1. In India, the caste system determined a person's occupation, personal associations and marriage partner. This situation shows that the caste system

1. has helped eliminate ethnic and religious rivalries.
2. has promoted social mobility within Indian society.
3. has been a way of life as well as an element of religion.
4. has been stronger in leaders of Latin American in urban areas than in rural areas.

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2. "It is better to do the work of your own caste poorly than to do the work of another caste well." This statement best expresses the idea that in traditional India

1. each person could choose his or her occupation.
2. skilled workers were needed.
3. little social or occupational mobility existed between castes.
4. some castes do better work than other castes.

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3. The caste system influenced traditional rural Indian society by

1. limiting social and economic progress.
2. promoting political instability.
3. reducing the power of landowners.
4. contributing to greater social mobility.

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4. The caste system is still practiced in India today primarily because it is

1. encouraged by village customs and traditions.
2. enforced by the military.
3. supported by Christian and Muslim teachings.
4. mandated by law.

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5. Which factor is most directly responsible for the decline in the  importance of the caste system in India?

1. India's membership in the United Nations.
2. disputes between Hindus and Muslims.
3. India's relations with China.
4. rapid urbanization.

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