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  1. Mahabharata
  2. Untouchables
  3. Ganges
  4. Jainism
  5. Siddhartha Gautama
  1. a 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
  2. b A religion that branched off from Hinduism and was founded by Mahavira; its belief is that everything has a soul, and its purpose was to cleanse the soul. Some were extreme aesthetics.
  3. c Founder of Buddhism who achieved enlightenment of the meaning of life while sitting under a tree and later preached his conclusions that came to be known as Buddhism
  4. d A river in India that flows into the Bay of Bengal; in Hinduism, it is known as a sacred river
  5. e One of the two Sanskrit epics of Ancient India. It is the longest epic poem in the world. It is translated as "Great India" and is primarily about wars.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A Hindu epic written in Sanskrit that describes the adventures of the king Rama and his queen
  2. The title given in India to a king or prince
  3. An Indian King or prince that was ranked higher than a raja
  4. A city in the Harappan civilization that is located on the Indus River
  5. The third highest caste that was made up of merchants and commoners, twice born

5 True/False questions

  1. UpanishadsThe name of the group of people outside the caste system; they were the contained the outcasts of society and untouchables, were not considered a part of Indian society or the caste system

          

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

          

  3. MonsoonIn Hinduism, it is seen as the liberation of the soul from the body

          

  4. DravidianA language; people who speak it mainly live in Southern India and were probably pushed there by the Aryan invasions

          

  5. Chandragupta MauryaFounder of Buddhism who achieved enlightenment of the meaning of life while sitting under a tree and later preached his conclusions that came to be known as Buddhism