Ancient India: Indigenous Culture & Outside Influences


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Ancient India is the birthplace of

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1. The Harappa culture lived in

2. During the Vedic Period the Harappan culture mixed with

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and worksheet will help you gain a deeper understanding of ancient Indian culture and the birth of Hinduism. You'll be asked questions on different time periods and developments in ancient Indian culture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These learning assessments will test you on:

  • Harappan culture
  • India's Vedic Period
  • Hinduism
  • The term for the release from the cycle of life and death

Skills Practiced

These practice questions will test you on the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you draw the most important information from the accompanying lesson on ancient Indian culture
  • Defining key concepts - know the main beliefs and characteristics of Hinduism
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about ancient history to answer questions about ancient India

Additional Learning

To learn more about ancient Indian culture, watch the accompanying lesson on the Culture of Ancient India. The lesson covers the following concepts:

  • Learn about the Harappan culture of ancient India
  • See how Indo-European Aryans mixed with Harappan culture
  • Understand how the Vedic Period led to Hinduism
  • Define the key characteristics and core beliefs of the Hindu religion