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Ch.4 social studies

Who founded India's first Empire? Chandragupta Maurya
What does a caste determine ? Determines the social group that a person is born into,what their jobs,and who the marry
Why was the caste system developed? Because the Aryans thought they were better than the dark skinned Indians
How did the Aryans change India? developed Sanskrit
What are the Vedas? India's sacred texts
What rights did Indian woman not have? vote.divorce,or change caste system
What beliefs do Buddhists practice? The Eightfold Path
What did the Hindus believe about animal life? Sacred,part of reincarnation
What is dharma? divine law - follow the duties of your caste
What sea does the Indus empty into? Arabian Sea
What was the job of a guru? Teaching upper caste boys
The golden age of Indian culture came during which empire? Gupta
What do the ancient Indians believe about marriage? Arranged
Why did the Mauryan dynasty prosper under Asoka? Worked for the welfare of the people.
Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism had what belief in common? Eightfold Path
What was India's first civilization? Harrapan
Where did the first Indian civilization begin? In the Indus River
What did Buddha believe people should follow? To follow The Eightfold Path to eliminate suffering
What is Jainism? Peaceful living and non-violent protest
What is Emperor Asoka most remembered for? Dedicated his life to Buddhism (Peace)
Describe India's caste system. Divided into social classes Brahmins are on top and untouchables are at the bottom.
What did the Bhagavad Gita say? One should do his/her duty
What did Ancient Indian astronomers believe about the Earth? Was round and it revolved around the sun and it had gravity
What did a centralized government consist of? A strong army,a good communication system, and a well-run spy system
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