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5 Matching questions

  1. Jati
  2. Samsara
  3. Indus
  4. Brahmins
  5. Shiva
  1. a Sub castes; were groups of people within each caste that worked together for one economic function
  2. b The priestly caste who led ceremonies
  3. c A river in Pakistan that flows into the Arabian Sea
  4. d The Hindu cycle of death and rebirth; in Buddhism means rebirth
  5. e An important Hindu deity who in the trinity of gods was the Destroyer

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A book in which the rules for social behavior were written down; Manu is the mythical founder of India
  2. A language; people who speak it mainly live in Southern India and were probably pushed there by the Aryan invasions
  3. Mixed source belief (religions that are a blend of two or more)
  4. Commentaries on the Vedas that are considered sacred texts in the Hindu religion
  5. 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

5 True/False questions

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

          

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

          

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

          

  4. MahabharataOne 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. AtmanThe individual soul