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class VI

Key Concepts

hunter-gatherer, site, habitation, factory, paleolithic, mesolithic, microliths

essential questions

1.Why do you think people in the earlier times were on the move, even though there were no means of transport?


  1. Who were hunter gatherers?
  2. What were stone tools?
  3. What are sites?
  4. Define mesolithic and microlithic
  5. Name one Paleolithic, Neolithic and megalithic site each found in South India.
  6. What are habitation cum factory sites? Name some that are found in India?
  7. Tools of early man were made of: a) gold   b)  copper  c) stone  d) soil
  8. The early man lived in ____ by sides of____  a) hut, forest   b) building, rivers   c) building, forest  d) hut, river
  9. How did ancient people travel: a) by buses   b) by carts  c) by trains  d) by foot
  10. Food gatherers means:  a) who exchange food in return of food   b) who roam for the production of food   c) who roam in search of food  d) who roam in search of gathering grass
  11. The system of exchange of articles for other goods is called: a) article system  b) barter system   c) borter system  d) none of these
  12. Habitation are site where:  a) people live  b) people make stones  c) people play  d) people make paintings
  1. Traces of ash in the Kurnool caves indicate : a) rearing of animals  b) use of fire  c)use of stone tools  d) use of water
  2. Grasslands developed in many areas around: a) 800 years ago  b) 2 million years ago  c) 1,oo,ooo years ago  d) 12000 years ago
  3. Tools in hunsgi were made of: a) stone  b) limestone  c)wood  d) metal
  4. Bhimbheketa is located in the present day: a) Uttar Pradesh  b) Andhra Pradesh  c) Madhya Pradesh  d) Kerela
  5. Grasslands led to an increase in: a) animals that lived in water   b) birds   c) human beings  d) animals that survicve on grass
  6. Fill in the blanks with appropriate words to complete each sentence:

1. Hunter gatherers lived around____ years ago

2. The hunter gatherers moved from place to place on___

3.Techniques used for making stone tools were ___ and ____

4. Fire was used as a source of____

5. The climate of the world changed to conditions around 12000 years ago

6. The  paleolithic age was followed by the___ age

7. Tools in Hungsi were made from__ which was available__

Map work: On the map of India mark the following:   a) Chirand    b) Hallur   c) Brahmagiri  d) Mehrgarh


  1. What are habitation cum factory sites? Name the one of the site found in India.
  2. How were stone tools made?
  3.  What is Paleolithic period?
  4. What are rock painting? Where are they found in India?
  5. What is Hungsi famous for?

Mark the statement whether  true / false:

  1. Some rivers are perennial while others are seasonal
  2. Tools of wood have survived better than tools of stone
  3. The sites where hunter- gatherers lived were close to water.
  4. Hungsi was located in the present day Madhya Pradesh
  5. Man led a well settled life by Palaeolithic Age.

Match the following:

List 1                                                   List 2

Paleolithic Period                               beginning 10,000 years ago

Mesolithic Period                               from 2 million years ago to 12000 years ago

Megalithic period                               from 12000 years ago to 10,000 years ago

Neolithic period                                  from 2500 years ago to 1900 years ago



  1. Why do you think hunter gatherer move from one place to another?
  2. Why do you think Paleolithic man decided to settle in Bhimbekta ?
  3. Where were ostriches found in India? How do we know that they lived in India?
  4. Natural pebble stones were also found in factory cum habitation sites. What was the use of these pebbles.  Explain in detail
  5. Which of the following is / are Neolithic archeological sites: 1) Mehrgarh  2)Burzahom  3) Mahagara  4) Koldihwa   a) 1 and 2 only  b) 3 and 4 only  c) 1,2,3 and 4  d) None of these
  6. Mehrgarh is found near: a) Zojila pass  b) Khyber pass  c) Bolan pass  d) Shipki la pass
  7. Traces of ash have been found in which of the following archeological sites:  a) Caves of Bhimbhiketa  b) Kurnool caves c) Koldihwa  d) Hungsi
  8. Which of the following is famous for prehistoric rock painting: a) Amravati  b) Bhimbetka c) Tiger caves  d) Ajanta
  9. Map work: On the map of India mark the following:  a) habitation cum factory site    b) two paleolithic site in southern India  c) Mark the place where ostrich eggs shells were found



  1. How did Archeologist come to know after visiting any site that it was used by hunter gatherers?
  2. Why do you think Paleolithic man decided to settle in Bhimbekta ?
  3.  Look at the image and answer if the following statements are correct about these pictures:

Statement 1: Stones under A were the earliest stone tools found  at factory sites. Statement 2: Stones under D were mainly used for digging the ground roots and stitching  clothes made out of animal skin . Select the correct answer using the code given below: a) 1 only  b) 2 only  c) both 1 and 2  d) neither 1 nor 2

4. Consider the following statements: Statement 1: Bhimbetka is habitation site found in Madhya Pradesh on the banks of river Bhimbetka  Statement 2: Bhimbetka is a Neolithic site which is also known as habitation cum factory site. Select the correct answer using the code given below: a) 1 only  b) 2 only  c) both 1 and 2  d) neither 1 nor 2

5. Consider following: 1. Paleolithic period  2. Mesolithic period 3. Neolithic period  Tools of which mentioned period are called microliths or small stone:  a) 1 only  b) 2 only  c) 3 only  d) 1,2 and 3



  1. How do archeologist come to know about these hunter gatherers? Give examples to justify your answer.