India The Vedas And Epics Period Quiz

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India The Vedas And Epics Period Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What people entered India after the decline of the Harappan civilization?
    • A. 

      The Mongols.

    • B. 

      The Hindus.

    • C. 

      The Persians.

    • D. 

      The Aryans.

  • 2. 
    Hindus believe that a soul is reborn into a new body. What is that idea called? 
    • A. 

      Caste.

    • B. 

      Reincarnation.

    • C. 

      Dharma.

    • D. 

      Karma.

  • 3. 
    What was the rigid social structure that developed after the invasions called? 
    • A. 

      Dharma system.

    • B. 

      Slave system.

    • C. 

      Caste system.

    • D. 

      Simple system.

  • 4. 
    Which phrase(s) best describe Holi, the Indian festival of color?
    • A. 

      Holi celebrates the birth of the god Vishnu.

    • B. 

      Holi celebrates the triumph of good over evil.

    • C. 

      Holi celebrates the beginning of Spring.

    • D. 

      Holi celebrates the beginning of cricket season.

  • 5. 
    The Ramayana and Mahabharata are...
    • A. 

      Known as the "Epics."

    • B. 

      Like myths. They taught the Aryans about such things as honor, courage, and proper behavior.

    • C. 

      Aryan stories that symbolize the victory of good over evil.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 6. 
    What determines one's Hindu caste?
    • A. 

      Wealth.

    • B. 

      The caste you are born into.

    • C. 

      Education.

    • D. 

      Place of residence.

  • 7. 
    What physical feature made invading India possible? 
    • A. 

      Calm seas and bays and protected harbors.

    • B. 

      Wide-open spaces of the Indian sub-continent.

    • C. 

      Easy to navigate rivers.

    • D. 

      Mountain passes in the Hindu Kush.

  • 8. 
    What word means "noble one" in Sanskrit?
    • A. 

      Brahama.

    • B. 

      Harappa.

    • C. 

      Hindu.

    • D. 

      Aryan.

  • 9. 
    What role did the Yagna play in Aryan life?
    • A. 

      The Yagna was where gurus taught school.

    • B. 

      The Yagna was where sacred rituals took place.

    • C. 

      The people who tended the fire later became members of the Brahmin caste that included priests

    • D. 

      The Yagna was where the Aryans swapped stories and shared news.

  • 10. 
    What phrase best describes Hindu beliefs?
    • A. 

      There are many forms of one god.

    • B. 

      The king is a god.

    • C. 

      There are two gods who battle for control of the earth

    • D. 

      There is only one god.

  • 11. 
    What are the Vedas?
    • A. 

      Sacred texts.

    • B. 

      Sacred paintings.

    • C. 

      Hindu holy cities.

    • D. 

      The three most powerful Hindu gods.

  • 12. 
    What religion developed as Aryan and native Indian beliefs merged? 
    • A. 

      Brahmanism.

    • B. 

      Hinduism.

    • C. 

      Dharma.

    • D. 

      Buddhism.

  • 13. 
    What group is considered the lowest in Hindu India?
    • A. 

      Shudras.

    • B. 

      Untouchables.

    • C. 

      Brahamins.

    • D. 

      Kshatriyas

  • 14. 
    What is the highest caste in Hinduism?
    • A. 

      The Untouchables.

    • B. 

      The Brahmin.

    • C. 

      The Kshatriya.

    • D. 

      The Shudra.

  • 15. 
     In addition to the Sanskrit language and the basics of Hindu belief, what else did the Aryans introduce to India?
    • A. 

      The Yagna.

    • B. 

      Fighting.

    • C. 

      The horse.

    • D. 

      Storytelling.