6.What were the characteristics of the varnassystem?* (multiple characteristics) 7.What teachings did Buddha present at his first sermon? 8.Who was the founder of the first empire that unified most of the Indian subcontinent? 9.What was the meaning of dharma for Brahmins? 10.Which regions were closely linked to South Asia by the Silk Road and Indian Ocean trade routes?* 11.Which state was most critical for the movement of Buddhism into Central Asia (and, consequently, East Asia)? 12.What were the most important components of practicing Hinduism?* (multiple components) 13.When (and under whose rule) did Islam first impact the Indian subcontinent? 14.During the early medieval period in India’s history, the majority of the population can be categorized as having belonged to which major religious tradition? 15.Describe the dominant political pattern during the early medieval age in India’s history. 16.Why do some historians view the Gupta Empire as a classical age in India’s history? 17.Which religious tradition speculated that the individual should seek liberation by discovering his/her soul and its identity with Brahman? 18.In general, people belonged to the untouchable caste primarily because ______________________? Unit 3: (10 randomly chosen will be on the exam) 1.What countries would be considered part of East Asia?* 2.Where did the earliest dynasties in Chinese history first develop? 3.Describe the geography and placement of the Korean Peninsula.* 4.For China, the first dynasty for which we have written records is ______________. 5.