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Social Studies Ch.15

Assessment

QuestionAnswer
The Vedic religion is named for the Vedas which are: A collection of sacred texts
Who were the Aryans? Nomadic people who moved into India
Best reason for someone in India to study Sanskrit? To read the ancient texts.
What change marked the transition from early Vedic religion to Brahmanism? As rituals grew more complex, a special class arose to perform them.
IN the caste system, how were people in India placed into a certain social class? By birth
Which job was a Shudra most likely to do? Plow a field
Why did Untouchables live in separate communities? They were considered unclean.
The ancient social class system was called varna. What did early Hindus mean by varna dharma? Each caste had its own duties.
The festival of Divali, which begins the Hindu New Year, celebrates? The victory of good over evil.
To Hindus, the soul, or atman is a part of: Brahman
IN the caste system, how were people in India placed into a certain social class? By birth
Animal became
Which job was a Shudra most likely to do? Plow a field
Why did Untouchables live in separate communities? They were considered unclean.
The ancient social class system was called varna. What did early Hindus mean by varna dharma? Each caste had its own duties.
The festival of Divali, which begins the Hindu New Year, celebrates? The victory of good over evil.
To Hindus, the soul, or atman is a part of: Brahman
Animal became symbol for the Hindu belief in reverence for life? The lion
In some Hindu traditions, Brahma is the creator and Vishnu is the preserver. What does Shiva do? Destroy
Created by: hfac99