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1

Asia's 3 ancient cultures and general area

1. Mesopotamia: Tigris-Euphrates Valley
2. India: Indus Valley
3. China: Yellow River Valley

2

Who began caste system and why

The aryans -- they looked down on the Dravidians and wanted to keep people apart from each other.

3

Four main castes

1. Brahmins
2. Princes and warriors
3. Land owners and merchants
4. Farmers, laborers and servants

4

What was an "outcaste" or "untouchable"

People who did not belong to any caste. They could only live with each other and were given the hardest kind of work.

5

What is the main religion in India today?

Hinduism

6

What do Hindus believe about Brahma?

Brahma is a universal spirit that is made up of many gods

7

What is reincarnation?

When someone or something dies, its soul is reborn into some other newborn man or animal

8

What religion was started by a man dissatisfied with Hinduism?

Buddhism

9

What does Buddha mean?

Enlightened One

10

What material gets its name from an Indian City? Which city is it named for?

Calico (Cotton Material) named for the city Calicut

11

A part of a body of water smaller than a sea that reaches into the land -- generally with a wide opening

bay

12

A part of the ocean or sea that reaches into the land

gulf

13

This is a sheltered place where ships may anchor safely (bays and gulfs often make these)

harbor

14

This is a narrow body of water connecting two larger bodies of water

strait

15

This is similar to a strait but usually wider

channel

16

This is a man-made channel

canal

17

This is usually wider than either a strait or a channel

sound

18

This is a large body of water surrounded by land

lake

19

This is a large stream of fresh water flowing over land

river

20

This is the beginning of a river

source

21

This is a river or creek that flows into a larger river

tributary or branch

22

Calico is made from what?

Cotton

23

What is the highest caste?

Brahmin

24

What are people with no caste called?

outcaste or untouchable

25

Where is India located?

Indus Valley

26

Who developed the "place value" which is now called the decimal number system?

Indians

27

This is the place where the river flows into a larger body of water, such as a lake, bay or ocean.

the mouth of a river

28

Sometimes a river leaves soil at its mouth. The land deposited at the mouth of a river is called a ____

delta