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History Asia and Africa
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what were the 2 major cities in ancient India
3 Contributions of ancient India
medicine mathematics astronomy literature joint-family
A rigid social group. included
what are the 2 major religions of India
What is the "Vedas"
"Knowledge" the religious beliefs & early traditions of Indians
What are "Upanishads"
philosophical essays elaborating on the teaching of the Vedas
What religion did Brahman found?
What is Hinduism
belief of the "world soul" (reincarnation)
What religion did Buddha found?
what is Buddhism
talks about suffering and selfish desires
What did Mauryan do?
Conquered Alexander the Great
What did Gupta do?
What 2 major rivers do we find in China?
huang he (yellow)
3 Contributions of China
Describe the Xia dynasty
The lost dynasty,
Describe the Shang dynasty
United Northern China,
Describe the Zhou dynasty
culture is established
Who founded Confucianism
Confucius, who was a great leader
believed in 5 different human relationships to get harmony.
Who founded Taoism
thought that tao was the way to nature
What geographical feature distinguishes Japan
it is a island
What was the major religion in Japan
What is Shintoism
the belief in multiple Gods
what other nations influenced the culture and society of Japan
What is a "shogun"
Who was the first Shogun
What is a "samurai"
What is the geographical location of Mongolia
what kind of lifestyle did the ancient mongolians lead?
3 Contributions of the Mongolian Empires from 1206-1368
Who was Genghis Khan
a great conquerer, founded khan empire (1206-1227)AD
Who was Kublai Khan
Built roads, increased trade, welfare system
3 Important kingdoms of western Africa
What language is spoken in the states of eastern africa
where would you find the civilizations of Kush and Kemet
what religions do we find in Africa
3 Contributions of African Civilizations
diamonds and coffee
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