NCERT Solutions for Class 10 Social Science India and the Contemporary World Unit 6

Work, Life and Leisure Class 10

Unit 6 Work, Life and Leisure Exercise Solutions

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Q1 :  

Give two reasons why the population of London expanded from the middle of the eighteenth century.


Answer :

The city of London was a magnet for the migrant populations due to the job opportunities provided by its dockyards and industries. By 1750, one out of every nine people of England and Wales lived in London. So, the population of London kept expanding through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

During the first world war, London began manufacturing motor cars and electrical goods. This increased the number of large factories, which in turn increased the number of people coming to the city in search of work.

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Q2 :  

What forms of entertainment came up in nineteenth century England to provide leisure activities for the people.


Answer :

Forms of entertainment that came up in nineteenth-century England to provide leisure activities for the people were aplenty. For the upper classes, an annual "London Season" was one of the sources of leisure. It comprised the opera, the theatre and classical music events. For the working classes, pubs, discussions and meetings for political action served the same purpose. Libraries, art galleries and museums were new types of entertainment brought about through the utilisation of state money. Music halls and cinema theatres too became immensely popular with the lower classes. Industrial workers were encouraged to undertake seaside vacations to rejuvenate from the banes of working in the polluting environment of factories.

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Q3 :  

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


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Q4 :  

Explain the social changes in London which led to the need for the Underground railway. Why was the development of the Underground criticised?


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Q5 :  

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


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Q6 :  

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.


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Q7 :  

Give explanations for the following:

(a) Why 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 migrants.

(c) What led to the major expansion of Bombay's population in the mid-nineteenth century.


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Q8 :  

To what extent does government regulation 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


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