animals used to draw a load ). Cow and Sheep are known as milch animals (domesticated for obtaining milk).

4. Given below is a list of edible plants: 
(i) Banana 
(ii) Pumpkin 
(iii) Lady’s finger 
(iv) Brinjal
Which pair of plants have two or more edible parts?
(a) (i) and (ii) 
(b) (ii) and (iii) 
(c) (iii) and (iv) 
(d) (i) and (iv)


(a) (i) and (ii)
Explanation: In Lady's finger plants, only pod part is edible while in brinjal plants, only fruit part is edible. In banana plants, stem, fruit and flower are edible and in pumpkin flower and fruit are edible part.

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5. The part of a banana plant not used as food is 
(a) flower 
(b) fruit 
(c) stem 
(d) root


(d) root
Explanation: In banana plants, stem, fruit and flower are edible.

6. Read each set of terms and identify the odd set 
(a) Cow, milk, butter 
(b) Hen, meat, egg 
(c) Goat, milk, meat 
(d) Plant, vegetable, butter milk


(d) Plant, vegetable, butter milk
Explanation: Vegetables are plant products whereas butter milk is an animal product.

Very Short Answer Questions

7. Read the clues and fill up the blanks given below each of them. 

(a) Honeybees suck from flower. 
N ___ ___ T ___ R 

(b) Animals which eat other animals. 
___ A ___ N ___ V ___ R ___ S 

(c) Animals which eat only plants and plant products. 
H E ___ B ___ ___ ___ ___ E ___ 

(d) Animals which eat both plants and animals. 
___ M N I ___ O ___ ___ ___

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8. Why do boiled seeds fail to sprout?


Boiling kills the seeds so, boiled seeds fail to sprout.

9. Where do bees store honey?


Bees store honey in beehives.

10. Name two ingredients in our food that are not obtained from plants or animals. Mention one source for each ingredient.


Salt and Water are two ingredients in our food that are not obtained from plants or animals.
Salt is obtained from sea water and from rocks.
Water is obtained from river, well, tap, pond, tubewell and rain.

11. Given below are jumbled words which are names of parts of a plant. Rearrange them to get the correct words.

(a) L I L C H I 

(b) I T R U F 

(c) S E A N B O Y A 

(d) G U R S A 

(e) R O U N D G U N T

Short Answer Questions

12. Identify the animals in the grid given below as Fig. 1.1 and categorise them into herbivore, carnivore and omnivore.

Question 12 Chapter 1 Class 6th Exemplar Science

Answer 12 Chapter 1 Class 6th Exemplar Science

Herbivore: Cow, Goat, Hen
Carnivore: Wolf, Lion, Frog 
Omnivore: Cat, Rat, Crow, Human, Ant, Owl

13. Why should we avoid wastage of food?


We should avoid wastage of food because:
• Sufficient food is not available for everyone.
• Food is also very costly and poor people cannot afford to buy.

14. Why do organisms need food? Write two reasons.


Organisms need food because:
• Food gives energy to do work.
• It helps in repairing damaged parts,
• Food helps to protect the body against diseases.

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15. Match the organisms given in Column I with their part/product in Column II that is used by human beings as food.

Question 15 Class 6th NCERT Exemplar Chapter 1


Column I Column II
(a) Mustard Plant (iii) seed
(b) Goat (i) meat 
(c) Hen (iii) fruits and vegetables
(d) Smoke (v) prevent dust particles
(e) Wind (iv) direction of air flow

The given question is correct. In (c) Hen has no match with (iii) fruits and vegetables. Instead of this meat should be given. In (d) Smoke has no match with (v) prevent dust particles. Instead of this Dust particles should be given.

16. Label and colour the different parts of the plant given below in Fig. 1.2:
Question 16 Class 6th NCERT Exemplar Chapter 1


Answer 16 Class 6th NCERT Exemplar Chapter 1

Long Answer Questions

17. Read the names of animals written in the inner ring of Fig. 1.3. Within the second ring write the types of food they eat and the category to which they belong (based on the eating habit) in the outermost ring. One example has been worked out for you. Use red, green and blue colours for writing.
Question 17 Class 6th NCERT Exemplar Chapter 1


Answer 17 Class 6th NCERT Exemplar Chapter 1

18. Connect the animal with the food it eats by an arrow using different colours in Fig. 1.4. One is done for you.
Question 18 Class 6th NCERT Exemplar Chapter 1

Answer 18 Class 6th NCERT Exemplar Chapter 1
Buffalo → Grass
Lion → Goat
Lizard → Insects, Spider
Rat → Grain
Spider → Insects
Snake → Rat, Lizard, Goat
Goat → Grass, Grain

19. List two of your favourite food items and mention their ingredients.


Food items
1. Batata Poha Flattened rice, Onion, Potato, Green chilli, Cumin seeds, Mustard seeds, Peanut, Curry leaves, Turmeric powder, Coriander leaves, Oil, Salt 
2. Idli Rice, urad dal, salt, water.

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