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  1. Dharma
  2. Abraham
  3. Bhagavad-Gita
  4. Diaspora
  5. Ethnic Religions
  1. a Patriarch, of Sumerian City of Ur, entered into covenant with Yahweh, God swore to make Hebrews "chosen people", leadership carried on with son Isaac and grandson Jacob (Israel)
  2. b Part of the Mahabharata - depicts a great war between two royal houses, Most famous section "song of the lord" , Poetic dialogue between young prince Arjuna and Krishna, lectures to Arjuna on the concept of moral duty
  3. c refers to one's personal obligations, calling and duties, affected by the person's age, caste, class, occupation, and gender
  4. d the scattering of the Jews to countries outside of Palestine after the Babylonian captivity, or any group that has been dispersed outside its traditional homeland, especially involuntarily, as Africans during the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
  5. e a religion with a relatively concentrated spatial distribution, based on the physical characteristics of the particular location in which its followers are, may include officially sanctioned and organized civil religions with an organized clergy, followers are defined by their ethnicity, conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation to the people following

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. geographically extensive historical power in ancient India, eastern side of the Indian subcontinent, founded by Chandragupta Maurya, taking advantage of the disruptions of local powers in the wake of the withdrawal westward by Alexander the Great's Greek and Persian armies, by 320 BC the empire had fully occupied Northwestern India, defeating and conquering the satraps left by Alexander, one of the world's largest empires in its time, the largest ever in the Indian subcontinent, but not the Golden Age of India, Ashoka
  2. the island of Crete, replaced by Mycenaeans (almost always at war, finally fell to invaders from the North), after their fall, the Aegean Sea area fell into the Dark Age until Greek cities emerged as urban centers in 800 B.C.E., isolated until that date, ended with the Phoenicians when they visited Aegean Sea, mountainous, no good, fertile land for agriculture in broad river valleys, natural harbors, navigable bays, calm waters - sea = ever-present
  3. he inherited the throne and a well-trained army from his father and then went after Anatolia first, then Egypt, and then Persia (which was significantly weaker by this point),made it all the way to the Indus River Valley until his men threatened mutiny, forced men to marry Asian women, married women from different cultures as well because he wanted to blend cultures, died at 33 Alexander helped it become the most influential culture in all of world history (Greek influence all the way in India)
  4. Called the torah which means the "teaching", first five books called the Tanakh,the torah is old testament in the Christian Bible
  5. Monotheistic, ethical, ceremonial, legal foundation in the Old Testament, revolved around the teachings and commentaries of the rabbis, took ideas from the Talmud, originated with Abraham and the Hebrew people and their belief in Yahweh

5 True/False questions

  1. Law of Twelve TablesFour truths about humans - you have to understand them to reach Nirvana, set forth by Siddhartha Gautama 1. Suffering does exist
    2. Suffering arises from a strong attachment to desire
    3. Suffering ceases when attachment to desire ceases
    4. Freedom from suffering is possible by practicing the eightfold path

          

  2. AristotleEmperor in the Maurya Empire, number of military conquests, great love for Buddhism, had monks record everything about Buddhism and write them on scrolls, wanted people to love and trust him, dynasty from Chandragupta Maurya

          

  3. Hunsa general label for hundreds of ethnic groups in Africa, speakers of ethnic African languages, the family is fragmented into hundreds of individual groups, none of them larger than a few million people, the largest being the Zulu with some 10 million, language Swahili with its merely 5-10 million native speakers

          

  4. Bantusexecutive branch had two, usually military generals or leaders, highly competitive with each other for this reason, sometimes there was just one, they could be appointed for life just like Augustus Caesar, this idea fed into the idea of emperor, very similar

          

  5. Consulsexecutive branch had two, usually military generals or leaders, highly competitive with each other for this reason, sometimes there was just one, they could be appointed for life just like Augustus Caesar, this idea fed into the idea of emperor, very similar