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5 Matching questions

  1. Monsoon
  2. Law of Manu
  3. Karma
  4. Untouchables
  5. Rock Chambers
  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 book in which the rules for social behavior were written down; Manu is the mythical founder of India
  3. c A room or building carved out of the side of a cliff. They were used for religious ceremonies and houses to monks and wandering ascetics
  4. d Consequences of actions that determine your reincarnation
  5. e Strong winds that change with the seasons. These symbolize the great god Indra.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A language; people who speak it mainly live in Southern India and were probably pushed there by the Aryan invasions
  2. Sub castes; were groups of people within each caste that worked together for one economic function
  3. Sacred texts in the Hindu religion, they are a set of four collections of hymns and religious ceremonies transmitted by memory through the centuries by Aryan priests
  4. A city in the Harappan civilization that is located on the Indus River
  5. 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 True/False questions

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


  2. IndusThe 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


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


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