The Vedic Civilization (History Solution Class 6)

The Vedic Civilization

Balbharti Maharashtra State Board History Class 6

Balbharti Maharashtra State Board Class 6 History Solutions of Chapter 4 The Vedic Civilization

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History Class 6 Chapter 4 : The Vedic Civilization

Q.1) Name the following with reference to the lesson.

(1) Women scholars in Vedic literature.

Answer: Lopamudra, Gargi, Maitreyi.

(2) Means of entertainment in the Vedic period.

Answer: Singing, playing musical instruments, dance, board games, chariot race and hunting.

(3) The four ashrams.

Answer: Brahmacharyashrama, Grihasthashrama, Vanaprasthashrama, Sanyasashrama

Q.2) Right or Wrong?

(1) Rigveda – Mantras uttered during yajna.

Answer: Wrong

(2) Samaveda – Guidance on singing a mantra during yajna rites.

Answer: Right

(3) Atharvaveda – The Veda derived its name from Atharva rishi.

Answer: Right

Q.3) Answer in one word each.

(1) The language of Vedic literature.

Answer: Sanskrit

(2) The meaning of vid.

Answer: To know

(3) The head of a family.

Answer: Grihapati

(4) The head of shrenis.

Answer: Shreshthi

Q.4) Name the following.

(1) The musical instruments you know.

Answer: Guitar, drums, piano (Keyboard).

(2) Two modern ornaments of women.

Answer: Earing, necklace.

(3) Today’s means of entertainment.

Answer: Movies, computer games, T.V.

Q.5) Answer in short.

(1) What foods were included in the diet of the Vedic people?

Answer: (i) The diet of the people mainly consisted of cereals like wheat, barley and rice. From this they made different preparations like java, godhoom, vihi, etc.
(ii) They also relished milk, yoghurt, ghee, butter, honey, black gram, lentil, sesame and meat.

(2) Why were the cows priced highly?

Answer: (i) Cows were used as means of exchange. They were highly priced.
(ii) For the same reason people took great care that their cows should not be stolen.

(3) What was a man expected to do in sanyasashrama?

Answer: The fourth stage was the sanyasharam. At this stage a man was expected to renounce all relations, lead a life in order to understand the meaning of human life and not stay in one place

Q.6) Write notes on.

(1) The religious ideas during the vedic period.

(a) In the religious ideas of the vedic period, forces of nature such as the sun, wind, rain, lightening, storms and rivers were given the form of deities.
(b) Yajna is the act of offering havi into fire. The Vedic people put offering (havi) into the yajna fire to please the deities.

(2) Houses in the Vedic period.

Answer: The houses during the vedic period were earthen or wattle and daub constituents. Wattle means woven lattice of wooden strips which is daubed with clay mixed with cow dung. A house was called griha or shala.

(3) Political system in the Vedic period.

(a) The main duties of a king were to protect the people, collect taxes and run the administration efficiently.
(b) In order to run the administration smoothly, the king appointed various officers like the purohit (priest), the senapati and bhagdugh.
(c) There were four institutions who guided the king – sabha, samiti, vidath and jana.

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