Tribes Nomads and Settled Communities - Worksheets

 CBSE Worksheet 01

Tribes Nomads and Settled Communities

  1. Historical works, known as buranjis, were also written first in the Ahom language and then in___________.
    1. Hindi
    2. Assamese
    3. Bengali
    4. English
  2. Identify the following carved door made by which tribe-
    1. Kolis
    2. Ahoms
    3. Bhils
    4. Gond Tribes
  3. The large tribe of Bhils was spread across
    1. North and central India
    2. Eastern and central India
    3. South and central India
    4. Western and central India
  4. Among the _________, new Rajput clans became powerful by the eleventh and twelfth centuries
    1. Brahmanas
    2. Shudras
    3. Kshatriyas
    4. Vaishyas
  5. The caravan of the Banjaras are called

    1. None of these

    2. Tanda

    3. Ratha

    4. Burajis

  6. Match the following:

    Column AColumn B
    (i) Garh(a) Khel
    (ii) Tanda(b) Chaurasi
    (iii) Labourer(c) Caravan
    (iv) Clan(d) Paik
  7. Fill in the blanks:

    ________ received land grants by the Gond rajas and became more influential.

  8. State true or false:

    Garha Katanga was a poor state.

  9. When did the Mughal forces attack Garha Katanga?

  10. Name any two tribes which lived in the extreme South.

  11. How did Sultan Alauddin Khalji and the Mughals use the Banjaras?

  12. In what ways was the history of the Gonds different from that of the Ahoms?

  13. How did Ahoms rise as a big power?

CBSE Worksheet 01
Tribes Nomads and Settled Communities


  1. (b) Assamese Explanation: Historical works, known as buranjis, were also written – first in the Ahom language and then in Assamese.
  2. (d) Gond Tribes Explanation: A carved door, made by Gond tribe, Bastar area, Madhya Pradesh.
  3. (d) Western and central India Explanation: The large tribe of Bhils was spread across western and central India. By the late sixteenth century, many of them had become settled agriculturists and some even zamindars. Many Bhil clans, nevertheless, remained hunter-gatherers.
  4. (c) Kshatriyas Explanation: Among the Kshatriyas, new Rajput clans became powerful by the eleventh and twelfth centuries.
  5. (b) Tanda Explanation: Tanda
  6. (i)-(b), (ii)-(c), (iii)-(d), (iv)-(a)

  7. Brahmanas
  8. False

  9. The Mughal forces attacked Garha Katanga in 1565.
  10. Vetars and Maravars.
  11. A. Sultan Alauddin Khalji used the Banjaras to transport grain to the city markets.

    B. Under the Mughals the Banjaras carried grain on their bullocks from different areas and sold it in towns.

    C. They transported food grain for the Mughal army during military campaigns. With a large army there could be 100,000 bullocks carrying grain.

  12. History of the Gonds was different from the Ahom in the following ways:

    They lived in Gondwana. They lived in Brahmaputra valley.
    Gonds practiced shifting cultivation.Ahoms did not practice shifting cultivation.
    Kingdoms were comparatively larger.There were smaller kingdoms.
    Kingdoms were divided into Garha.Ahoms built centralised state.
    Gonds did not use firearms.Used firearms for the first time.
    1. The origin of Ahoms is traced to some tribes living in southeast Asia who had travelled overland through the forests of Assam.
    2. Some of them had come from Burma and Tibet while others draw their ancestry to Mongols.
    3. Upon settling in the Brahmaputra valley, they blended comfortably well with the Hindu society.
    4. The religion and culture of Assam is a fusion of the local traditions and of migrant tribes.
    5. The Ahoms belonged to a warrior class and built roads and irrigation system even before establishing their rule around the fifteenth century.
    6. Assam, then known as Kamarupa, took its name Asama meaning ‘peerless’ from the Ahom dialects during the reign of Ahoms.