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Because this region is so large and separated by water from other land areas, it is called a ______________. Subcontinent
Even today, the Himalayas are still rising! _______________, is highest peak, was remeasured in the late 1990s. Mount Everest
What is the name of the season during which there was almost no water and everything was unstable? Monsoon Season
As it is called otherwise Indo-Gangetic Plain Indo-Ganges Plains
This process is called ______________, because people subsist, or live on, the food they grow. Subsistence Farming
What is the name of the river what is in plain in Pakistan? Indus River Valley
What is the name of the city that is narrow to a diamond point? Deccan Plateau
Two of these cities, ___________________ were home to thousands of people. Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro
The Aryans spoke ______________, a different language from other people who were living in the valley. Sanskrit
How is called the Books of Knowledge? Vedas
Priests and teachers, or _____________, held the highest position in society. Brahmins
What is the other name of the serfs? Sudras
Who said to have been the founder of the Persian Empire? Cyrus II
Who followed Cyrus, brought the Persian Empire to India? Darius I
His grandson, __________ took power in about 270 b.c. By that time, the Mauryan Empire stretched southward across the Deccan Plateau. Ashoka
What is the main religion in India? Hinduism
What is the oldest Veda of all? Rig Veda
Some Hindus recognize only one universal being, _______________, that is the source and final destination of everything. Brahma
What is the process where you go from one life to another? Reincarnation
The _______ system is still part of daily life in India. Caste
What is the Emperor Ashoka spread throughout South Asia? Buddhism
According to Buddhist tradition, the man who became _____________ was born during this period. The Buddah
What is the sitting silently under a tree near the town now called? Bodh Gaya
The Buddha stressed that people, not just priests, could achieve ________________ or a state of pure goodness. Enlightenment
Buddhism is based on __________________ about human suffering> Four Noble Truths
Buddhists also believe in the ____________________, a way of living that can help them find relief from their suffering. Eightfold Path
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