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Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Early Indian Civilizations Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which ruler held the throne of the Gupta Empire during India's golden age?

Question 2 2. Which of these is defined as a spiritual teacher or guru of Jainism?

Question 3 3. Which of these gods, who can incarnate into many forms, is referred to as the Preserver?

Question 4 4. What is defined as the release from the cycle of life and death?

Question 5 5. Which of these were usually the merchants within the Indian caste system?

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Question 6 6. As a goddess, Devi can take on many differing names. One of these is

Question 7 7. Why did the Mauryan Empire collapse after the death of Ashoka?

Question 8 8. Jainism is a Syncretistic Religion. This means it

Question 9 9. Which of these is known as the tender, welcoming great mother goddess?

Question 10 10. In the Aryan caste system, how did the Harijans differ from the Shudras?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following statements is true about the decline and disappearance of the Indus Valley Civilization?

Question 12 12. During the Vedic Period the Harappan culture mixed with

Question 13 13. Which of the following was NOT an achievement of India's golden age?

Question 14 14. Which of these is NOT true of Hinduism?

Question 15 15. What prompted Ashoka's conversion to Buddhism?

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Question 16 16. Why were the Vedas so important to the Aryans?

Question 17 17. Which ruler expanded the Gupta Empire across Northern India and into modern Nepal and Myanmar?

Question 18 18. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 19 19. Which of these gods is referred to as the Destroyer?

Question 20 20. Which of the following was TRUE of traditional Indian families?

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Question 21 21. How did trade increase during the Mauryan Empire?

Question 22 22. The Indus Valley Civilization appears to have been centered on _____ .

Question 23 23. The Harappa culture lived in

Question 24 24. Which of these is one of the most famous incarnations of Vishnu?

Question 25 25. What is defined as liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth?

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Question 26 26. Who formed the teachings that created much of modern Jainism?

Question 27 27. Why did invasions by Hephthalites in the 480s precipitate the decline of the Gupta Dynasty?

Question 28 28. Which of the following statements BEST describes why the Aryans settled in the Indus Valley?

Question 29 29. Which ruler crowned himself Maharajadhiraja, which means Emperor or King of Kings, about 320 C.E.?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT one of the four Vedas?

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: Early Indian Civilizations Chapter Exam Instructions

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