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  1. Mauryan Empire
  2. Hebrew Bible
  3. Ethnic Religions
  4. Four Noble Truths
  5. Eightfold Path
  1. a 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. b Called the torah which means the "teaching", first five books called the Tanakh,the torah is old testament in the Christian Bible
  3. c the eight pursuits of one seeking enlightenment, comprising right understanding, motives, speech, action, means of livelihood, effort, intellectual activity, and contemplation
  4. d 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. e Four 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. sanskrit word meaning "color", what they called their caste system, four major ones
  2. Name for release from Samsara (the cycle of life, death, and reincarnation), the release occurs with a sufficient understanding of moral duty (dharma)
  3. Epic poem, 90,000 stanzas, longest poem in the world, depicts a great war between two royal houses, most famous section = Bhagavad-Gita
  4. Nomadic people located above China, Frequently invaded, empire faded after Attila the Hun died in 453, archery while mounted on horses
  5. built originally to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire against intrusions by various nomadic groups, several walls have been built since the 5th century BC that are referred to collectively,rebuilt and maintained from the 5th century BC through the 16th century, one of the most famous is the wall built between 220-206 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, little of that wall remains; the majority of the existing wall was built during the Ming Dynasty

5 True/False questions

  1. Bhagavad-GitaEpic poem, 90,000 stanzas, longest poem in the world, depicts a great war between two royal houses, most famous section = Bhagavad-Gita

          

  2. The AnalectsConfucius left behind no works of his own, "Selected Sayings", recordings of conversations between Confucius and his students

          

  3. jati6th century B.C.E., Chinese philosopher, founder of Daoism, "wrote" the Book of Changes

          

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

          

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