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The highest mountains in the world, along India's northern border. Himalayas
India's most fertile land is between these two rivers. indus and ganges
Seasonal patterns of heavy rain and floods. monsoons
Many Harappan settlements were found along this river. sarsvati
Ruins of these two Harappan cities have provided information about their civilization. Harappa and Mohenjo Daro
Most Harappan houses had indoor______________. plumbing
After the Harappans, this new group came from the area around the Caspian Sea. Aryans
This Aryan language is the root of many South Asian languages Sanskrit
The four main social divisions in Aryan society. varnas
This determines an Indian's place in society based on birth, wealth, or occupation. caste system
Religion of the Aryans Brahmanism
A collection of writings containing religious rituals and thoughts written by Brahmin priests, religious students, and teachers. Vedic texts
The ideas of the Aryan religion blended with ideas from Persia and Central Asia to form this largest religion in India today. Hinduism
Process of the soul being reborn many times. reincarnation
The belief that one's actions, whether good or bad, will have an effect on one's soul. karma
Religion that taught to own no property. Jainism
Monotheistic religion that believes in treating all people equally. Sikhism

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Ancient India Crossword

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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

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Indus River Valley: Ancient India Crossword

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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

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Hinduism Crossword

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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

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Prince Siddhartha became the ________ when he was 35. Buddha
An Ideal state of happiness and peace Nirvana
Hindu mathematitians were the first to consider this as a number zero
The basis of Buddhism; tells how to end suffering FourNobleTruths
One who gives up worldy pleasures ascetic
Ruler of the Mauryan Empire from 322 to 187 B.C.E. Ashoka
________ displayed commands around the Mauryan Empire. Edicts
The Empire ruled by King Ashoka Mauryan
The mountain range located along India's border Himalaya
An ancient Indian language used to write the Hindu vedas Sanskrit
Hindu name for a force that is greather then all other deities Brahman
The cycle of birth, death, and rebirth Samsara
A time of great prosperity and achievement GoldenAge
The Gupta Empire was divided into _______ that were ruled by royal governors provinces
India is a _______ of Asia subcontinent
An early religion brought to India by the Aryans Hinduism
Created to encourage trade in the Gupta Empire roads
Queen _______ gave birth to Prince Siddhartha Maya

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Chapter 3 Vocabulary Review Crossword

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Large landmass that juts out from a continent subcontinent
Seasonal wind; in India, this brings hot, dry weather in the winter and rain in the summer Monsoon
In traditional Indian society, unchangeable social group into which a person is born Caste
According to Aryan belief, the single spiritual power that resides in all things Brahman
Elected warrior chief of an Aryan tribe in ancient India; local Hindu ruler in India Rajah
Fine windblown yellow soil Loess
Bone used by priests in Shang China to predict the future OracleBone
Fancy or stylized handwriting Calligraphy
Rise and fall of Chinese dynasties according to the Mandate of Heaven dynasticcycle
Loosely organized system of government in which local lords governed their own lands but owed services to a greater lord Feudalism
Yellow River where the Shang Dynasty first settled in Ancient China HuangHe
River where the cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro were located in Ancient India Indus
Mountain range isolating India from China and the rest of Asia Himalayas
River valley where the Aryans mainly settled Ganges
This body of water isolated China on its eastern border EastChinaSea

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people settled along this river Indus
this river was known as the the cradle of achient India Ganges
this was the first form of Writing sanskrit
the rebirth of the soul reincarnation
the universal spirit worshiped by Hindus brahaman
this person is known as preserver vishnu
This person is known as the destoyer Shiva
This is an emotional or spirital state,a feeling or perfect peace and happiness Nivana
An indian social class whose members are restricted in the jobs they may take and in their association with members of other caste Caste system
this is the largest settlement of the achient indius river valley Mohenjo-Daro
This person gave up all he had to become a monk to help people Siddharth gautama
A religon founded in Ancient India by the religous teacher Budda buddhism
These peolpe abandoned their homes Aryan People
This mountain made a srong natruel barrial for the achient Indians Himalayas
a force that decides the form that people will be reborn into their next lives Karma
a person's personal duty, based on the individuals place in society dharma
this is a poem that grew to 25000 verses Ramayana
this is about a person named Krishna who goes into a battle with a prince Mahabharata
a large landmass that is smaller than a continent Subcontinent
a goverment of religious leaders Theocracy
THis is a place were people settled along ( this is a valley) river valley

