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5 Matching questions

  1. Dharma
  2. Huns
  3. Atman
  4. Alexander the Great
  5. Judaism
  1. a A person's individual soul, goal of existence to rejoin one's atman with the Brahman, illusion causes suffering and prevents that from happening, allowing oneself to be absorbed into perfection
  2. b 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)
  3. c refers to one's personal obligations, calling and duties, affected by the person's age, caste, class, occupation, and gender
  4. d Nomadic people located above China, Frequently invaded, empire faded after Attila the Hun died in 453, archery while mounted on horses
  5. e 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. first came about 800 B.C.E. and established small city-states that ruled local people, not sure where they came from, kings managed all of the local leaders, one of its subjects was Rome (according to legend, founded by Romulus and Remus), 509 B.C.E. Rome gained its independence from them
  2. the term used to denote clans, tribes, communities and sub-communities in India, has an association with a traditional job function or tribe, religious beliefs or linguistic groupings can also define some, typically reflects a community association
  3. 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
  4. Bringing upon oneself certain results, can be either good or bad, can happen in either this life or in a reincarnation, means of reaching the Brahman, how a person's actions in this life affects their afterlife
  5. Confucius left behind no works of his own, "Selected Sayings", recordings of conversations between Confucius and his students

5 True/False questions

  1. Gupta Empiregeographically 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. Bantusa 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


  3. MokshaPatriarch, 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)


  4. 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


  5. Laozi6th century B.C.E., Chinese philosopher, founder of Daoism, "wrote" the Book of Changes