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  • 1. 
    Siddhartha Gautama articulated the "Four Noble Truths," which taught that
    • A. 

      Life is suffering, and suffering is caused by desire.

    • B. 

      Life is mystical and ephemeral.

    • C. 

      The meaning of life can be understood by worshiping a plethora of gods and deities.

    • D. 

      Humanity is sinful by nature.

    • E. 

      The worship of God is the highest calling of man.

  • 2. 
    Some followers of Buddhism took vows of
    • A. 

      Social service and humanism.

    • B. 

      Marriage and parenthood.

    • C. 

      Fealty, loyalty, and knighthood.

    • D. 

      Extravagance and epicurianism.

    • E. 

      Celibacy, nonviolence, and poverty.

  • 3. 
    The ultimate spiritual reward in Buddhism is
    • A. 

      Material wealth.

    • B. 

      Nirvana.

    • C. 

      Everlasting life in heaven.

    • D. 

      Union with the ancestors.

    • E. 

      Union with the gods.

  • 4. 
    Hinduism can be described as an evolution of the Vedic religions because
    • A. 

      It adapted its notions of eternal time to be closer to those of Buddhism and therefore attract more followers.

    • B. 

      It focused on fewer gods and became a more organized religion.

    • C. 

      It was based on the Vedas, but these were finally written down in an orthodox form with prescribed formats.

    • D. 

      It combined Aryan and Dravidian elements.

    • E. 

      Unlike Buddhism, Hinduism argues that the atman evolves into an enlightened spirit that retains the self.

  • 5. 
    One of the most sacred places for pilgrimage in Hinduism is
    • A. 

      The Deccan plain.

    • B. 

      Shiva's temple in Bengal

    • C. 

      The Khyber pass

    • D. 

      The top of the Himalayas.

    • E. 

      The Ganges River.

  • 6. 
    The Mauryan government united much of India after
    • A. 

      The death of Alexander the Great.

    • B. 

      The assassination of Maurya.

    • C. 

      The introduction of Buddhism.

    • D. 

      An outbreak of the bubonic plague.

    • E. 

      The Indo-European invasion.

  • 7. 
    The Mauryan leader Ashoka converted to Buddhism and became a unique leader because
    • A. 

      Of his visions and revelations.

    • B. 

      Of his lifetime dedication to nonviolence, morality, and moderation.

    • C. 

      Of Buddhist support for his government policies.

    • D. 

      He was overwhelmed by the brutality of his early conquests.

    • E. 

      Of his abdication in favor of Siddhartha Gautama.

  • 8. 
    Why is the Gupta Empire described as a "theater-state"?
    • A. 

      It used actors as administrative officials

    • B. 

      It hired foreign armies to enforce policies

    • C. 

      It shared the wealth of the empire with all equally

    • D. 

      The splendor and ceremonies of court advertised the benefits of empire

    • E. 

      They sacrificed their enemies in an open theater

  • 9. 
    During the Gupta period, India developed an extensive land and sea trading network by exporting what products?
    • A. 

      Silk, spices, and porcelain

    • B. 

      Cotton cloth, ivory, and metalwork

    • C. 

      Slaves, sugar, and lapis lazuli

    • D. 

      Cattle, blue dye, and sandalwood

    • E. 

      Religious implements, incense, and paraffin

  • 10. 
    The Gupta Empire collapsed in 550 C.E.
    • A. 

      When Emperor Gupta was charged with corruption.

    • B. 

      When the Mandate of Heaven signaled the end of the dynasty.

    • C. 

      After invasions by the Huns of Central Asia.

    • D. 

      When popular sovereignty became the will of the people.

    • E. 

      Due to overspending on temple construction.

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