South Asia Part 1
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    Which of the following physical features aided the movement of people and goods into South Asia?

    answer choices

    Thar Desert

    Hindu Kush

    Khyber Pass

    Himalaya Mountains

  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following is a true statement about the geography of South Asia?

    answer choices

    The Indus River flows through Pakistan

    The Ganges River flows into the Bay of Bengal

    The Hindu Kush is located in Afghanistan

    all of the above

  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The landform that makes up nearly half of South Asia is the

    answer choices

    Himalaya Mountains

    Deccan Plateau.

    Indo-Gangetic Plain

    Thar Desert

  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which statement best describes the impact of the monsoons on South Asia?

    answer choices

    Monsoons bring suffering and hardship to the region.

    The wet monsoon is essential to survival in the region.

    During the dry monsoon, temperatures fall below freezing across South Asia.

    The monsoons affect only the northern mountains, not the Deccan Plateau.

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The heavy rainfall in Bangladesh, Bhutan, and northeastern India is caused by

    answer choices

    the Himalayas

    the Hindu Kush

    the Ganges River

    the Thar Desert

  • Question 6
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    Which statement about the Indus Valley civilization is accurate?

    answer choices

    The Indus Valley people conquered the Aryans.

    Scholars have learned about the Indus Valley people by reading their writings.

    The Indus Valley people built great cities.

    The Indus Valley cities featured houses built from wood and bamboo.

  • Question 7
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    Q.

    The top class in Aryan society was the

    answer choices

    Vedas

    castes

    Kshatriyas

    Brahmins

  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The landform that isolates South Asia from the rest of the continent is the

    answer choices

    Ganges River

    Indus River

    Ural Mountains

    Himalayas

  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following is a true statement about the population of South Asia?

    answer choices

    India has a relatively low population density.

    The population of South Asia has surpassed 1 billion.

    Pakistan has a larger population than India.

    Bangladesh is sparsely populated with large unsettled areas along its seacoast.

  • Question 10
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    An example of cultural diversity in South Asia is the

    answer choices

    variety of mineral resources

    four main physical regions

    wet and dry monsoons

    variety of religious beliefs

  • Question 11
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    Which of the following tells us the government of the Indus Valley civilization was well organized?

    answer choices

    carefully planned cities

    detailed trade records that scholars have read

    cave paintings

    a written constitution

  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The Aryan oral religious traditions are known as the

    answer choices

    castes

    monsoons

    Vedas

    rajahs

  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The hereditary rulers of Aryan villages were called

    answer choices

    rajahs

    Brahmins

    Gnats

    Vedas

  • Question 14
    30 seconds
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    According to Hinduism, the goal of life is to

    answer choices

    continue to be reborn

    free the soul from the body so it can reunite with Brahman

    worship Vishnu above all other gods

    follow the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama

  • Question 15
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    To seek nirvana, the Buddha taught people to

    answer choices

    give thanks to Vishnu

    follow the Noble Eightfold Path

    worship Shiva

    all of the above

  • Question 16
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    Which is an accurate statement about north and south India?

    answer choices

    Buddhism did not take root in northern India

    Southern Indians were Dravidians; Northern Indians were Aryans

    The Muslims never conquered northern India

    Northern Indians spoke Tamil

  • Question 17
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    Q.

    An example of cultural blending in India under the Mughals was the

    answer choices

    taxing of Hindus

    destruction of Hindu temples by Muslim rulers

    emergence of a new language called Urdu

    growth of Buddhism encouraged by the rulers

  • Question 18
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    Which is an accurate statement about the role of women in Indian society?

    answer choices

    Women were leaders in society

    Women helped their husbands move up to a higher caste

    The major duty of women was to have male children

    A widow took over her husband’s business after his death

  • Question 19
    30 seconds
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    A result of British rule of India was the

    answer choices

    creation of a middle class of British-educated Indians

    conversion of the all Indians to Christianity

    end of conflict between Hindus and Muslims

    end of Indian nationalism

  • Question 20
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    Which is an accurate statement about British rule in India?

    answer choices

    Britain conquered all of India

    Disunity among Indian rulers helped the East India Company

    Indian rulers joined with the English to fight French invaders

    The Mughal Empire outlasted all European attempts to control India

  • Question 21
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    Which of the following is an accurate statement about the caste system?

    answer choices

    Most Hindus believe that a person’s caste is the result of karma

    A person’s caste was assigned by the government

    Hindu priests assigned a person’s caste

    If people worked hard, they could improve their caste

  • Question 22
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    According to Buddhist teachings, the cause of suffering is

    answer choices

    desire

    reincarnation

    the caste system

    ugly fish ties

  • Question 23
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    Which is an accurate statement about Hinduism and Buddhism?

    answer choices

    Neither religion had a founder

    Both religions accept the caste system

    Both religions believe in many gods

    Both believe in karma and reincarnation

  • Question 24
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    Q.

    Which of the following occurred during the rule of the Gupta dynasty?

    answer choices

    the origin of the idea of zero

    the conquest of India by the British

    the beginnings of Hinduism

    the building of the Taj Mahal

  • Question 25
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    Which is an accurate statement about the caste system?

    answer choices

    Caste membership determined a person’s occupation

    Members of different castes often intermarried

    If a person worked hard, he or she could move up to a higher caste

    The caste system had little effect on daily village life

  • Question 26
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    Which was a result of the Sepoy Rebellion?

    answer choices

    India won its independence from Great Britain

    The East India Company took control of the government

    Britain made India a colony

    Britain ended its policy of educating Indians

  • Question 27
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    The Indian National Congress was

    answer choices

    founded as a revolutionary organization dedicated to violence

    dedicated to forging unity between Hindus and Muslims

    dedicated to protecting the caste system and traditional Indian life

    called for gradual change to allow Indians a greater role in government

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