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Class III - social: Chennai_Tamil Nadu
One Word Answer Questions:
Q) What is the traditional dress in chennai for man?
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Q) In earlier days chennai is know?
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Q) Which language is spoken in chennai?
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Q) What is the staple food of the people of chennai?
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Q) What is the capital of chennai?
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Short Answer Questions:
Q) What kind of clothes do people wear in chennai?
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Q) Which is the most important festival celebrated in chennai?
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Q) Name three important industries in chennai?
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Q) List four dishes eaten by the people of chennai?
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Q) Name three places of tourist interest in chennai?
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Long Answer Questions:
Q) Explain about climate in chennai?
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Q) Explain about clothes in chennai?
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Q) Explain about food in chennai?
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Q) Explain briefly about industry and tourist attractions in chennai?
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Q) Explain about Language and culture?
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Introduction of Chennai

  • Chennai is a capital of Tamil Nadu. Chennai was earlier known as Madras.
  • It is situated on the south-eastern coast of India, facing the Bay of Bengal.
  • Chennai is a port city.

Tourist Attractions

  • Chennai is a city of temples.
  • The Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Mylapore is a famous landmark of Chennai.
  • Some of the other tourist places are
Marina Beach and Snake Park
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Chennai Museum and St Thomas Church
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Golden Beach and Fort St George
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Food And Festivals

  • Rice is the staple food of the people.
  • Kesari is a popular sweet in Chennai.
  • They like to eat rasam, sambhar, poriyal and curd. Other popular dishes are idli, dosa, vada and upma.
  • The harvest festival called Pongal is the most popular festival in Chennai. It is celebrated for three days in January.
  • All the important Indian festivals are celebrated in Chennai.


  • Chennai is hot and humid throughout the year.
  • The sea breeze during the day and the land breez at night gives people some relief from the hot weather.
  • Chennai gets rain mainly in the months of October to December.


  • Chennai has important industries like information technology (IT), cotton textiles and leather.
  • Chennai has many other factories and oil refinery too.
  • Chennai has a well-known film industry.
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Language And Culture

  • The main language spoken in Chennai is Tamil.
  • The people enjoy playing cricket, football, tennis and chess.
  • Bharatanatyam is a well-known classical dance form of Tamil Nadu.
  • Carnatic music is the traditional music of the state.


  • The traditional dress for men is the veshti and shirt.
  • Women wear Sari-Blouse and girls wear pavadai and blouse.
  • People mostly wear cotton clothes throughout the year.
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