Ancient India
Ancient China
Chinese Dynasties
Hinduism and Buddhism
Homeless Bird
100

Name the two main rivers that ancient Indians used.

Ganges and Indus Rivers

100

Name the main river that ancient Chinese settled near. (name BOTH names that it is called)

Huang He River/Yellow River

100

This dynasty was known as the Bronze Age.

Shang Dynasty

100

This is the holy book of Hinduism.

Vedas

100

Why is Koly torn between saying yes to marry Raji right away and staying at Maa Kamala's?

She loves Raji and knows she would be happy with him, but she also likes her friends and her job.  She doesn't want to leave it all to live in the country without her work.

200

This is the social class system in India.

Caste System
200

Name at least THREE inventions that were created during ancient China.

Answers vary: gunpowder, fireworks, iron tools, iron drill bits, acupuncture, silk

200

This is a famous leader of the Qin Dynasty that started the building of the Great Wall of China.

Shi Huangdi
200

This was the founder of Buddhism.

Siddhartha Gautama

200

What does Maa Kamala first get her a job doing?  Then, at the end of the book, she gets a job doing what?

Maa Kamala gets her a job stringing marigolds.  She then finally gets a job doing embroidery.

300

What does karma mean?

The idea that what you do in this life will affect what happens to you in the future.  

300

What is the difference between a pictograph and ideograph?

Pictograph is one word/idea represented with a picture.  Ideograph is multiple represented.

300

This dynasty was the longest running Chinese dynasty.

Zhou Dynasty

300

In Hinduism, how are you placed in the caste system?

You are born into your caste.

300

Why does Koly not contact her parents at any point?

Because it is seemed as unlucky and shameful if a widow returns home.

400

What were the two advanced cities that archaeologists have discovered in the Indus River Valley?

Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro

400

What method did the Chinese come up with to help with the flooding of the Huang He River?

levees, dams

400

This dynasty was when the civil service process and MANY inventions were created.

Han Dynasty

400

What made the beliefs of Buddhism different than Hinduism?

Buddha believed that anyone, regardless of class, could reach enlightenment and break the cycle of reincarnation.  Hindus believed only Brahmins could reach that.

400

Describe the difficulties that Koly had after Hari died getting her pension.

Answers vary: Sass lied to her and would take the envelope each month, she went to the office but they said it had to be mailed, she had to get an address to get it mailed to her but she became homeless after Sass left her, she finally found a home/address at Maa Kamala's.

500

Name at least THREE ways why Indians use the Ganges River.

Answers vary: water, bathing, cleaning, belief that it heals, spreading ashes 

500

Shi Huangdi developed a system of standardized weights, writing, measurement, and money for what reason?

To help trade and communication be easier.

500
The leader of the Qin Dynasty had this built for his tomb.

Terracotta Soldiers

500
Name TWO things that both Hinduism and Buddhism believe.

reincarnation, karma

500

What is the significance of the title Homeless Bird?  (how does that title relate to Koly)

It represents the poem that she loved that talked about a bird that was always flying onto new places and never had a place in the world.

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