Question 1 Match the following
|Stupa||Place where the image of the deity is installed|
|Mandapa||Circular path around the stupa|
|Garbhagriha||Place in temples where people could assemble|
|Mandapa||Place in temples where people could assemble|
|Garbhagriha||Place where the image of the deity is installed|
|Pradakshina patha||Circular path around the stupa|
Question 2 Fill in the blanks:
(a) _______ was a great astronomer.
(b) Stories about gods and goddesses are found in the _______
(c) _______ is recognised as the author of the Sanskrit Ramayana.
(d) _______ and _______ are two Tamil epics.
(a) Aryabhatta was a great astronomer.
(b) Stories about gods and goddesses are found in the Puranas.
(c) Valmiki is recognised as the author of the Sanskrit Ramayana.
(d) Silappadikaram and Manimekalai are two Tamil epics.
Question 3 Make a list of the chapters in which you find mention of metal working. What are the metals objects mentioned or shown in those chapters?
Answer The list of the chapters in which you find mention of metal working are chapter 4,7 and 8.Various metal objects mentioned in those chapters are axe , ploughshare , sickle and sword. These objects are used for different purposes.
Sickle – Framing
Ploughshare – Farming
Sword – Wars
Axe – Cutting woods
Question 4 Read the story on page 122. In what ways is the monkey king similar to or different from the kings you read about in Chapters 5 and 10?
Answer The Monkey King was a great king, who lived on the banks of the Ganga River in the Himalayas. He was having 80,000 followers. They fed on the fruit of a special mango tree, which was very sweet. The kings we have read about in chapters 6 and 11, they used to have permanent armies but some of their soldiers were supplied by Samantas. This army did not eat fruit but used to eat wheat, rice, etc. They occupied the highest position in society.
Similarity : Both other king and monkey king works for the welfare of their subjects.
Difference : Other king hold some respectable title while monkey king do not. Monkey king did not try to capture the land of others but other kings tried to do so.
Question 5 Find out more and tell a story from one of the epics.
Answer The Ramayana is an epic written by Adi Rishi Valmiki. This epic is about Rama, a prince of Kosala, who was sent into exile for fourteen years. His wife Sita was abducted by the King of Lanka, named Ravana, and Rama had to fight a battle to get her back. He won and returned to Ayodhya, the capital of Kosala, after his victory.