Type
Crossword
Description

A Caste System class structure is determined by? Birth
Where is the Caste System used? India
What is the ancient Indian City in the Indus River Valley? Harappa
The Indian Caste System divides Hindus into four _____ groups. Hierarchical
There are four main categories of Hindus Brahmins, Kshatriya, Vaishyas, and _____ Shudras
People outside of the Caste System are called? Untouchables
What does Untouchables mean? People Of God
The Caste System is one of the most Misrepresented, ______, Misunderstood and Misused aspects of Hinduism. Misinformed
A _____ is a division of society based on occupation and family lineage. Caste
How many Caste Systems are there in India? three thousand

Hinduism Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Hindu's social class hierarchy Caste System
India's first major religion Hinduism
Law, obligation, and duty Dharma
Brought religion (Vedas), social classes, and language to India Aryans
Ancient language of India Sanskrit
Religious scholars Brahmins
Rulers or warriors Kshatriyas
Farmers or merchants Vaishyas
Workers or peasants Shudras
People below the caste system Untouchables
Name of Hinduism's one supreme God Brahman
The type of religion they are (depends on number of Gods they believe in) Monotheistic
Sacred animal of Hinduism Cows
Based on how you live, determines what happens to your soul when you die Karma
Cycle of life, death, rebirth Samsara
cycle of rebirth Reincarnation
Holy Journeys Pilgrimages
Holy place in India, used to bathe in acts of devotion Ganges River
Type of meditation Yoga
Hindu monks Sannyasins

Ancient India Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Ancient India
Aryan
Decimal System
Astronomy
Asoka
Dynasty
Golden Age
Gupta Empire
Mauryan Empire
Nirvana
Reincarnation
Four Noble Truths
Eightfold Path
Untouchables
Brahmin
Caste System
Buddhism
Hinduism

Hinduism Word Search

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Word Search
Description

Divali
Holi
Sanskrit
Hindu
Ganges
Vegetarian
Temple
Puja
Shiva
India
Vishnu
Brahma
Vedas
Shrine
Untouchable
Shudras
Samsara
Karma
Moksha
Soul
Reincarnation
Brahmins
Kshatriyas
Vaishyas
Gandhi
Varnas
Castes
Ahimsa

Ancient India Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The fertile region of the Indian subcontinent. Gangetic plain
Another plateau of the Indian subcontinent that receives very little water. Deccan
These plains receive heavy, seasonal rains. coastal
People of the Indus River Valley cultivated and traded this item. cotton
How most people in India earn their living. farming
The main religious practice of the Indian people. hinduism
Most accepted theory for the fall of the Indus River Valley. invasion theory
Another theory suggests the people____ their land. over farmed
Group that emerged from Central Asia to India between 2000-1500 B.C. Aryans
Period of time in which the Vedas were composed vedic age
Aryans belief in many gods and goddesses is a religious practice known as... polytheism
Highest social group in the Caste System brahmins
A farmer would belong to which caste? vaisyas
The outcasts of society were known as the... untouchables
The cast that included farm workers and servants. sudras

Indus River Valley Word Search

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Word Search
Description

missionaries
nirvana
meditation
metallurgy
Buddhism
Four Noble Truths
karma
reincarnation
Hinduism
fasting
theocracy
untouchables
caste system
Sanskrit
monsoon
subcontinent

Indus River Valley: Ancient India Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

people from whom one is descended ancestors
social classes tha divide people of India castes
series of rulerw from the same family dynasty
knowing the truth enlightened
alone; set apart drom others isolated
Indian corn maize
a belief that living souls are reborn in a new body reincarnation
a sacred orholy place of worship shrine
the highest Aryan caste (2 words) priestsscholars
Very, very old or long ago ancient
Monhenjo-____ daro
Northern people who destroyed Monhenjo-daro Aryans
Class of people who had no place in society untouchables

India puzzle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Mixtures of two or more metals Alloys
Divides indian society into groups based on a persons birth,wealth,occupation Caste system
Important river in India Indus
The science of working with two or more metals Metallurgy
Emperor of India Asoka
Going without food Fasting
The sum of a persons actions in this and previous states of existence Karma
A transcendent state in witch there is no suffering nor desire nor sense of self Nirvana
Study of stars and planets Astronomy
A hindu dynasty Gupta
South Asian dynasty Mauryan
The religious belief that a soul can begin a new life in a new body Reincarnation
A widespread Asian philosophy Buddhism
Religion in India Hinduism
Expressing dicourse thoughts on a subject Meditation

Buddhism Hinduism review Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Less than _____ percent of Indians today consider themselves Buddhists. two
Buddhism was founded 2500 years ago by Siddhartha ____ Gautauma
The cycle of rebirth important in both religions/philosophies is reincarnation
Hinduism and Buddhism were both begun in this country. India
More than 85% of Indians today consider themselves to be ___ Hindus
The main sacred book of the Hindu religion is called the ____ Vedas
There are consequences for behavior , this is called _____ Karma
Hinduism was founded by the ______ invaders in ancient India Aryan
Some call Buddhism a _____________ because it does not have any gods philosophy
950 million followers of Hinduism primarily in the country of ___________ India
Key beliefs in ____________ include the 4 Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path Buddhism
No killing/causing of pain is a belief for _________Hinduism and Buddhism. both
The older of the two religions, Hinduism is about _____ thousand years old four
Hindu houses of worship are called ___ Yatras
Hindus believe in many gods but the main one is ___. Brahma
Ancient Indian system of dividing society based on family/heredity and job. Caste
_______________ when translated means "enlightened one" Buddha
King that based his empire on Buddhist principles and spread the philosophy. Ashoka
In Buddhism if you overcome all desire & selfishness you can reach _____. Nirvana

Hinduism Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

How your caste is determined birth
Where is Hinduism practiced India
Hindus usually worship in homes
Holy river in India Ganges
The destroyer of ignorance and evil Shiva
When your soul stops being reborn and you reach one with Brahman Moksha
Holy animal cow
set of rules attached to your caste dharma
deeds or actions karma
Holiest writing for Hindu's Vedas
Belief in many gods polytheism
Creator of the universe Brahma
Destroyer of ignorance and evil Siva
Preserver of the universe Vishnu
Not even included in the caste system - rejected outcastes
HIndu's don't eat meat cannibalism
Name of the Priest Caste Brahmans
The servant caste Shudras
the warrior caste Kshatriyas
professionals, merchants, landowners, and farmers Vaishyas

South Asia Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Which mountain is 29,000 feet tall? Everest
Holiest river in India Ganges
Oldest religion in the world? Hinduism
Religious group who did not believe in the caste system Buddhism
Lowest rank in the caste? Untouchables
Who was the leader of China? MaoTseTung
Who was responsible for the Armristar Massacre? GeneralDyer
Who helped India win its independence Gandhi
First Primse Minister of Pakistan Jinnah
First Prime Minister of India Nehru
What does "Ocean of Wisdom" mean? DalaiLama
_____ deaths are associated with kitchen fires. Dowry
Child labor is used more because it is _____. Cheaper
Which gender is preferred when a woman is conceiving? Male
The divorce rate is very ____. Low
System of social groups based on birth. Caste
In Buddhism, freedom from reincarnation. Nirvana
Capital of Pakistan Islamabad
Seasonal wind that dominates the climate of Asia. Monsoon
In Hinduism, the duties and obligations. Dharma
In Hinduism, the belief that every deed effects your future life. Karma
Creator or "God" Brahma
____ is to Hindus as nirvana is to Buddhists. Moksha
Regional version of a language. Dialect
Complete control over a market or product. Monopoly