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Name one interesting fact of South Asia 

  1. The tallest mountain in the world (Mount Everest) is located in the Himalayan range, which is in South Asia. Note: not ALL of the range is in South Asia. 

  2. South Asia is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations – the Indus civilization. 

  3. One of the most densely populated areas in the world. 


Where is the Indus river now located? 

Mostly in Pakistan. 


Name one famous architectural building built in the period of the Mughal Empire. 

The Taj Mahal. 


Name something you learned today that you found -- very -- interesting. 



What's your favorite ice cream flavor? 


Name two myths or misconceptions of South Asia. 

Any two of the following:  Pakistanis and Indians hate each other. All South Asians are the same. Women wear Mehendi every day. (first, that’s probably bad for skin, second, it can take a long time to apply, dry, and etc.). All South Asians are vegetarian. 


The Indus Civilization formed around which river? 

The Indus River. 


What was the reign of the Gupta empire also known as? 

It was also known as the 'golden age.' 


From what time to what time did the British have South Asia colonized? 

The 1800s to World War 2


Where did Cricket possibly originate from? 

England -- Saxon era. 


Name five countries located in South Asia. 

Any five of the following work: Afghanistan

Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives. 


When did the Indic Civilization decline and who rose after it? 

It declined in the late seventeenth century BC, and the Indic nomads arrived after it. 


Name two empires that prospered in the Indian Kingdoms age. 

Mauryan Empire and the Gupta Empire. 


How did British powers successfully colonize South Asia? 

Civil war and unrest within the Mughal empire, weakening them. 


Name three additional holidays or events celebrated in South Asia. 

Any three of the following work: 

Independence days. Ganesh Chaturthi – India. Language Movement Day – Bangladesh. Kashmir Solidarity Day – Pakistan. Nowruz – Afghanistan. Sonam Lhosar – Nepal


What is the tallest mountain in the world and how does this relate to South Asia? 

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, located in the Himalayan range, which is partially in South Asia. 


Which linguistic family did the Indic come from, and give a short run-down on the geography of the spread of the family. (refer to the map, state only two countries).  

The Indic came from a branch of the Indo-Iranian language family.   

Indic languages -- Pakistan, India, Bangladesh. 

Iranian languages -- Afghanistan, 


What's the first kingdom mentioned in the Medieval Era and what is its time period? 

The Indian Kingdom age from 500 to 1200 AD. 


What was one reason for Pakistan becoming a country and what happened during the movement? 

Religious unrest and rising tension. Pakistan wanted to become independent from the British, but India didn't want that at that time. 

During the movement and war, there was back-and-forth movement of Hindus and Muslims from Pakistan to India and vice-versa. 

Name two countries Islam is practiced in South Asia. 

Pakistan and Afghanistan. Bangladesh works too as an answer. 


Name the time period of the Indus River Civilization and when the Taj Mahal was built. 

Indus River Civilization: 2300 – 1750 BCE 

Taj Mahal: 1631


Name the two main cities or landmarks of success in the Indus Civilization. 

Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa.


Name the time period of the Islamic Empires and two of the kingdoms/ruling powers at that time. 

1) 1200-1500 

2) The Delhi Sultinate and Mughal Empire


Name an independence movement that started (which country) and the country that later seceded -- after the movement. 

Pakistan become independent, formed, away from India, and later, Bangladesh seceding. 


Name five religions practiced in South Asia and two cultural/religious traditions. 

Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, and Islam. 

Eid holidays and Dilawi 

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