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  1. Great Wall
  2. Aristotle
  3. Karma
  4. Bhagavad-Gita
  5. Four Noble Truths
  1. a Bringing upon oneself certain results, can be either good or bad, can happen in either this life or in a reincarnation, means of reaching the Brahman, how a person's actions in this life affects their afterlife
  2. b Mathematician, philosopher, and dabbled in politics, conclusions may have been wrong but the process was revolutionary in itself, investigations of the physical world, natural laws, rational thought, deliberate observation, tutored Alexander the Great, nurtured his love for the Greek classics
  3. c built originally to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire against intrusions by various nomadic groups, several walls have been built since the 5th century BC that are referred to collectively,rebuilt and maintained from the 5th century BC through the 16th century, one of the most famous is the wall built between 220-206 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, little of that wall remains; the majority of the existing wall was built during the Ming Dynasty
  4. d Part of the Mahabharata - depicts a great war between two royal houses, Most famous section "song of the lord" , Poetic dialogue between young prince Arjuna and Krishna, lectures to Arjuna on the concept of moral duty
  5. e Four truths about humans - you have to understand them to reach Nirvana, set forth by Siddhartha Gautama 1. Suffering does exist
    2. Suffering arises from a strong attachment to desire
    3. Suffering ceases when attachment to desire ceases
    4. Freedom from suffering is possible by practicing the eightfold path

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Confucius left behind no works of his own, "Selected Sayings", recordings of conversations between Confucius and his students
  2. the eight pursuits of one seeking enlightenment, comprising right understanding, motives, speech, action, means of livelihood, effort, intellectual activity, and contemplation
  3. 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
  4. first came about 800 B.C.E. and established small city-states that ruled local people, not sure where they came from, kings managed all of the local leaders, one of its subjects was Rome (according to legend, founded by Romulus and Remus), 509 B.C.E. Rome gained its independence from them
  5. 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

5 True/False questions

  1. Caste Systema 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

          

  2. AshokaEmperor 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

          

  3. Law of Twelve Tablesancient 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. AtmanA 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

          

  5. JudaismPeople 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

          

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