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Counting symbols devised by mathematicians of Gupta India
a) Arabic Numerals
b) Jait
c) Stupa
d) Raja

The Aryan invaders came from
a) Egypt
b) Africa
c) Europe
d) Central Asia

Two mountain ranges that help protect India from Asia are
a) Hindu Kush and Himalaya
b) Andes and Cascade
c) Alps and Gobi
d) Rocky and Appalacian

Two great Indian epics of Indian literature are
a) Ramayana and Mahabharata
b) Panchatantra and Shakutala
c) Bhagavad Gita and Rig Veda
d) Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads

Name of the language the Aryans used
a) Indo-European
b) Gupta
c) Sanskrit
d) Veda

The Golden Age of India refers to
a) period of peace following Asoka\'s renunciation of war
b) period in which the independent kingdoms of Hindus united
c) flourishing arts and sciences during the Gupta period
d) development of written language by the Aryans

All of the following are true of the Rock Edicts EXCEPT
a) were issued by Asoka
b) stressed having concern for other human beings
c) were carved on rocks and stone pillars
d) were written in Sanskrit

The concept of dharma refers to
a) carrying out one's personal duties
b) rebirth of the soul
c) practice meditation
d) preservation of family honor

The main ideas of Buddhism are found in
a) Four Noble Truths
b) Vedas
c) Upanishads
d) Eightfold Path

The reign of Asoka was characterized by all of the following EXCEPT
a) prohibition of Hindu practices
b) building of roads, hospitals, and rest houses
c) continuation of caste system
d) promotion of Buddhism through the use of missionaries

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