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Hindu Castes and the Laws of Manu

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What did the Laws of Manu establish?

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1. Brahmins are the _____.

2. Hindu kings and rulers were part of which caste?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of how the Hindu Caste System works. To pass the test, you'll need to know about the social roles and jobs of the different castes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Ancient text that created the caste system
  • Who the Brahmins were
  • Caste that Hindu kings belonged to
  • What the members of the Shudra caste did
  • Name of the sacred Hindu texts

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the Hindu Caste System in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe the different castes, such as Shudra and Brahmin
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the formation of the caste system
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about roles different caste members play in Hindu society

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Caste system, review the corresponding lesson called Hindu Castes and the Laws of Manu. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the Laws of Manu
  • Define the Hindu Caste system
  • Discuss the Brahmin caste
  • Learn about the responsibilities of the Kshatriya caste
  • Explore the role of the Vaishya caste in Hindu society
  • Learn about the limitations of the Shudra caste
  • Explore the difficulties involved in being an Untouchable
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