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6th Grade Ancient History Study Guide for Ch. 4 Test

Quiz yourself by thinking what should be in each of the black spaces below before clicking on it to display the answer.

What is an excavation?   An archaeological dig.  
What is an artifact?   An object from the past that people study to learn more about the past.  
What two cities did archaeologists discover in 1920?   Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa  
Why was the discovery of these two cities important?   It provided information about the Indus Valley civilization.  
What river were these two cities located near?   Indus  
What is a terra cotta?   A type of clay  
What is linguistics?   The study of languages  
What is a nomad?   A wandering herdsman  
What people invaded the Indus area from the north?   Aryans  
T or F Confucius created the Eightfold Path, a list of good works that will supposedly help a person achieve happiness and peace.   False  
T or F When an artifact is uncovered, it is immediately removed from its location.   False  
T or F Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro were sister cities in the Indus valley?   True  
T or F The Indus and Ganges Rivers were an important part of Ancient Indian civilization, providing water, fish, and transportation?   True  
T or F The outcastes were the highest in ancient India's social class system?   False  
What are the sacred books of Hinduism called?   Vedas  
An ancient Indian symbol that Hitler borrowed to represent Germany under his rule.   Swastika  
T or F Pantheism is the idea that there is deity in nature.   True  
T or F The most important man in the village was called the headman.   True  
A social class   Caste  
The Hindu belief that a person lives more than once in different bodies   Reincarnation  
T or F Types of religions that have many gods are ploytheistic   True  
This name means "enlightened one"   Buddha  
Indians who lived outside the social class system were called   Untouchables  
Group of huts where large families lived   Compound  
T or F The bible says we are to worship many gods   False  
T or F The servants belonged to the lowest caste   True  


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