NCERT Solutions Class 6 Social Science History Our Past Chapter 3

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Social Science History – Our Pasts Chapter – 3 

Class 6 students can refer to the NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Social Science History Chapter 3 by Extramarks if they want to ace their History exams. These are step-by-step solutions to all the questions given at the end of Chapter 3 Class 6 History textbook. The solutions are prepared by subject experts as per the latest CBSE guidelines. 

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Social Science Chapter 3 – In the Earliest Cities 

Access NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Social Science History Chapter 3 – In the Earliest Cities

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Social Science History – Our Pasts Chapter 3 In the Earliest Cities

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Social Science Chapter 6 are drafted by subject matter experts with years of experience. The solutions adhere to the latest CBSE guidelines. All the answers are explained in a step-by-step format and in a concise manner. This helps students understand and learn the answer writing skills from the exam perspective.

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NCERT Class 6 Social Science History – Our Pasts Chapter-wise Solutions 

Students looking for NCERT Class 6 Social Science History Solutions can access the following solutions on Extramarks:

  • Chapter 1 What, Where, How and When
  • Chapter 2 From Hunting – Gathering To Growing Food
  • Chapter 4 What Books And Burials Tell Us
  • Chapter 5 Kingdoms Kings And An Early Republic
  • Chapter 6 New Questions And Ideas
  • Chapter 7 Ashoka The Emperor Who Gave Up War
  • Chapter 8 Vital Villages Thriving Towns
  • Chapter 9 Traders Kings And Pilgrims
  • Chapter 10 New Empires And Kingdoms
  • Chapter 11 Buildings, Paintings And Books

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Social Science 

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Q.1 How do archaeologists know that cloth was used in the Harappan civilisation?

Ans-

  1. Various archaeological excavations have confirmed that Harappan people used clothes.
  1. They have found actual pieces of cloth attached to the lid of a silver vase and some copper objects at Mohenjodaro.
  1. They have also found spindle whorls, made of terracotta and faience; these were used to spin thread.

Q.2 Match the columns

Copper Gujarat

Gold Afghanistan

Tin Rajasthan

Precious stones Karnataka

Ans-

Copper – Rajasthan

Gold – Karnataka

Tin – Afghanistan

Precious stones – Gujarat

Q.3 Why were metals, writing, the wheel, and the plough important for the Harappans?

Ans-

Things and its importance for the Harappans:

  • Metals – For making tools, weapons, ornaments and vessels
  • Writing – For maintaining trade records and recording ceremonial activities
  • Wheel – Used in carts, means of transport and for pottery making by potters
  • Plough – For digging the earth to turn the soil and plant seeds

Q.4 Make a list of all the terracotta toys shown in the lesson. Which do you think children would have enjoyed playing with the most?

Ans-

(i) List of terracotta toys shown in the lesson are:
• Animal figures
• Wheeled cart
• Toy plough

(ii) Children would have enjoyed playing with all these terracotta toys as each child would have his/her preferences.

Q.5 Make a list of what the Harappans ate, and put a tick mark against the things you eat today.

Ans-

The things Harappans ate The things we eat today
Rice a
Sesame a
Wheat a
Barley a
Pulses a
Mustard a
Peas a
Linseed a

Q.6 Do you think that the life of farmers and herders who supplied food to the Harappan cities was different from that of the farmers and herders you read about in Chapter 2? Give reasons for your answer.

Ans-

1. The life of farmers and herders who supplied food to the Harappan cities was different from that of the farmers and herders we read about in Chapter 2.
2. The Harappan farmers and herders supplied their surplus grains and raw materials to craftspersons, scribes and rulers in the cities. The farmers and herders mentioned in Chapter 2 kept their produce for their own consumption.
3. The farmers and herders of Harappa used a wooden plough to till their lands and other tools made of copper and bronze for agriculture.

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
1. What are the topics discussed in Chapter 3 of NCERT Solutions for Class 6 History?

 The topics discussed in Chapter 3 of NCERT Solutions for Class 6 History are – 

  • The Story of Harappa
  • What Was Special About These Cities
  • Houses, Drains, and Streets
  • Life in the City
  • New Crafts in the City
  • In Search of Raw Materials
  • Food for People in the Cities
  • A Closer Look – Harappan Towns in Gujarat
  • The Mystery of the End

 

2. How do archaeologists know that the Harappan civilisation used cloth?

The archaeologists got to know that cloth was used in the Harappan civilisation because they found the actual pieces of cloth attached to the lid of a silver vase and some copper objects at Mohenjo-Daro.