Class 6 Science Chapter 1 Question Answers – Long And Short Question Answers

Food Where Does It Come From – Long And Short Question Answers

Short and Long Answer Type Question Answers

Question 1. Why should we avoid wastage of food?–  [NCERT Exemplar]

Answer 1. We should avoid wastage of food because

  • There are many people amongst us, who do not get sufficient food.
  • Some people do not have enough money to buy it.

Question 2. If you are given moong dal grains, How will you make the sprouts from them?

Answer 2.  We will soak a handful of moong dal in water overnight. In the morning, we will drain out water and wrap seeds in wet cotton cloth for one more day. Second  day, the seeds will show sprouts which are edible and a good source of proteins and minerals.

Question 3. 

  1. ‘A’ is liquid white food product which is obtained from some animals. It is processed into many other products and is an important ingredient of sweets. Name the food ‘A’. Also name the products made from it.
  2. The product in the first part comes from an animal yet it can also be called a plant product indirectly. How?
  3. Name some food items derived from animals. – NCERT Exemplar -HOTS

Answer 3.

  1. The food is milk. We obtain it mainly from cows and buffalo mainly.The products made from it are curd, sweets, etc.
  2. Milk comes from cows but since, cows feed on the plants and uses it to grow and produce milk.
  3. Food items derived from animals include meat, egg, honey, etc.

Question 4. Why do organisms need food? Write two reasons. – NCERT Exemplar

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Answer 4. Food is needed by organisms for the following reasons

  • Food provides us energy to perform various functions of the body to sustain life.
  • Food helps us to protect the body against various diseases and infections.

Question 5. Can you identify the major ingredients of pizza?

Which of the ingredients of pizza

  1. Come from plants
  2. Do not come from plants

Answer 5. Ingredients of pizza are maida, butter, cheese and vegetables.

  1. Maida and vegetables come from plants.
  2. Butter and cheese do not come from plants. They come from animals.

Question 6. Food habits of people living in South India are different from others. What are they?

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Answer 6. South India being close to the sea, provides plenty of sea food like fish, crab etc. Chiefly grown cereal there is rice.

So, the people there mainly eat rice, fish, meat, etc. Vegetarians make idli, sambhar, uttapam, banana chips, coconut chutney etc. They use coconut oil as a cooking medium.

Question 7. Give a reason as to why the food culture in different regions of our country is different.

Answer 8. People living in different regions of our country use different methods of cooking food depending upon the availability of food products, e.g. in Northern India, wheat is grown, so people eat chapati as a staple food, whereas in South India, people are rice eaters because rice is produced there in large quantities.

Question 9.

  1. Identify and write the names of plants that provide us with

(a) Fruits

(b) Cereals/Grains

(c) Pulses

(d) Vegetables

(e) Oil or Fat

2. Is oil/ fat possible to derive from animal sources? If yes, give an example.

Also Check – Class 6 Science Chapter 1- Food Where Does it Come from- MCQ

Answer 9.

  1. (a) Fruits-Banana, grape, pear.

(b) Cereals/Grains- Rice, maize, ragi.

(c) Pulses- Gram, peas, beans.

(d) Vegetables- Carrot, capsicum, ginger.

(e) Oil or fat-Mustard, groundnut and sunflower.

2. Yes, oil can be derived from animal sources, e.g. cod liver oil derived from fish

Question 10.  Name the edible parts of onion, brinjal and tea.

Answer 10.

  • Onion : bulb
  • Brinjal : fruit
  • Tea: leaves

Question 11. Where do bees store their food and in which form?

Ans. Bees collect nectar from flowers and convert it into honey. The honey is stored in the beehives so as to be used throughout the year.

Question 12. How do plants obtain their food?

Answer 12. Plants obtain their food by the process of photosynthesis. In this process, green plants trap sunlight with the help of chlorophyll and prepare glucose from carbon dioxide and water. Oxygen is given out from plants as a by-product.

Question 13. What are carnivores? Give examples.

Ans. The animals which eat other animals are called carnivores. Examples: Lion, tiger etc.

Question 14. Why are potatoes considered stems and not roots ?

Answer 14. Potato is a stem vegetable. The potatoes grow on underground stems, called stolons. Potato tubers are thickened stems because they have buds that sprout stems and leaves. Roots don’t do that.

Question 15. Why is food present in the roots of some plants, although it is made in the leaves?

Answer 15. Food is present in the roots of some plants, although it is made in the leaves because the root system also provides support for plants in the form of an anchor in the soil. eg carrots store food in their roots and live on it all winter and in summers, a new plant grows from these roots.

Question 16. What are the main sources of our food ? Name four food items that we get from animals.

Answer 16. The main sources of our food are plants and animals. The food items which we get from animals are milk, eggs, meat and oil (Cod liver oil).

Question 17. Is eating excess food good for health? Give reason to support your answer.

Ans. No, because eating excess food can harm our body as it is not digested easily. Eating excess food causes obesity.

Question 18. Rajni went to Chennai to visit her friend. She noticed that the climate was very hot and the food available was so different than at home. Coconut is used extensively and rice is included in all meals. Her friend’s mother explained these differences to Rajni.

  1. What changes were observed by Rajni in regard to food habits?
  2.  Food habits of all places are different. What do you understand by food habits?
  3. List one dish commonly made in South India. Identify its ingredients, and separate plant and animal derived ingredients.
  4. Do you observe any values in Rajni? Name them. –NCERT Exemplar- Value Based Question

Answer 18.

  1. Food habits of people in Chennai were different as they used coconut oil for cooking and coconut is extensively used in preparing other dishes. Rice was part of every meal; they consume less or no chapatis.
  2. Food habits refer to particular interest towards certain types of food. It is commonly influenced by location, climate and availability.
  3. Sambhar dal is very common. Its main ingredients are dal, condiments, vegetables and oil. All of these ingredients are plant products.
  4. Rajni is a friendly, observant and knowledge seeking girl. She is aware of her surroundings which is very important.

Question 19.  Ashu is visiting a slum area as a part of his homework assignment. He reaches the place and observes that people are very poor and their living conditions are bad. He asks questions to residents and realizes that due to drought there is no food available to them and that people are hungry and children are undernourished. Ashu promises them that he will try to help and next day bring food and other amenities along with his friends.

  1. Do you think food is responsible for some of the consequences faced by villagers?
  2. Why do all living organisms require food?
  3. Name the condition which arises due to lack of food or undernourishment.
  4. What values can you observe in Ashu?- NCERT Exemplar -Value Based Question

Answer 19.

  1. Yes, without food there is no energy in people and their body cannot fight against infections.
  2. Food is required because it gives us energy to carry out all life processes. It helps in the growth and maintenance of the body.
  3. Malnutrition.
  4. Ashu is sincere, caring and a helpful boy. He is eager to provide his support and encourages his friends in helping him to help villagers.

Question 20. What are sprouted seeds? How are they eaten ?

Answer 20. Sprouted seeds are the seeds with seedlings. Seeds are first soaked in water for one day. The water is drained and the seeds are kept wrapped in a wet cloth and left for one more day. After sprouting, they can be eaten raw. They can also be boiled. They can also be made into a tasty snack by adding spices to them.

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