SS India Test

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SS India Test
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6th grade social studies India test review
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  1. What is the process of rebirth called?
    Reincarnation
  2. What numbers do we use today?
    Hindu-Arabic numerals
  3. This religion believes in the 8 fold path, nirvana and four noble truths.
    Buddhism
  4. What is a large landmass that is smaller than a continent called?
    A subcontinent
  5. The Harappan civilization developed by what river?
    The Indus River
  6. The division of Indian society into groups based on birth, wealth, or occupation is known as a. . .
    Caste System
  7. This religion believes in karma, reincarnation and has Gods called Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu
    Hinduism
  8. A seasonal wind pattern that causes wet and dry seasons is called a . . .
    Monsoon
  9. A triangle shaped area of land made by soil deposited by the river is called a. . .
    Delta
  10. An area of rich farmland where the first civilization began.
    The Fertile Crescent
  11. The practice of injecting a person with a small dose of a virus to help build up the body's defenses.
    Inoculation
  12. The oldest of the collections of hymns and poems sacred to the Hindus are called?
    Vedas
  13. The effects that good or bad actions have on a person's soul.
    Karma
  14. Who is at the top of the Hindu caste system?
    Brahmins or priests
  15. Royal tombs with four triangle shaped sides.
    Pyramid
  16. Name two ways that Hinduism and Buddhism are similar.
    • Both began in India
    • Both believe in Karma
  17. Wedge-shaped writing.
    Cuneiform
  18. Picture based writing.
    Hieroglyphics
  19. What is a Monarch?
    The ruler of a kingdom or empire
  20. These people work to spread their religious beliefs.
    Missionaries
  21. What are two possible reasons for the people of the ancient cities of Harappa and Mahenjo-Dara to have disappeared?
    They used up their natural resources and they were killed off by invasions.
  22. Entering India from the north was difficult because of the presence of which mountains?
    The Himalayas

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