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6th Grade Test Review India

monsoons, meditate, nirvana, subcontinent, missionary, ahimsa, dharma, caste, citadel, Hinduism, Himalayan Mountains, Asoka, Maurya Empire, reincarnation, Upanishads, Chandragupta, Buddha, Indus and Ganges Rivers
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  1. What is a monsoon?
    • A monsoon is a strong wind that blows across East Asia at certain times of the year.
  2. What does it mean to meditate?
    • To meditate means to focus the mind inward.
  3. What is nirvana?
    • Nirvana is a lasting peace that Buddhists seek.
  4. What is a missionary?
    A missionary is a person who spreads his or her religious beliefs to others.
  5. What is a subcontinent?

    A subcontinent is a large landmass that juts out from a continent.
  6. What is Ahimsa?
    Ahimsa is the Hindu idea of nonviolence.
  7. What is Dharma?
    Dharma is the religious and moral duties of Hindus.
  8. What is a Caste?
    A caste is a social class of people.
  9. Define citadel.

    A citadel is a fortress in a city.
  10. The mountains and water that surround India limited contact between India and the rest of the world...

    The Himalayas and Hindu Kush mountain range cut off India from the rest of Asia. The Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea are on India's east and west. Because of this, India had little contact with the rest of the world for many years.
  11. What did the summer monsoon provide that the people of India depended on?
    • The summer monsoon provided the people of India with much needed rain.
  12. How was the city of Mohenjo-Daro built and why?
    • Mohenjo-Daro was well-planned.  It was built above ground level to protect it from floods.  Homes and shops were on one side of the city. Public buildings were on the other side.  A wall protected the city's most important buildings including the citadel.
  13. What makes Hinduism different from other religions?
    • Hinduism is different from other religions in that it does not have a single founder.  Hinduism was created from the beliefs of many other religions over a period of 3,500 years.
  14. What cultures combined to form Hinduism?
    • Hinduism was a result of combining Aryan and Indian cutures.
  15. What do Hindus believe happens after we die?
    • Hindus believe that when you die you are reincarnated into a higher position in the caste system.
  16. What did Buddha teach was the cure for human suffering?
    • Buddha taught that the cure for human suffering was to give up selfish desires.
  17. What did Chandragupta believe in?
    • Chandragupta believed in absolute power.
  18. What was Asoka known as?
    • Asoka was known as a kind ruler who thought of his people as his children.
  19. What happened to the Maurya Empire after Asoka died?
    • After Asoka died, the Mauya Empire declined.
  20. What two rivers begin in the Himalayan Mountains?
    • The Indus River and the Ganges River begin in the Himalayan Mountains.
  21. What did the Aryan invasion of India result in?
    The Aryan invasion of India resulted in a strict caste system (Social Classes).
  22. Where is the idea of reincarnation found?
    • The idea of reincarnation is found in the Upanishads.
  23. Name one important achievement of the Maurya Empire in India.
    • One important achievement of the Maurya Empire in India was order and peace within the empire.