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what region is so large and separated by water from other land areas what is it called? subcontinent
what highest peak, was remeasured in the late 1900's? Mount Everest
what season is rainy, which is late June through September? Monsoon Season
what sources in the Himalayas, they fan out to the east and west through the wide, flat plain called? indo-Ganges plains
what process when people subsist, or live on, the food they grow? Subsistence farming
what lies on the plain in Pakistan? Indus River Valley
in what region is diamond called? Deccan Plateau
what two cities were called home to a thousands of people? Harrapa and Mohenjo-Daro
what language did the Aryans speak? Sanskrit
what is another word for"books of knowledge"? Vedas
what is the highest in the Aryans society? Brahmins
who were the people that were given the lowest position? Sudras
who is said to have been founder of the Persian Empire? Cyrus ll
who followed Cyrus, brought the Persian Empire to India? Darius l
who took power in 270 B.C.? Ashoka
what is the main religion in India? Hinduism
what are the oldest Vedas? Rig Veda
what is one of the final destination of everything in Hinduism? Brahma
what is called when a person goes from one life to the next? Reicarnation
what is it called when a lifelong social group into which he or she is born? Caste
in the next century, Emperor Ashoka what is it spread throughout south Asia? Buddhism
what did Ashoka became in the sixth century B.C.? The Buddha
what was the town where you could sit under a tree? Bodh Gaya
what was or a state of good pure goodness? Enlightement
what is Buddhism based on? Four Noble Truths
what Buddhists believe in? Eightfold Path
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