NTSE - Scholastic Aptitude Test - Social Science - History - Work, Life, and Leisure

Question - 1

Why were some forests classified as 'protected'?

  • A In these the customary grazing rights of pastorals were granted but their movements were severely restricted.
  • B The colonial officials believed that grazing destroyed the saplings and young shoots of trees that germinated on the forest floor.
  • C Both (a) and (b)
  • D None of the above

Question - 2

Life of the pastoral groups were sustained by:

  • A Correct judgement of how long the herds could stay in one area, know where to find water and pasture
  • B Correct calculation of timing, their movements and ensuring they could move through territories
  • C Setting up relationship with farmers on the way, so that the herds could graze
  • D All the above

Question - 3

In what ways lives of Gujjar Bakarwals of Jammu and Kashmir similar to that of Gaddi shepherds of Himachal Pradesh

  • A They both have a similar cycle of seasonal movement
  • B They both spend their winters on low hills of Siwalik range, grazing their herds in dry scrub forest
  • C In April, they begin their upward journey again for their summer grazing grounds
  • D All the above

Question - 4

The title Maasai derives from and two special features of this tribe are:

  • A The word in Maa 'Maasai' means 'My People'
  • B They are nomadic and pastoral, and depend on milk and meat for subsistence
  • C High temperature and low rainfall have made their land dry, dusty, and extremely hot with droughts 'being a common feature.
  • D All the above

Question - 5

Which of these are the pastoral communities of the mountains?

  • A Gujjars
  • B Gaddis
  • C Bhotiyas and Sherpas
  • D All the above

Question - 6

The continuous movement of the pastoral communities helps in:

  • A Recovery of the pastures
  • B Prevention of their overuse
  • C Reduction in the demand of houses
  • D Both (a) and (b)

Question - 7

The social changes in Maasai society are that:

  • A The traditional difference based on age, between the elders and warriors, has been disturbed, but it has not broken down
  • B A new distinction between the wealthy and the poor pastoralists has developed
  • C Both (a) and (b)
  • D None of the above

Question - 8

Pastoralists were found in the:

  • A Plateaus
  • B Plains
  • C Deserts
  • D All the above

Question - 9

Dhangars were an important pastoral community of:

  • A Gujarat
  • B Maharashtra
  • C U.P.
  • D Assam

Question - 10

Which crop was sown by the Dhangars in the central plateau of Maharashtra?

  • A Bajra
  • B Jowar
  • C Rice
  • D Wheat
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