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What geographic features
protected India from invasion?
A. Sahara Desert and
Red Sea
B. Alps and
Mediterranean Sea
C. Himalayas, Hindu
Kush, and Indian
Ocean
On what river did the first civilization
arise in India?
A Ganges
B. Indus
C. Huang he
The Indus Valley civilization was located in
which present-day country?
A. India
B. Iraq
C. Pakistan
Indus Valley Civilization had which type
of government ?
A. independent city states
B. unified empire
C. direct democracy
Indus Valley achievements
include all of the following
EXCEPT
A.
B.
C.
D.
written language
silk-making
plumbing
cotton
Who were the nomadic invaders who
migrated into India through passes in the
Hindu Kush Mountains?
A. Indo-Aryans
B. Franks
C. Vikings
The Aryans conquered what was left of the
Indus valley civilization and then moved
East and settled on this river
A. Niger
B. Huang He
C. Ganges
A vast collection of ancient Aryan prayers,
magical spells and and instructions for
performing rituals is called the
A. Vedas
B. I Ching
C. Karma
The rigid social class system developed by
the Aryans was called the
A. feudal system
B. caste system
C. decimal system
The caste system divided people into
classes based upon
A. eye color
B. occupation
C. personality
How could a person move up to a
higher caste?
A. marriage
B. education
C. reincarnation
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Many forms of one God
Reincarnation
Caste system
Karma
Which religion is
being described?
A.Buddhism
B.Judaism
C.Hinduism
Which of the following are
holy books of Hinduism?
A. Torah and Koran
B. Vedas and Upanishads
C. Old and New Testament
The cycles of rebirth that a spirit goes
through until moksha (perfect
understanding) is achieved is called
A. Vishnu
B. Upanishads
C. Reincarnation
The idea that present
behavior (good deeds and
bad deeds) influences
one’s future life (caste,
health, wealth, etc.) is
called
A.Brahman
B.Karma
C.Vedas
Hinduism spread from India to
A.Southeast Asia
B. Southwest Asia
C. Europe
Which religion is being described?
• Rejects the Hindu
caste system, but
keeps the concepts
of karma and
reincarnation
• Four Noble
Truths
• Eightfold Path
A.Buddhism
B.Judaism
C.Hinduism
Buddhism originated in the part of
India the borders present-day
A. Pakistan
B. Bangladesh
C. Nepal.
Who was the founder of Buddhism?
A. Abraham
B. Gautama
C. Muhammad
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Life is full of suffering
The cause of suffering is desire
The way to end suffering is to end desire
To end desire, follow the Eightfold Path
These are the
A. Four Baskets of Wisdom
B. Fourfold Path
C. Four Noble Truths
The diagram above illustrates the
A.Eightfold Path
B.Five Pillars
C.Ten Commandments
Who sent out missionaries to spread
Buddhism?
A. Paul
B. Asoka
C. Cyril
In the time period shown Buddhism spread to
all of the following places EXCEPT
A. China
B. Korea
C. Japan
D. Southeast
Asia
E. Arabia
The Golden age of Classical Indian
Culture was established under which
dynasty?
A. Gupta
B. Maurya
C. Shang
Gupta dynasty contributions
include all of the following
EXCEPT
A. mathematics
B. sugarcane
C. pyramids
D. arts and literature
E. textiles (cotton cloth)
• Base 10
• Included zero
• Place value and decimals
What is described above?
A. Roman Numerals
B. Mayan number system
C. Hindu-Arabic numerals
The following were important
trade goods from India
A. Flax, wheat, and gold
B. Corn, squash, and jade
C. Cotton, sugarcane,
and spices

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