Food : Where Does It Come From? - NCERT - NCERT Questions

Q 1.

Do you find that all living beings need the same kind of food?


No, all living beings do not need the same kind of food. Type of food eaten by each living organism is different, e.g., herbivores (e.g., cow, buffalo, deer, etc.) eat only plants, carnivores (e.g., lion, wolf, crocodile etc.) eat other animals, and omnivores (e.g., human beings) eat both plant and animal products.

Q 2.

Name five plants and their parts that we eat.


Name of plant    Edible parts

1. Tomato plant Fruit
2. Mustard plant Seeds and leaves
3. Wheat plant Seed
4. Mango plant Fruit
5. Carrot plant Root

Q 3.

Match the items given in column A with that in column B.

Column A Column B
Milk, curd, paneer, ghee, eat other animals
Spinach, cauliflower, carrot eat plants and plant products
Lions and tigers are vegetables
Herbivores are all animal products


Column A Column B
Milk, curd, paneer, ghee are all animal products
Spinach, cauliflower, carrot are vegetables
Lions and tigers eat other animals
Herbivores eat plants and plant products

Q 4.

Fill up the blanks with the words given : herbivore, plant, milk, sugarcane, carnivore
(A) Tiger is a __________ because it eats only meat.
(B) Deer eats only plant products and so, is called __________.
(C) Parrot eats only __________ products.
(D) The__________ that we drink, which comes from cows, buffaloes and goats is an animal product.
(E) We get sugar from __________.


(A) carnivore
(B) herbivore
(C) plant
(D) milk
(E) sugarcane