Chapter 2 Class 6 Economics - Needs and Wants

Which of the following is not a basic need?

A. Food

B. Water

C. Clothing

D. Entertainment



Answer by Student

The correct answer is (D) Entertainment

Detailed Explanation by Teachoo

Basic needs are the things that are essential for human survival and well-being. They include food, water, clothing, shelter, health, and safety. These are the needs that are at the bottom of the pyramid, and they must be met before moving on to higher-level needs.

Let’s check all the options

  • Option (A) Food - Food is a basic need because it provides energy and nutrients for the body. Without food, humans would starve and die. So, this is incorrect .

  • Option (B) Water - Water is a basic need because it hydrates the body and helps with various functions such as digestion, circulation, and temperature regulation. Without water, humans would dehydrate and die. So, this is incorrect .

  • Option (C) Clothing - Clothing is a basic need because it protects the body from harsh weather conditions, injuries, and infections. Without clothing, humans would suffer from exposure and disease. So, this is incorrect .

  • Option (D) Entertainment - Entertainment is not a basic need because it is not essential for human survival or well-being. Entertainment is a form of leisure or recreation that provides enjoyment and relaxation. It is a higher-level need that can only be pursued after basic needs are met. So, this is correct .

Thus, option (D) is correct

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