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Because this region is so large and separated by water from other land areas, its is called what? Its called a Subcontinent
__________ its highest peak, was remeasured in the late 1990's what was this mountain called? It was called Mount Everest
Then came the ________ or the rainy season, which lasts from June through September what was it called? The Monsoon season
From sources form the Himalayas, they fan out to the East and West through the wide, flat plain called the Indo-Gangetic Plains or the what other name? Or the Indo-Ganges Plains
This process is called ______ because people subsist, or live on, the food they grow what? The Subsistence farming
The ______ lies on the plain in Pakistan what was this river called? It was called the Indus River Valley
This region is called the what? It is called the Deccan Plateau
Two of this cities ___________ were homes to thousands of people what was this called? It was called the Harappa and the Mohenjo-Daro
The Aryans spoke ___ a different language from other people who were living in the valley what was that other language called? Sanskrit
The ____ or ''Book of Knowledge'', contains these writings what is it called? Its called Vedas
Priest and teachers, or _____ held the highest position in society what is that other person called? Brahmins
The _____ or serfs, were given the lowest position in society what was that person called? Its called a Sudra's
_____ is said to have been the founder of the Persian Empire what was its name? He was called Cyrus 2
King ____ who followed Cyrus, brought the Persian Empire to India what was its name? He was called Darius 1
His grandson, ____ took power in about 270 b.c. who was he? He was Ashoka
_______ is the main religion in India what was that religion called? It is called Hinduism
There are 4 Vedas, the oldest of which is the what? ts the Rig Veda
Some Hindus recognize only one universal being _____ that is the source and final destination of everything what it he called? His name is Brahman
_____ is the process through which a person goes from one life to the next what is this process called? It is called Reincarnation
In India every Hindu is traditionally a member of a what? Of a Cast
Emperor Ashoka spread what throughout South Asia? He spread Buddhism
According to Buddhist tradition the man who became ____ was born during this period. It was the Buddha
According to Buddhist tradition, sitting silently under a tree near the town now called what? Bodh Gaya
The Buddha stressed that people, not just priests, could achieve _____ or a state of pure goodness what was it? It was Enlightenment
Buddhism is based on _____ about human suffering what were they called? They were called Four Noble Truths
Buddhism also believed in the what that was a way of living that can help them find relief from there suffering? It was the Eight fold path
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