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1

When did the Gupta Empire rule?

320-550

2

What religion did the Guptas follow?

Hinduism

3

What four aspects make up the caste system?

1. Priests
2. Warriors
3. Craftsmen
4. Peasants

4

In order, what four parts of Brahma did the castes come from?

1. Mouth
2. Arms
3. Legs
4. Feet

5

What 6 cultural legacies did the Guptas leave?

1. Heliocentralism
2. The concept of zero
3. Sanskirt literature
4. Chess
5. Decimal system
6. Kama sutra

6

Why did the Guptas decline? 2 reasons

1. Weak rulers
2. Huns invading from the northwest

7

Where did the Huns invade the Guptas from?

The northwest

8

When and where did the Chola empire rule?

300BC- 1279AD, south India

9

Which Chola ruler came to power in 985?

Rajiraji Chola I

10

Who did Rajiraji Chola I defeat?

Bengals and Mysorians

11

Where did Rajiraji Chola I capture, aside from Bengal and Mysore?

Sri Lanka, Maldives

12

Where did Cholan influence spread?

Around the Bay of Bengal as far as Indonesia

13

When did the Later Chola dynasty start?

1070

14

Who was the first Later Chola ruler?

Kulothunga Chola I

15

When did the Cholas lose Sri Lanka?

1215