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  1. Minoans
  2. Bantus
  3. Law of Twelve Tables
  4. Mahabharata
  5. Ashoka
  1. a Emperor in the Maurya Empire, number of military conquests, great love for Buddhism, had monks record everything about Buddhism and write them on scrolls, wanted people to love and trust him, dynasty from Chandragupta Maurya
  2. b a general label for hundreds of ethnic groups in Africa, speakers of ethnic African languages, the family is fragmented into hundreds of individual groups, none of them larger than a few million people, the largest being the Zulu with some 10 million, language Swahili with its merely 5-10 million native speakers
  3. c ancient legislation that was the foundation of Roman law, formed basic constitution of the Roman Republic, developed pretty independently from Greece, helped develop:
    Concept of precedent - court decision that help determine how courts rule certain cases
    Belief that equity and fairness between citizens should be the goal
    Interpretation of the law, responsibility of judges to decide what the law means and how it should be administered
    Natural law, the belief that all humans beings have basic rights in nature which cannot be abridged
  4. d the island of Crete, replaced by Mycenaeans (almost always at war, finally fell to invaders from the North), after their fall, the Aegean Sea area fell into the Dark Age until Greek cities emerged as urban centers in 800 B.C.E., isolated until that date, ended with the Phoenicians when they visited Aegean Sea, mountainous, no good, fertile land for agriculture in broad river valleys, natural harbors, navigable bays, calm waters - sea = ever-present
  5. e Epic poem, 90,000 stanzas, longest poem in the world, depicts a great war between two royal houses, most famous section = Bhagavad-Gita

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. People are innately immoral, always need harsh punishments as a way to control them, felt that government had to do everything and make all of these decisions, did not think normal people had the ability to control their own lives and make their own decisions, basically thought people were stupid
  2. 6th century B.C.E., Chinese philosopher, founder of Daoism, "wrote" the Book of Changes
  3. A person's individual soul, goal of existence to rejoin one's atman with the Brahman, illusion causes suffering and prevents that from happening, allowing oneself to be absorbed into perfection
  4. Nomadic people located above China, Frequently invaded, empire faded after Attila the Hun died in 453, archery while mounted on horses
  5. sanskrit word meaning "color", what they called their caste system, four major ones

5 True/False questions

  1. Alexander the Greathe inherited the throne and a well-trained army from his father and then went after Anatolia first, then Egypt, and then Persia (which was significantly weaker by this point),made it all the way to the Indus River Valley until his men threatened mutiny, forced men to marry Asian women, married women from different cultures as well because he wanted to blend cultures, died at 33 Alexander helped it become the most influential culture in all of world history (Greek influence all the way in India)


  2. Caste Systemdates back to the Aryan invasion, highest level were priests (Brahmins), then warriors and political leaders (Kshatriyas), commoners were below (Vaishyas) or farmers and artisans, servants, serfs, and lower class workers were shudras, and then came the untouchables who worked with human waste and burial of dead


  3. MokshaName for release from Samsara (the cycle of life, death, and reincarnation), the release occurs with a sufficient understanding of moral duty (dharma)


  4. JudaismMonotheistic, ethical, ceremonial, legal foundation in the Old Testament, revolved around the teachings and commentaries of the rabbis, took ideas from the Talmud, originated with Abraham and the Hebrew people and their belief in Yahweh


  5. Mauryan EmpireCovered much of the Indian Subcontinent The peace and prosperity created under leadership of Guptas enabled the pursuit of scientific and artistic endeavors, this period is called the Golden Age of India, marked by extensive inventions and discoveries in science, technology, engineering, art, dialectic, literature, logic, mathematics, astronomy, religion and philosophy, created what is generally known as Hindu culture


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