Tribes Nomads

Extra Questions

Match Columns

Column IColumn II
(i) Punjab(a) Gaddis
(ii) Western Himalaya(b) Khokhar
(iii) Maharashtra(c) Chhattisgarh
(iv) Gonds(d) Berads

Answer: i - b, ii - a, iii – d, iv - c

Fill in the blanks

  1. The Gonds practiced __________ cultivation.

    Answer: Shifting
  2. Gradually, _____ became the basis of organizing society.

    Answer: Jatis
  3. ____ were the most important trader-nomads.

    Answer: Banjaras
  4. ______ attacked and defeated the Cheros in 1591.

    Answer: Raja Man Singh
  5. Garha Katanga was attacked by the Mughals forces under ____.

    Answer: Asaf Khan

Multiple Choice Questions

The north-eastern part of the subcontinent was dominated by the

  1. Nagas
  2. Ahoms
  3. Langahs
  4. Both a and b

    Answer: (d) Both a and b

Contemporary travelers and historians give ____ information about tribes

  1. Very scanty
  2. No
  3. Rich
  4. Reasonable

    Answer: (a) Very scanty

The Mundas and Santhals lived in ____

  1. Orissa
  2. Bengal
  3. Present day Bihar and Jharkhand
  4. All of the above

    Answer: (d) All of the above

The hierarchy between social classes grew further under the

  1. Delhi Sultans
  2. Mughals
  3. Both a and b
  4. None of the above

    Answer: (c) Both a and b

By the ____ century Chero chiefdoms had emerged in the regions of present-day Bihar and Jharkhand?

  1. 10th
  2. 12th
  3. 16th
  4. 17th

    Answer: (b) 12th

Very Short Answer Type Questions

How did the Garha Katanga gain its wealth?

Answer: By trapping and exporting wild elephants to other kingdoms.

Why and when did the Ahoms use firearms?

Answer: Firearms were used for building a large state. It was used by the Ahoms in the 1530s.

Name the different lineages of the Rajput clans.

Answer: Hunas, Chandelas, Chalukyas, etc.

Name the specialized artisans who got the status of jatis.

Answer: Smiths, carpenters and masons.

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