Welcome to the India Scavenger Hunt
Site 1:  http://virtualvillage.wesleyan.edu

Q:        Click on the link for “roam”.  Next, click on the gray dot next to the word “Thana” on the map.What terms are used for houses built from brick and houses built from dried mud?

Q:        Click on the link for “roam”.  Next, click on the gray dot next to the words “Dhobi Tola” on the map.  What makes education almost impossible for many children?        

Site 2:  http://sports.indianetzone.com

Q:        What is the national sport of India?

Q:        Judging by the pictures, how is this sport played differently than in the United States?

Site 3:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/1480302.stm

Q:        A young couple was killed by hanging by local villagers.  Why were they killed and what connection did two of the murderers have to the victims?

Q:        What were the victims’ names and which castes did they belong?

Site 4: http://www.rbudde.de/E12-13/INDIA/Caste-system.htm

Q:        List the five levels of the caste system in order from highest to lowest and give an example of a job type from each category.

Q:        Scroll down to the bottom picture on the left side of your for the “Harijan” (untouchables).  Why are these people called the untouchables?  What are these girls doing in this picture? 

Site 5:  http://adaniel.tripod.com/castes.htm

Q:        Which people in India have become less strict about the practice of the caste system?

Q:        What title did Mahatma Gandhi give to the untouchables and what does it mean?

Site 6:  http://www.mrdowling.com/612-caste.html

Q:        What jobs or “polluting activities” did the Harijan include?

Q:        How long has the caste system been illegal in India?

Site 7:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_heritage_of_India

Q:        How many states and territories does India have?

Q:        Where does India rank in the world for size by geography and population?

Site 8:  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/06/0602_030602_untouchables.html

Q:        How many of India’s population are considered “untouchables” (now known as Dalits)?

Q:        Click on the link for page 2.  What examples does it give of jobs done by the four castes (not including the untouchables) in paragraph two?

Site 9:  http://www.kamat.com/indica/caste/

Q:        Scroll down to the section entitled “The Caste System:  Myths and Reality”.  Explain why the statement “There are four castes in India.” is either a true or false statement.

Q:        Explain why the statement “The lower-castes are an exploited minority.” is either a true or false statement.

Site 10:  http://gbgm-umc.org/nwo/99ja/india.html#change

Q:        What is the name of the Hindu purification ritual performed before worship?  Which river is this performed in?

Q:        What does the word “Dalit” mean and what percentage of India’s population are the Dalits?

Site 11:  http://www.mrdowling.com/612-caste.html

Q:        Click on the “Ghandi” link at the top of the page under the title of the web page.  Tell what moment in Ghandi’s life caused him to defend the people of India.      

Q:        Click on the “Himalayas” link at the top of the page under the title of the web page.  How tall are the Himalayas and what does the word “Himalaya” mean?

Site 12:  http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0306/feature1/

Q:        What happened after an “untouchable” named Girdharilal Maurya chose to buy land and spoke  up to police to about being allowed to use the village well?

Q:        Scroll down to the “Did You Know?” section.  What does the movement by the “Untouchables” or “Harijan” to be known as “Dalits” have to do with a movement by African 
Americans in the United States?

Site 13: 

View the video at each web site and then explain how the rickshaw in the first video differs from the rickshaw in the second video.

Site 14:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_India

Q:        What has the second largest pre-modern dome in the world after the Byzantine Hagia Sophia?

Q:        Which company began trading in India in 1617 and had complete control of trade in India in the 1850s?

Site 15:  http://www.indiatraveltours.com/places.htm

Q:        List two sights to visit in the fortress city of Jodhpur, India

Q:        Which city in India is home to Ganga Golden Jublee Museum and a Camel Breeding Farm?

Site 16:  www.quia.com/rr/10103.html

Q:        Click on this link and have some fun seeing how well your gorup can do taking the quiz.  You may take it more than once if you wish.