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5 Matching questions

  1. Vishnu
  2. Shiva
  3. Dravidian
  4. Ramayana
  5. Mahavira
  1. a A Hindu epic written in Sanskrit that describes the adventures of the king Rama and his queen
  2. b An extreme aesthetic who founded the religion Jainism and thought of several Hindu concepts, such as karma, in a very concrete way
  3. c A language; people who speak it mainly live in Southern India and were probably pushed there by the Aryan invasions
  4. d An important Hindu deity who in the trinity of gods was the Destroyer
  5. e A Hindu god who, in the trinity of gods, is the Preserver

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. King, founder of the Mauryan Empire
  2. The idea of self denial, self sacrifice, even self mutilation that was done to communicate with the gods and began to take the place of sacrifice in ancient India
  3. An Indo-European language that was the language of the Vedas
  4. A 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. 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.

5 True/False questions

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


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


  3. SudrasReligious buildings that originally housed Buddha relics. These developed into familiar Buddhist architecture


  4. KarmaConsequences of actions that determine your reincarnation


  5. NirvanaThe Buddhist belief of the extinction of desire and individual consciousness, also spiritual enlightenment