Unit-6: Work, Life and Leisure – History NCERT Solution Class-10

Unit-6: Work, Life and Leisure


Intext Solutions:-

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Q.1:- Can you think of appropriate examples from Indian history for each of these categories: a religious centre, a market town, a regional capital, a metropolis? Find out about the history of any one of them.

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Q.1:- Imagine that you are a newspaper reporter writing a piece on the changes you see in London in 1811. What problems are you likely to write about? Who would have gained from the changes?

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Q.1:- In many cities of India today, there are moves to clear away the slums where poor people live. Discuss whether or not it is the responsibility of the government to make arrangements for houses for these people.

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Q.1:- Imagine you are investigating the conditions in which the London poor lived. Write a note discussing all the dangers to public health which were created by these conditions.

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Q.1:- Read Source B carefully. What are the common features of city life that the authors note? What are the contradictory experiences they point to?

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Q.1:- Look at Fig. 20. What kinds of people do you think used this mode of transport? Compare it with the pictures of the horse-drawn tram (Fig. 22) and the electric tram. Notice the inversion of the numbers involved: the horse drawn tram or electric tram needed only one operator while a single traveler required several people.

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Q.1:- Imagine that you are a young person living in a chawl. Describe one day in your life.

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Q.1:- Read Source D. What does the poem communicate about the opportunities and experience for each new generation?

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Q.1:- Compare the examples of the work done by Baron Haussmann in Paris and Lee Kuan Yew, almost a hundred years later, in Singapore.Discuss if physical comfort and beauty in the city can be introduced only by controlling social and private life. In your opinion, is this a good enough reason for the government to make rules about the way in which people should live their personal lives?

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Q.1:- Write out a notice from the Bengal Smoke Nuisance. Commission to the owner of a factory pointing out the dangers and harmful effects of industrial smoke.


Exercise Solutions:-


Q.1:- Give two reasons why the population of London expanded from the middle of the eighteenth century?

Q.2:- What were the changes in the kind of work available to women in London between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries? Explain the factors which led to this change.

Q.3:- How does the existence of a large urban population affect each of the following? Illustrate with historical examples,
(a) A private landlord.
(b) A Police Superintendent in charge of law and order.
(c) A leader of a political party.

Q.4:- Give explanations for the following
(a) Why did the well off Londoners supported the need to build housing for the poor in the nineteenth century?
(b) Why a number of Bombay films were about the lives of migrations?
(c) What led to the major expansion of Bombay’s population in the mid-nineteenth century?


Discussion Solutions:-


Q.1:- What forms of entertainment came up in the 19th century England to provide leisure activities for the people?

Q.2:- Explain the social changes in London which led to the need for the underground railway? Why was the development of the underground criticized?

Q.3:- Explain what is meant by the Haussmanisation of Paris? To what extent would you support or oppose this form of development? Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper, to either support or oppose this, giving reasons for your view.

Q.4:- To what extent does government regulations and new laws solve problems of pollution? Discuss one example each of the success and failure of legislation to change the quality of
(a) Public life
(b) Private life