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Ancient India (Grade 6)

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Ancient India

I was the ruler of the giant Maurya Empire.
  1. Chandragupta
  2. Asoka
  3. Buddha
  4. Shakti
In Gupta India, which of the following was true?
  1. Roads were not maintained.
  2. There was a good standard of living.
  3. They paid heavy taxes.
  4. All of the above.
The two most important rivers in India are the                  River and the                    River.
Who invaded India and settled around the Ganges river around 2000 B.C.?
  1. Uphanishads
  2. Aryans
  3. Vedas
  4. Sidartha Gautama and Buddha
The world's highest mountain, Mount Everest, is found in this mountain range.
  1. The Atlas Mountains
  2. The Appalachian Mountains
  3. The Kunlun Shan
  4. The Himalayas
How did India's river valleys give rise to civilization?
  1. Fertile deltas and monsoon flooding helped form a farming civilization
  2. The rivers provided plenty of fish for the people to eat
  3. The weather was warm and comfortable and attracted people
  4. Nearby mountains protected the people from invaders and warriors
The ancient civilizations of Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa were located in the
  1. Hindu River Valley
  2. Indus River Valley
  3. Kush River Valley
  4. Ganges River Valley
What are the postage-stamp-size stone pieces in the ruins of Mohenjo-Daro?

The Vedas are
  1. a mountain range in northern India.
  2. nomadic herders who moved into the Indus valley.
  3. Aryan religious books.
  4. early inhabitants of Ancient India.
The Hindu Kush is
  1. a sacred river.
  2. the Hindu idea of non-violence.
  3. a well-plan city.
  4. a mountain range.
What is the name of the founder of Buddhism?
  1. Siddhartha Gautama
  2. Muhammad
  3. Confucius
  4. Mao Zedong
The religious and moral duties of Hindus are called                   .
Avatar is the name of
  1. a system of special exercises and breathing.
  2. a representation of a Hindu god or goddess.
  3. a seeker of the meaning of life.
  4. a wall of snow-capped peaks and glaciers.
The Hindus believe in one single spiritual power which lives in everything, called
  1. Bombay
  2. Brahman
  3. Shiva
  4. Rudra
Unlike other major world religions, Hinduism
  1. had no single founder.
  2. has had no influence on other religions.
  3. has no sacred texts.
  4. has no great thinkers.
How did Buddhism spread throughout China and other Asian countries?
  1. Ship & Horseback
  2. Telephone & Telegraph
  3. Missionaries & Traders
  4. None of the above
What is the caste system?
  1. a rigid organization of society by levels, or classes, of people.
  2. the material and spiritual factors that make a life what it is
  3. the policy of separating from an established church or culture
  4. a form of ceremony associated with a religious procedure
Which religion believes that through meditation humans can develop peace and solve their problems?
  1. Christianity
  2. Islam
  3. Buddhism
  4. Judaism
Reincarnation is the belief that individuals come back to earth to live many times in different forms. How does one end this continual cycle according to Buddhism?
  1. By reaching Nirvana.
  2. By following the teachings of the Vedas.
  3. By Karma.
  4. By being part of the caste system.
A stupa is a Buddhist monument.
  1. True
  2. False
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