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5 Matching questions

  1. Hinduism
  2. Buddhism
  3. Vaisya
  4. Indus
  5. Kautilya
  1. a Political advisor to the Mauryans
  2. b A religion that was started by Siddhartha Gautama, whose purpose was to stop suffering
  3. c The third highest caste that was made up of merchants and commoners, twice born
  4. d A river in Pakistan that flows into the Arabian Sea
  5. e 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

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. Indo-European speaking nomads who entered India from the Central Asian steppes between 1500 and 1000 BCE and greatly affected Indian society
  3. In Hinduism, it is seen as the liberation of the soul from the body
  4. A civilization that based itself on the Indus River
  5. A city in the Harappan civilization that is located on the Indus River

5 True/False questions

  1. MahaviraAn extreme aesthetic who founded the religion Jainism and thought of several Hindu concepts, such as karma, in a very concrete way


  2. VedasA river in Pakistan that flows into the Arabian Sea


  3. SanskritAn Indo-European language that was the language of the Vedas


  4. JatiA ritual that required a woman to throw herself on her late husband's funeral pyre or burn herself. This was done gladly and if a woman didn't comply with this she would be disgraced.


  5. SatiSub castes; were groups of people within each caste that worked together for one economic function