An Ancient Asian History MCQ Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The first civilization of the Indian subcontinent; emerged in Indus river valley circa 2500 BCE.
  • 2. 
    Major urban complexes of Harappan civilization; laid out on planned grid pattern.
  • 3. 
    Seasonal winds crossing the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia; during the summer they bring rain.
  • 4. 
    Indo-European nomadic, warlike, pastoralists who replaced Harappan civilizations.
  • 5. 
    The Indo-European language of classical India; mainly used today for ceremony.
  • 6. 
    Aryan hymns originally transmitted orally; written down in sacred books during the 6th century BCE.
  • 7. 
    Four broad social class groups; brahmans (priests), warriors, merchants, peasants; beneath them were the untouchables.
  • 8. 
    The river flowing from the Tibetan Plateau to the China Sea; its valley was site of Chinese sedentary agricultural communities.
  • 9. 
    Located on Huanghe River; region of fertile soil; site of Yangshao and Longshan.
  • 10. 
    Fine-grained soil deposited in Ordos bulge; created fertile lands for sedentary agricultural communities.
  • 11. 
    1st Chinese dynasty.
  • 12. 
    A possibly mythical ruler revered for construction of a flood control over peasant and artisan populations of areas throughout Shang kingdom; an indirectly exploited wealth of their territories.
  • 13. 
    Members of former ruling families granted control over peasant and artisan populations of areas throughout the Shang kingdom; indirectly exploited the wealth of their territories.
  • 14. 
    Shamans or priests in Chinese society who foretold the future through interpreting animal bones cracked by heat; inscriptions on bones led to Chinese writing.
  • 15. 
    Pictograph characters grouped together to create new concepts; typical of Chinese writing.
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