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Question 1:

Is it correct to say that paper is made from plants?

Answer:

The fibre obtained from hemp and flax plants is used to make paper. Therefore, it is correct to say that paper is obtained from plants.

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Question 2:

How does a quit protect us from cold?

Answer:

A quilt is made up of wool or fibres obtained from animal fur. Such fibres have air spaces in them, which trap air and do not allow the body heat to escape. That is how a quilt protects us from cold.

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Question 3:

Why are umbrellas made up of synthetic cloths?

Answer:

Umbrellas are made up of synthetic clothes. Synthetic clothes are water proof and do not allow water to pass through them. This in turn protects us from rain.



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Question A:

Solve the following crossword puzzle:
Figure

Across
2. A fabric made from flax fibre
4. It is the process of making fabrics from yam
5. It is a weaving machine

Down
1. It is the cheapest natural fibre
2. It is cotton fibre
3. It is a synthetic fibre

Answer:

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Question B.1:

Which of the following is a plant fibre?
(a) wool
(b) silk
(c) cotton
(d) nylon

Answer:

(c) cotton
Cotton is a plant fibre. It is obtained from the pods of a cotton plant.

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Question B.2:

Which type of soil of best for growing cotton?
(a) black soil
(b) red soil
(c) clayey soil
(d) sandy soil

Answer:

(a) black soil
Black soil is the best for growing cotton.

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Question B.3:

Which fibre-yielding plant is grown during rainy season?
(a) jute
(b) cotton
(c) flax
(d) hemp

Answer:

(a) jute
Jute is grown during rainy season.

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Question B.4:

The process of making cotton yarn from cotton fibre is
(a) spinning
(b) weaving
(c) knitting
(d) none of these

Answer:

(a) spinning
Spinning is the process of making cotton yarn from cotton fibre.

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Question B.5:

Which of the following is not a man-made fibre?
(a) polyester
(b) terylene
(c) nylon
(d) coir

Answer:

(d) Coir
It is a plant fibre.

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Question C:

Fill in the blanks:
1. Spinning is a process of making ....................... from ....................... .
2. ....................... and ....................... are natural fibres obtained form plants.
3. Keeping the jute plant in water for a few days is called ....................... .
4. Ginning is done to separate ....................... from ....................... .
5. ....................... and ....................... are used for making different fabrics

Answer:

1. Spinning is a process of making yarn from fibre .
2. Cotton and jute are natural fibres obtained form plants.
3. Keeping the jute plant in water for a few days is called retting .
4. Ginning is done to separate cotton seed from fibre .
5. Weaving and knitting are used for making different fabrics.



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Question D:

Match the items is Column A with the items in Column B

Column A Column B
1. Lint (a) Weaving
2. Yarn (b) Retting
3. Fabrics (c) Linen
4. Jute (d) Spinning
5. Flax (e) Ginning
  (f) Black soil

Answer:

Column A Column B
1. Lint (e) Ginning
2. Yarn (d) Spinning
3. Fabrics (a) Weaving
4. Jute (b) Retting
5. Flax (c) Linen

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Question E:

Write True (T) or False (F) against the following statements in the given brackets:
1. Yarn is made from fibres. ( )
2. Coir is the outer covering of coconut. ( )
3. Jute is one of the cheapest natural fibres ( )
4. Cotton balls contain jute fibre. ( )
5. Double yarn is used during knitting. ( )

Answer:

1. True

2. True

3. True

4. False
Cotton balls contain cotton fibre.

5. False
Single yarn is used during knitting.



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Question A.1:

What is fibre?

Answer:

A thread that is tough and flexible enough to make clothes is called fibre.

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Question A.2:

Name two items that are made from cotton fibre.

Answer:

Surgical bandage and garments such as dhoti and saree are made from cotton fibre.

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Question A.3:

What is retting?

Answer:

Retting is a process of separating jute fibres by softening and loosening the fibres when they are immersed into water.

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Question A.4:

Give two examples of synthetic fibres.

Answer:

Nylon and rayon are synthetic fibres.

