NCERT Solutions for Class 6th Social Science: Chapter 5 – What Books and Burials Tell Us

NCERT Solutions for Class 6th Social Science: Chapter 5 – What Books and Burials Tell Us

Class 6 Social Science (History) Chapter 5 – What Books and Burials Tell Us NCERT Solution is given below.
Question 1: Match Columns
Column IColumn II
SuktaStone boulder
YajnaWell said
DasaUsed in battles
  • Sukta: Well said
  • Chariot: Used in battles
  • Yajna: Sacrifice
  • Dasa: Slave
  • Megalith: Stone boulder
Question 2: Fill in the blanks:
a. Slaves were used for ————————
Answer: manual work
b. Megaliths are found in ————————
Answer: burial sites
c. Stone circles or boulders on the surface were used to ————————
Answer: serve as signposts
d. Port-holes were used for ————————
Answer: entrance
e. People at Inamgaon ate ————————
Answer: grains, fruits and meat
Question 3: In what ways are the books we read today different from the Rigveda?
Answer: Rigveda was composed in an ancient form of Sanskrit, while most of the modern books are either in English or in any other modern languages. The Rigveda contains hymns in praise of gods and goddesses. The modern books can be on any topic. Rigveda was initially not in written form but all modern books are in written form.
Question 4: What kind of evidence from burials do archaeologists use to find out whether there were social differences amongst those who were buried?
Answer: The variety of personal belongings buried with the dead gives important clue about the social status of the dead person. The size of the burial space also gives clue about the social status of the buried people.
Question 5: In what ways do you think that the life of a raja was different from that of a dasa or dasi?
Answer: A raja was an independent person while a slave was not. A raja commanded respect because of his powerful position. But a slave must have been the subject of ridicule and pity; in most of the cases.