APWH Chapter 4

APWH Chapter 4

The chief god of the early Aryans was
Indra
After the Aryans and Dravidians mixed and intermingled
Tensions between them subsided
The earliest known civilization in India was the
Harappan Society
Much of early Harappan history remains a mystery because
Unreachable remains and a lack of written code make it veyr difficult to learn about early Harappan society.
If the Greek historian Herodotus had known of the Harappan society, he might have used the phrase “the gift of the __________” to describe it.
Indus
Mohenjo-Daro was
A major economic and political center of the Harappan society.
Based on archaeological evidence from early Indian history, historians believe that
Mohenjo-Daro was a thriving economic center.
Evidence, relating to trade, indicates that Harappan India
Traded with ancient Mesopotamia
Some scholars believe that, after the collapse of the Harappan society, Harappan deities
intrigued migrants to India and found a home in new societies.
Which statement about Harappan society is false?
Encouraged Classes, Numerous Professions, Difficult to Decipher Language, Concern for Fertility
Harappan religion
Reflected a strong concern for fertility
One of the biggest reasons for the decline of the Harappan society was
Loss of ability to farm due to human interaction with teh environment
The Aryans were
Pastoral people speaking Indo-European Languages who imigrated to India
Which of the following statements about Indo-Europeans is not true?
Harnessed horses to cart wagons
The biggest military advantage of the Indo-Europeans was
their use of war chariots
The Indo-Europeans who entered India called themselves Aryans, which means
“Noble People”
Most of our information about the early Aryans comes from the
Rig Vedas
Which of the following answers reflects the early varna hierarchy from highest to lowest?
Kastriyas – warriors/aristocrats, Vaishyas – Cultivators/merchants, Shedyas – peasants, Brahmins – prients
The task of butchering animals or handling dead bodies usually fell to the
Untouchables
A jati is
Subcastse of the caste system
The first century B.C.E. work that dealt with moral behavior and social relationships was the
The Lawbook of Manu
Vedic society was
An underdeveloped matriarchal society
The most important aspect of the Aryan religion during the early Vedic times was
The War God Indra
The Upanishads were
The fullest developed account of Aryan Regilious Speculations
In Hinduism the highest goal of the individual soul was
Moksha
The passage from the Upanishads explains what Hindu concept? “According as a man acts and walks in the path of life, so he becomes. He that does good becomes good; he that does evil becomes evil.”
Karma