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Chapter 6 Test

Social Studies Chapter 6 Test

Subcontinent Even though it is a part of Asia, huge mountains separate it from the rest of Asia
Himalaya The highest mountains in the world.
Monsoons A strong wind that blows one direction in the winter and the opposite direction in the summer
Harappa A major city. Similar to Mohenjo-Daro; used special script to write on seals and stamps. Traded with Mesopotamians around 2300 B.C.
Mohenjo-Daro A large city for the time, 35000 people, streets, houses made of mud bricks, wells, and indoor bathrooms
Aryans People who lived in central Asia and raised and herded animals
Sanskrit A written language made by Aryans
Raja A prince
Caste A social group that someone is born into and cannot change
Brahmins Priests
Guru A teacher
Brahman The universal spirit
Reincarnation The idea of passing through many lives
Dharma The divine law
Karma The consequences of how a person lives
Buddha Siddhartha Gautama
Nirvana A state of wisdom
Theocracy When religious leaders head the government
Dalai-Lama Buddhist leaders in Tibet who head he government
Indus River Valley The area around the Indus
The Four Noble Truths 1. Life is full of suffering 2. People suffer because they desire worldly-things and self-satisfaction 3. The way to end suffering is to stop desiring things 4.. The only way to stop desiring things is to follow the Eightfold Path
Brahman Creator of the world
Vishnu Preserver of the world
Siva Destroyer of the world
Ganesha Lord of existing beings; remover of obstacles
Krishna Teacher of the world
Lakshmi Deity of light, beauty, good fortune, and wealth
Surya Deity of the sun
Saraswati Deity of knowledge, music, and creative arts
Parvati Universal mother
First in the caste system Brahmins
Brahmins Priests
Second in the caste Kshatriyas
Kshatriyas Warriors and rulers
Third in the caste system Vaisyas
Vaisyas Common people
Fourth in the caste system Unskilled laborers and servants
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