The Caste System in Early India


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Why was caste first used in India?

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1. What is the name of a holy man who escapes caste?

2. How many Varnas are there?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combination will test your knowledge of early India and its caste system. You will be tested on topics such as why it was used and who escaped the system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Why the caste was originally used in India
  • The holy man who escaped caste
  • Key terms such as Brahmin and Varnas

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the caste system
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why it was used
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Kshatriya

Additional Learning

To learn more about the system, look at the lesson The Caste System in Early India. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details India before the caste system
  • Defines caste
  • Covers the Sudras
  • Explores the Untouchables