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  1. Region of India that is generally arid and unproductive.
  2. The sect of Buddhism that ordinary people follow is ______.
  3. The destroyer
  4. the ultimate goal of existence for Hindu people is to achieve union with ________
  5. The Creator
  6. Most likely contributed to the decline of the Indus River Valley Civilization.
  7. Aryans divided people into classes by
  8. Established in about A.D. 310 by Chandragupta I, the _____________ was located in Northern India.
  9. The Guptas promoted the ______ religion.
  10. Who introduced the caste system to India?
  11. In the Tamil kingdoms of the Deccan platuea _______ enjoyed a higher status than other areas of India.
  12. Asoka accepted and then promoted the ______________ religion.
  13. Buddha asserted that people suffer because their desire bends them to the _____ __ _______.
  14. Karma is the result of acting _______ ones dharma.
  15. Devotes his or her life to seeking spiritual truth
  16. India enjoyed a golden age during the Gupta dynasty because the government promoted peace and _________.
  17. A practice which seeks to strengthen the mindís control over the body through breathing and posture
  18. After Siddhartha began to preach his understandings of the truth, people called him Buddha, which means
  19. Outcasts
  20. According to Buddhism, a person in the state of _______ is no longer born and reborn, but rather in a state of oneness with the universe.
  21. A social groupd into which you are born and from which you can not change is a _____________.
  22. Social Duty
  23. The Buddha outlined his religious philosophy in the
  24. Established in 321 b.c. by Chandragupta Maurya and later rulled by Asoka, the ____ covered a large region in Northern and Central India.


  1. rebirth of the soul
  2. The Indus River Valley ________ without a trace and was only rediscovered in 1922.
  3. Established in 321 B.C. by Chandragupta Maurya and later ruled by ______, the Gupta Empire covered a large region in Northern and Central India.
  4. The Preserver
  5. Hindus believed that caste could be changed by the law of
  6. During the vedic age, the Aryans changed from nomads to ____.
  7. ___________ established the first great Indian Empire.
  8. Who eradicated the Gupta dynasty?
  9. A seasonal wind
  10. evidence suggests that the Indus Valley cities had a well-organized government
  11. Powers Buddha became aware of such as levitation
  12. two bodies of water influenced early Indian civilization
  13. A practice that also strengthens the mind, by providing focus and control of distractions, not sleeping.
  14. The ______ kingdoms of the Deccan had a flourishing trade with China and Rome.
  15. Large land mass that juts out from a continent
  16. How many castes were there in India?
  17. a person's essential self
  18. According to Buddha, oneís place in the World is not related to class; therefore, he did not accepts the _______________ of the Hindus
  19. Ancient Indians measured their wealth in _____.
  20. All living things have souls, moksha is the goal of life, and there is one universal spirit are all beliefs of ________.
  21. Hindus believe the ultimate goal of existence is achieving _____.
  22. Headed by the father or oldest male
  23. The Gupta era was characterized by scientific, technological, and artistic _______.
  24. Aryan tribal chief

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