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Chapter 3 - Social Studies 7th Grade

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The Indus River valley is protected by the
Himalayas
The southwest _________________________ provides much of the rain in India.
monsoon
Harappa and Mohenjo Daro are built aroung a central
citadel
There is some evidence that the Indus River valley people may have disappeared because of
floods, earthquakes, invading forces
Separates India from the rest of Asia
Himalayas
winds that mark the seasons in India
monsoons
fortress built on a brick platform
citadel
Mohenjo Daro
ancient Harrapan city
The Vedas are written in
Sanskrit
The Indo-Aryan states were ruled by a military leader, lawmaker, and judge known as the
raja
Southern Indian cultures were ________________ Indo-Aryan culture.
geographically isolated from
The Vedas were
Indo-Aryans' works of religious literature.
Indo-Aryan gods were based on
nature.
In Indo-Aryan society, Brahmins were
special priests
Indo-Aryan states were ruled by
rajas
Indo-Aryans spoke
Sanskrit
Indo-Aryans enforced rigid
social classes
Rough terrain in southern India prevented
the unification of its peoples
The cycle of reincarnation ends with
nirvana
System of social organization
caste system
Indian name for social classes
varnas
belief that the world was an illusion
maya
Siddhartha Gautama
Buddha
First Mauryan ruler
Chandragupta
Tried to improve basic living conditions in India
Asoka
The religion that many people converted to during Asoka's reign
Buddhism