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1

Russia makes up ____.

Northern Asia
Europe

2

The ____ and the Ganges rivers supply the largest portion of India.

Indus

3

Which of these is NOT true of Ashoka?

Founded Buddhism

4

Japan and ____ are island nations.

Taiwan

5

The religious writings called the ______ tell us much about the Vedic Civilization.

Vedas

6

The Baikals form the southern boundary of the ____.

Central Siberian Plateau

7

The first communities in ____ existed along the Huang He.

China

8

archipelago

a chain of islands

9

monsoon

a seasonal wind that brings vast amounts of rainfall

10

mantra

a word or phrase repeated to aid meditation

11

varna

a group based on spiritual qualifications

12

buddhism

founded in 5th century BC by Siddhartha Gautama

13

hinduism

considered the world's oldest practiced religion

14

What term means "Yellow Emperor"?

Huang-Ti

15

Select the statements that are true.

Animals and servants were buried with rulers of ancient China.
The Shang writing system used characters similar to those of the Egyptian hieroglyphs.
The Chinese were protected from invasion by the geography of their land.

16

The ____ separate(s) European Russia from Asian Russia.

Ural Mountains

17

A queen serving as general showed the enlightened view of ____ in the Zhou Dynasty.

women

18

The first empire of India was the ____.

Mauryan Empire

19

Hinduism has its beginnings in the _____ writings.

Vedic

20

Choose the correct order of the dynasties.

Xia, Shang, Zhou

21

This civilization had sewers and public buildings.

Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro

22

The people of the Shang Dynasty worshipped ____.

ancestors

23

The world's largest land mass is ____.

Eurasia

24

The Himalayas keep _____ from moving out of India to the north.

monsoons

25

The ____ government was called the Fengjian.

Zhou

26

karma

a force that is shaped by the sum total of a person's actions

27

moksha

the state of being united with Brahman

28

Barman

the "world soul" and the source of the material universe

29

nirvana

the state of happiness and enlightenment in Buddhism

30

The ____ Civilization formed on the Indo-Gangetic Plain.

Vedic