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Question 3:

Return to Rasheeda’s question. Can you think of some answers to it?

Answer:

A possible answer to Rasheeda’s question is that one can know about the past by reading documents that were written long ago.



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Question 1:

Match the Following

Narmada valley

The first big kingdom

Magadha

Hunting and gathering

Garo hills

Cities about 2500 years ago

Indus and its tributaries

Early agriculture

Ganga valley

The first cities

Answer:

Narmada valley

Hunting and gathering

Magadha

The first big kingdom

Garo hills

Early agriculture

Indus and its tributaries

The first cities

Ganga valley

Cities about 2500 years ago



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Question 2:

List one major difference between manuscripts and inscriptions.

Answer:

One major difference between manuscripts and inscriptions is that manuscripts are written on leaves or barks of trees whereas inscriptions are written on hard surfaces such as stone or metal.



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Question 4:

Make a list of all the objects that archaeologists may find. Which of these could be made of stone?

Answer:

Archaeologists may find − tools, weapons, pots, pans, ornaments and coins. Out of these tools and weapons may be made of stone.



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Question 5:

Why do you think ordinary men and women did not generally keep records of what they did?

Answer:

Ordinary men and women did not keep a record of what they did because they did not find the events of their daily lives to be of such significance that they had to be recorded. Moreover, hiring a person to keep a record of daily events was an expensive proposition. On the other hand, it was not too difficult for kings and rulers to hire chroniclers to record what they did or what was happening in or around their territories. Moreover, they thought that the recording of events was an important way of recording history and letting in pass on to succeeding generations.



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Question 6:

Describe at least two ways in which you think the lives of kings would have been different from those of farmers.

Answer:

The kings fought battles and kept records of their victories. The farmers engaged in none of these activities.



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