History Test - Asia & Africa
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What group migrated to India from 1500 to 500 BC, and ruled the local population there?
In the Caste system in India, what group was considered the top, or most powerful?
The Vedas was written in what language?
The "wheel of life" in Hinduism meaning that a person's soul is reborn, is also called what?
Asoka was a warrior turned Buddhist monk in which indian empire?
India is naturally guarded by _________________ to the north.
Which craft became highly demanded during the Mauryan Empire?
In Buddhism there are four:
Who was the "Shakespeare of the East"?
This is the written historical account of early indian history.
What region did Buddhism spread to?
Who created Sanskrit?
What was a collection of religious literature that meant "knowledge"?
Where did the Aryans come from?
Hinduism came from what culture?
Who was the founder of Buddhism?
Buddha or the "enlightened one"
What was Siddhartha Guatama later called?
Poverty, Misery, and Death
What three things troubled buddha?
Where did Siddhartha Guatama come from?
What is a religion based on works and moral behaviors?
Who was a warrior turned Buddhist?
What empire did Asoka come from?
Kung Fu-Tza "The master"
Who was the most honored teacher in Chinese history?
Where was Kung Fu-Tza from?
What was a native philosophy that greatly influenced Chinese life and became the heart of China's religious beliefs and practices?
What taught that tao "the way" was the pervading force in nature?
Who was the founder of Taoism?
Where was Lao-Tzu from?
What was a group of families claiming descent from a common ancestor- was the basic unit of social religious, and political organization?
What was Japan's native religion?
What was the form of nature worship that attributed deity to anything in nature that was awe-spiring or extraordinary, such as fire, a waterfall, or a high mountain?
What means "great general"?
What was an unwritten military code that was "the way of the warrior" and governed the conduct of the samurai?
Who created a warrior state, ruled by military rather than civilian officials?
What clan did Yoritomo lead?
Who was the foremost Indian poet and dramatist of the Gupta period and whose plays earned him the title of "the indian Shakespeare"?
What was a major river system that was also known as the Huang He?
According to the legend of the first emperor of Japan, who was a direct descendant of the sun goddess?
What group claimed that they were descendants of Jimmu Tenno?
Who were outside of the Caste system and at the bottom of the Indian social ladder, they performed the most menial tasks in society?
What does India derive it's name from?
What river helped Indian civilization flourish?
What is the largest desert in China?
The Chinese belief that is defined by rules and laws is what?
thousands of statues of his army
What was contained in the tomb of the first emperor?
Which Chinese belief system is defined by following the "way" and removing oneself from society?
Confucianism teaches that moral example would produce what?
Early Japan was organized by what?
What is the main island of Japan?
Who was the first emperor of Japan?
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