AP World History : Gender 600 BCE to 600 CE

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP World History

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Gender 600 Bce To 600 Ce

According to the Indian custom of Sati __________.

Possible Answers:

a man may legally buy and sell women, so long as the woman in question is of a lower caste

after a high caste man dies, his wife is expected to throw herself on his funeral pyre

any woman who commits adultery is to be stoned to death

the only way to transcend the caste system is through good karma and reincarnation

any man who commits adultery forfeits his marriage and his property

Correct answer:

after a high caste man dies, his wife is expected to throw herself on his funeral pyre

Explanation:

The Indian custom of Sati was practiced in India all the way up to the twentieth century. According to this custom, after a high caste man dies his widow is expected to throw herself on his funeral pyre and burn to death.

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