Cultures who place more emphasis on the individual rather than the group.
Cultures who place more emphasis on the group rather than the individual.
Society dominated by males.
Society dominated by females.
Marriage to multiple spouses.
Marriage to one spouse.
The practice of marrying within one's caste; associated with Hinduism.
Leader of Black Consciousness Movement; died as a result of South African police brutality.
White Man's Burden
The responsibility to civilize the uncivilized.
The judgement of another culture based upon the standards of one's own.
The full acceptance of another culture's characteristics.
The partial acceptance of another culture's characteristics.
The demonstration of respect for another culture's characteristics.
The dispersion of "spreading out" of cultural characteristics.
Priest; sometimes found in South Africa.
Newspaper editor; aided the efforts of Steve Biko.
Literally means "separateness"; Discriminatory social system of South Africa which elevates South Africans of European origins over the original inhabitants of South Africa.
A South African of Dutch origins; a white South African.
Language of a Afrikaner.
Western Educated Industrialized Rich and Democratic
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
Largest populated country in the world; 1.3 billion people.
Unskilled laborer found in Southeast Asia; derogatory term.
A braided string of hair worn by many Chinese after being conquered by the Manchurians during the Ch'ing Dynasty.
Lowest level of the caste system in India; sometimes considered to be separate from the caste system because of the social disgust associated with this people group; sometimes referred to as "untouchables."
70% of China's energy comes from burning this resource in their power plants; consequently, China has some terrible issues concerning smog and pollution.
Country in which Hinduism dominates the social and cultural practices.
"White Man's Burden"
The responsibility to "civilize the uncivilized."
Author of the "White Man's Burden."
Disagreed with the concept of the Divine Right of the Kings; appreciated the concept of a free market economy; declared the power of society is found within the people, not in government.
66 1/2 degrees north; line of latitude.
66 1/2 degrees south; line of latitude.
Tropic of Cancer
23 1/2 degrees north; line of latitude.
Tropic of Capricorn
23 1/2 degrees south; line of latitude.
Another name for a line of latitude.
Another name for a line of longitude.
Skim, Underline, Bracket, Symbols, Enumerate, Abbreviate, React and Connect, Highlight.
Cyrus the Great
First individual in human history to establish human rights.
The process of establishing colonies throughout foreign regions of the world; an aspect of imperialism.
An attempt to build a large world empire.
Most influential instrument of spreading aspects of culture in our society today.
Aspects of culture that are concrete or tangible.
Aspects of culture that are abstract.
Traditional dress worn in the Middle East.
Traditional greeting in the Middle East; "peace be with you."
Holy text of Judaism.
Holy text of Islam.
Holy text of Christianity.
108 sacred teachings of Hinduism; commentary on the original Vedas - later made sacred.
Original text of the Hindu faith.
Duties associated with each caste of Hinduism.
Ultimate goal of a follower of Hinduism.
Place of worship for faithful Muslims.
Place of worship for faithful Jews.
Black cube; the destination of many Muslims' pilgrimage to Mecca.
Dome of the Rock
Place of importance for many Muslims in Jerusalem; contains the rock from which Muhammad ascended into heaven.
Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Place of importance in Jerusalem for many Christians; contains the tomb of Jesus according to some Christian doctrine.
Place of importance in Jerusalem for many Jews; this is the remaining structure of Solomon's Temple.
World's second leading producer of oil.
World's leading producer and consumer of oil.
More than 7 Billion
Population of the world.
Current social problem in China created by the One Child Policy - too many grandparents and parents with not enough young people to care for them.
Six Day War
Arab-Israeli conflict that took place in 1967; did not last long.
Jewish movement to regain control of the Holy Land.
Pope Urban II
Pope who proposed/initiated the Crusades.
Gaza Strip, Golan Heights, West Bank.
Year in which the Romans destroyed Solomon's temple in Jerusalem.
The dispersion of cultures or people groups (think Jews) throughout the rest of the world.
British intelligence officer who aided the Bedouin culture groups during WWI; died in a motorcycle accident.
How many times does a faithful Muslim pray?
A mandatory trip for most faithful Muslims to Mecca at least once during their lifetime.
Holy/sacred month for faithful Muslims; Muslims fast from sunup to sundown over the course of this month.
The last of the High Holy Days; an important date for faithful Jews.
Number of days American hostages spent in captivity in Tehran following the Iranian Revolution.
President who participated in the Camp David Accords.
Middle Eastern dish consisting mainly of chick peas (garbanzo beans).
Culture group of the Middle East that does not have a nation to call their own (hint: not the Palestinians); they have no friends but the mountains.
Extreme hatred or dislike toward immigrants.
First of the Chinese dynasties.
Also known as the "Wall of 10,000 li."
The Great Firewall
Means by which the Chinese government "protects" its people from being exposed to anti-Chinese sentiments and disallows the undermining of the communist regime.
Great Chinese philosopher; emphasized tradition and following strict principles for a successful life.
Chinese philosopher who created the concept of Taoism.
An attempt to achieve harmony with nature.
Confucius' term for perfection; every man is capable of achieving this.
Mandate of Heaven
This strengthened the Chinese emperors and gave them a right to rule.
A set of code or guidelines dictating the treatment of prisoners of war.
"The way of the warrior."
Ritual suicide committed by many defeated samurai.
Military ruler in Japanese culture; replaced the weak emperors of Japan.
Golden age of the Chinese dynasties.
One Child Policy
Governmental policy in China attempting to control the growing population.
Religion practiced by many indigenous groups of Africa as well as Southeast Asia.
Most popular belief system found in India and Nepal; believe in karma and reincarnation.
Creator of active non-violence; worked to abolish the caste system in India.
Name of the type of theater performed in Japanese cultures in which males can play female roles.
Another term for a hurricane.
Tigris and Euphrates
Two important rivers of the Middle East; civilization developed here first in the Middle East.
Yangtze and Yellow
Two important rivers of Southeast Asia; civilization developed here first in Southeast Asia.
Ganges and Indus
Two important rivers of the subcontinent of India; civilization developed here first in India.
Babylonian king who developed the first law code; evidence of a great civilization.
Symbol that represents an object.
Symbol that represents an idea.
Wedge-shaped writing first used by the Sumerians of the Middle East.
Form of writing first used by the Egyptian civilization.
Belief in one god.
Belief in multiple gods.
This woman worked with and led the United Nations in developing the Declaration of Human Rights.
Ring of Fire
Large circle encompassing the Pacific Ocean; earthquakes and volcanic activity has a tendency of occurring in these regions.
Internal Locus of Control
Taking responsibility for the successes and failures in your life.
External Locus of Control
Not taking responsibility for the successes and failures in your life.
Current president of Syria.
Former president of Iran.
Former dictator of Iraq; used chemical weapons on the Kurds.
Current president of Russia.
Group of islands; for example . . . Japan, the Philippines, and Indonesia.