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What is a region so large and separated by water from other land areas? Subcontinent
What is the highest peak that reaches 29,035 feet into the sky? Mount Everest
What season, in South Asia lasts from June through September? Monsoon Season
From sources in the Himalayas, they fan out to the east and west through the wide, flat plain called what? Indo-Ganges Plain
What is it called when people subsist, or live on, the food they grow? Subsistence farming
What lies on the plain in Pakistan? Indus River Valley
What is at the land toward the point of a "diamond"? Deccan Plateau
In the 1920s and 1930s, archaeologists uncovered several ancient cities in the Indus River Valley in Pakistan, two of these cities are what Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro
What is a different language from other people who were living in the valley? Sanskrit
What are books of knowledge containing Sanskrit writings? Vedas
What is another name for priests and teachers? Brahmins
What is another name for serfs? Sudras
Who is said to have been the founder of the Persian Empire? Cyrus II
Who followed Cyrus, brought the Persian Empire to India? Darius I
Who took power in about 270 B.C and stretched the Mauryan Empire southward across the Deccan Plateau? Ashoka
What is the main religion in India? Hinduism
There are four Vedas, what is the oldest Veda? Rig Veda
What is the source and final destination of everything? Brahma
What is the process through which a person goes from one life to the next? Reincarnation
What is a lifelong social group into which he or she is born? Caste
In the next century, Emperor Ashoka spread what throughout South Asia? Buddhism
According to Buddhist tradition, the man who became what was born during this period? The Buddha
What is a town that Buddhist sit silently under a tree on Buddhist tradition? Bodh Gaya
What is a state of pure goodness? Enlightenment
What is the list Buddhism use for human suffering? Four Noble Truths
What is a way of living that can help them find relief from their suffering? Eightfold Path
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