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CBSE Class 6 History: What, Where, How and When MCQ

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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