MCQ for Online Test CBSE Class 6 History Lesson 1 What, Where, How and When

1. Some of the earliest people lived along the banks of river
(a) Ganga
(b) Yamuna
(c) Narmada


2. Some of the earliest people were
(a) Hunters and Skilled Gatherers
(b) Traders
(c) Farmers


3. The earliest people who gathered their food are called
(a) Skilled gatherers
(b) Hunters
(c) None of the above


4. What did the earliest people collect from the surrounding forests for their food?
(a) Wood, bark of trees and twigs
(b) Roots, fruits and other forest produce
(c) None of the above


5. Sulaiman and Kirthar hills are located to the __________ of India.
(a) Northwest
(b) Northeast
(c) Southwest


6. In which areas women and men first began to grow crops?
(a) Garo hills
(b) Sulaiman and Kirthar hills
(c) Vindhyas


7. Women and men in the Sulaiman and Kirthar hills region first began to grow crops like ________ and ___________.
(a) Wheat and barley
(b) Rice and wheat
(c) Wheat and maize


8. The first crops in Sulaiman and Kirthar hills region were grown about _________ years ago.
(a) 8000
(b) 4500
(c) 2700


9. Garo hills are located to the ____________ of India.
(a) Northwest
(b) Southeast
(c) Northeast


10. Vindhyas are located in the _________ India.
(a) Central
(b) South
(c) East


11. Rice was first grown in the regions that are to the ______ of Vindhyas.
(a) North
(b) East
(c) West


12. A smaller river that flows into a larger river is called its _________.
(a) Delta
(b) Tributary
(c) Canal


13. When did some of the earliest cities flourish on the banks of river Indus?
(a) 8000 years ago.
(b) 4700 years ago
(c) 2500 years ago


14. About 2500 years ago cities developed on the banks of river __________.
(a) Indus
(b) Narmada
(c) Ganga


15. Which of the following rivers is a tributary of river Ganga?
(a) Son
(b) Kaveri
(c) Krishna


16. In ancient times the area to the south of Ganga was known as ________
(a) Pataliputra
(b) Hastinapur
(c) Magadha


17. People in the past mainly travelled in search of _____________.
(a) Livelihood
(b) To escape from natural disasters
(c) Both (a) and (b) are correct


18. How was our cultural traditions got enriched?
(a) by the movements of the people
(b) by growing crops
(c) by hunting animals


19. Which of the following form the natural frontiers of the Indian subcontinent?
(a) Mountains
(b) Seas
(c) Both (a) and (b) are correct


20. The two words that are often used for our country are
(a) Bharat and India
(b) India and Hindustan
(c) None of the above


21. The word 'India' comes from
(a) Sindhu
(b) Indus
(c) Both (a) and (b) are correct


22. What is Indus called in Sanskrit?
(a) Sindhu
(b) Sindhos
(c) None of the above


23. The _________ and ____________ came through the northwest about 2500 years ago.
(a) Mughals and Britishers
(b) Persians and Arabs
(c) Iranians and Greeks


24. The Iranians and Greeks called the Indus as _______ or __________.
(a) Hindos or Indos
(b) Hindos or Sindhos
(c) Indos or Sindhos


25. The name _______ was used for a group of people who lived in the northwest of India.
(a) Hindus
(b) Indians
(c) Bharata


26. Which is the earliest composition in Sanskrit?
(a) Bhagawad Gita
(b) Rigveda
(c) Mahabharata


27. Rigveda was composed about _______ years ago.
(a) 4500
(b) 3500
(c) 2500


28. The books that are written by hand are called_________
(a) Inscriptions
(b) Dictionaries
(c) Manuscripts


29. 'Manu' is ______ word which means hand.
(a) Sanskrit
(b) Hindi
(c) Latin


30. Manuscripts were usually written on ___________
(a) Bark of birch tree
(b) Palm leaves
(c) Both (a) and (b) are correct


31.Manuscripts were often preserved in ________ and ____________.
(a) Temples and monasteries
(b) Temples and churches
(c) Churches and monasteries


32. The writings on hard surfaces are called _____________.
(a) Carvings
(b) Inscriptions
(c) None of the above


33. Kings often kept the records of their _______ in battle.
(a) Defeats
(b) Victories
(c) None of the above


34. People who study the objects made / used in the past are called _____________.
(a) Historians
(b) Archaeologists
(c) Both (a) and (b) are correct


35. Scholars who study the past are called___________.
(a) Historians
(b) Archaeologists
(c) None of the above


36. The years are counted from the date generally assigned to the birth of _____________.
(a) Lord Brahma
(b) Jesus Christ
(c) Gautam Buddha


37. The letters B.C in the dates stand for ___________
(a) Before Christ
(b) Before Christmas
(c) By Christ


38. The letters C.E in dates stand for ___________
(a) Current Era
(b) Common Era
(c) Both (a) and (b) are correct


39. In the dates A.D stand for
(a) After Death
(b) Anno Domini
(c) None of the above


40. The letters BCE in the dates stand for ___________
(a) Before Christian Era
(b) Before Christ Era
(c) Before Common Era

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