Which of the following texts were holy to the Hindus?
Vedas and the Analects
Analects and the Bhagavad Gita
Avesta and the Vedas
Vedas and the Bhagavad Gita
Why was Buddhism attractive to low class Hindus?
People wanted to revoke all of their worldly belongings
Enlightenment and release from reincarnation could be achieved in a single lifetime
There was no caste system
B and C
What did Buddhists believe all life was?
A chance to do good
A time for people to fulfill God's wishes
How did Asoka spread Buddhism across India?
He had preachers go from town to town
He conquered all of India converting the conquered peoples
He built pillars across pillars which had the Buddha's teachings written on them
He taxed those who were not Buddhist
What were the five core relationships in Confucianism?
Brother to Sister
Husband to Wife
Father to Daughter
Friend to Friend
Elder Brother to Younger Brother
Man to Dog
Father to Son
Ruler to Subject
Where did Confucianism spread
How did Daoism contrast with Confucianism?
Daoists considered women superior to men
Daoists believed in one God
Daoists believed in a loose and uninvolved government rather than the structured Confucian one
Daoists believed in the same values as Confucianism but that it was founded by Laozi
What was the first monotheistic religion?
How did Zoroastrianism give Persian rulers power?
Persian rulers learned complex fire rituals that amazed people
Persian rulers spread Zoroastrianism by the sword amazing all who saw them
The Persian rulers were the connection to Ahura Mazda on Earth so they were both political and religious rulers
Ahura Mazda appeared to people in their dreams blessing the Persian rulers
What was the Jewish covenant with God?
God would give them an infinite supply of bread and honey in return for their worship
If the Jews worshipped God he would not destroy them
God would give the Jews the power to destroy all others in return for their worship
If the Jews worshipped God they would be his chosen people and be as numerous as the stars
How did Judaism spread?
They were kicked out of their homeland and travelled across the world
They were traders and merchants and spread their religion along the routes
Everybody loved Judaism and converted
People could achieve enlightenment in a single lifetime in Judaism
Why did the Great Schism happen?
The eastern Christians had adopted some Islamic values
Eastern Christians were much richer and enlightened than the western Christians
Eastern Christians wanted to idolize Jesus
The Pope interdicted the entire Byzantine Empire
Which Roman emperor first accepted Christians
What were the Five Pillars of Islam?
Pledging to fight for God
Declaration of faith
Pilgrimage to Jerusalem
Pilgrimage to Constantinople
Pilgrimage to Mecca
Praying five times a day
Protecting the weak
Fasting on Ramadan
What split Islam into its two major sects?
Who was the rightful caliph
Brahmins were the most powerful caste
The Avesta was a Hindu holy text
The Buddha was originally a beggar
Buddhists stressed meditation and self control
Theravada was the less strict form of Buddhism who worshipped Buddha as a God
The Analects were written by Confucius?
The Han civil service test was based on Buddhism
Dao means the Way
Daoists believed the best government was the one with the least control
Zoroastrians believed water was holy
Zoroastrianism was the official religion of the Seljuk Turks
David united the Jewish tribes into an empire
Jews killed Jesus :D
The Bible was a holy book to Christians
Paul spread Christianity after Jesus's death
Muhammad was born a prince
In Islam all people are spiritually equal