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:

any man who commits adultery forfeits his marriage and his property

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

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

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

any woman who commits adultery is to be stoned to death

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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