Quiz: Cultural History Of The Ancient India

17 Questions | Total Attempts: 63

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  • 1. 
    The categories organizing Indian society into a functional hierarchy; four groups; related to but distinct from the caste system:
  • 2. 
    Major figure in the popular Indian epic Ramayana:
  • 3. 
    The caste position determined by an individual's birth; the Hindu system required that one accept one's caste position and perform it to the best of one's ability to as to advance to a better position in the next life:
  • 4. 
    The sum of merits accomplished in one's life:
  • 5. 
    Indian epics imbued with Hindu teachings: Ramayana and...
  • 6. 
    Taught that enlightenment could be achieved only by abandoning desires for earthly things:
  • 7. 
    Established in Indian subcontinent in 4th century BCE following the invasion of Alexander the Great.
  • 8. 
    Founder of the first Indian empire; first centralized government since Harappa:
  • 9. 
    Author of Arthashastra; believed in the scientific conduct of warfare:
  • 10. 
    Political treatise written during the reign of Chandragupta Maurya; advocated the used of all tactics in scientific conduct of warfare:
  • 11. 
    Grandson of Chandragupta Maurya; converted to Buddhism:
  • 12. 
    Stone shrines built to house relics of Buddha:
  • 13. 
    Later books of the Vedas; combined sophisticated and sublime philosophical ideals:
  • 14. 
    Built an empire in the 3rd century CE that included all but southern Indian region; less centralized than Mauryan Empire:
  • 15. 
    Figures representing the cosmos; used in Buddhist practice:
  • 16. 
    Foremost Sanskrit author during Gupta era:
  • 17. 
    Offered instructions on all aspects of life for higher-caste males:
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