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Question A.5:

Why do we wear clothes?

Answer:

We wear clothes as they protect us from heat, cold, dust, rain and insects.

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Question A.6:

What is a loom?

Answer:

Loom is a weaving machine used by weavers.

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Question A.7:

Name four types of fabrics used by us.

Answer:

We use cotton, silk, linen and nylon fabrics.

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Question A.8:

Name two fibres which are obtained from plants and two fibres which are obtained from animals.

Answer:

Jute and cotton fibres are obtained from plants. Wool and silk fibres are obtained from animals.



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Question B.1:

Write two uses of coir fibre.

Answer:

Coir fibre is used to make carpets, pillows, bags and mattresses. 

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Question B.2:

List three uses of jute.

Answer:

Three uses of jute are:

  • It is used for making carpets, curtains, bags, ropes etc.
  • It is used for making decorative items like wall hangings.
  • It is used for making sacks for sorting of grains.

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Question B.3:

Under what conditions does jute grow best?

Answer:

Jute grows best in humid warm climate where annual rainfall is equal to or greater than 150 cm. Alluvial or loamy soils are best suited for its growth.

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Question B.4:

How is coir fibre obtained?

Answer:

Coir fibre is obtained from the outer covering of a coconut.

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Question B.5:

What is sisal?

Answer:

Sisal is a plant. Fibres obtained from sisal plants are used for making ropes and dartboards.

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Question B.6:

How is hemp useful for us?

Answer:

Hemp fibre is obtained from hemp plants. It is used for making ropes, carpets, bags, clothes, papers, socks and a special type of plastic.

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Question B.7:

What kind of soil does cotton require to grow?

Answer:

Cotton requires well drained black and alluvial soils to grow.

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Question B.8:

Name two devices used to spin yarn from lint.

Answer:

Charkha and takli are the two devices used to spin yarn from lint.

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Question B.9:

How did people cover their bodies before inventing cloths?

Answer:

Before the invention of clothes, people used to cover their bodies with big leaves, bark of trees, skin or fur of animals.

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Question B.10:

Differentiate between ginning and spinning.

Answer:

Ginning Spinning
It is the process of removing cotton seeds from cotton fibres. It is the process of making yarn from fibre.
It is done by passing harvested cotton through roller gins. It is done by using charkha or takli.

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Question C.1:

Write a short note on history of clothing.

Answer:

Ancient people were not aware of clothes; therefore, they were at the mercy of the weather. During stone age, people used to cover their bodies with big leaves, tree barks and animal skins and fur to keep them warm.
When men learned agriculture, they started using cotton and flax twigs for weaving fabrics. Stitching was not known at that time, so they wore unstitched clothes.
In 14th century, with the invention of sewing needle, people started wearing stitched clothes. In India, western clothing gained popularity in 20th century.

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Question C.2:

Differentiate between fibres and fabrics.

Answer:

Fibres Fabrics
Fibres are strong and flexible threads that can be used for making clothes. Fabrics are made up of fibres. When fibres are woven together, they form a fabric.
Examples: Cotton fibre, jute fibre, etc. Example: Fabrics made of cotton fibre or jute fibre

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Question C.3:

Write steps involved in getting fabric form cotton balls. Explain them.

Answer:

The fabric from cotton balls is obtained by following steps:

  • Ginning: It is the process of removing cotton seeds from harvested cotton fibre by passing it through rolling gins. The fibre thus obtained is called lint. Lint is then tied and pressed into bales.
  • Spinning: It is the process of making yarn from fibre by using machines like spinning machine, charkha, takli.
  • Weaving and knitting: Fabric is made from yarn by weaving or knitting it. Machines like looms weave yarn into fabric.

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Question C.4:

Why are dark coloured clothes worn in winters and cotton clothes worn in summers?

Answer:

Dark coloured clothes absorb more heat and become warm quickly; that is why they are worn in winters.
Cotton clothes absorb sweat and help in keeping body cool by evaporation of absorbed sweat that is why they are worn in summers.



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