History Chapter 7
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Along the banks of what river did the earliest Indian civilization begin?
Priests (Brahmans), Rulers and Warriors, Merchants and Traders, Servants and Surfs (Sudras)
What are the four broad class groups under the Indian caste system?
Wheel of Life
What is the cycle of rebirths called?
Mauryan and Gupta
What were the two empires that temporarily brought national unity to India
What famous Indian poet earned the title of "the Indian Shakespeare"?
Middle Kingdom because they believed China to be the center of the earth
What did the ancient Chinese call their land and why?
What social group held the most esteemed position in Chinese society?
The Great Wall
What is perhaps the most remarkable building achievement that occurred under the Qin Dynasty?
Silk, Porcelain, Block Printing, Gunpowder, Paper
What are five specific contributions that China made to the Western world?
What was the basic social, religious, and political unit in early Japanese society?
Jimmu Tenno; he was divine
According to legend, who was the first Japanese emperor and what do the Japanese believe about his ancestry?
The culture of what foreign civilization had a profound effect on Japan's history?
What was the name of the reform movement that sought to weaken the influence of local clan leaders while strengthening the authority of the emperor and the central government?
What were the Japanese warriors called and what was the unwritten military code that governed their conduct?
What is the name given to the vast grassy plains that stretch from Western China to eastern Europe?
Temujin; Chinggis Khan
Who united the Mongol tribes and established a Mongol empire in the steppes and what title was he given?
Kublai Khan; Yuan Dynasty
What Mongol ruler conquered China and what was the name of the Mongol dynasty in China?
What city rose to prominence during the period of Mongol domination in Russia?
What descendent of Chinggis Khan and Tamerlane set up a Mongol Dynasty in India and what was the name of this dynasty?
What ancient African civilization conquered the Egyptians for a time?
What ancient African civilization converted to Christianity?
Ghana, Mali, Songhai; gold mines and camel caravans
What were the three western African kingdoms in chronological order and what were the two bases of their wealth?
What African kingdom was noteworthy for its fine metalworking in bronze?
Gold, Salt, and Ivory
What are three items that were important goods in African trade?