South Asia Unit 8 Vocab/tidbits Quiz

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  • 1. 
    These are rich farmlands.

  • 2. 
    An exmple of this vocab word is the Maldives (a group of islands)

  • 3. 
    This is a type of island made of a low-lying volcano.

  • 4. 
    These are seasonal winds.

  • 5. 
    This religion is polytheistic.

  • 6. 
    The ________ ________ is a sacred site for the Hindus and they call it the ________ _______. (seperate answers with a comma)

  • 7. 
    This goddess lives in the Ganges River.

  • 8. 
    This is another name for high waters, usually caused by cylcones.

  • 9. 
    Term for an arm of the sea at the lower end of a river.

  • 10. 
    This Muslim Empire in India during the 1500's conflicted with Hindu traditions.

  • 11. 
    This is the time period during which the British had control over India.

  • 12. 
    This program introduced new farming techniques and grain varieties.

  • 13. 
    This system was introduced by the Aryans, and it's lowest level has been outlawed.

  • 14. 
    Which of these castes included priests and scholars?
    • A. 

      Brahmans

    • B. 

      Kshatriyas

    • C. 

      Vaisyas

    • D. 

      Sudras


  • 15. 
    Which of these castes includes rulers and warriors?
    • A. 

      Brahmans

    • B. 

      Kshatriyas

    • C. 

      Vaisyas

    • D. 

      Sudras


  • 16. 
    Which of these castes includes artisans and laborers?
    • A. 

      Brahmans

    • B. 

      Kshatriyas

    • C. 

      Vaisyas

    • D. 

      Sudras


  • 17. 
    Which of these castes includes farmers and merchants?
    • A. 

      Brahmans

    • B. 

      Kshatriyas

    • C. 

      Vaisyas

    • D. 

      Sudras


  • 18. 
    This civilization began around 2500BC in Pakistan and was one of the world's first civilizations.

  • 19. 
    This was the division of British India

  • 20. 
    This territory is being fought over by India and Pakistan. (for control of its resources, mainly water)

  • 21. 
    This type of loan was started in Bangladesh and helps mainly women and entrepreurs.

  • 22. 
    This holiday is observed in Pakistan and most other Muslims.

  • 23. 
    The countries of Nepal and Bhutan have this type of governemnt. (single, NOT plural)

  • 24. 
    These traditional mountain guides are of _______ ancestry and are called _______. (seperate answers by a comma)

  • 25. 
    Where was Siddhartha Gautama born?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Bhutan

    • C. 

      Nepal

    • D. 

      None of the Above


  • 26. 
    These are geometric designs that are symbols of the universe and aid in meditation.

  • 27. 
    Check all that apply to the Sinhalese.
    • A. 

      From northern India

    • B. 

      From southern India

    • C. 

      Hindus

    • D. 

      Buddhists


  • 28. 
    Check all that apply to the Tamils.
    • A. 

      From northern India

    • B. 

      From southern India

    • C. 

      Hindus

    • D. 

      Buddhists


  • 29. 
    These were Muslim rulers

  • 30. 
    Check all that apply to: basic neccessities.
    • A. 

      Food

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Shelter

    • D. 

      Clothing


  • 31. 
    Check all that apply to: the summer monsoons.
    • A. 

      SW winds

    • B. 

      Heavy rain

    • C. 

      NE winds

    • D. 

      Drought

    • E. 

      June-Sept


  • 32. 
    Check all that apply to: the winter monsoons.
    • A. 

      SW winds

    • B. 

      Heavy rain

    • C. 

      NE winds

    • D. 

      Drought

    • E. 

      Oct-Feb


  • 33. 
    What is the inability to read or write?

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