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Class VII

Chapter 1 - Tracing Changes Through a Thousand Years

Social Science

Question 1:
Who was considered a “foreigner” in the past?
Answer:
In the past a foreigner was someone who was not part of a certain society or culture. A city dweller might have regarded a forest dweller as a foreigner. Question 2:
State whether true or false:
(a) We do not find inscriptions for the period after 700.
(b) The Marathas asserted their political importance during this period. (c) Forest-dwellers were sometimes pushed out of their lands with the spread of agricultural settlements.
(d) Sultan Ghiyasuddin Balban controlled Assam, Manipur and Kashmir. Answer:
(a) False
(b) True
(c) True
(d) False
Question 3:
Fill in the blanks:
(a) Archives are places where ___________ are kept.
(b) _____________ was a fourteenth-century chronicler.
(c) _______, ________, ________, ________ and _______ were some of the new crops introduced into the subcontinent during this period.
Answer:
(a) Archives are places where manuscripts are kept.
(b) Amir Khusrao was a fourteenth-century chronicler.
(c) Potatoes, corn, chillies, tea and coffee were some of the new crops introduced into the subcontinent during this period.

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Class VII

Chapter 1 - Tracing Changes Through a Thousand Years

Social Science

Question 4:
List some of the technological changes associated with this period. Answer:
Some of the technological changes associated with this period are − the Persian wheel, the spinning wheel and firearms in combat.
Question 5:
What were some of the major religious developments during this period? Answer:
Major religious developments of this period are the inclusion of new deities in Hinduism, emergence of bhakti and the introduction of Islam. Question 6:...
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