Chapter 14

In the medieval period in india, the term sati meant
the wife threw herself on her mate’s funeral pyre

which of the following events in indian history approximate events of the western middle ages in europe
the end of gupta dynasty to the mongol invasion of India

the devotion of an upper-caste Hindu woman to her husband was dramatically expressed in ___, a custom by which the wife thre herself on the funeral pyre of her late husband.

the dominant religion in india today is

india’s most ancient texts are
the Vishnu

today, approximately eighty-five percent of India’s population is

which of the following correctly describes the major religion of India?
all these answers

the fundamental hindu belief is based on
the divine, human, and animal as one

an avatar is
an incarnation

according to the text, a direct interpersonal contact with the Hindu god head can be achieved
by gazing steadily at a visual representation

which of the following is NOT a member of the Hindu “trinity” as described in the text?

Images of deities in Hinduism represent
the god is present in the image

the principal gods, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva express three aspects of Brahmanic power:
creation, preservation, destruction

Indian poetry makes use of several literary devices, such as the intentional similarity between vowel sounds, known as

the poetic language of ancient india is called

Hindu perception of time is

the lord of the dance is

the architectural ideal of the early buddhist and hindu temples was to represent which of the following
the sacred mountains

a particular melodic sequence in traditional Indian music would be called

sanskrit is the
language of teh educated classes

hinduism regards the physical union of make and female
as symbolic of the eternal mingling of flesh and spirit

the word ___ is used to describe music in the Indian language and means both “sound” and “rhythm”

the famous benetian merchant who visited china in the thirteenth century was
marco polo

sanskrit lyric poetry is
romantic in concept

which of the following was not allowed in lyric poetry?

under the rule of the ___ emperors from 618 BCE to 907 CE, China experienced a flowering of culture that was unmatched anywhere in the world

the main route to official status in china throughout its long history has been
the imperial examination system

the Hindu temple symbolized the
stairway to Shiva

Which of the followind does not represent the function of the Hindu temple
private, individual devotion

The hindu temple was like the Gothic cathedral in that
it was a place for congregational worship

The sitar is
a musical instrument

Which of the following was not a Confucian teaching?
commitment to celibacy

The text compares chinese poetry to
vocal music

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