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World History Warm Ups
Week 8: India Part I

1. When and where did civilization first arise in India?

Answer: Indus River Valley, approximately 3000 B.C.

2. In order from highest to lowest, what were the five major castes in Indian society?

Answer: Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaisayas, Sudras and Untouchables

3. Which two of the world's greatest religions began in India?

Answer: Hinduism and Buddhism

4. Define reincarnation, and explain how karma affects it.

Answer: Reincarnation is the belief that an individual's soul is born in a different form after death. Karma affects it by determining what people will be in their next life.

5. Who was the founder of Buddhism?

Answer: Siddhartha Gautama.

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