Std 6 History Chapter 3 The Harappan Civilization questions and answers

Chapter 3 The Harappan Civilization

Chapter 3 The Harappan Civilization: Exercise

1. Answer in one sentence.

(1) How did the civilization get the name Harappa?

Ans: Archaeological excavation first began in 1921 CE at Harappa in the Punjab on the banks of the river Ravi. That is how this civilization came to be known as the Harappan Civilization.

(2) What patterns are seen on the Harappan pots?

Ans: Fish scales, interlocking circles and pipal leaves are seen on the Harappan pots.

(3) What cloth did the Harappan traders supply to Egypt?

Ans: The traders of the Harappan Civilization provided muslin

cloth to Egypt.

2. What will you do when you visit an ancient site to obtain more information about it, to conserve it, etc?

Ans. While visiting an ancient site, I will seek the help of any official or guide present there. I will also try to get information from the local people or from the internet. And in order to conserve an ancient site, I will take particular care not to damage any artifacts or parts of the monuments while visiting it. 

3. Draw a picture of the Great Bath at Mohen-jo-daro.

4. In the following chart, fill in the details regarding human life during the Harappan period.

Major crops Clothes Ornaments 
Barley MuslinMulti stranded necklace
Wheat High quality cottonWaistbands 
Ragi Upper garment Rings
SesameKnee length garmentArmlets and Bangles

5. Answer in one word and frame similar questions. Write their answers.

What stone was used to make the Harappan seals?

Ans: The seals of the Harappan Civilization were mainly square-shaped and made from a stone called steatite.

6. On an outline map of the world, show the other civilizations that existed in other parts of the world during the Harappan period.

There were two other civilizations present in the world during the Harrapan civilization. They are the Mesopotamia civilization and the Egyptian civilization.

Activity :

(1) Prepare an outline map of your school and show the various places like a library, playground, computer room, etc. on the map.

(2) Prepare a detailed note on the grain storage system used in your family and your locality.

Std 6

1. The Indian Subcontinent and History

2. Sources of History

3. The Harappan Civilization

4. The Vedic Civilization  

5. Religious Trends in Ancient India

6. Janapadas and Mahajanapadas

7. India during the Maurya Period  

8. States after the Maurya Empire

9. Ancient Kingdoms of the South

10. Ancient India : Cultural

11. Ancient India and the World