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Ancient India

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60 questions
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  • Q1
    A written language developed by the Aryans.
    Sanskrit
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  • Q2
    The first settlements in India were where?
    Indus River Valley
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  • Q3
    What does the Indus River empty into?
    Arabian Sea
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  • Q4
    What are the two rivers of India?
    Indus and Ganges
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  • Q5
    What was the name of the first people of India around 3000 BC?
    Harappans
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  • Q6
    What type of people were the Harappans?
    Peaceful Farmers
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  • Q7
    What group of people invaded India from the north?
    Aryans
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  • Q8
    What type of people were the Aryans?
    Warriors and Hunters
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  • Q9
    What tool did the Aryans have to help them become better farmers?
    Iron plow
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  • Q10
    What did the Aryans develop to help them rule people who outnumbered them?
    Caste System
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  • Q11
    What is a caste?
    A social group that one is born into and cannot change.
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  • Q12
    What three things does the caste system determine?
    A person's job, social group, and marriage.
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  • Q13
    How is marriage done in India?
    Arranged by the parents.
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  • Q14
    Who is the teacher that upper caste boys had?
    Guru
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  • Q15
    Who are the "untouchables" who do work Indians consider unclean.
    Pariahs
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  • Q16
    Who are the Brahmans?
    Priests
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  • Q17
    Who are the Kshatriyas?
    Warriors and Rulers
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  • Q18
    Who are the Vaisyas?
    Common people like farmers and merchants
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  • Q19
    Who are the Sudras?
    Unskilled laborers and servants
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  • Q20
    A prince or leader of a tribe.
    Raja
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