Chapter 4 / Ancient India

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  • 1. 
    India's mountains and surrounding water influenced its development by
    • A. 

      Providing contact with Asian lands

    • B. 

      Encouraging invasions by other civilizations

    • C. 

      Limiting contact between the subcontinent and the rest of the world

    • D. 

      Providing unlimited contact with the countries to the east and west

  • 2. 
    The people of India depend on the summer monsoon to
    • A. 

      Carry melting snow to the dry lands

    • B. 

      Create natural passages in the Himalaya Mountains

    • C. 

      Bring cold air to the subcontinent

    • D. 

      Carry moisture that provides seasonal rains

  • 3. 
    Archaeologists know that Mohenjo-Daro was carefully planned because
    • A. 

      The fertile soil eventually turned into desert

    • B. 

      The streets were laid out in a grid

    • C. 

      The city was built on a flat plain

    • D. 

      The city was used for farming instead of trade

  • 4. 
    One way in which Hinduism differs from the other major religions is
    • A. 

      It has no single founder

    • B. 

      Believers rely on a single sacred book

    • C. 

      It has developed fairly recently

    • D. 

      It has not attracted many followers

  • 5. 
    When the Aryan and Indian cultures blended, what religion resulted?
    • A. 

      Vedic

    • B. 

      Buddhism

    • C. 

      Hinduism

    • D. 

      Christianity

  • 6. 
    According to the Hindu belief of reincarnation, faithful followers of Hinduism
    • A. 

      Cannot escape from the cycle of death and rebirth

    • B. 

      Will be rewarded in the next life

    • C. 

      Will be reborn as animals

    • D. 

      Will not be rewarded in the next life

  • 7. 
    Buddha taught that the cure for human suffering was
    • A. 

      Worship many gods

    • B. 

      Exercise and eat healthy food

    • C. 

      Give up selfish desires

    • D. 

      Gain wealth through hard work

  • 8. 
    Like the Egyptian pharaohs, the Indian emperor Chandragupta believed in
    • A. 

      Sharing his power with governors of city-states

    • B. 

      Maintaining a small army

    • C. 

      The democratic principles of government

    • D. 

      The absolute power of the ruler

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Under his rule, the Maurya empire extended across China

    • B. 

      He was a kind ruler who thought of his people as his children

    • C. 

      He used his wealth to build huge, splendid palaces

    • D. 

      He invented astronomy to predict when the Indus River would flood

  • 10. 
    To protect himself from being killed, Chandragupta
    • A. 

      Made servants taste his food

    • B. 

      Maintained an army of lions

    • C. 

      Put an end to foreign trade

    • D. 

      Took over most of China

  • 11. 
    What was a weakness of the Maurya empire that contributed to its breakup?
    • A. 

      There were food shortages

    • B. 

      After Asoka died, there were no more strong rulers

    • C. 

      There were few roads to connect the different parts of the empire

    • D. 

      The people, who had converted to Buddhism, refused to fight

  • 12. 
    A strong seasonal wind that blows across a region at certain times of year
    • A. 

      Ahimsa

    • B. 

      Caste

    • C. 

      Nirvana

    • D. 

      Monsoon

  • 13. 
    To think deeply
    • A. 

      Caste

    • B. 

      Dharma

    • C. 

      Meditate

    • D. 

      Citadel

  • 14. 
    A lasting peace that Buddhists seek
    • A. 

      Nirvana

    • B. 

      Dharma

    • C. 

      Caste

    • D. 

      Ahimsa

  • 15. 
    A large landmass that juts out from a continent
    • A. 

      Reincarnation

    • B. 

      Subcontinent

    • C. 

      Monsoon

    • D. 

      Meditate

  • 16. 
    A person who spreads his or her religious beliefs to others
    • A. 

      Nirvana

    • B. 

      Ahimsa

    • C. 

      Caste

    • D. 

      Missionary

  • 17. 
    Please select the 3 main Hindu gods
    • A. 

      Asoka

    • B. 

      Brahman

    • C. 

      Shiva

    • D. 

      Chandragupta

    • E. 

      Buddha

    • F. 

      Vishnu

  • 18. 
    Along with Knowledge and Physical what are the other two Hindu Yoga's?
    • A. 

      Brahman

    • B. 

      Devotion

    • C. 

      Wealth

    • D. 

      Reincarnation

    • E. 

      Giving

  • 19. 
    Siddhartha Gautama is known as Buddha.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The Middle Way is also known as the Nine fold path.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    What are 2 things that are the same in Hinduism and Buddhism
    • A. 

      Monsoon

    • B. 

      Non-violence

    • C. 

      Eightfold path

    • D. 

      Reincarnation

    • E. 

      Brahman