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What is ethnocentrism?
Judging a culture against your own, because of your narrow point of view.
What is "culture"?
Your total way of life.
What is climate related to?
Altitude
What is the most important effect of a society's customs, religion, and family structure?
To create social order.
How do miles relate to kilometers?
6/10 mile = 1 km
How do the seasons relate with each other in the northern and southern hemispheres?
They are opposite.
What does every 15 degrees of longitude relate to in time?
1 hour/1 time zone.
What is geographic isolation and its effects?
Society will remain unchanged, as the world evolves around it.
What is "economics"?
The study of money and how to make it.
What is "archaeology"?
The study of finding and studying the remains of plants.
What is anthropology?
The study of man/.
What is "history"?
The written record of the history of man.
What is "frame of reference?"
How you view things.
Ganges River
Holy River of India
Himalayas
Mountains that border China and India.
Brahmaputra River
Starin Himalayas, runs through India and Bangdalesh, empties into Bay of Bengal.
Indus River
Runs through Pakistan, India.
Khyber Pass
Major pass through mountains wen Pakistan and India.
Bay of Bengal
On eastern side of India.
Arabian Sea
On western side of India.
Karma
Your actions in life determine your fate.
Dharma
Rules of Karma and your caste.
Satyagraha
Gandhi's soul force/life force.
Untouchables
The lowest caste, 5th from the top.
Kshatriyas
Warrior caste - 2nd from top.
Vaisyas
Merchant class - 3rd from the top.
Sudras
Laboure clas - 4th from the top.
Brahma
Creator God
Vishnu
Preserver God
Siva
Destroyer God
Law of Karma
Every deed in this life affects the next life.
Moksha
Hindu heaven
Reincarnation
Hindu belief that the soul is reborn in various forms.
Aryans
Nomadic and warlike people who took over control of India.
Dravidyans
Southern Indians, built kingdoms in the Deccan Plateau after the dissapearance of the Indus Valley civilisation.
Sanskrit
Aryan Writing
Suttee
When a woman jumps on her decesased husband's funeral fire.
Vedas
Sacred books of Hindus.
Siddhartha Gautama
The Buddha
4 Noble Truths
Suffering is unversal, the cause of suffering is desire, the only way to end suffering is to crush desire, and the way to end desire is to follow the Noble Eightfold Path.
The Noble Eightfold Path
The Buddha's practical guide to right conduct.
Nirvana
Buddhist heaven
Atman
Buddhist soul
Purdah
Complete seclusion for women.
Shakti
The creative energy Indian women have.
Chandragupta Maurya
First person to create an empire in India.
Asoka
Spread Buddhism after being a mass murderer - Jekyll and Hyde
Chandragupta I
Began the Gupta Empire, India's "Golden Age"