NCERT Solutions for Class 6th Social Science: Chapter 2 – On The Trial of the Earliest People

NCERT Solutions for Class 6th Social Science: Chapter 2 – On The Trial of the Earliest People

Class 6 Social Science (History) Chapter 2 – On The Trial of the Earliest People NCERT Solution is given below.
Question 1: Fill in the blanks:
a. Hunter-gatherers chose to live in caves and rock shelters because ————————.
Answer: they provided shelter from rain, heat and wind
b. Grasslands developed around ———————— years ago.
Answer: 12,000
c. Early people painted on the ———————— of caves.
Answer: walls
d. In Hunsgi, tools were made of ————————.
Answer: stones
Question 2: Look at the present-day political map of the Indian subcontinent. Find out the states where Bhimbetka, Hunsgi and Kurnool are located.
Answer: Bhimbetka is in Madhya Pradesh, Hunsgi is in Karnataka and Kurnool is in Andhra Pradesh.
Question 3: Why did the hunter-gatherers travel from place to place? In what ways are these similar to/different from the reasons for which we travel today?
Answer: Hunter-gatherers traveled from place to place in search of food. Once food resources at a place were exhausted, they needed to go to a new place. Now-a-days; people travel for various purposes. Some people travel because they enjoy travelling. Some people travel to meet relatives and friends on special occasions. Some people travel as a part of their work. Some people travel to explore new places.
Question 4: What tools would you use today for cutting fruit? What would they be made of?
Answer: We use knife for cutting fruit. Knives are made of steel.
Question 5: List three ways in which hunter-gatherers used fire. Would you use fire for any of these purposes today?
Answer: Three ways in which hunter-gatherers used fire are as follows:
  • For cooking
  • For warding off wild animals
  • For clearing forest
Yes, today also we use fire for cooking purpose.