NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Social Science History Chapter 12 : Buildings, Paintings and Books

Q:

Read the story on page 122. In what ways is the monkey king similar to or different from the kings you read about in Chapters 5 and 10?

A:

Similarities

• The monkey king as well as the kings felt the need to protect the group depending on them.

• The monkey king as well as other kings worked for the welfare of the people.

 

Differences

• The monkey king and his 80,000 followers survived on the mango, while the other kings’ followers required proper food.

• The monkey king did not try to capture the other kings' property, while the other kings did capture and try to murder the monkeys and their king for mango fruits.

Q:

Make a list of the chapters in which you find mention of metal working. What are the metal objects mentioned or shown in those chapters?

A:

Chapter Name

Metals

In the Earliest Cities

Copper used to make tools, bronze, gold and silver to make ornaments

What Books and Burials Tell us

Iron tools and weapons, ornaments of gold
 

Kingdoms, Kings and Early Republic

Iron tools

Vital villages and Thriving Towns

Iron tools

Traders, Kings and Pilgrims

Gold

Buildings, Paintings and Books

Iron pillar, gold jewellery

Q:

Fill in the blanks:

(a) ______ was a great astronomer.
(b) Stories about gods and goddesses are found in the _______.
(c) ______ is recognised as the author of the Sanskrit Ramayana.
(d) _________ and ________ are two Tamil epics.

A:

(a) Aryabhata was a great astronomer.
(b) Stories about gods and goddesses are found in the Puranas.
(c) Valmiki is recognised as the author of the Sanskrit Ramayana.
(d) The Silappadikaram and the Manimekalai are two Tamil epics.

Q:

Match the following Stupa Place where the image of the deity is installed Shikhara Mound Mandapa Circular path around the stupa Garbhagriha Place in temples where people could assemble Pradakshina patha Tower

A:

Stupa- Mound

Shikhara- Tower

Mandapa- Place in temples where people could assemble

Garbhagriha- Place where the image of the deity is installed

Pradakshina patha - Circular path around the stupa

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