NCERT Solutions for Class 6th for Social Science History for Chapter 3 From Gathering To Growing Food
Chapter 3–From gathering to growing food
Question 1. why do people who grow crops have to stay in the same place for a long time?
Answer. People who grow crops have to stay in the same place for a long time because the fields had to be looked after. the plants had to be watered and plants had to be protected from birds and animals so that they could grow and the seeds would ripen.
Question 2. Look at the table on page 25 of the textbook . If Neinuo wanted to eat rice, which are the places she should have visited?
Answer. If Neinuo wanted to eat rice she should have gone to the state of West Bengal (a major rice product area).
Question 3. Why do archaeologists think that many people who lived in Mehrgarh were hunters to start with and that herding became more important later?
Answer. Archaeologists think that many people who lived in Mehrgarh were hunters because they have found bones of many kinds of animals from earliest levels. These included bones of wild animals such as deer and pig. In later levels they found more bones of sheep and goat and in still later levels, cattle bones are more common.
Question 4. State whether True or False.
(a) Millets have been found at Hallur.
(b) People in Burzahom lived in rectangular houses.
(c) Chirand is a site in Kashmir.
(d) Jadeite, found in Daojali Hading, may have been brought from China.
(a) Milletes have been found at Hallur. ( True).
(b) People in Burzahom lived in rectangular houses. (False).
(c) Chirand is a site in Kashmir. (False).
(d) Jadeite. found in DaojaliHading, may have been brought from China. (True).
5. List three ways in which the lives of farmers and herders would have been different from that of hunter-gatherers.
Three ways in which the lives of farmers and herders would have been different from hunt-gatherers are:
- Hunt-gatherers keep moving from place to place in search of food while farmers and herders grow their food from their living place.
- Hunt-gatherers did not build any permanent houses mostly they live in caves while farmers and herders build huts and houses.
- Hunt-gatherers had no role in protecting animals and plants while famers and herders protect animals and plants.
6. Make a list of all the animals mentioned in the table (page 25). For each one, describe what they may have been used for.
Meat and Wool
Milk and meat
Milk and its products
Look after fields
Ploughing the fields and pulling carts
7. List the cereals that you eat.
Wheat, Rice, maize, barley, bajra etc.
8. Do you grow the cereals you have listed in answer no. 7? If yes, draw a chart to show the stages in growing them. If not, draw a chart to show how these cereals reach you from the farmers who grow them.
No, I don’t grow these cereals.
The cereals reach from the farmers through following process.
Farmers → Middle man → Wholesaler → Retailer → We (buyer)