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5 Matching questions

  1. Mahavira
  2. Law of Manu
  3. Brahman
  4. Moksha
  5. Syncretism
  1. a In Hinduism he was the Universal Soul, and in the trinity of gods in Hinduism he was the Creator
  2. b A book in which the rules for social behavior were written down; Manu is the mythical founder of India
  3. c An extreme aesthetic who founded the religion Jainism and thought of several Hindu concepts, such as karma, in a very concrete way
  4. d In Hinduism, it is seen as the liberation of the soul from the body
  5. e Mixed source belief (religions that are a blend of two or more)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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
  2. 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. A city in the Harappan civilization that is located on the Indus River
  4. Sub castes; were groups of people within each caste that worked together for one economic function
  5. An Indo-European language that was the language of the Vedas

5 True/False questions

  1. IndusA river in Pakistan that flows into the Arabian Sea


  2. StupasReligious buildings that originally housed Buddha relics. These developed into familiar Buddhist architecture


  3. BodhisattvaA person who has attained enlightenment but who has postponed nirvana in order to help others achieve enlightenment


  4. 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


  5. ShivaA ruler of the Mauryan Empire who converted to Buddhism