History Quiz

Class 6 History Chapter 1

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Important Multiple choice questions from chapter 1 What, Where, How, and When of class 6. These questions are very important for competitive exams purpose as well.

What Where How And When

Question 1
Rise is first grown in:
A
North of Vindhyas
B
South of Krishna
C
South of Narmada
D
North of Indus
Question 2
Where does the word India come from?
A
Indus River
B
Brahmputra River
C
Ganga River
D
Yamuna River
Question 2 Explanation: 
The name "India" is originally derived from the name of the river Sindhu (Indus River) and has been in use in Greek since Herodotus (4th century BCE). The term appeared in Old English as early the 9th century and reemerged in Modern English in the 17th century.
Question 3
What do you mean by epigraphy?
A
To describe past or current events
B
The study of ancient inscriptions
C
The study and analysis of handwriting in order to read old texts with accuracy and fluency
D
The study of coins
Question 3 Explanation: 
The difference between Epigraphy and Paleography is that paleographers deal more with scripts such as papyrus, parchment and paper. Epigraphs deal with the study of permanent material that is on stone, metal and more materiel that where used to curve these inscriptions.
Question 4
People who gathered their food are called________________
A
Skilled gatherers
B
Hunters
C
Farmers
D
Merchants
Question 4 Explanation: 
Skilled gatherers were people who gathered their food. They knew about the vast wealth of plants in the surrounding forests and collected roots, fruits, and other forest produce for food. They also hunted animals.
Question 5
Why is South Asia sometimes called a subcontinent?
A
Huge pupulation
B
It is a large landmass, but it is smaller than a continent.
C
Because of Democratic Politics
D
None of the above
Question 5 Explanation: 
India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Iran, China and Myanmar, etc. form South Asia. South Asia is called a subcontinent because, although it is smaller than a continent, it is very large and is separated from the rest of Asia by seas, hills and mountains.
Question 6
Writings or texts carved on solid objects such as pillars, walls, temples, forts, caves, palaces and stone or copper tablets are called ___________________
A
Manuscripts
B
Inscriptions
C
Excavations
D
Epigraphy
Question 7
Which of the following found near Narmada Valley?
A
Early Agriculturists
B
Hunters and Gathers
C
Early cities
D
None of the above
Question 7 Explanation: 
Some of the earliest peoples who lived at the bank of Narmada river were skilled gatherers- that is, people who gathered their food. They knew about the vast wealth of plants in the surrounding forests, and collected roots, fruits and other forest produce for their food. They also hunted animals.
Question 8
People who study about objects of the past are known as:
A
Archaeologists
B
Historians
C
Manuscripts
D
Anthropologist
Question 8 Explanation: 
A person who studies history is called a historian. A person who studies pre-history and history through things left behind by ancient cultures is called an archaeologist. A person who studies mankind and society is called an anthropologist.
Question 9
Handwritten text on palm leaves
A
Inscriptions
B
Manuscripts
C
Hand Text
D
Paleography
Question 9 Explanation: 
Manuscripts can be defined as a handwritten record of information. These are useful sources of information about the past which could be in the form of a letter, on leaves and barks of trees or scrolls. Palm leaf manuscripts made of dried palm leaves were commonly used in India.
Question 10
Where Garo hills are located
A
South-west
B
North-west
C
North-east
D
South-east
Question 11
The places where rice was first grown_______________
A
South to the Vindhyas
B
North to the Vindhyas
C
East to the Vindhyas
D
West to the Vindhyas
Question 12
In ancient time the area along the south of Ganga was called________________
A
Avanti
B
Assaka
C
Kasi
D
Magadha
Question 12 Explanation: 
In ancient times the area along south of the Ganga was known as Magadha. Its rulers were very powerful, and set up a large kingdom. Kingdoms were set up in other parts of the country as well.
Question 13
Name the ruler whose inscription has been found from Kandahar?
A
Samudragupta
B
Chandragupta Maurya
C
Ashoka
D
Harshvardhan
Question 13 Explanation: 
The inscription dates to about 2250 years ago, was found in Kandahar, present-day Afghanistan. It was written on the order of a ruler named Ashoka. The inscription found in Kandahar gives us an important message that the Mauryan Empire was extended upto Afghanistan.
Question 14
AD stands for ___________
A
After Domini
B
Anno Domini
C
After Decade
D
Anno Decade
Question 14 Explanation: 
Anno Domini is Latin for "in the year of the Lord" referring to the birth of Jesus Christ. ... B.C. means "before Christ" and B.C.E. stands for "Before the Common Era".
Question 15
BP stands for _____________
A
Before Past
B
Before Present
C
Beginning of Past
D
None of the above
Question 15 Explanation: 
The ages are expressed in years before present (BP) where "present" is defined as AD 1950.
There are 15 questions to complete.

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