Ancient India and China (2600 B.C.A.D. 550)

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7. fine, windblown yellow soil
9. person who seeks direct communion with divine forces
11. an unchangeable social group into which people are born
13. period of great cultural achievement
14. the direction one must take in Buddhism that leads to Enlightenment
17. union with brahman
18. all actions of a person's life that affect his or her fate in the next life
19. subgroup
23. animal bone or turtle shell with writing addressed to the gods or ancestors
26. local military ruler
27. the rebirth of the soul in another bodily form
29. teachings that lie at the heart of Buddhism
32. payment to the bridegroom
33. union with the universe and release from the cycle of rebirth
35. the religious and moral duties of an individual
36. official in the government
37. special regard for


1. seasonal wind
2. written symbol in writing systems such as that of the Chinese
3. artistic form of writing with a brush and ink
4. respect for parents
5. to oppose the ideas of the government
6. a system of ideas
8. one of twin capitals in the Indus civilization
10. a system of government in which lords governed their lands but owed support to their ruler
12. a prominent city in the Indus civilization
15. the blending of two or more cultures
16. an essential self
17. person sent on a religious mission
20. a large landmass that juts out from a continent
21. a collection of hymns, chants, and ritual instructions
22. complete control of product or business by one person or group
24. a policy involving the increase of a country's land
25. raised area of level land
28. the Hindu god of war
30. an Aryan chief
31. a single spiritual power that resides in all things
34. group of families who claim a common ancestor