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A small Indus sculpture of a torso exhibits a "relaxed abdomen" Some scholars interpret this to indicate that the Indus people

practiced breathing exercises

The yakshi

All of the above

Hinduism and Buddhism

both have a belief in the cyclical nature of time

The temple complex known as Angkor Wat indicated the Khmer ruler's

position as a "god-king"

Buddhism is based on the insight that

we are kept chained to the world by desire

The mughals, an Islamic people from central Asia

all of the above

The Han dynasty

saw the rise of Confucianism and Daoism


is concerned with bringing human life into harmony with nature

One of the enduring strengths of Japanese culture is the ability to

absorb and transform new ideas while keeping older traditions vital

In the Bodhisattva Guide of Souls hanging scroll fragment

the bodhisattva is a Chinese fantasy of an Indian prince

The spread of Buddhism followed a path from

India to China and then to Japan

Shinto deites are believed to be present in

natural objects, such as a gnarled tree or waterfall

The first Qin emperor, Shihuangdi

ordered the crafting of a huge terr-cotta army

The landscapes of the Song dynasty, especially those of Li Cheng, often had the following characteristics

a vertical format, shrouding mists, and flowing water

A distinctive aspect of an illustration from the handscroll The Tale of Genji is

the removal of the roof to show an interior space

The set of handscrolls known as the Heiji Monogatari has been described as cinematic because

scenes "scroll by" as in an epic film

Koan is a well-known Zen teaching tool designed to

"short-circuit" logical thought patterns

Zen Buddhism has as its goal

personal enlightenment through meditation

Zen priest-painters used a painting technique called kaboku, "splashed ink" as a metaphor to express

sudden enlightenment

In the mural detail known as the "Beautiful Bodhisattva" Padmapani

shows compassion for the rest of humanity

The term dao means

way or path

The most famous city of the Indus Valley civilization, Mohenjo-Daro, had engineered structures such as

All these answers are correct

Terra-cotta figures called haniwa embody the Japanes taste in art for

simple forms and natural materials

A stupa is

solid earthen mound faced with stone

Hindu temples

had small interior spaces

A long network of trade routes called the Silk Road allowed

lacquerware and textiles from China to be enjoyed in Rome

The plan or Angkor Wat is based on

a mandala

Confucian philosophy is based on

correct and respectful relations among people

The decorative motif on Shang bronze vessels, the taotie is

a depiction of a ritualized tea ceremony

The presence of yakshi figures in Buddhist sculpture

represented the fertility and abundance of nature

Which of the following has not been a factor in the deterioration of Angkor Wat

Urban air pollution

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