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a major religious and cultural tradition of South Asia, developed from Vedic religion Hinduism
a religion, originated in India by Buddha (Gautama) Buddhism
an ancient Indic language of India sanskrit
the rebirth of a soul in a new body reincarnation
a seasonal prevailing wind blowing from the southwest between May and September and bringing rain monsoon
a transcendent state in which there is neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self Nirvana
the teaching or religion of the Buddha dharma
a member of the highest Hindu caste, that of the priesthood Brahman
having or showing a good understanding of how people should be treated : not ignorant or narrow in thinkin enlightened
Indian empire founded by Chandragupta Mauryan empire
the sum of a person's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences karma
a person who has been rejected by society or a social group outcast
a class structure that is determined by birth caste system
any of a series of teachers in Buddhism, of whom Gautama was the last, who bring enlightenment and wisdom buddha
the ability or willingness to tolerate something tolerance
a river in S Asia, flowing from W Tibet through Kashmir and Pakistan to the Arabian Sea indus

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Ancient Civilizations Crossword

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The river that flows through Ancient Egypt nile
The river that flows through Ancient India indus
The rivers that flow through Ancient Mesopotamia TigrisandEuphrates
The river that flows through Ancient China HuangHe
Means "land between two rivers" Mesopotamia
The large Middle East region where many prosperous civilizations used the rich soil for agriculture FertileCrescent
Skilled workers, like a carpenter or brick maker artisans
People who trade goods merchants
A large Sumerian temple used for religious worship ziggurat
Wedge-shaped writing used in Mesopotamia cuneiform
An independent city that has its own ruler, government, and name city-state
Nickname for river valleys Cradle of Civilization
Ancient Egyptian writing that uses symbols in lines hieroglyphics
The leader of Egypt who was also considered a god pharaoh
levels of people in society; wealth often = power socialclass
civilizations in Mesopotamia where city-states organized similar cultures Sumerian
The type of government that is led by religious leaders theocracy
The belief in only one god monotheism
The belief in more than one god polytheism
The list of religious and moral guidelines followed by the Hebrews tencommandments
The religion followed by the Hebrews judaism
The list of harsh laws and punishments used in Babylon in Mesopotamia hammurabiscode
The father of Judaism abraham
An artisan who has learned to write and read scribe
The Chinese belief that dead ancestors in heaven approve of their leaders MandateofHeaven
Family of rulers dynasty
Way of life culture
Complex culture civilization
Political system government
King or Queen; power by birth Monarch
cause of civilization agriculture
1st effect of civilization populationincrease
2nd effect of civilization specialization
3rd effect of civilization cities
Process of drying a dead body mummification
Tomb for Pharaohs pyramid
Rigid social class structure in India; born into & stay castesystem
Ancient trade route silkroad
Rich upper class aristocracy
Protection greatwall

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A large land mass like a continent but smaller Subcontinent
A trans-boundary of Asia Ganges River
A long mountain range Hindu Kush
A mountain range in Asia Himalayas
One of the main rivers mentioned in Rig Veda Saraswati River
seasonal wind differences Monsoons
An Asian river that rises in Tibet Indus River Valley
An ancient civilization that flourished in Indus River Valley Harrappan Civilization
A community that was carefully planned Planned Cities
A city in SE Pakistan Mohnenjo-Daro
A Reddish brown metal Copper Tools
Is a kind legislative Weighs and Measures

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The major religion of India Hinduism
Founder of Buddism Siddhartha Guatama
The holy book for Judaism Torah
Holy book of Christianity Bible
Holy book of Islam Quran
Began in Palistine around 2000 BC Judaism
Prophet of Islam Muhammad
Many Gods Polytheistic
One God Monotheism
Belief Jesus is the son of God Christianity
Belief in Islam FivePillars
To be reborn reincarnation
Eightfold Path to Enlightenment is found in this religion Buddhism
Four Noble ____________ Truths
A social class system found in India Castesystem

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