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  1. Nirvana
  2. Mahavira
  3. Krishna
  4. Untouchables
  5. Hinduism
  1. a The Buddhist belief of the extinction of desire and individual consciousness, also spiritual enlightenment
  2. b The name of the group of people in the caste system that were the outcasts of society; were not considered part of Indian society or the caste system, also called pariahs
  3. c The main religion in India, it emphasizes reincarnation, based on the results of the previous life, and the desirability of escaping this cycle. Its various forms feature both asceticism and the pleasures of ordinary life, and in encompasses a multitude of gods as different manifestations of one ultimate reality
  4. d In Hinduism, the seventh incarnation of the god Vishnu
  5. e An extreme aesthetic who founded the religion Jainism and thought of several Hindu concepts, such as karma, in a very concrete way

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. An Indian King or prince that was ranked higher than a raja
  2. A Hindu epic written in Sanskrit that describes the adventures of the king Rama and his queen
  3. Commentaries on the Vedas that are considered sacred texts in the Hindu religion
  4. A river in India that flows into the Bay of Bengal; in Hinduism, it is known as a sacred river
  5. The individual soul

5 True/False questions

  1. VishnuIn Hinduism, the seventh incarnation of the god Vishnu

          

  2. Rock ChambersThe name of the group of people in the caste system that were the outcasts of society; were not considered part of Indian society or the caste system, also called pariahs

          

  3. BodhisattvaMeans wisdom; this is achieved when worldly matters are abandoned, and is the source of the term Buddhism. This is a key step on the way to nirvana

          

  4. AryansIndo-European speaking nomads who entered India from the Central Asian steppes between 1500 and 1000 BCE and greatly affected Indian society

          

  5. BodhiMeans wisdom; this is achieved when worldly matters are abandoned, and is the source of the term Buddhism. This is a key step on the way to nirvana

          

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