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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 travelled from place to place in search of animals and plants for food, and in search of water. They may also have travelled to meet friends and relatives. Today, we do not travel in search of food and water but we do travel to meet out friends and relatives.



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Question 4:

What tools would you use today for cutting fruit? What would they be made of?

Answer:

For cutting fruits we would use a knife. It would be made of stainless steel.



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Question 5:

List three ways in which hunter − gatherers used fire (see page 16). Would you use fire for any of these purposes today?

Answer:

Hunter - gatherers used fire as a source of light, to cook food and to scare away animals. We would use fire to cook food.



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Question 1:

Complete the sentences:

(a) Hunter-gatherers chose to live in caves and rock shelters because _____________.

(b) Grasslands developed around _______________ years ago.

(c) Early people painted on the ________________ of caves.

(d) In Hunsgi, tools were made of ______________.

Answer:

(a) Hunter-gatherers chose to live in caves and rock shelters because they provided shelter from rain, heat and wind.

(b) Grasslands developed around 12,000 years ago.

(c) Early people painted on the walls of caves.

(d) In Hunsgi, tools were made of stone.



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Question 2:

Look at the present − day political map of the subcontinent on page 136. Find out the states where Bhimbetka, Hunsgi and Kurnool are located. Would Tushar’s train have passed near any of these sites?

Answer:

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