History Indian Caste System Reincarnation Buddhism & Hinduism Questions

Question Description

I’m working on a history writing question and need a sample draft to help me study.

Based on ALL the materials, answer the following questions.  Your responses can be short, but they must be thorough.  Please number your responses and divide by question into separate paragraphs.

1. Explain the caste system and how it influenced Indian society for centuries.

2. What were the jobs and roles of each tier of the caste system?

3. What is reincarnation and what is its role in keeping social order in India?

4. According to the video, the “doer of good becomes good, the doer of evil becomes evil”. What Hindu concept does that describe best and how?

5. Who was Siddhartha Gautama and what is his role in Buddhism?

6. What are the Four Noble Truths?

7. How do Buddhism and Hinduism differ? How are they similar?

8. Buddhism was attractive to many Indians, as it is to some of those same people today. Why?  (which group in particular)

9. Who was Asoka and what role did he have in developing Buddhism outside of India?

Be sure to reference any quotes or sources in your responses.