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  1. Indian Ocean Maritime System
  2. Armenia
  3. Sahel
  4. tropical rain forests
  5. varna
  1. a high-precipitation forest zones of the Americas, Africa, and Asia lying between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
  2. b The four major social divisions in India's caste system: the Brahmin priest class, the Kshatriya warrior/administrator class, the Vaishya merchant/farmer class, and the Shudra laborer class.
  3. c In premodern times, a network of seaports, trade routes, and maritime culture linking countries on the rim of the Indian Ocean from Africa to Indonesia.
  4. d Belt south of the Sahara; literally 'coastland' in Arabic.
  5. e One of the Earliest Christian kingdoms, situated in eastern Anatolia and the western Caucasus and occupied by speakers of the Armenian language.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The Hindu concept of the spirit's 'liberation' from the endless cycle of rebirths.
  2. Treeless plains, especially the high, flat expanses of northern Eurasia, which usually have little rain and are covered with coarse grass. They are good lands for nomads and their herds. Good for breeding horses: essential to Mongol military.
  3. Caravan routes connecting China and the Middle East across Central Asia and Iran.
  4. East African highland nation lying east of the Nile River. (See also Menelik II; Selassie, Haile.)
  5. Iranian ruling dynasty between ca. 250 B.C.E. and 226 C.E.

5 True/False questions

  1. sub-Saharan AfricaA vast epic chronicling the events leading up to a cataclysmic battle between related kinship groups in early India. It includes the Bhagavad-Gita, the most important work of Indian sacred literature.

          

  2. Gupta EmpireThe first state to unify most of the Indian subcontinent. It was founded by Chandragupta Maurya in 324 B.C.E. and survived until 184 B.C.E. From its capital at Pataliputra in the Ganges Valley it grew wealthy from taxes.

          

  3. stirrupTreeless plains, especially the high, flat expanses of northern Eurasia, which usually have little rain and are covered with coarse grass. They are good lands for nomads and their herds. Good for breeding horses: essential to Mongol military.

          

  4. karmaThe four major social divisions in India's caste system: the Brahmin priest class, the Kshatriya warrior/administrator class, the Vaishya merchant/farmer class, and the Shudra laborer class.

          

  5. "great traditions"Historians' term for a literate, well-institutionalized complex of religious and social beliefs and practices adhered to by diverse societies over a broad geographical area.