Which of the following materials did people use in ancient times for making clothes?
  1. Leaves of trees
  2. Newspaper
  3. Metal foils
  4. Animal skins and furs
(a) (i) and (ii)
(b) (i) and (iii)
(c) (ii) and (iii)
(d) (i) and (iv)

AcademicChemistryNCERTClass 6

Correct answer: (d) (i) and (iv)

Explanation: In ancient times, people used the bark and leaves of trees, the skin and fur of animals to cover their bodies.

Newspapers and metal foils were not available in those times.

Extra information:

Fibres are thread-like structures that are long, thin and flexible. These may be spun into yarns and then made into fabrics. There can be different types of fibres. On the basis of their origin, fibres are classified as natural fibres and synthetic fibres.

Natural fibres- Natural fibres are the fibres that are obtained from plants, animals or mineral sources. Some examples are cotton, silk, wool etc. 

Natural fibres can again be divided into two types -

a. Plant fibres- plant fibres are fibres that are derived from plants. Eg. Cotton and Jute.

b. Animal fibres- Animal fibres are fibres derived from animals. Eg. Silk is derived from cocoons of silkmoth and Wool is derived from hairs of sheep and goats.

Updated on 10-Oct-2022 13:19:45