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1 AP Questions on State Society and Salvation in India

2 The Gupta dynasty in India A. Provided a solid centralized government B. Gave more rights to women C. Was noted for advancements in mathematics and science D. Was defeated by the Ottomans from Persia E. Did away with the caste system

3 The Gupta dynasty in India C. Was noted for advancements in mathematics and science

4 What world religion was founded in India by Siddhartha Gautama? A. Shinto B. Buddhism C. Roman Catholicism D. Taoism E. Hinduism

5 What world religion was founded in India by Siddhartha Gautama? B. Buddhism

6 Politically the Guptas A. created a much larger and more powerful state than the Mauryans B. left local government and administration in the hands of their allies C. brought unprecedented civil strife to India D. were able to bring complete unification to India by spreading a state-supported religion E. achieved the same level of centralized power that had existed under the Mauryans

7 Politically the Guptas B. left local government and administration in the hands of their allies

8 The success of Indian Ocean maritime trade largely depended on A. controlling the actions of Turkish pirates B. understanding the rhythms of the monsoon winds C. the invention of a revolutionary sailing vehicle D. forming a lasting trading partnership with China E. the Indian desire to purchase pepper from the Romans

9 The success of Indian Ocean maritime trade largely depended on B. understanding the rhythms of the monsoon winds

10 For much of history, the Indian political landscape was characterized by A. constant bloody civil war B. an efficient centralized government C. two equally matched rival states D. a series of small kingdoms E. a turbulent but profitable union with China

11 For much of history, the Indian political landscape was characterized by D. a series of small kingdoms

12 After reverting to multiple kingdoms, the south Asian region became unified once again by the Gupta dynasty created by A. Cyrus the Great B. Chandra Gupta C. Chandragupta Maurya D. Harsha E. Samudra Gupta

13 After reverting to multiple kingdoms, the south Asian region became unified once again by the Gupta dynasty created by B. Chandra Gupta

14 The greatest social contribution of the Jains, which was subsequently followed by the Buddhists, was A. the fact that they did not recognize social hierarchies based on caste B. their incorporation into the kshatriyas C. their support of the traditional caste system D. their incorporation into the Brahmin caste E. the implementation of their law code after they became the leading religion of India

15 The greatest social contribution of the Jains, which was subsequently followed by the Buddhists, was A. the fact that they did not recognize social hierarchies based on caste

16 The high point of Mauryan success came during the reign of A. Chandra Gupta II B. Ashoka C. Chandragupta Maurya D. Kantalya E. Harsha

17 The high point of Mauryan success came during the reign of B. Ashoka

18 Much of the responsibility for maintaining social order in India during the classic period fell into the A. Hindu religious police B. Writers and philosophers of classical India C. Mauryan emperors themselves D. Jati, powerful sub-castes E. Powerful Buddhist monasteries

19 Much of the responsibility for maintaining social order in India during the classic period fell into the D. Jati, powerful sub-castes

20 Like the Romans and the Hans, the collapse of the Gupta state was partially caused by an invasion of the A. Huns (white) B. Mauryans C. Persians D. Chinese E. Romans

21 Like the Romans and the Hans, the collapse of the Gupta state was partially caused by an invasion of the A. Huns (white)

22 The first ruler to unify India and creator of the Mauryan empire was A. Harsha B. Shihuangdi C. Cyrus the Great D. Chandragupta Maurya E. Ashoka Maurya

23 The first ruler to unify India and creator of the Mauryan empire was D. Chandragupta Maurya

24 One of the most pronounced examples of the nature of patriarchy in ancient India was A. the growing role of women in the marketplace B. the domination of gods over goddesses in Hindu mythology C. the rise in significance of the kshatriya caste D. the common practice of child marriage E. the lack of any female character in the Ramayana or the Mahabharata

25 One of the most pronounced examples of the nature of patriarchy in ancient India was D. the common practice of child marriage

26 Hinduism – developed many of its ideas from the Vedas. – developed the caste system about the time of the birth of Jesus. – believed that reincarnation could move a person to only a higher caste. – allowed wide mobility between castes. – developed its caste system based on economic status.

27 1. AThe Vedas, oral literature introduced by the Aryans, became the basis of Hindu belief. The caste system, which was based on skin color (E), developed shortly after the arrival of the Aryans about 1500 B.C.E. (B). Reincarnation could produce movement to a higher or lower caste, depending on one's karma (C). Within the present life, however, there was almost no opportunity to move between castes (D).

28 3. Which of the following was an important reason for the fall of the Roman, Han, and Gupta empires? (A) A long period of drought that destroyed crops and livestock (B) The use of slaves in their armies (C) Intensified invasions and security issues along their frontiers (D) A refusal to tolerate Christianity

29 C 2.2.IV.B The Development of States and Empires Theme 3: State-Building, Expansion, and Conflict. Comparison


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