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5 Matching questions

  1. Ashoka
  2. Jainism
  3. Moksha
  4. Harappan
  5. Karma
  1. a A ruler of the Mauryan Empire who converted to Buddhism
  2. b In Hinduism, it is seen as the liberation of the soul from the body
  3. c 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.
  4. d A civilization that based itself on the Indus River
  5. e Consequences of actions that determine your reincarnation

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. An Indo-European language that was the language of the Vedas
  2. A religion that was started by Siddhartha Gautama, whose purpose was to stop suffering
  3. Means 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
  4. A person who has attained enlightenment but who has postponed nirvana in order to help others achieve enlightenment
  5. The Hindu cycle of death and rebirth; in Buddhism means rebirth

5 True/False questions

  1. KrishnaIn Hinduism, the seventh incarnation of the god Vishnu


  2. AvatarAn incarnation of a god


  3. BrahmanIn Hinduism he was the Universal Soul, and in the trinity of gods in Hinduism he was the Creator


  4. AryansIndo-European speaking nomads who entered India from the Central Asian steppes between 1500 and 1000 BCE and greatly affected Indian society


  5. Law of ManuA book in which the rules for social behavior were written down; Manu is the mythical founder of India


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