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Ancient India

The Indian subcontinent includes what countries? India, Bangladesh, Pakistan.
How many mountain ranges does India have? List them. three, Himalayas, Karakoram, and Hindu Kush.
What is the Indus Valley civilization sometimes called? Why? Harrapan Civilization because of archaeological discoveries made at the site of Harappa.
What influence did the Aryans have on India? language, culture, Hinduism, and caste system.
What is Hinduism? a collection of religious beliefs that forms a not 1 system.
What is the cycle of reincarnation? Birth > Life (Moksha) > Death
Is Hinduism polytheistic, monotheistic, or neither? is polytheistic.
Is Buddhism polytheistic, monotheistic, or neither? is neither.
What are the four noble truths? suffering and sorrow, of the cause of suffering, end of suffering, the path that leads to the end of suffering.
What is the Eightfold Path? is an early summary of the path of Buddhist practices leading to nirvana.
What are the five Great Vows (or Mahavratas) of Jainism? non-violence, truthfulness, not stealing, detachment from people, places, and objects, and abstaining from eating after dark.
How many stages are in the spiritual process for the Jains? What is the last one? fourteen stages and is one which the souls cannot be distracted in any way.
What is an ascetic? a person who practices severe self-discipline and abstention.
Who is the founder of Jainism? Nataputta Mahavira.
Is Jainism polytheistic, monotheistic, or neither? is neither.
Who is the founder of Buddhism? Siddhartha Gatauma.
What caste many of Buddha's original followers were a member of? the outcastes.
Buddhist pilgrims went to what sites? birthplace of S.G. (city of Kapilvaastu), fig tree of Gaia, and site of first sir man.
What is a stupa? a dome-shaped structure erected as a Buddhist shrine.
What did Alexander the Great do in India? breifly united India by conquering other areas.
What empire was Chandragupta born into? Magadha Empire.
After defeating Seleucus, how far did the Mauryan Empire stretch? expanded two thoudsand miles.
Who was Ashoka? an Indian emperor that was the grandson of Chandragupta.
How, when, and where did the Gupta Empire come about? was in 320 A.D., in India, and he crowned himself when marrying into a royal family and starting conquering other regions.
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