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1

What are the two categories of caste?

varna and jati

2

What are the four occupational categories of "Varna"?

Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, and Shudras

3

These people were thought to be so low that they were not apart of the Caste System

untouchables

4

What was later another name for the untouchables?

Dalits

5

What does Dalit mean?

oppressed

6

Today, Dalit is a term for empowerment and call for what?

social justice

7

Who focused on removing the oppression of the Dalits?

Mohandas Gandhi

8

This refers to the thousands of parts of ones identity, primarily based upon occupation

Jati

9

All of the following contribute to Jati

job, last name, gender, social class, race, religious group, and village

10

The Kshatryia is made up of what group of people?

warriors and kings

11

The Brahmin is made up of which group of people?

priests, and academics

12

The Vaishya is made up of what group of people?

merchants and landowners

13

The Sudra is made up of what group of people?

peasants, servants, commoners

14

The untouchables is made up of what group of people?

street sweepers, latrine cleaners, and hard laborers

15

Which caste did the British work with?

the higher caste

16

This refers to the hierarchical division and social status of Indian Society based on religion and occupation

Caste System